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By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 10
It has been hot-hot-hot, here in Sacramento. But, my garden has been loving it - Especially, the Yellow Straight Necked Squash! These were picked this morning.  The first I have harvested this year.  I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond tim...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
When I was growing up, we had never put a man on the moon, there were no cell phones, no personal computers, no iPads, no fax machines, no video games, no large screen TVs, no color TVs (part of the time), no electric cars, only a few medical breakthroughs and on and on and on.  Alright, quit tha...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 7
once you read a post by Khash, you'll be there every morning for another dose.... enjoy !! “Ask NOT what your country can do for you, ask what YOU can do for your country!”.   Famous words said by President John F Kennedy on Friday, January 20th, 1961. So many people are too worried about what th...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
Comments 95
Spring Cleaning - June 2018 ActiveRain Challenge We all began our 'blogging' careers in different manners but, if you've been enjoying this part of our business (or life) for years now, chances are, you've got some OLD blog posts out there that could use a little spring cleaning! We had this chal...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
Comments 11
 I realized that I had not done a Speechless Sunday on Houston per se. The Houston and surrounding area has so much to offer. We have wonderful subdivisions, great sports, wonderful restaurants the good scene is great here. We have water surrounding us so boating and fishing are one of the many r...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270,
Comments 64
My buyer and I were out looking at homes yesterday, and we were at a house with showing instructions that indicated "do not let cats out." One of our jobs as real estate agents is to follow listing instructions regarding animals. Who knew? I really don't like that particular task, because in one ...

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.)
Comments 30
Q: You know what would make cleaning more fun?A: A MaidIn response to Debe Maxwell, CRS 's June Challenge to do some Spring Cleaning on our old blog posts, here is my entry.  My situation is a little different than many of you since I am no longer licensed. I retired in 2011.I edited and updated ...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 1
 The RJ Baxter Team, Denver Mortgage LenderWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.P.S. - Referrals are the life-blood of my business. If you know anyone looking to purchase or refinance a home, please forward me their nam...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 7
The world is ever smaller.This week there was a possible listing referral posted for my market on Facebook.  The person posting?  We have mutual Facebook friends, including two people I've known for quite a few years who are prominent in the real estate industry.  That friendship started here in ...

By Allan Rolnick, Tax Debt Resolution serving the NYC Metro Area
(Tristate Tax Resolution LLC)
Comments 1
Instead of falling into that trap, what if you take this season to clear away the garbage and focus on what's really on your plate, and what you really need to grow?You see, running a business with success requires more than just protecting yourself against the mind traps of distraction. Because ...

By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
Comments 0
We love highlighting amazing homes and here is another listed by Sotheby's International Realty. Listed for $3.6MM and located in Diablo State Park, this Mediterranean, 7.91 acres estate features a resort style backyard including a luxurious pool and spa, a lit tennis court, an outdoor kitchen an...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 54
Sometimes you know and other times not so much. Today is a great day. I have no have to's and so I am going to do some garage sales, some laundry, and then relax. It hasn't been an easy week and so it is a real pleasure to have a day like this. Tomorrow I will find the time to make the donuts, bu...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 13
Dealing with stress. Everyone handles stress differently. Some people become paralyzed by it and go into a shell while others stiffen up, stand straighter, walk taller and step up. Every single one of us is going to be faced with obstacles which appear to be overwhelming and impossible to overcom...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 8
I enjoy many things but certainly eating and travel are two of my favorites. I eat every day , and travel as much as I can afford and or handle both physically and emotionally. The world is both very big and very small. We are blessed to live as well as we do here and I know that. There are so ma...

By Kenneth Edelstein, The only A+ Accredited BBB NYC Notary
Comments 2
My Friend Shredder - You need one, a good one; use it oftenActually, I have two “friends” named Shredder. The first Shredder is a chess program installed on both my PC and Android cell phone. Shredder adapts to my playing strength giving me a fair chance at winning. However, when I do win; it ada...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 9
Do you really love your 'job'?  Is it something that you slug out each day and go home and then get to do the stuff you really like to do? Or can you keep it up all day and think about ways to improve your message and services?  Do you see this as a profession or a job that you are dabbling in?  ...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 12
It’s Friday!! The weekend is here!! Think of what is ahead of us. A couple of days off. Summer. An entire weekend to kick back and relax or re-organize ourselves and put ourselves in a better position to be successful at work come Monday. With so much ahead of us, think of what we have right now ...

By Jeff Perlis Prime Properties, Experience Your Own Transformation!
(Prime Properties)
Comments 12
How is it that energy drives everything? Imagine anything that has little or no energy. Wouldn't it be dying or dead?What makes you successful, or not? Isn't it your energy? How do you feel about your career,  energetic or apathetic? How does this impact your clients, vendors, and co-workers? Ima...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 0
3465 De Soto LOOP, Round Rock, TX 78665 Gorgeous luxury home with stunning lake views! Located in the beautiful new build community Paloma Lake, and zoned in the highly desirable Round Rock ISD! This home is complete with a dream kitchen, quartz countertops, double oven, and is every cook's dream...

By John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA
(Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty)
Comments 18
Let's take a look at the recent trends in Real Estate and put some pieces of the puzzle together to see what the impact is for Sellers and Buyers.I will use some data from my local market of Lee County, Florida.First Trend:Homes are selling faster than last year.When we look at the March 2107 com...