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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-July 7 to July 13, 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 never k...

By April REALTOR®, GRI, new home construction + buyers + sellers
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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I HAVE PUT MY WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH AND COVERED YOU WITH THE SHADOW OF MY HAND ISAIAH 51:16 I have put my words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of my hand-- I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say to Zion, 'You are my people.'"MATTHEW POOLE'S...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The invitation popped into my in-box, and the topic piqued my curiosity. I checked my calendar and confirmed that the day and time was doable, and I registered to attend. At that moment of my choosing to register, the topic resonated with me. As the event neared, I received a reminder email and w...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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In the course of my trip to Mongolia I saw divergent sights and experienced any number of things I never could have imagined. The Gobi Desert is more than sand and heat. There are places where the rocky formations are incredible and challenge the reality of of expectations with creeks running thr...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I’ve been conducting an experiment. “The logic of the experimental method is that it is a controlled environment which enables the scientist to measure precisely the effects of independent variables on dependent variables, thus establishing cause and effect relationships. This in turn enables the...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This is a great example of "excellent customer service.... a nice little story to read.... Today I made a quick trip into town to "have my bones re-arranged." (I love our chiropractor!) As long as I was out, I decided to stop at O'Riley's - the auto parts store that usually carries the nitrile gl...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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If you have read our blog for any length of may have been introduced to our two four-footed children.  (I told that to a new Doctor once and he asked me if they were "deformed"....needless to say...he never became my doctor !) Magic and I share a birthday...he will be 20 on Saturday. H...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a totally burglar-proof home, but there is also no burglar who can get into any home. By taking a few steps and using some specific security measures, you can make your home ALMOST burglar-proof.When most homeowners consider security, they usually only thi...

By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper HER Realtors
(HER Realtors)
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2019 Home sales Willow Pond Pickerington OH 43147Pickerington Ohio is the place to be! Willow Pond Subdivision is located in Pickerington OH and is seeing some home sale activity this year. According to the Columbus OH MLS, there were 4 Willow Pond Pickerington OH Home sales in 2019 (year to date...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” ― Roy T. Bennett  

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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Today I made a quick trip into town to "have my bones re-arranged." (I love our chiropractor!) As long as I was out, I decided to stop at O'Riley's - the auto parts store that usually carries the nitrile gloves I use for gardening. I walked in and saw one employee talking with a customer and the ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Your parents set clearly defined boundaries, and you immediately began “testing” those boundaries. At first, your parents might not have noticed your sly rule breaking, and when they did notice, their reaction potentially set a precedent that would stay with you for your entire life. If they laug...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Are We Too Litigious To List or Sell?Come on, guys. We are Realtors®. We help people make significant decisions...buying and selling their homes. We need to be there for our buyers and sellers.There seem to be more reasons NOT to be with our clients and NOT make this process easier.    Why? We a...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Understanding means throwing away your knowledge.Thich Nhat Hanh There have been countless of discussions about listening to our clients in real estate and other professions.  Listening is a valuable skill, however, listening without judgment is the ultimate skill in our opinion.  Understanding d...

By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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Will it happen again, or should I say,  “Will they do it again?”It worked out so well, so, of course they will do it again.What am I talking about? Just one of the greatest transfers of wealth in our history.And that is what the real estate crash of ’07-’08 was. When all was said and done million...

By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper HER Realtors
(HER Realtors)
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Taylor Woods Reynoldsburg OH 2019 Home Sales   Reynoldsburg Ohio is a nice town to live in. Taylor Woods Subdivision is located in Reynoldsburg OH and is seeing a lot of home sale activity this year. According to Columbus OH MLS, there were 20 Taylor Woods Reynoldsburg OH home sales in 2019 (year...

By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
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                                                                                         Sam Shueh                                                                          Realty One Group                                                                         Cupertino, CA 95014 I wrote a book o...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 89
What a Difference a Decade MakesA Challenge for You in July! Your challenge, should you decide to accept it and want to earn some additional points, is to reflect on what’s happened in your life in the last decade, business-wise and personally, and share AT LEAST 10 things that have happened or c...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Maybe It Was Some Crossed Wires     Maybe It Was Some Crossed Wires   Although I thought I knew the meaning of the idiom I checked the definition of "crossed wires" in The Urban Dictionary to make sure.   I found it to be or become confused, mistaken or mentally disordered(about something).  An...

By Sam Cooper, Sam Cooper HER Realtors
(HER Realtors)
Comments 1
Bright Waters Pataskala OH Home sales 2019Pataskala Ohio is a beautiful town to live in. Bright Waters Subdivision is located in Pataskala OH and is seeing some home sale activity this year. According to Columbus OH MLS, there were 5 Bright Waters Pataskala OH home sales in 2019 (year to date). T...