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By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
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Maybe it's just me, but it seems as though our current culture is faced with a very stated, pronounced shortage of heroes these days. About the only heroes we encounter are the ones relentlessly filling up the big screen, ad nauseam. So perhaps heroes aren't real? Maybe they're only a fantasy con...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 11
No disrespect to Mr. Lincoln, but I don't carry around a pocket of change like my grandfather or dad.  Any change I get either goes into the car's center console or into a container at home that gets Coinstarred for an Amazon gift card every couple of years (it adds up!).I think if you go into an...

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.)
Comments 49
"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 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 Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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It’s always good to know what’s hot and what’s not, especially in an industry like interior design. Whether it’s residential or commercial interior design, Tilottoma Limited will break it down for you.An interior design project is a serious investment.It’s never a good experience when, having spe...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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As a trend, small space living and working is fast catching on. Imagine Interiors, a Bangladeshi interior design firm with a global reach, reveals to you some things you should avoid while designing a small space.Small space interior design can give rise to some pretty big problems.And why is tha...

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 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 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 Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
Comments 1
 Want to experience unforgettable fun in the Wanderlust Festival?Squaw Valley is home to the world-renowned Wanderlust Yoga Festival, a four-day event that celebrates yoga, meditation, music, nature and camaraderie all in the pristine setting of the high Sierra. Some of the world’s best yoga and ...

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 Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270,
Comments 7
Jeff Dowler has challenged us to reflect on the last ten years, and share ten things that have changed during that time frame. Here is my input - It's amazing how much can happen in a decade! 1. Marriage: In 2009, I had been divorced for over a decade, and was still looking for the right partner....

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.)
Comments 12
"All customers are partners in your mission."  -Shep HykenI have a dilemma. I've been wrestling with how to write this post because I don't want to come across as a prima donna.I have a chiropractor who I've been going to for several years and love what he has been able to do for me and always ma...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 1
Just SOLD, but not by me, 723 Catherine Street, Key West. I wrote about this property a couple of times over the past few years and showed it to several prospective buyers. Let me share a bit of what I previously wrote. 723 Catherine Street in 1965 From a bottling plant to a contemporary gem, thi...

By Aaron Rice Helps, The Future of Immersive Storytelling...
(eXp Realty )
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The Top-7 Reasons Why Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Are Totally Disrupting The Real Estate Industry. #VirtualRealityCustomHomes#VRCAMStudios #VirtualReality#AugmentedReality #LuxuryHomes“Redefining The Way People Shop For Home, From Home” 

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 16
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 Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 92
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 Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 76
 Summer Fun Contest - Show off your town!  Summer time is in full swing!  Now is the perfect time to show off your town and it's charm. Think of yourself as being an ambassador that loves to spread good will and also share about what 'to do' in your town for summer fun.   My town, Phoenix, is pre...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
Consistent and persistent contact pays huge dividends IF the messages are relevant and deliver value. My ActiveRain Blog page Lifetime Stats: 2564 Blog Posts – 3,311,821 Views – 450 Followers WOW! That’s a LOT of “content”, and it didn’t get there over night. I add a post (almost) every working d...

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...