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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 38
I've been through a few natural disasters in my life.  Mother Nature has her moments where the wind blows, the earth shakes, and we're just along for the ride.There are things you can do to prepare (we have water, food and a stove in our basement and don't ask me how many months worth of cat and ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 35
 Slow Down You Are Moving Too Fast   Slow Down You Are Moving Too Fast  I have been known to speak too quickly.  Sometimes speaking before thinking if I am not mindful.  Moving too quickly.  Bypassing or skipping things as the world goes by.  There's a lot to be said for slowing down.  I am defin...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 7
 I will we be filling in for Facebook Friday so I hope you enjoy what I have planned. It was short notice. No worries Anita Clark will be back next week for another fabulous Facebook Friday. Anita needed to Celebrate the Memorial Holiday Weekend. Everyone needs to take a vacation date  Here is a ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
This reason is also true for any Home Buyer who is Frustrated with the process. Buying or selling a house is a HUGE endeavor. It’s an important and complex process that requires the participation of a wide diversity of people (as many as 40+ People in a single transaction), prominent potential fo...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 35
 A caller yesterday asking about one of my listings. He was interested in renting.'Sorry Sir but that home is not for rent.' ' But the internet says it is.'  He sent me a link from Craig's list and it says $750 a month. I looked and there is a photo of my property, with my MLS verbiage and sure e...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 2
Everyone believes themselves to be more than they are for the many reasons. Perhaps they are optimistic, compassionate or full of energy. Then there are those that consider themselves unworthy believing they are less than what they are perhaps from ignorance, low self-esteem or general error/defe...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 4
There are scammers out there targeting conference exhibitors and attendee. What are they looking for? Credit card numbers, money wires and personal information that they can use to steal identities. One of the ways that scammers get this information is by using invitation or list scams. Basically...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 13
     Warmer weather can mean more casual entertaining ....decks...patios or other picnic venues may well be the spots you choose to enjoy the weather, company of friends...and more snacks and barbeques than heavy meals.   There are more "spur of the moment" ...drop in sort of times and our pantry...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
I have a lot of work to do today. Last year my old plumbing had to be replaced and my yard was dug up. It was heartbreaking to deal with. I couldn't find a local place to purchase sod, so I found a farm and got it there. Ironically, it was cheaper than grass seed. The hardest part was cleaning my...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 5
YUM....YUM...YUM...      Warmer weather can mean more casual entertaining ....decks...patios or other picnic venues may well be the spots you choose to enjoy the weather, company of friends...and more snacks and barbeques than heavy meals.    There are more "spur of the moment" ...drop in sort of...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 1
 A perfect home to consider.This is an idea I got from Barbara Todaro's comment on my last post.  40 years ago, Barbara had a three family home listed and sold it to 3 young couples all of whom wanted home ownership but none could do it individually. That 3 family home got them into the real esta...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 6
SUGGESTED VIEWING: "2001 SPACE ODYSSEY"I know, I know--it's a stretch, but if you watch "2001 A Space Odyssey" you just may come up with I just did:The reason the whole thing with these high-tech listing platforms like Z and R seem so otherworldly right now is the disconnect to the individual, th...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
Comments 0
 Finally, quality ice cream in Truckee! Not just great ice cream, but super premium all natural ice cream made right here at our quaint scoop shop near the west end of Donner Lake. Snow or no snow, housemade ice cream from Little Truckee Ice Creamery is a treat in any temperature! 🍨 ❄️  

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 30
No journey of the amazing sites and adventures along Utah's Highway 12 would be complete without visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, with its array of naturally carved spires and Hoodoos.    What is a Hoodoo, you ask?  There are several definitions provided for the term according to Merriam - We...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 6
  Pondering Those Good Vibrations     Pondering Those Good Vibrations  This post title might cause you to channel the Beach Boys.  That's understandable to me.  I don't if it's my California roots but that 1966 song did bring back some old memories as the inspiration passed me on the road the oth...
Visiting an optometrist is not always a preferred option when replacing glasses. Here is what is happening in the industry these days:As far as the actual eye test is concerned it is still best to go to your local optometrist. However, thereafter things are not so good. The optometrist will try t...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
The #OwenHollow Spring Cookout happened on Saturday May 18, 2019 . . .or did it? There was no “no picture taking” rule in effect. I was the host, and my only “Directives” were Directions to the Hollow (Because GPS won’t take you there), the price of admission was simply: “Bring Goodwill, yourself...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 18
After a delightful several days visiting three national parks in Utah, along with a couple state parks, it was time to return home.  Highway 50 travels a nearly straight line across the state of Nevada, before connecting up to other roads, not so less traveled. There's a reason Highway 50 is labe...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 0
Have you heard? Hiring the right team of Virtual Professionals can ­­help take your business to the next level.In fact, there’s no easier way to expand into new markets and test out new product ideas than with a team of Virtual Assistants at your disposal. And if you want to dominate your industr...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 16
It isn't easy to put sod down but I am finished now. It comes in ten foot pieces and it is heavy. I mentioned earlier that it is surprising that it is actually cheaper than grass seed, but an ordeal to get and lay down. I think it is generally thought that it is expensive because if you pay someo...