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By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 12
Hold On - Hard Left Ahead Hold On Billy-Joe-Bob ... We done got a hard left turn ahead. Well - at least Billy-Joe-Bob is Wearing a Belt. There is little risk of Billy-Joe-Bob losing is pants. Creative thinkers - don't you agree? Human body is a great substitute for rope. If you can't tie it down ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 9
Pay-it-Forward - Mentoring a New Agent - Week Two This past week was week two of mentoring a new agent. Week two seems to be causing this new agent to realize the magnitude of what she needs to learn and remember. The business of real estate is not like passing an exam – memorize what we need to ...

By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
Comments 1
We sold this Custom Built Home in Clayton on Christmas Eve....And we could have Sold it Again This Week!!This Beautiful home in Clayton, North Carolina sold on Christmas Eve, now that's what I call a Christmas present.That was one happy builder signing the contract on Christmas Eve morning at 10....

By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
Comments 0
Johnston County, North Carolina....Business Information You May Need. Johnston County, is in east-central North Carolina and borders Wake County and is minutes from Raleigh, the state capital. Johnston County has 11 Municipalities, Benson, Clayton Four Oaks, Kenly, Micro,Pine Level, Princeton,Sel...

By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
Comments 2
Clayton Chamber of Commerce in North Carolina.  The Clayton Area Chamber of Commerce is on Main Street in Downtown Clayton, they are located in the classiest building on Main Street in what used to be a bank. The building which is listed with the National Register of Historic Places. Inside you c...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 1
www.BestOnlineCEClass.com If you are a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Licensee, you have to take 14 hours of Continuing Education hours every 2 years, or your real estate license will automatically convert to involuntary inactive status. You will not be able to legally perform any the ABARSA...

By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 129
We had a lot of fun with this contest last year - there were a ton of entries, a lot of amazing photos and we gave away a boatload of points. So we're going to do it again!! Back in the day, when the printed MLS only had a simple photo of the home, photography wasn't something we spent much time ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 14
This is our entry into the "OCTOBER CONTEST - TIME MANAGEMENT IS NOT A TIME MANAGEMENT ISSUE" hosted by Grant Schneider. Early in our real estate career we "struggled" with having sufficient time to work with clients, recruit team members, pretty much everything "real estate" AND having enough ti...

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!)
Comments 13
 Health Effects of One Minute of Laughter vs. One Minute of Angerby Cupertino REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweRecently I came across a Facebook video and image from Your Health @YourHealthdailyremind about the different effects one minute of laughter has on the body as compared to one minute of anger....

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 12
This is by far the best way to get our attention to enjoy EVERY leaf of Fall splender. Most of us would pass right by without ever seeing this. Thank you for sharing it.  I personally look at the little details and really appreciate Mother Nature and the way she works on our behalf. I lived most ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 62
It’s Not All About You...Or Me  Yet another reality check. I couldn’t sleep.  So I got up.   Checked email.   And Facebook. Ran a mls hotsheet for new listings. And logged on to ActiveRain.  Nada.  Nothing.  Not even a curtain alerting me to a maintenance issue.   I admit it...I have a certain ad...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
Comments 4
This to-the-point infographic from MakeSpace storage, a full-service storage company based in NYC, Chicago, LA and Washington DC, illustrates many of the overwhelmingly compelling reasons we Organizers wish EVERYONE who needs organizing help would get organizing help. CLUTTER IS RUINING YOUR LIFE...

By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 3
Most of the time, in report writing, it is advisable to be as clear and to the point as possible.When reporting on issues discovered in the home, we want to describe what the issue is, what the consequences will be if nothing is done, and what repairs should be made and who should make the repair...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 30
When unprofessional "roofers" have never heard of OSHA.Many roofs in our neighborhood got shredded by a tornado in April.  Mine included.Of course I hired a professional I have known for over 20 years - licensed to the hilt, insured, professional in every way.   And voted the best roofer in Virgi...

By Guillermo Serafin, wealth protection and accumulation advisors
Comments 0
So we are in the fourth quarter and business planning should be on the top of mind, not just what you are going to be for Halloween. Before you start getting down to it you first need to do some work. So don’t worry this isn’t a business plan post, but it is a business analysis post. What I will ...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
Good morning.  Hope you had a wonderful relaxing weekend.  Wanted to pass along Tim's Time Outs: 20 Keys To A Happy Life: *  Compliment at least 3 people everyday.*  Watch a sunrise/sunset.*  Be the first to say "Hello".*  Live beneath your means.*  Treat everyone as you want to be treated.(The G...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
As a real estate agent, you know a steady stream of leads is the only way to keep your business moving; however, many agents shy away from rental leads because they believe they aren’t worth the time or investment. The only tool that allows you to timestamp the lifecycle of a customer, rental lea...

By Guillermo Serafin, wealth protection and accumulation advisors
Comments 1
 I know we are all guilty of this. I can say that confidently because I notice it all the time. I also suffer from the habit myself. We take on everything and don’t accomplish anything. I know that's a huge overstatement and not actually the way things happen but it’s close. So what do I mean abo...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 2
As The Market Slows The Real Estate Agent Must Speed UpOver the last couple of years real estate sales have been booming. When we experience this part of the cycle, everyone and their brother gets a license. And why not? If you can answer a phone one can make more than half the people in their ci...

By Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA
(ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors)
Comments 48
It's understandable to feel uneasy of late, the news has been brutal for the last several months. Floods, hurricanes, forest fires and recently, the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Experts tell us to choose our news sources carefully to ensure credibility, and to limit our time being barraged...