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By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
1325 Peppoli Loop Southeast Wow what a great opportunity in Rio Rancho! This beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath home is nestled in the heart of Cabezon! The first floor features laminate flooring throughout, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and two spacious living areas! Upstairs features a loft or family room area! The master bedroom features 2 large closets, balcony, double vanity, and a jetted tub! Call today to find out how to make this home yours! ​Contact Information:Valerie AlmanzarKeller Williams RealtyYour Casa Team 505-923-4670 / 505-897-1100​​
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Thursday Thought', while humorous, should fit in with how many of us are feeling.  This time of year many, in Northern Idaho, are anxious to see the white gone and the thermometers to show above 32 Degrees. Knowing time does not actually change, and it is actually how it is perceived, I believe this is an excellent remedy to having spring show up sooner.  Enjoy your weekend.  'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.   Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Are you planning on attending a townhome open house this weekend? Whether you're considering a future purchase or ready to buy now, it's important to ask the right questions to ensure you're making an informed decision. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the 5 most important questions to ask, plus a bonus question for good measure.1. What's the parking situation? Townhome parking can be a challenge, even if the unit has a garage. Be sure to ask about the number of parking spots, their location, any additional parking fees, and visitor parking options.2. What are the noise levels? Some townhomes have thin walls, which can make it easy to hear your neighbors. To get a sense of the noise levels, visit the unit at different times of the day.3. What are the major upgrades that have be...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Click on the link below to find out the answer. Also, do not forget to subscribe to my YouTube page to see my other videos on similar topics. I am a loan officer who lends in 45 states and I handle the loan from start-to-finish. My cell phone is 1-216-780-1103 and I can be reached at anytime for questions, Pre-Approvals or anything else needed.
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP   A press release is a write-up about you, your business, or your service.  A press release is an excellent way to get free publicity for your business and generate your own credibility as an expert in the field.   Press releases are one way to generate traffic to your website or business.  Begin by deciding what your story will be about; the news you want to inform the public about.  Are you launching a new product or introducing a new type of service that will affect your customers?   There are many press release submission services on the internet; some have strict requirements; others will print nearly anything you submit.  Some charge fees; many are free.  O...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
 A press release is a write-up about you, your business, or your service.  A press release is an excellent way to get free publicity for your business and generate your own credibility as an expert in the field. Press releases are one way to generate traffic to your website or business.  Begin by deciding what your story will be about; the news you want to inform the public about.  Are you launching a new product or introducing a new type of service that will affect your customers? There are many press release submission services on the internet; some have strict requirements; others will print nearly anything you submit.  Some charge fees; many are free.  One important thing to remember is that a press release is not a classified advertisement; a well-written press release should read ...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Reasons Why Real Estate Investor Association (REIA)Is Important To Your Success As An Investor Any real estate investor who has the right information and a network of helpful people is likely to achieve much more success. This is because an investor with the right information and networks will always be able to foresee and understand the various changing factors in the market and hence be able to make informed real estate investment decisions. One of the most ideal ways to get updated information and the right networks amongst other benefits for real estate investors is being a member of a Real Estate Investor Association (REIA). This means that both seasoned and new real estate investors who aspire to be successful can benefit from joining a REIA which is a group formed for the continu...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Real Estate 101  1/25/2023  (Quotes to help & motivate you!)Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great!Attributed to John D. RockefellerThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author…
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By Catina Willis, Real Estate Broker, Business Loans, Coach
(Next Level Realty & Investments)
If you're a real estate agent, odds are you're always looking for ways to make a little extra money. Why not use your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to start a side hustle? From network marketing to becoming a property manager, there are plenty of opportunities out there for those who are willing to put in the work. Check out our list of three side hustles that are perfect for real estate agents!1. Network MarketingAs a real estate agent, you have the perfect skill set for success in network marketing. You know how to build relationships, communicate effectively, and most importantly, you know how to sell! Network marketing health product memberships at LiveGood are the perfect side hustle for real estate agents because it allows you to leverage your existing skillset to make extr...
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By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
It's been a year since I have written anything on Active Rain. Just by logging in I realize how much I have missed reading the articles and writing my own articles. Most of my articles were about mortgage loans because I have been a lender since 1968 but this year will be dedicated to real estate sales. I am not new to real estate; have my Brokers License more than 30 years and have averaged just over 7 real estate transactions a year for the past 10+ years.I have been marketing by YouTube Videos and have three YouTube accounts and will add my Magic You Tube next month.www.buyersrealtycalifornia.com/youtubewww.mortgagemagic.com/youtubewww.salesmagicsuccess.com/youtubeI am glad to be be back.    
