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By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, THAT HAMMER IS ABOUT TO DROP ON MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, AI, THEY ARE TRYING TO SOFTEN THE BLOW! RICO, TAX FRAUD,          House and Senate Bills Aim to Combat Conservation Easement Tax Shelters Bipartisan legislation that aims to ensure honest philanthropy in land conserva...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 14
\This is a reminder not too late to Make it Rain April Showers Challenge   This is the time of year when buyers and sellers are contemplating home sales so let's give them the information they are looking for.. Lot's of food for thought. Let's help them find us right here in the Rain Each report ...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Business & Client Information~ A CRS Webinar ~ I listened in on a terrific webinar the other day from CRS on cybersecurity, with tips on how to protect ourselves and our business, but also our clients’ information.  I thought I would share some of the best tips,...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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 Are you ready for an April challenge? It is Springtime and time to talk about our Niche and write our market reports. Let's not get upset if you are not an agent you can do local reports on restaurants, shops or other local events in your area. Explain what is happening in your profession we wou...

By Allan Rolnick, Tax Debt Resolution serving the NYC Metro Area
(TriState Tax Resolution LLC)
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  Sometimes taxpayer’s with IRS tax problems decide to face the IRS on their own. Sometimes they hire a professional like a CPA, Attorney or EA, but not someone who specializes in tax resolution. The best thing to do when faced with an IRS Problem is to hire an expert in tax resolution so you can...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 24
LIFE BEGINS AT ANY STAGEAfter reading the shortest post of all time by Paul Henderson, quoting Grace Hanson: will never begin! , I want to share my experience with the idea of this statement: Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin! The idea, as suggested by Paul in...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 19
Twitter for business – Is it an effective marketing tool or just a waste of time?Statistics show that Twitter’s popularity has leveled off with no significant new growth as compared to other social sites. This could be due to the rise of Snapchat and Instagram. To be competitive, Twitter has star...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 39
In comparison to others, there’s one thing I’ve noticed these past several years, I’m a moody blogger.  As a fellow blogging friend once commented, “Myrl, I never know what I’ll find when I visit your blog.”  She’s right of course – sometimes I post housing market statistics, while at other times...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 7
I recently posted about a con-artist who was trying to buy one of my listings. Thank goodness for the Internet. It is so easy to track people and their history today, I'm surprised some of these scammers stay at it. I hope the quick access to information is making their lives harder.I received an...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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If you are looking forward to buying a new home and are looking on the mortgage horizon, then this article is probably for you!  How do you choose the best local mortgage lenders? Where do you find them? Even if you, how do you they are the right ones to move forward with? How do you know if the ...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 11
REAL ESTATE LISTINGS--INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY??Prompted by a comment by Kimo Jarrett on one of my last posts, I decided to write this post to get the opinion of others, maybe more informed members here on AR. The comment by Kimo was on the post  STOP COMPLAINING AND START EXPLAINING!! written 2 day...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 31
  It's That Time Again:  Rabbit Redux Of Sorts    It's That Time Again: Rabbit Redux Of Sorts   And I guess it's down a rabbit hole of sorts.  Rabbit holes can be a familiar place but hopefully not so familiar they become commonplace. You know it's been said history repeats itself and that happen...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Having a map may not get you there! Not having a map might get you there. When you leave here, do you know where you want to go? So . . . You know where you want to go . . . Do you know how to get there? If not, we have lots of ways to help us navigate from here to there: Maps can be handy, but t...

By Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob"
(Robert Ratliff Realty)
Comments 12
 How's the Bunny and Egg connected to Easter?(Lauren Effron with Discovery News) writes a good article)Please click on the link above to see Lauren full articleAccording to University of Florida's Center for Children's Literature and Culture, the origin of the celebration — and the Easter bunny —...

By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
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Good morning and happy Monday.  Hope this email finds you doing well this Monday morning and you had a wonderful Easter Weekend.   Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs: GENUINELY HAPPY: Be happy where you are.  Be eager to make it even better. Nothing can make you happy.  Everything gives you the oppo...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 50
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 Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
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When it comes to building a custom home, the fun part is choosing the building site, designing the home, and selecting colors. What most home buyers don’t think about is how the construction of their home will impact their comfort and affect their health. That’s where building science comes in. A...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 21

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 20
I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a delightful Easter Day.  Whether you spend time pondering the meaning of Easter, or whether you simply delight in the advent of spring, and contemplate new beginnings, I hope it is special for you and your family!

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 3
HAPPY EARTH DAY!!This past weekend was full of energy that provided a greater sense of rest and connection with family, friends and yourself. After spending a relaxing Sunday with my dad and brother, I went home and began decluttering my garage. Now to some, this may sound like work, yet for me, ...