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By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Yesterday the flowers at the Santa Barbara were plentiful.  What stood out for us were these pink statice.  They are drought tolerant and can be dried.  When dried they retain their color and texture as if they were alive.  They symbolize remembrance. Around the corner, we spotted peonies.  This ...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
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GWEN BANTA RELEASES NEWEST NOVEL!   The plot is deep and full of colorful details, twists and surprises, leading you to experience the action as if you are riding along with Sam. Great writing, and the intrigue of New Orleans and deep psychological drama make Inside Sam Lerner a must-read. Great...

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  May 13 to May 19, 2018. 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, about a place or person!  Or it c...

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 op...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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THE BIG BREAK--UP??...OR WISHFUL THINKING?Sometime in 2006--2007, a successful technology team decided that real estate was the next obvious target to take on: The multi-billion dollar brokerage industry was a treasure that no one, not a soul had ever even thought of trying to control outside of ...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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Today we have advantages that just a couple of decades ago did not exist. I am not referring to technology as much as convenience. For instance I remember having to go to the library and either spend lots of time doing essay information, researching projects or looking for interesting subjects to...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have no words for just how difficult the trek to see the Gorillas was. I hired two Porters to help me but I was sure there was no way otherwise. The Gorilla families migrate daily and so in addition to the guides, guards, porters and the tracking trekkers there are so many chances you have with...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Your Calls Are Not Giving Your Brokerage a Good Name I had a call today from a homeowner in San Diego. She did not leave a message, but I looked up the number to see if it appeared to be spam or not, and then called her back when Google showed a name. She was not actually trying to reach me, but ...

By Erica Simpson,
(Erica Homes, LLC)
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By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Court rejects suit agains Zillow's Zestimate A federal district court has dismissed a class action lawsuit that accused Zillow of deceptive business practices designed to mislead consumers with their Zestimate home valuation tool.Click on the link below to read an article by Kenneth R. Harney, Th...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Many Westchester County business owners have told me that they feel like a hamster on a wheel. They are overworked and overwhelmed. Many blame the rapid pace of business or the economic fact that business must do more with less. Technology has made our lives easier, right? Yes, but it has also cr...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have walked with chimpanzies and seen elephants up close but tomorrow the Gorillas. It will be very tough but I am hiring two guys tp help me. Some people will opt to be carried, literally on stretchers. I can not imagine the inclination but if I need to crawl I will go. I hope to have photos. ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Mindset Mastery Day 30 of 90 in a Realtors® life is critical for success. This may not be for you, but let me ask a question.  Have you ever come into a situation and have everything work out perfectly?  How often does that happen for you?  Have you ever gone into a situation, perhaps a listing p...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Are You Celebrating the Royal Wedding? Perhaps "celebrating" is overboard. Let me rephrase that.  Are you going to watch the Royal Wedding, either live (gad, 5 am EST!!) or via recording? The Cardiff Kook, the famed surfing statue on the Coast Road/Coast Highway/Route 101 in Carlsbad may be celeb...

By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
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View the Tour  Have you been searching for a townhome in the Ballantyne or SouthPark area? Look no further, we’ve got one for you! Take a look at 18014 Princeton Village Drive, a wonderful two-story townhome in Southhampton, a pool community in the heart of Charlotte! This two bedroom home has e...

By 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
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By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Yesterday, on May 18th was the 8th anniversary of my mother, Carole Provenzale’s, passing. And as many of us know, not too long ago Mother’s Day was just celebrated. With that in mind, I wanted to share a quick story of how loved ones who pass on provide clear communication, if you CHOOSE to LIST...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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“Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” ✨Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM#DelegateYourTasks

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
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 A few weeks ago, this lady came in and said she wanted a lot with room for a pool and a one story. I told her you will need an oversized lot. My lots are 50 foot lots. She no I need a bigger sized lot like 70's. I tried to explain to her that a bigger lot in a bigger section means a bigger footp...

By Allan Rolnick, Tax Debt Resolution serving the NYC Metro Area
(Tristate Tax Resolution LLC)
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  by Allan Rolnick | Blog It’s increasingly clear to all of us that our present “cultural moment” can take a toll on any Metropolitan NYC person’s mind who isn’t vigilant. Constant connectedness to those who are (by their very vocation) incentivized to highlight change, chaos and fear is more da...