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
2614 Molton Way 21244, Kingswood Commonis SOLD & SettledMLSBC2054802We found the right buyer for this adorable and affordable two-bedroom townhouse with two assigned parking spaces right in front.One and a half baths, an eat-in kitchen, dining and living room, and a full-sized washer and dryer. The sliding glass doors lead to the patio—no grass to cut or snow to shovel.  This is an energy-efficient interior Townhouse with low Condo fees of $165 per month.2614 Molton Way is conveniently located to the beltway, shopping, and metro station.This brick two-level  Kingswood Common Condo is in Baltimore County but is SOLD & Settled.Click To See PhotosFor information on any homeCall Margaret Rome
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
“Don't let circumstances determine your commitment level. Worthy commitments are prioritized regardless of circumstance.”― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.  ..We call it working smarter, not harder, and it’s something your colleagues, competitors, & those highly successful in your field are already mastering... why shouldn’t you too?  .Find out how we work with you by texting, “Start Now” to 561-502-1577 today!  .. #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #SeeYouAtTheTop
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Las Vegas Vantage speaks with renowned real estate agent / manager / trainer Debe Maxwell. Debe Maxwell has been living in North Carolina nearly her entire life. She has been residing in the Charlotte area since 1985.Debe's experience as a nurse has helped as a real estate agent and a manager has been a great asset as working with patients gave her the compassion and patience to help her sellers and buyers. This is why Debe has become the top agent in the Charlotte market.In today's episode of Las Vegas Vantage, Debe Maxwell discusses with Rocky Dickerson the perception of today's marketplace and how to take advantage of it. 
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Thomas J Nelson Recharge to Take ChargeThe Zoom call presented by Thomas J Nelson this week was a tutorial on how to sustain a healthy real estate business and also lifestyle. As a successful real estate agent/broker and investor since 1989 he has come to appreciate the need to relax and step back for vacation in order to clear the mind and also to recharge the body to maintain a healthy family relationship and to also better serve his clients. As a 3rd  generation realtor he knows the business well and also recognizes the need to step way at times to not only maintain his alertness but to also appreciate the fruits of his labors.Over 60% of his business comes from military clients both first timers as well as second home buyers. His team, or as he prefers to call them, his alliance, co...
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By Alan May, A moving experience!
(Jameson Sotheby's International Realty)
Now and then we have a client who asks us why buildings (especially those larger buildings) are required to have fire protection sprinkler systems.Well, this is why.  Here we have a 1970's 25-story building, on the south side of Chicago (Harper Square coop building), that is currently (and I mean right now) having a major fire on higher floors.  It appears to be on the 15th - 24th floors.This is a disaster... the fire hoses don't even reach the higher floors.  There are many, many Chicago fire trucks and firefighters present, struggling to get this fire under control.There is no word, yet, as to whether anyone has been hurt, and residents who are not directly affected by the fire, have been asked to shelter in place... so far, the city feels an evacuation order is not necessary..  It's ...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
The act of getting strong doesn't start in the gym, it starts in your head. You will be amazed at what you attract after you start believing in what you deserve. God gave you a fingerprint that no one else has, so you can leave an imprint that no one else can. Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong. Only fools let compliments get to their head and criticism get to their heart. Nothing will bring you greater peace than minding your own business. The phrase "do not be afraid" is written in the bible 365 times. That's a daily reminder from God to live every day being fearless.  May you make this New Day a Happy Day
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By Rhonda Gustitus, Real Estate's A Dream With Rhonda Gustitus Team!
(The Rhonda Gustitus Team)
 Wait until you see this fabulous split plan in Rotonda West! This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage home has over 2100 ft.² of luxury living and a beautiful in-ground, caged pool overlooking the freshwater canal! The home can be sold turnkey if the buyer wants it fully furnished. This wonderful home has every feature you could want! Sellers are in the process of putting a new roof on and screening the pool cage. The entire home has accordion style hurricane shutters for added protection. Upon entering the screened-in front entry, you can’t help but notice the beautiful etched glass double doors leading you into an impressively spacious tiled foyer that has a magnificent view of the sparkling blue pool! The home is nicely designed with a formal living room and dining room, and kitchen w...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Welcome to our mid week market report for January Week 4. As January comes to a close, things have changed - and for the better. More opportunities are ahead for both buyers and sellers as interest rates drop, and sellers adjust to the market now more than ever. That and many more in today's market report.Buyers are more active in the market. The drop in mortgage rates at 6.15% may be causing buyers to enter the market.In addition, sellers are adjusting to the current market. Sellers are dropping their prices less frequently than last year, with 36.4% of active listings having a price drop this week compared last week at 39.8%.Good news for sellers: Offers are coming in faster this week. While days on market is up by 10 compared by last year at 20 days, it has been significantly reduced...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Is it negotiable? This is almost always the second question after asking for the price.  Hmm...Isn't everything in life negotiable? Many low offers have made it through to closing. You cannot insult me with a lowball offer, and I should not allow the seller to be insulted.  The people who visited your home showed your home and made NO offer...were the insulting ones.  When someone takes time to write, submit, provide financial proof, chooses a lender, a title company, produces earnest money, decides on various dates, closing, inspections, etc., and...signs forty pages, that is not an insult..that is an offer!       The seller does NOT have to accept.. but it is the start of negotiations.  Please respond with a thank you.  If it cannot be negotiated...just an " We appreciate the offer, ...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Had to laugh at myself yesterday.  Got caught off guard.  Made a quick stop at a local North Idaho grocery store to pick up some Soda for the office and home.  After picking my jaw off the counter at the register, I then felt I should request Security escort me to my vehicle.Being a numbers man I did some quick math.  $12.99 each case.  48 X 12 comes to 4.5 gallons.  Or better put, $5.77 a gallon.  Doubt we are paying that anywhere in US for fuel.  We all know something is only worth what someone is willing to pay...fuel, homes, land, and now soda.  lol  I will be checking prices for soda much closer in the future and most likely doing without more often than not.  If only I had a professional there to guide me with my purchase I most likely would have not been shocked at the cash regis...
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