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By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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ActiveRain for 3 Million - The Trifecta: Learning, Localism & LaughterThe Journey to Becoming a 3-Million-Pointaire I remember my dear friend, Kathleen Daniels’s proclamation when she hit her 2-million point mark that she ‘missed her own party!’ Well, while working this morning, I noticed comment...

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-February 10 to February 16, 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 ...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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It isn’t unusual for me to hear from folks, hoping to use one of my photos.  It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I’m nearly always happy to oblige.   Often on the bottom of my photoblog posts, I will attach a little disclaimer that states, "I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fo...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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Happy Presidents Day 2019!!! Today was Presidents Day, and for most workers in the U.S. a day off from work.  Presidents Day was not always known as Presidents Day, in fact up until 1968 there was no Presidents Day. Presidents Day was originally known as Washington's Birthday, and established in...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 It was a cold, icy day in Baltimore with a showing scheduled for the afternoon. Perfect time to do an impromptu open house. Even though the weather was far from ideal, I went ahead and placed my open house sign in my car's back window.   I met a couple walking their small dog. Introduced myself,...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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   Do These Shoes Match This Outfit?    Do These Shoes Match This Outfit?  This is a pondering moment for sure but it didn't happen to me in front of a mirror.  At least not this time.  Insert a laugh out loud expression or an appropriate emoji if you like.  I ponder.  Then I wonder,  And later I...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Speechless Sundays: Yes it is confirmed the cats get better water then what they give me. Honest I will not drink my water, from now on, since it is obvious they give the cats FIJI water, not that plain stuff they give me. Don't worry Carmen it is a scam on our part, we want them to think your wa...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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It's almost move-in day in Mexico! - New Story Charity Update Construction in Morelos, Mexico, is well underway and families will soon begin moving into their new homes. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have donated and supported this endeavor. Your generosity and...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am a creature of habit. Saturdays I tend to visit a small shop that no longer operates but sells thing the family is looking to get rid of.. This past Saturday I saw a man in front of the place with what appeared to be a big bird in his hands. He disappeared but as I entered the shop, there he ...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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I am writing this while cold, hungry, caught up in the vaguest beginnings of a headache, and superbly grumpy after suffering through administrivia all afternoon. Because, of course, taxes. THBBFT, to quote Bill the Cat. Blustering through the puzzles was the only rational option.I don't remember ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  When It Is Not  Just A Matter Of Time        It Is Just A Matter Of Time  We have likely heard it in the past.  Time heals all wounds.  Give it some time.  It seems to be that time is given the role of the bad guy in the script of life. You know the character wearing the black hat in an old wes...

By Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
(Lisa Von Domek Team)
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      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 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 aspects of SEO, branding, marketing, etc. that I have been able to incorporate!2.  Super smart and ...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
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 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR Beth Atalay! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Beth Atalay is having a birthday! What a great day to have a birthday - President's Day! Beth is a leader in many ways. Not only does she own her own Brokerage in Florida, but she is also an extra...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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Do you fancy yourself a spy and wondering how you can monitor someone else’s cell phone? You won’t get that information here, but there is some good info on cell phone monitoring if you keep reading:The Legalities of Tracking Cell PhonesGenerally, it is not legal to monitor a cell phone that does...

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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"There's no place like home."As much as I enjoy traveling, it's always a blessing to arrive home safely from the latest journey. I should be arriving home today from a 3-day road trip, after being in California and Arizona for the last month.  It was the coldest, wettest winter I can remember in ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Reblogs Can Help You and the Original AuthorDo you know what a reblog is? It is sharing a post that another member that was written and posted on another members blog. You do this by using the reblog feature button that is under the written post. The ActiveRain network allows you to this if the m...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Sometimes, days turn out differently than you planned or anticipated. Our day turned out with the top where the bottom should be. We had a 1PM (PST) call scheduled with our clients back East, which we had to delay, and the morning was a jumble of activity with a half written post, as we made it t...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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Personal loans are unsecured general purpose loans taken by individuals for different personal reasons such emergencies and shopping. Hence the lender cannot attach any of your property to recover the loan. Therefore, such loans have strict requirements and may be difficult to obtain. A borrower ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I never really believed in this kind of stuff but every once in awhile something happens at my house and try as I do, I just can't get it. Last night, the lock fell of of my garage side door. All the pieces were there and I tried for almost an hour and couldn't get it. It will snow later and so I...