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By Sacha Ferrandi
(Source Capital Funding, Inc.)
Comments 5
  Why just dream it? Be there! On a sunny day like today I often think of the beach. Living in southern California gives me the option of actually visiting the beach. Not just dreaming about it. It would actually be cool to have a beach house. Either to live in full time or once in a while. I kno...

By Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA, Providing the integrity and service you deserve.
(Future Home Realty)
Comments 5
I have been noticing that some people tag me in the responses to my blog posts, so I tried to do it a couple of times when I was responding to someones blog post but couldn't figure out how to do it. So I did a search in ActiveRain Real Estate Network and found this original entry. Not hard to do...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 9
A new SPAM/SCAM from Barr. Giorgio SalvatoreA new SPAM/SCAM from Barr. Giorgio SalvatoreGood day,Please open the attachment below and get back to me.Regards,Barr. Giorgio SalvatoreYeah - right ... let me get right on this! There is a word document attached to this message. I recommend that if you...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 14
2011 - The Year of Money This year we're going to experience 4 unusual dates: 1/1/11 1/11/11 11/1/11 11/11/11 That's not all. Take the last 2 digits of the year you were born and add the age you will be this year, it totals 111 for everyone. This is the year of Money.  This year Oct will have 5 ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 10
What does “Call First” REALLY Mean?I am referring to MLS showing instructions. Yes, I am still on my rant about agents who do not follow instructions. Seriously, if an agent takes the time to prepare a listing complete with online disclosures, reports, inspections, and instructions … Is it really...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 26
Pay-it-Forward - With Goodwill I know so many people who have garage sales and go to garage sales. I have never been to a garage sale. That is right. I have never been to a garage sale! I have only had one garage sale in my life. That sale took place about 30 years ago. I donate what may otherwis...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 12
Do Real Estate Agents have the Right to “take liberties”???My opinion is: NO Agents do not have the right to take liberties and yet many do every day without regard for others and without any repercussion.This post is inspired by Ann Hensel who wrote: I took the liberty to ring the doorbell!!!!!M...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 9
Sign Calls of a Different Variety San Jose has been the recipient of non-stop rain for nearly three days now. I received a call today from a seller who reported the roof was leaking … we are due to close escrow on 4/13/2011. Two other sellers called to tell me … the wind broke the sign. The sign ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 14
Pay-it-Forward - Mentoring a New Agent - Week One I must confess I did not fully realize what I was getting myself into. This week is week one of my commitment to “mentor” a new agent.   On Tuesday we spent 2 hours going over the California Association of Realtors Purchase Agreement. We focused o...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 8
Domain Names and Keywords … How do they make the Cutt?I’m referring to Matt Cutts. Watch Matt Cutts (the head of Google’s anti-web spam team) video and listen to what Matt Cutts has to say about key words in domain names and Google’s plan to further reduce the effects of key words in domain names...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 17
Drunken Irishman in Confessional On the day following St. Patrick’s Day … and Friday Funnies ... A drunken Irishman was staggering down the main street of town. Somehow, he managed to make it up the stairs to the cathedral and into the building, where he crashed from pew to pew. He finally made h...

By Bill Cribb
(Re/max Greater Atlanta)
Comments 1
I LIVE IN ATLANTA GA ACTUALLY IN THE SMALL TOWN OF MARIETTA. IN THE 30 YEARS I HAVE SOLD REAL ESTATE NEVER HAVE I SEEN A BETTER TIME FOR BUYERS! LET'S LOOK AT THE FACTS: NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE REAL ESTATE PRICES ARE DOWN / THE INTEREST RATE ON HOME LOANS IS AT HISTORIC LOWS / THERE IS AN $800 C...

By JoAnn& Ed Gallagher
(Showcase Home Realty)
Comments 1
Effective January 1st, a ban on trans fats has been instituted in foods prepared or served by about 2500 restaurants, bakeries, delis and other food establishments in Montgomery County. Debate and forums are being conducted for the proposed Purple Line, the 16 mile transit line between Bethesda a...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 14
Pay it forward – Heartfelt ApologyMurphy’s law seemed to be in full effect this week – it was exceptionally challenging for me. Murphy's law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong". [wiki]Helping so many homeowners avoid foreclosure means th...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 0
 I was puttzin around my AR site when I saw this draft post I wrote last year and apparently never sent out! DUH!!! It's almost that time of year again. Halloween is right around the corner and child safety is always a concern. I found a site called Safe Kids Worldwide(TM) that put out suggestion...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 47
How can you manage your time, live a stress-free life and have balance? Two things stand out for me. Be guided by your values and have a purpose then stay on course. You can stay on course with your personal GPS.The comparison to using a GPS is an easy one. We have them in our car and on our phon...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Do you show up when you say you will? If you don’t, what do you say to the person whose time you wasted? When you know that you’re not going to show up on time (or at all), do you call the person or people you are to meet and tell the truth or do you blame it on someone else or on “circumstances ...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
The Climer School of Real Estate is having a two week sales associate real estate license class at our Lake Nona campus starting Monday, October 23. This class will run Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 9 PM for two weeks.This class is fully approved and sanctioned by the Florida Department of B...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 8
 It was 12:36 today about midway during my live radio show. There was a break between the live calls and I was reading   The best way to destroy your reputation , a post by Debe Maxwell, CRS   I liked what Debe had to say and on the spur of the moment, I incorporated her blog post into my ALL ABO...

By Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
(The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group)
Comments 410
IF I told you that there is a  HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM that will allow your buyers to purchase a home with: NO DOWNPAYMENT................................You would probably say: (NO BIGGIE...) NO CLOSING COSTS.................................You would probably say: (NO WAY!!!) NO CONVENTIONAL CREDI...