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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Why Real Estate Agents Fail in Their First YearAs the owner for a real estate brokerage in Alexandria, La, I get contacts every week from individuals who seek to get their real estate license. Rarely do these talks end with people signing up for the course. Why? Because at Realty Executives Bayou...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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As we travel through life from one situation to the next, we are reminded of the familiar as well as the unknown which permeate the planet. We seek what we are comfortable with and pursue what is pleasurable avoiding that which takes away or may cause us harm. However, the human being is made up ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Liz and Bill Spear "Now blogging and real estate offer us learning opportunities on a continual basis and the challenge to each of us is making sure that we don't keep repeating mistakes."Right on target - and - re-blog! Yesterday evening I grabbed my gardening gloves off the stand.  Left hand in...

By Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Keeping Horses Safe During 4th of July Celebrations                          During the 4th of July holiday, most everyone can be found celebrating the birth of our nation in various ways, such as: picnics, parades, fireworks, and many other festivities that may stress your horses, possibly spoo...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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Yesterday evening I grabbed my gardening gloves off the stand.  Left hand in, tightened the velcro strap.  Slid my right hand into the glove and there was something that didn't belong, and my hand was out of that glove pretty quickly!  My first thought was a wasp or a thorn.  Nothing fell out of ...

By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance
(Realty One)
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OUR Richie Alan Naggar really came through today with a post, if when read slowly, carefully and with weight upon each word; means a great deal to each and every one of us. Have a wonderful Monday, June 26, 2017. It is the very last time in your life you will live this day! As we travel through l...

By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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The Year is 1953 and Elizabeth Gordon, editor for House Beautiful , wrote an article "The Threat to the Next America". In this article she attacked Mies Van De Roh and Modernism as a whole.                                                                           Farnsworh HouseAccording to Gordo...

By Inspiration With April
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PHILLIPPIANS 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, The Greek verb rendered “work out” means "to continually work to bring something to completion or fruitio...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Like so many here in the Rain, I am a big time animal lover and rescuer too. I currently have fore rescues. So many folks say they would have all if they could. Everyone can do more than they think. Shelters everywhere are overcrowded and wonderful animals are euthanized everyday. My heart breaks...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I had a wonderful day yesterday. I got my hair cut and had about an hour before I was meeting my cousins at a restaurant across the street. So, I decided to go look in a local shop I knew rather than spending an hour at the bar. The name of the place is Casablanca and it is in Lenox Massachusetts...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 It seems that everyone I speak with is saying these words. If you are in real estate and NOT busy, at the end of June, I would worry. The problem is these words are an excuse. Things are not getting done because " everyone is so busy." As a consumer, this is not what you want to hear.  You want ...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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When I look at a sunset or a sunrise I dream and hope for good things........Just as  man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future....Eli Wiesel                                                        If you are considering buying...

By Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
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Down here in the South, there are 2 kinds of weather in the summer - hot or rainy!  Most days, it's a combination of the two, but you can always count on the air outside feeling like a sauna from March through October (if we're lucky).  So how do you keep the house nice and cool without breaking ...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Warren CrossingNJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors Proudly PresentsA Community of 35 Luxury New Townhomes in Sought After Warren Township, NJ Starting at $797,000.            Warren Crossing is a...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty)
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How regularly have you blogged this month?If so, you can earn some rewards.Thanks to ActiveRain Contests for this challenge....June Cloudburst of You Challenge Cloudburst Time It's been a long time (since the Kerrie days) when we had a Cloudburst Contest. I think it's time to bring one back and c...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. Conrad Hall

By Inspiration With April
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GOOD GOVERNMENT PROVERBS 17:28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.  MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY A man may show himself to be a wise man, by the good temper of his mind, and by the good government of his tongue. He is careful when he does spea...
Long Beach Island Home for Sale | LBI Real Estate | Jersey Shore Home for Sale | 80 Freedom Hills Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood Market Stats $325,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,237 sqftLot: 10,575 sqftYear Built:...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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June is coming to a close but there is still time to rack up some big bonus points by entering the 3 contests running until midnight PDT on June 30. With the FAQ posts hosted by Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS  neighborhood post hosted by Liz and Bill Spear and the ActiveRain Contests blogging challeng...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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There are often times in life both personally and professionally when mistakes are made or bad things happen. Sometimes these things are  incalculable but just as often they come about for a thoughtless or stupid action taken and then regretted. In my experience the best and frankly only thing to...