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By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 The Importance Of  A Pat On The Back   The importance Of A Pat On The Back   I'd say that the act is pretty important all things considered.   Maybe not the most important.  But certainly deserving of a consideration for a job well-done or even well--a job done--just because.   Jan Green wrote a...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
Comments 35
Thank you to Carol Williams for visiting AND making time for us!  She's made herself available a few times now with those of us Rainers here in the Phoenix Metro Area.  It's always a pleasure to see Carol as she has great stories and we all enjoy getting together with her.    Our get together abo...

By Deep Grover
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Acquiring a visitor uploading bundles is a well recognized time consuming jobs. The procedure consists of to have actually determined target internet sites, connect to the recognized editors, pitch post suggestions and also safe web links on prominent blog sites. The visitor uploading plans are u...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 4
Each year on February 14, and this year on Thursday February 14, 2019, we celebrate Valentine's Day to show our unconditional love, give and exchange flowers, chocolate, candy, jewelry, and many other beautiful gifts to loved ones, on Valentine's Day. Additionally, Many businesses offering specia...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 26
There are so many  wonderful Active Rain Members, it would be almost a slight if I only picked one, so with that said, please forgive those who did not get picked this time. I have always had high respect for those members of the community who worked hard and in spite of adversity continued to wo...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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NY Feng Shui Master, Laura Cerrano was invited on the Spark Joy Podcast to share her expertise in bringing your KonMari tidying in alignment with the principles of Feng Shui. Laura received her Feng Shui certification through the Proven Feng Shui School in NY under the guidance of her mother and ...

By Mark Gowlovech
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Read this article to find a hard money lender in Texas and learn how to make sure your loan gets funded.When it comes to Texas Hard Money Lenders, many people don’t really know what they are. They have been stereotyped as loan sharks trying to take your money, but in reality this couldn’t be more...

By Mark Gowlovech
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Hard money loans are funded by individual investors when traditional lending institutions can not approve a borrower for what they need or a borrower needs quick financing. A typical hard money loan will run between 7% and 15% in interest rates and cost anywhere from 4 to 7 points. Points are an ...

By Brittany Kinsland, In the top 10% of REALTORS® in Southwest Florida!
(MVP Realty)
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30% Florida Realtor Referral Program for Agents! According to our recent census, as of January 2019 Florida houses 21,640,022 residents. That is up 1.54% over 2018 which housed 21,312,211 residents. Let's do the math!! That means 327,811 moved here in just ONE YEAR which equates to 898 people PER...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
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THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM, at one time, had eleven gates that pierced it's walls.  Today it only has eight gates, but only seven of them are functional.  This is an introductory tour to those gates. Jerusalem literally translates as City of Peace, and it has been anything but peaceful throughout ...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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No, this is not about a branding moment...We tend to do a lot of couch potato TV watching over weekends --especially if there are no good movies out.  And so we ended up late last night watching the original b/w film about Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol".  I think Charles titled his ...

By Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move
(Citiwide Alliance Realty)
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  A Much Needed Spring Cleaning - June 2018 ActiveRain Challenge  THANK YOU Debe Maxwell, CRS  for hosting this challenge!   The Challenge Go back and cleanup 10 older blog posts. Sounds like a simple task Right? Well this took me some time.  Went to work for a local builder late last year and h...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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Big Forests and Wildlife in Taylor County Wisconsin   Taylor County is a fairly wild area with large blocks of forestland with less quantity but often better quality game (i.e. Big Old Bucks) than some of our more agricultural counties. The lands of Taylor County are near our Cadott office of Woo...

By Robin Rogers, CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser
(Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas)
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I found a photo of a red dragonfly I took a couple of years ago:Since the weather in Schertz/Cibolo is still overcast and dreary, it's nice to be indoors working at my computer today. I will need to pull a lot more weeds once it clears up.It's even better to be inside when I have some photos of o...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Kentlands Street Tree Pruning Beginning on Monday, February 6, 2012, (weather pending) The City of Gaithersburg has contracted with Bartlett Tree Experts of Gaithersburg, MD to prune street trees in many locations throughout Kentlands and Lakelands. No Parking signs will be placed on the streets ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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 Assuming your purpose of blogging is to gain business, you want to create something that attracts attention, and few things gain human attention better than fire. For most fires to exist, you basically need the right mixture of three things (called a fire triangle):  1.  Heat2.  Fuel3.  Oxidizer...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Throwing money at marketing to see if it’ll stick ain’t the path of least resistance to a successful business. Every day, I “run the gauntlet” of ads and connection requests from “Marketers” on Facebook, Linkedin, Email, text . . . They all promise the same thing. If I give them (Enough) money, t...

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 Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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In my 37 years as a Realtor, I've known few real estate professionals, who at one time or another haven’t occasionally had a difficult or nearly impossible client to work with. The methods which agents have handled these situations have varied.  (1) Some agents simply fire the client.  With a sel...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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    That Memorable Moment  That Memorable Moment  I have been pondering.  Maybe more than usual.  And perhaps just as much as I typically ponder.   I don't keep track of such things.  No need for a "to do" list.   Things just happen as I ponder.  It's not like I relinquish taking charge of my tho...