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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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5 Video Marketing Trends for 2019Video has been a source for entertainment, marketing, and learning for several years. It’s become extremely popular in both live and prerecorded formats.Live Video FormatEvery Smartphone takes high-quality video giving you the opportunity to host your live video f...

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-March 10 to March 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 I neve...

By Peter Mark SEO Services, Full Time SEO
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Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is a system for increasing the percentage of visitors to a website that convert into customers, or more generally, take any desired action on a webpage. It is commonly referred to as CRO.  CRO is basically every single part of your website. We’re talking about l...

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 55
"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 o...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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To what degree does your company personify you? For some folks, this might be a company that you conceived, attracted and built with your own blood, sweat, and many tears through the years. Presumptively, most of the rest of us consciously made a choice to join the company where and with whom the...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 15
How long will you jerry-rig that contraption before you lose patience? It’s that thing that’s not working as it should, and we tolerate the necessary work-arounds under the heading of: “It still works even if not well or consistently.” Some folks take great pride in keeping that thing alive rathe...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Speaking with a member today, they confessed they were afraid of actually writing a blog.  When asked about their fear, the answer...they were worried about what others would think. This same member was writing good, thoughtful, lengthy comments with good content.So I suggested they go back, tak...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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SO READY IS HE RATHER TO SHOW MERCY THAN TO PUNISHEXODUS 20:6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY Sin is visited on three, or at most four, generations. Righteousness is remembered, and advantages descendants, for ever. BA...

By Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source
(CastNet Realty)
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HELLO Friends and especially Patricia Feager,I have retired from selling real estate on commission.  I am saying it this way because I will be keeping my broker's license always and maybe doing some investment real estate and remodeling projects in the future.  I love real estate and have enjoyed...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Everyone I speak to tells me that they hate change.  But since change in inevitable why not be proactive and get in front of it.  As the earth moves everything changes. Cars change, technology changes, and business practices change. What you did to get to where you are today will not get you to w...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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In western Massachusetts there are four seasons: fall, winter, summer and mud season which typically happens after winter and before the summer. For three years now there hasn't been a spring. Instead just when winter appears to be it is mud, mud mud. It is messy and annoying. I...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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(Understanding hard money loans and asset-based lending is important for all consumers. It might not work for everyone, but it is a good option to know about.)As a consumer, you might only know about the more traditional types of lending such as a bank or mortgage company. But there are many othe...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
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“Every day, it’s important to ask and answer these questions: “What’s good in my life?” and “What needs to be done?”– Nathaniel Branden Read more:  

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed, but not by me, 1200 Whitehead Street, Key West. I saw and photographed this classic eyebrow house yesterday afternoon on one of the few "gray days" we get in the Florida Keys. I apologize for the lack of color.  I also did not use a tripod so the photos are less than perfect.  Half o...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 While on a chimney inspection, this morning  I learned a few things.  -There is a right way to place the grate in the fireplace. Above is the correct way. This home built almost sixty years ago has never had a fire in the fireplace and the grate was turned backward. The correct position above ke...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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1,350,000+ Facebook Likes   Several ActiveRain bloggers have commented that they have left Facebook because they found no value in the platform. I could write about some of the negative aspects of Facebook but the positive impacts are more meaningful for me.   I would argue that every real estat...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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I believe that you should only do business with people who share your values.  That includes clients and members of your real estate team. While having different skills and ideas brings strength to a team, it is imperative that the team shares the same values. Are you clear about what you value? ...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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This year, our Home Church spiritual community is experiencing God through the 40 days of Lent. The 40 days of Lent are a time to draw near to Jesus and align ourselves more closely each day with GodI'm sharing this study with you here as well. The Lent study is available online at

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  Who’s to blame?There was a recent discussion about a negligent agent, who used the lockbox on a property, showed it to a buyer and then left the home unlocked. Of course, that was careless, stupid and negligent. Please feel free to add more choice words. Being in real estate, we have seen prope...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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Let’s start off with some fact. 48% of mobile games revenue is by less than 1%of mobile games. This disparity is very common in the mobile game world where only a few games have been wildly successful. So what are the 1 percenters doing that other gaming and non-gaming mobile developers are not? ...