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By Zach @ Chime, We market for agents, build CRM and tools. Ask me!
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Building your own real estate team will require you to step into an HR mindset and hire agents on your own. To help you fill roles and expand your real estate team, we’ve put together a blog with actionable plans to showcase the hiring process.It's important to remember that if you can attract le...

By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
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“The team did an incredible job putting my place on the market and getting it sold quickly. Great service! Very responsive and competitive with rates. I love the constant communication on when my home was being shown and as there were offers. I live out of state so it was great having a REALTOR® ...
 Photography is a passion of mine and you'll frequently see me with camera in hand when I'm out exploring western Oregon. I've developed an eye for composition and am gradually building a local reputation as an amateur photographer.Since photographs are taken to be seen and not just stored, I cre...

By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain Ambassador
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Tonight, at 9pm Pacific time, ActiveRain will go offline for approximately one hour in order to bring online some improvements to the blog editor (that fun little place that you write blog posts). The improvements launching tonight all fall into three buckets. They either make things a little eas...

By Mary Ann O'Shea
(RE/MAX At Barnegat Bay)
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Sold! Long Beach Island Home for Sale | LBI Real Estate | Jersey Shore Home for Sale | 21 Newport Overview Maps Photos Features Description Market Stats SOLD - $260,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterior: 1,861 sqftLot: 6,327 sqftYear Built: 2004MLS #: 4022769 Lo...

By Carie Shapiro
(North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate)
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You never know how someone will react to a property. I know you’re seeking feedback from me, however,  I don't have much to tell you.  No, it’s not the room sizes.  No, it’s not the kitchen cabinets.  No, it’s not the paint color.  No, it's not your seller's decorating style.  I’m really sorry – ...

By Kasey & John Boles, Boise, Meridian, Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC -
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I'm a private person. When I began facebook it was a year and a half before I took down the photos of my dog, Roy, as my profile picture and actually put one up of me. When I began my first real estate blog (probably 5 years ago) I never wrote actual content, I just wanted it to be a hub for usef...

By Simone Bercu, Not state specific Real Estate - GRI, e-PRO, AB
(Metro Referral)
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          Today, our Bethesda Garden Club got a special tour of the British Embassy gardens in Washington, DC.   Our program director knew someone helpful at the embassy and we were in for a special treat.         We had to arrive there by a certain time and line up  in our cars to wait for veri...
SOLDTo see all photos watch the Video Tour Long Beach Island Home for Sale | LBI Real Estate | Jersey Shore Home for Sale | 712 N Barnegat Ave Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood SOLD - $631,250 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsInterio...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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PREPARE YOUR PLAN FOR A REO PURCHASE Home buyers should carefully plan their REO purchase strategy with their buyer agent. Always have a pre-approval letter in hand from a well known direct lender. Be prepared to get another letter when required by the selling lender. You can always use your lend...

By Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer
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I know, I know. I am a custom homebuilder and not a real estate investor. But, if this keeps up, I will soon start calling myself an investor and quit building homes forever. Got a new idea here. Besides buying residential and commercial shorts, and high end residential shorts, I am now working o...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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If you are looking for or interested in Foreclosures in Gilroy, CA My company, SIGNATURE HOMES & ESTATES, joined up with a fantastic Limited Liabilty Company and have successfully sold two homes recently in Gilroy, CA.  In return, we got top dollar (they both actually sold for more than asking pr...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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If you want to buy a Scottsdale AZ real estate bargain it is of the utmost importance to know what you are doing. No matter how inexpensive the property is, real estate is still a big investment and a big responsibility, so do your research, be aware of the downsides, and know the procedure of b...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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FORECLOSURES IMPACT RETAILERS The Wall Street Journal reporter Mary Ellen Lloyd reports that Lowe's and Home Depot have both been adversely impacted by the high volume of foreclosures. They lose sales in areas with large numbers of foreclosures and short sales because those home owners do not hav...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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I just posted another blog post  about a real estate broker who lost his house in auction and trashed it before it being sold at auction to a third party. Here is one house that was worth over $1,000,000 at one ...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
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Here are recent sales statistics for Santa Cruz County.  Data from Realist:   Sales Statisticsfor SANTA CRUZ County CA Realist's most recent sale date for this county is 07/01/2011  Single Family Residence  Time Period Number of Sales Median Sale Price   May 2011 157 $407,000   May 2010 181 $500,...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, St. George Area Preferred Residential REALTOR®
(Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South)
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An agent called me regarding showing a million dollar plus listing that I have. It takes about a 1/2 hour to get it ready to's a large, luxury home with many features including a 30 foot waterfall in the living room and a water fountain in the courtyard plus a resort-style pool area in ...

By KW Landmark, #1 Real Estate Agency in Queens County
(Keller Williams Realty Landmark)
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Today I Lost a FriendBy Gloria Schmitt Today I learned that a good friend had passed away yesterday.   I had just spoken to his family days ago to find out how he was feeling as he was diagnosed with stage four cancer six months earlier.   His son (my oldest son’s best friend) said they had prepa...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
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Avoiding the Poof…  a few work arounds for the photo issues.“Okay so I was posting to my blog and like Poof… it disappeared”.  “Bummer”.Okay so this issue has been around for a while, yet many are still having a tough time dealing with it, so tonight I will offer a few ways to deal with it.A few ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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We have been given a challenge by Carol Williams to discuss our strengths but then also talk about our weaknesses. This is a good challenge because, to be honest, we do have both. I strongly believe that we should be leveraging our strengths and minimizing our weaknesses not fretting over them.  ...