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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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Have You Sold Yourself? from RJ Baxter on Vimeo.The most important sale you will ever make in your real estate business? Yourself!rjbaxter.com/soldyourself.htm-The RJ Baxter TeamWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.P.S....

By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 14
Recently read an article in Miami Herald “Condo rip-off: Tenant sues association over high fees”. If you deal with condos, you, probably, run into those high fees charged to Sellers, Buyers or Tenants.In Florida we got to the point that recently enacted legislation governing Estoppel fees…But the...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
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More than anything else, it is best that you feel right about your purchased home. Nonetheless, you also need to make sure that all basic requirement can be found in your home. For instance, you need to check if there is a parking lot for your car. You may also need to check if there is a little ...

By Hawaii homes
(Century 21 iProperties Hawaii)
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This morning I received an e-mail titled "wire transfer instructions" and it appeared to be sent by Docusign.  I wasn't expecting wire transfer instructions and suspected this is a "phishy" e-mail.Checking the spam folder, there were two more identical e-mails from the supposed author, Cameron Sm...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 0
Living in bigger cities offer a lot of advantages. From the career opportunities, it can offer a wide array of restaurants. There are so much more than you can experience as you choose to live in big cities. This is also best if you are a student because you can have a lot of options as you choos...

By marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type...
(garaughty.com)
Comments 189
 **Because 99% of the spam is generated by vendors(SEO, lead generation, etc...), we are no longer accepting vendors in this group. Moderating spam has become too time consuming. Also, this is NOT the place to post property listings, market reprts, religious stuff, recipes, etc... please post tho...

By Lee Keadle, Keadle Real Estate Group
(Carolina One Real Estate)
Comments 13
For September’s Active Rain challenge, we’ve been asked to write about the habits that we’ve made part of our careers and lives as Realtors. I’ve chosen to do a mix of personal and business practices, which will be better explained below:The Good: Taking More Time Off to be with FamilyI’ll admit ...

By Utah Dave, Homes for Sale - Utah
(UtahDave.com Neighborhood Experts)
Comments 211
A Look at History Years ago the Red Shirt Warriors of the Lakota Indian Tribe were highly respected. They were fierce, they were elite, they were the best of the best. There are stories about how the Red Shirt Warriors were fearless and could do anything. The Lakota tribe didn't give a bow and ar...

By Allie Angeloni
(Long Realty )
Comments 6
We Preview houses in our niche, and I have not yet seen all of the 40 Floorplans in our community of 2500 homes.  Some have had extensions, so the square footage is not the same as the 'original' floorplan from the builder, which could include enclosed front or back patios.    I always want to be...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 19
Jim Cheney's Being Human Challenge Santa Rosa, CA blogger Jim Cheney has challenged ActiveRain bloggers to post an August blog on something that is personal and not business related. Since this is the final day of the challenge, I am writing this while Chef Dolores is taking advantage of the beau...

By Mary Ann O'Shea
(RE/MAX At Barnegat Bay)
Comments 3
Long Beach Island Home for Sale | LBI Real Estate | Jersey Shore Home for Sale | MF 7 E 15th St Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood $724,500 Multi Family Main Features 6 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom2 UnitsInterior: 2,375 sqftLot: 6,250 sqftMLS #: 4032637 Location 7 E 15th St...

By Eric Lawrence Frazier MBA, Founder and CEO of The Power Is Now, Inc.
(The Power Is Now, Inc. NMLS #1435243 CalBRE #1980407)
Comments 2
The real estate business is a business that requires an in-depth personal connection, although when the issue of social media comes into play, it can scare many realtors. This doesn't mean that there is no need to cultivate the social media presence of many realtors. As a matter of fact, social m...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
(LeaderOne Financial Corporation)
Comments 2
 Tomball TX FHA 203k Renovation Loans are as special mortgage product, reserved for homeowners with existing FHA mortgages. FHA  Streamline refinancesare the fastest, simplest way for FHA-insured homeowners to refinance their respective mortgage into today’s low MORTGAGE RATES Below are some of t...

By Maryland Luxury Group
(Keller Williams Select Realtors )
Comments 1
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By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 88
Previous post in this series Rules of the Road - Part 4 of a series     Showing Instructions   This property is a Short Sale listing. There is no difference in the showing process between a Short Sale listing and a traditional resale listing.   Check the MLS for status and showing instructions.  ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 13
Pay it forward – A past client sent me an email asking me to participate in a call to action to tell Chevron CEO John Watson it's time to clean up his company's oily mess in the Ecuadorean Amazon. I did … and you can too. It only takes 2 minutes to make a difference. It feels good to help.Pay it ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 13
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though a whale is a very large mammal, its throat is very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. The teacher reiterated that...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 14
One way I paid it forward this week was by responding to the Humane Society Legislative Fund’s call to action to help mobilize crucial support for funding to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture can adequately enforce key animal welfare laws. I placed a called to Senators Dianne Feinstein an...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 17
As I was driving home from another very long day I noticed the sun setting between clouds. What I saw is not what we see in this photo. By the time I turned off the busy street onto a side street with much less traffic; grabbed my cell phone; got out of my car to take a picture; and took the pict...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 14
My pay it forward this week was doing a favor for my neighbor who asked me if I would pick up a double case of V8 Juice from Costco. While I had no immediate plans to go to my local San Jose Costco store, I decided that I would go simply to get the V8 Juice. HA! $176.76 later I left Costco with 2...