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By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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Get Rich Quick as a Realtor®! The Ultimate Plan that WORKS!Whenever I see an article that begins with “get rich quick”, I click off. Do read on, this one is different. Other than winning the lottery, there’s no such thing as rolling in money without hard work. I wrote a post not too long ago on c...
By Paul Viau, High Shots Photography
(High Shots Photography)
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It's not often that I take a peiced together shot.But it was a clear day and I went for was a little late (4:30) and a bit of shadowing.Taken For Ian Hart - Innovative Realty - Halifax , Nova ScotiaTaken from 60 Walter Haville Dr. Overlooking Halifax - in the distance.
By Rain Silverhawk, 208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor
(Keller Williams Sandpoint)
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 What do Realtors do for their clients and how can Brivity help agents update their clients?I came across this Active Rain article entitled: "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!" Wow, that's such a profound statement! One of the biggest complaints from buye...
By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Decades Of Service to the Greater Minot ND Area
(National Marketing Realtors)
Comments 29
My Worst Final Walk - Through I have been asked to remove this post by the Sellers Agent and their Broker because they find it slanderous even though no names have been mentioned. They also feel it is bad for the industry to reveal that we had a problem with the transaction. I feel it is good for...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 18
Homes for Sale in Bear Branch Estates Subdivision in Kathleen GA 31047Bear Branch Estates Subdivision InformationThe Bear Branch Estates Subdivision in Kathleen GA is an established community, found off of Bear Branch Road, directly off Highway 129. Many of the homes in this community have mature...
By Carra Riley
(Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd)
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Right sizing and Margaret Rome's Radio Show!  Setting the ball up and hitting it out of the park in Real Estate is what Margaret Rome does with her "Everything About Real Estate" radio show, Sunday mornings at noon EST on WCBM talkradio 680 in Baltimore, Maryland.This week Margaret had a guest fr...
By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties
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Online Real Estate Scams - How To Detect ThemThe topic of an article to be written is: Online Real Estate Scams - How To Detect Them. I am part of a network of writers who ask for help with research when they are writing. If the topic is not their expertise they get help from some who may have sp...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Your Guide to Recreational Fires in Clark County, Washington  We specialize in Viewhomes of Clark County. Most are located on larger parcels of land with views of nature, not neighbors. Many of the homes are in areas of Clark County where burning is permitted for recreational enjoyment. However, ...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
Comments 24
Wouldn't it be nice to have an unexpected windfall, an influx of cash to spend any way you wish? Perhaps you need to save for a rainy day fund. Or maybe, like me, you just want to cut your expenses.This really happened, and it could happen for you, too.I received a solicitation in the mail to get...
By The Home Shoppe, Real Estate Done Right
(Keller Williams Realty)
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By John McCormack,, Albuquerque Homes Realty
(Albuquerque Homes Realty *
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 What happens when you don't service your swamp cooler (evaporative cooler) for the fall/winter months here in New Mexico and the Albuquerque area?  Chaos, Mayhem and possibly some major expenses.  Here is a true account of what can happen with you don’t property winterized you're Albuquerque swa...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo in Bristol VA Now Priced at $49,100 ...Check out 5 Euclid Ave Unit 101 Real Estate News Flash ....3 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo in Bristol VA Now Priced at $49,100 ...Check out 5 Euclid Ave Unit 101 This may be the best buy in Bristol VA now that it is priced at $49,100 It's an im...
By Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate
(Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824)
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You can view fine art, enjoy live music, taste wines and hop on a bus tour during the Old Town Tustin Art Walk.  The event is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday.  Judges will award up to $1,000 for the Plein Air contest, with artists on the streets through Friday..  You can obtain further infor...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Who is more important in a transaction? The Listing Agent or the Buyer Broker? I walked into a feud, dropping off a contract at a big time Real Estate office, where they were loudly discussing who works harder during the Purchase and Sales of a home?  I stayed out of it, but can tell you that my ...
By Georgie Hunter R(S), Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info
(Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers)
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Haiku Maui - new luxury listings offer some real surprisesLast week was the usual North Shore Maui Realtor Caravan, with lots of great new listings in Paia and Haiku featured and available to tour. We get together and visit the homes and properties as a way to preview for our clients.  It's fun t...
By Jesse Coffey, Trust in Experience and Proven Results
(Roseville Real Estate Agent | Lincoln Real Estate Agent | Rocklin Real Estate Agent | Granite Bay Real Estate Agent)
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Lincoln Crossing Home For Sale | Lincoln California Real Estate Agent Jesse Coffey - 1461 Stoney Cross Ln, Lincoln, Ca. 95648.  Back on the market! This home is located in the Lincoln Crossing neighborhood in Lincoln, California. This home is HUD owned and currently listed for $343,000. The Linco...
By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
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 Some Amazing advice for those about to sell:From In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing ahouse is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face.Sellers often want to price their home higher than recomme...
By Nate Johnson, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty - Serving Northern Virginia)
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HOME PRICES IN VILLAGE OF IDLEWILD | FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22401 Relevant Real Estate Information for the Village of Idlewild Townhomes and Single Family Homes in Fredericksburg, VA Home Value. VILLAGE OF IDLEWILD HOME VALUES To find out the true value of your home...
By Barbara Michaluk, Top Producing REALTOR Montgomery County, Maryland
(Weichert Realtors, 3816 International Dr, Silver Spring, MD)
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Leisure World MD Market Report Oct. 13, 2015Silver Spring, Maryland 20906   Homes are Selling Fast! Inventory Is Very Low! Now is a Great Time To Sell!Interest Rates Remain Low Which Makes It A Great Time to Buy! Here's what's happening in Leisure World of Maryland*According to the Washington DC ...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Here in the Scottsdale / Phoenix metro market I heard a radio ad last week touting "OfferPad".  "The greatest thing since sliced bread" - or the flavor of the day equivalent. I duly went online that evening and found that was offering (this was on that particular day) to close on you...