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By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
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Smaller homes come with a lot of benefits. One of the best benefits is the fact that you can save time, effort and energy with it. You can also have time to bond with your family. There is no need for you overspent as well since your expenses will be lessened. Hokanson Realt...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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What’s the MOJO factor in your office? When a new customer or employee walks through the door for the first time, what’s their perception? This is a real palpable thing, although it’s not easy to measure. Wouldn’t it be great if there were such a thing as a “MOJO Meter” with a big neon sign in th...

By Estelia Mesimer - REALTOR®
(ReMax Metro)
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For Sale | 1261 GASPARILLA DR NE, ST PETERSBURG FAMILY HOME Overview Maps Photos Description Market Stats $1999,990.00 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms2 Half BathroomsInterior: 7,433 sqftLot: 31,899 sqftYear Built: 1993 Location 1261 GASPARILLA DR NESAINT PETERSBURG, F...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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You may be asking yourself what are the benefits to working with hard money lenders? California underwriting guidelines, in short, is one of the main benefits to working with lenders who offer hard money financing. The underwriting process for any lender is a vital part of securing financing, whi...

By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
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We hosted the Women’s Council of REALTORS, Raleigh Regional Chapter at Portofino for a luncheon. It was held in the beautiful clubhouse at Portofino, scene of quite a few weddings and parties held by the residents of Portofino.The event was to honor the past presidents of the Women’s Council of R...

By Alex Paen
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty)
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With the new year upon us, we are feeling very optimistic. Our team is working very hard up until the end. Tomorrow we will input our last 2 listings of the year. Our real estate market in Wilmington NC has been up and down. I am glad we are ending with an upswing. Thanks to our newest clients pu...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 3  The Best Real Estate School in central Florida just got better!The Climer School of Real Estate's very first "Live Streaming" Florida Real Estate License Class starts tomorrow, Monday, October 9th. I am so excited, I can not wait.We ha...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
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Go to  if you still need your Florida "Mandatory" 45 hours of post licensing class.You now have until October 23rd, 2017 (due to Hurricane Irma) to get this is the superior option if you have to do your education online. This...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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"The Secret to Life, Though, Is To Fall Seven Times and To Get up Eight Times" A Paulo Coelho Quote by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweNever giving up is such a constantly heard phrase. From motivational posters to motivational speakers, we are told time and time again to not give in. B...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Doing more than the client expects.  The slight edge business model. What is your business model?  Do you create a slight edge?I think exceeding expectation is an important business model.  Or should be.Clients have expectations in every business.  Are we, as business providers, doing less than t...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
Comments 62
Why you shouldn’t feed the trollsHave you noticed there are trolls in Active Rain? No, I don’t mean little creatures that live in an almost perpetual state of happiness, singing and hugging all day like trolls in the movie “Trolls.”I’m talking about the Internet trolls who sow discord by starting...

By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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Highest and Best UseWhen appraising real estate, the MOST important aspect is the use to which theproperty is dedicated.Most people understand that a one bedroom, one bath shack in the neighborhood ofnice 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms mini-mansions is not the highest and best use.But what about proper...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It is just one of those days for me today. It rained after four weeks of heat and humidity and has briefly stopped. I was up early as usual but the pups don't like to be out in heavy rain so we started later. Now as I write this I am thinking about the day and what I will do with it. The leaves a...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
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  Thank you so much for all the texts, call and Facebook messages. As the news has stated this was an epic disaster. I have never seen so much devastion in my life. I am so grateful that all of our family came through this unharmed. We evacuated due to the uncertainity of the Barker Reservoirs be...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  Today I went by one of my newly signed listings to see how things were going. They were just a bit beyond exhausted from cleaning, packing and basically purging years of their parent's home. While there we went through each level to see the progress and make a few more suggestions. There was a ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Wordless Wednesday-My Favorite Interior Photo Stagers must take hundreds of Before and After photos of every property they stage, regardless of size or price point, and whether it’s an occupied or vacant property.  As hard as we try, we aren’t always able to get the “after” photos we want. When w...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Buyers who missed getting that special little Key West house at an affordable price should take note of the new listing at 711 Olivia Street in Key West. I had an opportunity to show this sweet, but untouched in decades, Old Town home a short time ago. I think it has a lot of potential for that s...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
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Custom home builders for years have used the term “stick built” to label their homes as higher quality. The logic is that if you build a home one stick at a time, then you have taken the time to cut, place, and fasten each “stick” correctly. This is a distraction from what it really is. “Stick bu...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Real Estate Sales Advice-- Before You Shut Down For The Holidays...As the swimming pools close and the leaves change colors, many real estate agents start to nest for the Winter. From Halloween to the other side of the new year, many agents step away from the business. In the process, these neste...

By Reynold Bascos, Orange County Real Estate Agent
(Realty ONE Group)
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