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By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, GMA, LAS, LUTCF, Insurance Broker
(Robert J Russell Companies)
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By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
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Hi Blooper fans. This must be a short blooper post as I am traveling, so I selected ten humdingers just to send you into the weekend with laughter. Thanks to AR's own fabulous Jane Peters for her incredible find! Please enjoy:  Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! "Big wok in closet" (Big fire truc...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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District of Columbia ActiveRain MeetUp Memories I visit old blogs and reblogs on a regular basis and thought you might enjoy the photographs from an April, 2013 MeetUp. When Pat Kennedy plans an ActiveRain MeetUp, you can be sure it will be a success.  Pat asked Cindy Jones and me to co-host this...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
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Work backwards. Something I was taught in January of 2002 was that to achieve a goal, you need to work backwards. The model which I was shown on a napkin, said to write down the goal, draw the roadmap to get there and then execute the plan. It was those 3 steps in that order. The first step to ac...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Day 17 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018 is a time for some reflection.  Setting out to share the journey of resetting my goals and focus and then sharing daily results here is an effort to pull back the curtain from the not so glamorous life of a working real estate professional.  We get...

By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
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View the Tour  Location, location, location! This beautiful four bedroom home, in the highly sought after pool/tennis community of Barkley, is super convenient to Birkdale, Latta Plantation, schools, retail, and more! Welcome home to 12610 Vantage Point Lane in Huntersville, NC. This home has be...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Today is going to be difficult. I am anticipating having my head handed to me and I don't desrve it. I am both anxious and eager to have it over and to be able to get back to the mundane. Some days are just tougher than others. I really want to let it go. Soon.

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Day 18 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018 has me struggling with the process.  It is all well and good to have gotten 4 listings this month already, then reality sets in. OMG, marketing, signs, calls, circle marketing, door knocking, what else, what have I missed occupies space with discip...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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4 Ways To Decide Which Social Media Networks Are Best For Your BusinessSocial media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram are the most popular social networking tools for millions of online marketers.  They are an excellent way to gain exposure for your brand, drive traffic to your...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
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Eating outside your home can indeed be the answer to your tired body. Now, you never have to worry about anything but instead, focus on enjoying your food. You can also use your remaining energy by being with your family. Realty541-772-SOLDwww.jaredhokanson.comhttps...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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60 1 & 2 bedroom apartments for lease in Historic Town of Clinton. Completely Rented Until June 2018   Includes Secured Main Entrances, Fully Equipped Kitchen Including Refrigerator & Microwave and Laundry with Washer & Dryer plus Private Storage Unit. Central air, Thermal Windows and Private Ba...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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“With an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything.” 💪Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM#DelegateYourTasks

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
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There is a Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program with Anna, TX FHA 203K Renovation Loans.Many are not aware of a special government loan program that is actually a part of FHA (Federal Housing Administration- a department within HUD).A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amou...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Are There 3 Californias in Our Future? There is an initiative, “CAL 3,” that’s been launched and financed by billionaire venture capitalist Timothy Draper proposing the California government be split into 3 separate entities – the names for the new “states” would be Southern California, Californi...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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As a parent you have those days, we all know them, the phone goes late at night and it is the police, you wonder what your kids were thinking. Or you watch them play a sport and witness that moment you know you are on your way to the hospital. It is all stuff that goes with the territory of being...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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   It Really is a "Small World" After All You've probably heard the phrase, "It's a small world" ...  The message and phrase, created by Disney for the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, was proven fact to me here on ActiveRain over the last weekend.  (To hear the Disney song, click HERE) How?    I...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Marketing is about meeting someone’s needs and wants as well as meeting your own. Marketing today is one of those complicated subjects, which has now become even more incomprehensible in the age of the Internet. The simple and fundamental truth of the essence of marketing has been forgotten and i...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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The RJ Baxter Team, Denver Mortgage LenderWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.P.S. - Referrals are the life-blood of my business. If you know anyone looking to purchase or refinance a home, please forward me their name...

By Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370
(KW of the Palm Beaches)
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 Need Car Garage Spaces? This Has Plenty On 5 Acres In Caloosa!  Overview Maps Photos Description Market Stats $869,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms4 Full BathroomsInterior: 3,714 sqftLot: 5.15 acre(s)Year Built: 1988MLS #: RX-10326561 Location 13677 Caloosa BoulevardPalm Beach Ga...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On April 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau reported nationwide housing building permits increased 2.5% to 1,354,000 units in March of 2018 from 1,321,000 units in February of 2018, and gained 7.5% from 1,260,000 in March of 2017. Single fami...