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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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Create an Engaging Facebook Business Page With These 5 TipsIf you own a business, you need a Facebook business page. If you have one, you need to make sure it’s engaging and up-to-date. If you’re thinking about starting one, be aware that it’s more than uploading some photos and posting content. ...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
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Just wanted to share this article from Sunday's LA Times with my AR Family. TGIF!  

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always o...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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I was invited to a special broker open event yesterday to view the stunning waterfront property located at 11 Cypress Avenue in Key West. It wasn't until I started to prepare to write today's blog that I learned I had been here before and actually showed the property around fifteen years earlier ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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April  is when this 4 bedroom 3 bath Stevenson Rancher comes on the market. You will love the lines of this mid century home with a two car, side loading, garage sitting on a beautiful  3/4  acre lot that is level and beautifully landscaped.  You will be able to see the inside and outside beauty ...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Chinese BBQ ribsLove those Chinese BBQ ribs? Well it’s easy to make them at home1 rack St Louis style ribs8 garlic cloves1 4-6-inch piece of ginger or about ½ teaspoon ginger powder¾ cup hoisin sauce¾ cup honey¾ cup soy sauce½ cup rice wine (sake not vinegar)½ cup water2 teaspoons 5 spice P (don’...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Everyone wants to feel appreciated, and feels good to hear praise on what we have done!   Great post by Michael Jacobs, and be sure to comment on his original post.   The Importance Of     A Pat On The Back       The importance Of A Pat On The Back      I'd say that the act is pretty important a...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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You don't have to monetize your website to make money in real estate, although, I don't disparage those who do. Nothing wrong with extra income. I know because although I've made a fortune selling a ton of real estate over the past 17 years in Sacramento, I also held a second job writing about ho...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On February 14, 2019, National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) reported housing affordability at 56.6% of homes sold from beginning of September to the end of December were affordable to families earning median income of $71,900 in the 4th quarter of 2018,...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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On Saturdays I look for garage sale type places to buy inventory for my space at the local antique gallery where I work on Sundays. In the winter it is generally slim pickings. Lately there is an indoor old store front that sells things on Saturdays between 10 and 2. I go whenever they are open a...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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We can all learn from Jay's example of cutting edge ...up a notch kind of business model....amd excel as we do ! Doing more than the client expects.  The slight edge business model. What is your business model?  Do you create a slight edge? I think exceeding expectation is an important business m...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
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Calling All Active-Rainers Need Some Help For A School ProjectI have seen calls for assistance from time to time, and for what I am asking it will help a child with a school project and probably take no more than a few minutes. Coincidently as we are taking a few days of vacation away from the co...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 I haven’t been actively working in the real estate business for almost 15 years, so my contribution and task of giving back is marketing related.  An agent who has her own team with one other real estate agent needed to have a very serious surgery. This was a neurological surgery on her neck. Th...
There are a number of questions that revolve around a trust deed especially among homeowners. The issues might be diverse in various parts of the world. For those in Scotland, the case is not different since there are certain things that you must know with trust deeds in the country. Ideally, a t...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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1.  Great ideas!     I have learned amazing things that have helped me in my business/relationships, tech stuff, etc.  Pushed me ahead into a larger game and got me thinking about so many important.2.  Super smart and friendly people!     Everyone on AR is helpful and supportive.  WOW!  The pros ...

By Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Pawleys Island, SC, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
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130 GREENFIELD ROADHAGLEY ESTATES ~ PAWLEYS ISLAND The RIGHT home in the RIGHT neighborhood!Join us Tuesday, February 19th from 11 am to 2 pm for an OPEN HOUSE.Enjoy a refreshment, light snack, and dessert while viewing this home that is located on a private, semi-wooded lot.REALTORS - don't forg...

By Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist, Million Dollar Guild, CLHMS, CNE, SRES
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Orlando Architect John Henry’s design of the Payne Stewart Mansion “Villa Serena” is a masterpiece in design and architecture which was built over 20 years ago.  John Henry recently completed a new video and aerial photography and this post is so well written and thoughtfully executed that it is ...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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 It is the year of the Pig this little piggy is a sign of wealth. So hopefully this lunar year will bring us all wealth. There are many around us that are in need. Just yesterday I heard on the news that there was a place that feeds people in need every day. These people were down and out and dep...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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 Discover how you can grow your business using Pinterest.  Whatever niche you are in, as long as your ideal client or customer is female, has money to spend, and is formally educated... you will want to be on the webinar. I will be sharing our own case study on our company's Pinterest account.  W...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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IN SEEKING CUPID...DON'T BE STUPID book from the PEARLS SERIES of books is making the rounds into many lives and not just at Valentines Day but all  season long. WHY? Love has its own timing, wants, and needs. The Love driven life is no myth. Quality time spent on researching this subject yoursel...