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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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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 ...

By Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob"
(Robert Ratliff Realty)
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 How's the Bunny and Egg connected to Easter?(Lauren Effron with Discovery News) writes a good article)Please click on the link above to see Lauren full articleAccording to University of Florida's Center for Children's Literature and Culture, the origin of the celebration — and the Easter bunny —...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
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 Flowers for my AR Friends in this glorious season. Wishing you all a blessed weekend of love, hope and renewal.  PEACE AND LOVE

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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HOW IS YOUR LOCAL KNOWLEDGE?--ITS NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER!!William Merritt Chase lived here and ran the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art from 1891 to 1902. He taught his method known as "en plein air" or painting outdoors. Because he loved the light found here in the Hamptons, Chase taught...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Today is a big day. Most people are celebrating Easter. I am not a Christian and so I will be working today at the Antique Gallery where I have a space. My area is big for visitors throughout the year but Easter is really the beginning of our heavy season. I expect it will quiet this morning but ...

By Michael Wayne Jackson, Realtor - Senior Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker)
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Asking Price $585,000 Great location in a quiet neighborhood. This remodeled home is a single story has four bedroom and 2 full bathrooms with approximately 1400 living square feet. Updates in the remodel include the kitchen with granite counters, white shaker cabinets, master bedroom with dual v...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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Christians throughout the world this week are celebrating The Holy Week and Easter Holiday. We are celebrating Easter for the Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019.The greatest joy and gift to have is the opportunity to exchange courteous and gracious greetings with those whose...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Being aware of the real estate absorption rate, assists in creating perspective for homebuyers and sellers.   It's not every day, but once in a while I am asked the question, “What is the real estate ‘absorption’ rate, Myrl?”   Although it doesn’t come up often, I hear the the query often enough ...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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Pay-Per-Click Advertising – Making it Work for You Online marketing. There’s a lot of free marketing opportunities on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, email, your blog, and more. What about pay-per-click advertising?Is Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Still a Viable Marketing Resource?Pay-per-...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-April 14 to April 20, 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 neve...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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\This is a reminder not too late to Make it Rain April Showers Challenge   This is the time of year when buyers and sellers are contemplating home sales so let's give them the information they are looking for.. Lot's of food for thought. Let's help them find us right here in the Rain Each report ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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REAL ESTATE LISTINGS--INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY??Prompted by a comment by Kimo Jarrett on one of my last posts, I decided to write this post to get the opinion of others, maybe more informed members here on AR. The comment by Kimo was on the post  STOP COMPLAINING AND START EXPLAINING!! written 2 day...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Having a map may not get you there! Not having a map might get you there. When you leave here, do you know where you want to go? So . . . You know where you want to go . . . Do you know how to get there? If not, we have lots of ways to help us navigate from here to there: Maps can be handy, but t...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Business & Client Information~ A CRS Webinar ~ I listened in on a terrific webinar the other day from CRS on cybersecurity, with tips on how to protect ourselves and our business, but also our clients’ information.  I thought I would share some of the best tips,...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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STOP COMPLAINING AND START EXPLAINING!!The past week or two have been the most confusing, challenging and frightening times that I can think of in real estate since I started in 1993.As things unfolded and I was seeing the reality of just what was happening here in the Hamptons and the City, I re...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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If you are looking forward to buying a new home and are looking on the mortgage horizon, then this article is probably for you!  How do you choose the best local mortgage lenders? Where do you find them? Even if you, how do you they are the right ones to move forward with? How do you know if the ...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 OPEN HOUSE  -  EASTER SUNDAY12:00 to 2:00 PM   1413 Von Phister StreetBrand New 1924 Sq Ft  Contemporary Conch Style Three Bedroom HomePool, Parking, White Picket Fence, Ten Foot Ceilings, Brazilian Mahogany FloorsLandscaped and Move-in ReadyOffered at $1,499,000   619 Virginia Street   Southern...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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 Are you ready for an April challenge? It is Springtime and time to talk about our Niche and write our market reports. Let's not get upset if you are not an agent you can do local reports on restaurants, shops or other local events in your area. Explain what is happening in your profession we wou...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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We were enchanted to see lilacs at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market on Saturday.  They reminded me (A) of the lilac bushes that marked the property line of my parent's home driveway in Minnesota.  When they bloomed, we would bring the flowers into the house to enjoy their fragrance.  Lilacs bloom...