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By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It is one of those things that you can't buy and matters the most. I remember a colleague who once sold a townhome to a client representing that the attached garage was part of the transaction. It wasn't. Imagine the closing when the buyer came to find out that she was about to lose what she most...

By Susan McCall, Listing and Buyer Agent, Bringing buyers and sellers together!
(Compass Realty Solutions)
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This is a continuing tale of showing a home in Portland where the lock box was placed on the side of the house, across wet grass, behind a chimney and attached to the gas meter.I have explained in Part 1 the difficulty that I had finding the lock box and the lock box releasing from the handle.A f...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 Pondering Questioning     Pondering Questioning I pondered. Life is full of questions.   Unanswered.  Still to be answered.  Ahh, the leading question.  Open-ended ones.  Some are rhetorical. Others are repeated.  Multiple times.  And repeated again.  Just because.   Lots of questions.  Too many...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  Shattered iPhone Is Not a Pretty Picture...But Lucky Me Yesterday at one of my showings, I slipped and fell hitting the concrete with enough force to shatter my iPhone. In the condition below, the phone still worked except for the bits of glass I was getting in and on my fingers. A phone call t...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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Blogging with a Purpose in 2019Blogging Then and NowFrom the beginning, blogging is an important piece of your marketing plan. However, it has made a significant shift from its original purpose. If you have a blog, you’ll need to understand the driving force behind most blogging today.Once Upon a...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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The calendar says tomorrow is the start of Spring!  In our corner of Ohio we've been roller coastering the last few weeks with warm temps and then a little snow, with even a few flakes falling Sunday afternoon.And with Spring comes the chance to finally start catching up on some tasks that we don...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Shake things up! Make a ruckus! Break the mold! Upset the apple cart! Dare to . . . ! Question everything! Quit being so damned responsible and predictable! How scary would this be? What’s the worst that could happen? What’s the BEST that could happen? What would other people think? What matters ...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Getting by with a little help from your friends is shameless! If you hail from the old school thinking that ABMS (all by myself) is the ONLY way, I invite you now to considering a little “re-programming” in that noggin of yours. The DIY (Do it yourself) thing was, for years, a cool and shiny and ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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What Agents Need Million Dollar Year Day 4. The real estate industry and the professionals who serve it are wondering what is next.  The Franchise system of Keller Williams, RE/MAX, Realogy offices and others are reeling from the onslaught of the virtual systems of eXp, Compass, Refin and Zillow....

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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Look for and find the unique in your listings. Every property has something special...some more than others. Yesterday when meeting with my photographer, I was fascinated by the angles of the glass above the open staircase of this townhouse. So I just started taking photos with my phone. None of ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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MARCH MAGIC MARKETING CHALLENGE - Successful New Marketing In our minds, the best contests are those that challenge you to do your show others what has worked best. This is a forum of Contribution and it is in that spirit that we spring into this challenge at the end of the first quarte...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
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Fridays are for families, friends, and fun at Northstar California! Kick off your weekend with Friday Fun Nights in The Village at Northstar. Join us for disco lights, DJ's, face painting an more. Enjoy cocktail service in our cabanas or build your own hot chocolate on the Overlook Bar's new hot ...
Cyber criminals used to be something that only businesses had to worry about. Aside from the occasional email from a Nigerian Prince offering untold riches, home users never had to worry. Now, it’s all changing.Credit: @lelia_milaya via Twenty20 HomeAt home, you have devices everywhere. With cell...

By Deep Grover
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Love and care can be shown to people in different ways and offering them gifts is undoubtedly one of the most appreciated ways. However, if you are offering a gift to students, you want to make sure that it is something that is functional and suits their lifestyle as students. This will ensure th...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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On March 22, 2019, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that nationwide existing home sales jumped 11.8% to annual rate of 5.51 million homes in February of 2019 from 5.34 million homes in January of 2019, but declined 1.8% of 5.61 million from February of 2018.There were 1.63 million...

By Patrick Meehan, Jr, Owner / Broker-Associate
(RE/MAX New Beginnings Realty)
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Don't miss your chance to see this beautifully updated, spacious ranch! This move in ready home offers crown molding throughout, a partially finished basement, hardwood flooring in the main living areas, a 2-car garage and an updated kitchen with brand new appliances. The partially finished basem...

By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
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5641 Cody Road Six thousand square feet off prime Rio Rancho location with 360 degree views, 3 floors 8 bedrooms and a kitchen that will satisfy any master chef. This custom masterpiece of architectural design contains 2 master suites, one with its own kitchen and garage. The views from the 2 cov...

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 Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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I'm a Professional Organizer. And that does not, cannot, and will never mean that I make people get rid of their Stuff. Many many many times more often, it means I help people discover their thoughts and feelings, their values, about their Stuff. Decisions about what to keep, or not, follow from ...