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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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 Assuming your purpose of blogging is to gain business, you want to create something that attracts attention, and few things gain human attention better than fire. For most fires to exist, you basically need the right mixture of three things (called a fire triangle):  1.  Heat2.  Fuel3.  Oxidizer...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 43
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-February 3 to February 9, 2019 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or the other professions that I ...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(The Climer School of Real Estate)
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Get Help Passing Your Florida Real Estate License Low Monthly Subscription, You decide how long you need Find out what thousands of students already know: Discover the 'Climer School Difference' for yourself. 407-822-3926 (EXAM) The Cli...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Throwing money at marketing to see if it’ll stick ain’t the path of least resistance to a successful business. Every day, I “run the gauntlet” of ads and connection requests from “Marketers” on Facebook, Linkedin, Email, text . . . They all promise the same thing. If I give them (Enough) money, t...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Thor got loose last night . . . Thor is the innocent looking one on the left. He’s got a great, loving disposition. Looks can be deceiving! There’s a veritable hellion imprisoned in that calm and endearing presence. 90% of the time, he oozes with love and affection. The other 10% of the time, he’...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 3
 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 Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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Who doesn't love good Chinese food? For more than twenty years my family and I have enjoyed the delicious food, beautiful presentation and friendly, professional service at Yeung Shing Restaurant in Los Gatos.Specializing in Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine, my favorite dishes include mongolian bee...

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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 5
  Turning houses into well-loved homes    It is time to have a heart to heart talk.  Now is the best time to sell your home. Buyers are out looking.Get your home on the market before the Spring rush. Need to know what to do to get your home ready?Give me a call410-530-2400 Thinking of selling you...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 28
Like most of us I have a morning routine. I also have the responsibility of getting my gang out and fed before I am eating my own breakfast. Some days, most days it works but not always. Now that my gang is aging they are not necessarily ready to eat after coming in. As people with pets know, whe...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 37
    That Memorable Moment  That Memorable Moment  I have been pondering.  Maybe more than usual.  And perhaps just as much as I typically ponder.   I don't keep track of such things.  No need for a "to do" list.   Things just happen as I ponder.  It's not like I relinquish taking charge of my tho...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 4
Jumbo Mortgage for the Self-Employed One thing of which our industry does a terrible job is promoting a sense of optimism among the self-employed.  Whether the one-man-band sole proprietor, or the complex, greater-than-25% owner of a multi-million dollar S-Corp, this long-suffering subset of the ...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
Comments 144
      It's February and Love is in the air!  This contest is all about a transaction that you loved to handle because it made you feel so good. This contest is not limited to Realtors...Home Stagers, Mortgage Professionals, Contractors; all AR members are encouraged to join in. Here are some prom...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 62
In my 37 years as a Realtor, I've known few real estate professionals, who at one time or another haven’t occasionally had a difficult or nearly impossible client to work with. The methods which agents have handled these situations have varied.  (1) Some agents simply fire the client.  With a sel...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 34
 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...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
I give. It has been difficult for the last few days and it is really bitter in my neck of the woods. I will get out today because I have already cleaned and even rearranged the cabin. The driveway is crusty and filled but I think my four wheel drive can handle it. Enjoy your day and stay active.
It’s a universal fact that we can’t live without water and that is why it’s so important for youand your entire family’shealth. It isn’t enough for the water to be just pure. Its softness plays a huge role, as well.So, to stop the negative effects of hard water, it’s a good idea to think about an...

By Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty)
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Some of the coolest things I have found in homes are things that have been created by hand. I love when houses are nicely and minimalist decorated. Here in Lake Arrowhead we have an abundance of modern yet rustic style cabins that boast of beautiful wood beams and walls. I love the natural look a...

By Stephen Marshal, Stephen Marshall is a Director of Be Basic CEO
(Be Basic CEO)
Comments 0
Home is the best for all people. It is a special place and nothing can replace it. But what defines a home? For the vast majority of individuals, the home is the place where they live with their families and pets, and enjoy times with friends. For that reason, every person’s depiction of the home...

By Deep Grover
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Smart homes are the next big thing. You may not realize it yet, but somewhere your day will be easier because of it. Smart home technology is not only impacting the houses its installed into. Its reach stretches to other industries like business, science and even health care. Here is an infograph...