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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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Nowadays, you can be a fan of someone that’s not an actor or artist. You can be a fan of someone who makes YouTube videos. ~Cameron Dallas Take advantage of all that video has to offer in your social media marketing strategy. Create a YouTube channel for your brand or business. Here are five tips...

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 42
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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 A caller yesterday asking about one of my listings. He was interested in renting.'Sorry Sir but that home is not for rent.' ' But the internet says it is.'  He sent me a link from Craig's list and it says $750 a month. I looked and there is a photo of my property, with my MLS verbiage and sure e...

By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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I would never try to escape Inspectors frequently have to deal with pets left at home at the time of inspection. I really appreciate it when they are either gone or corralled somewhere in the house. On a recent inspection the agent had warned me the cat would try to escape and sure enough, as so...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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I think most of us have seen it.The blog post or Facebook entry or comment where you just go "How many glasses of wine has THAT one had tonight???".Things said that shouldn't have been said, but were.And sometimes there's no fixing what's been done.I've seen posts that if the agent's broker also ...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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When one first arrives at Zion National Park, one sometimes finds they have a a little problem.  This problem reminds of dialogue from the old 1950s Gloria Swanson flick, "Sunset Boulevard."  Swanson playing the part of Norma Desmond had two lines, which described the dilemma at Zion.  (1) "All r...

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-May 12 to May 18, 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 never kn...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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We're all aware of the telemarketers, "phishers," and other scam artists that call our telephones incessantly. Lately, about half of the bogus calls I get are coming from the Idaho area code - and some are coming from our city prefix.Because my phone rings all day with those calls I generally let...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
Comments 1
The newly listed two bedroom home at 11 Hutchinson Lane, Key West, will appeal to a tiny few people among the hundreds who dream about buying a place here someday.  And that is because they are the ones who can actually find it. If you do a Google search you can find the location but not actually...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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We know that some people think of Wisconsin somewhere near Alaska and lots of snow....yadda yadda....and we are here to tell you in lovely PURPLE and is NOT the case !   It is suppose to rain this afternoon and our mulch was ready but the landscaper could not be until next week....rain...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 12
This is my annual advice, suggestions, wit and wisdom for the, soon to be released on the world, graduates. If they can learn from an old-timer, they can learn from anyone. So, let's get to it. My Annual Words of Wit, Wisdom, Sarcasm and Good Sense for Graduates.It's graduation time, and students...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 9
Google is making significant changes to its organic search platform. The biggest game-changer is voice search.Voice-Activated AssistantsVoice-activated assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home are growing in popularity, with around 67 million devices being used in homes and offices in the US....

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 15
Yesterday was jam packed. I was up and out early and I filled my car and spent almost all the money I had with me. I went to the shop twice and when I came the second time to drop some of the things off, it was so busy I wound up helping my colleague and was not able to rearrange or place my thin...

By Karen McCall
(McCall's Real Estate)
Comments 2
Single Family Home for sale in Union Mills, NC Overview Maps Photos Features Description Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full BathroomsYear Built: 2007MLS #: 46483, 35049 Location 618 Cane Creek Mtn RoadUnion Mills, NC 28167USA Karen D. McCall McCall's Real Es...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 34
  On Adaptability    On Adaptability  I assume we can each appreciate the importance of adaptability in our lives.  A quick look at the Internet shows us this definition from Oxford Dictionaries that adaptability is the quality of being able to adjust to new conditions.  Easier defined perhaps th...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 33
 May the April Showers Challenge blossom into May business for all who entered.  Hopefully, everyone will continue to write beautiful Market Reports. I want to personally thank everyone who entered the April Challenge for making it Rain. I also want to thank Debe Maxwell, CRS  for persisting with...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  No Rhyme.  No Reason.  Just A Thought.      No Rhyme.  No Reason.  Just A Thought. Things happen. And then they don't.   No complaints from me.  Not this time.  Disappearing posts.  Photos/images there one minute and then gone the next.  Comments going AWOL.  Other things happening.  Oh, well. ...

By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Comments 1
Thank you Dave Jones for your original blog.  Great information for buyers.   Two positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan have dropped to new lows, right as reports show that wages have increased at t...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West, 1409 12th Street, Key West, Florida. Longtime readers of my blog know I am a nut for old photos of our little town. I remembered an aerial photo taken in 1999 by Ty Symroski and Wendy Tucker to which I added a couple of notes showing today's property ...

By Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677
(RE/MAX Checkmate)
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Proof of funds?  We all know that when dealing with foreclosures, or "bank owned properties"  there are some hoops that must be jumped through.  This is the nature of the business.  Proof of funds refers to the cash buyer's ability to prove to the bank they do indeed have the money available to p...