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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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Employees Failing To Wash Hands Will Be DismissedBy Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweReading this sign while washing my hands in the restroom reminded me why I love Winco Food Stores. The sign simply read, "Employees who fail to wash their hands before leaving restroom will be dismissed....

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  May 13 to May 19, 2018. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it c...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always op...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 I received the following list of questions from a potential seller. Thank you for your quick responses and for your patience. Here are some questions we're hoping you can answer: Are you okay with most of our interaction being via email? How long have you been in real estate? How long have you b...

By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
(Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker)
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Today, I 've been thinking about my oldest brother. My oldest brother, Dan, died from a car accident on May 3rd. He had a head concussion and some bleeding on the brain as well as a broken neck.  After seven weeks in the hospital, his heart just stopped... the accident was just too much for an 84...

By Marie Waite
(Finest Women in Real Estate)
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Reality Rally is an annual fundraising event in the City of Temecula to help raise money for Michelle's Place and this year Finest Women in Real Estate participated in their Red Carpet event held at Wilson Creek Winery.  Tina Casen who is one of our Finest Women in Real Estate was one of our host...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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Serendipity Sundays - I Visited the Capital and Saw the Capitol This week was NAR's Mid-Year Legislative Meetings in Washington D.C. I have visited this city several times before and each visit yields new discoveries. This was also Police Week and I saw thousands of police officers there to honor...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
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GWEN BANTA RELEASES NEWEST NOVEL!   The plot is deep and full of colorful details, twists and surprises, leading you to experience the action as if you are riding along with Sam. Great writing, and the intrigue of New Orleans and deep psychological drama make Inside Sam Lerner a must-read. Great...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Yesterday the flowers at the Santa Barbara were plentiful.  What stood out for us were these pink statice.  They are drought tolerant and can be dried.  When dried they retain their color and texture as if they were alive.  They symbolize remembrance. Around the corner, we spotted peonies.  This ...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
(ExpressModular.com)
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When you start to think about building a custom home, most home buyer’s thoughts don’t drift towards designing for energy efficiency. They want tall ceilings, high roof pitches, and lots of windows. With today’s modern modular construction, you can have all of that and more. However, there may be...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
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While driving down a foggy road, some people will see the fog and their vision stops right there. The fog obstructs things. Blocks the road. Slows us down and presents a hurdle. Others will see the fog and ask a question, what is beyond it? Their imagination will begin to wander, they will imagin...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Court rejects suit agains Zillow's Zestimate A federal district court has dismissed a class action lawsuit that accused Zillow of deceptive business practices designed to mislead consumers with their Zestimate home valuation tool.Click on the link below to read an article by Kenneth R. Harney, Th...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Co-broke not Go broke Day 31 of 90 in a Realtors® life. Co-broke is the process of two real estate professionals working together to accomplish differing goals. Each is tasked with the goal to get the best deal for their clients. It may feel combative when you want the least and the other side wa...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have no words for just how difficult the trek to see the Gorillas was. I hired two Porters to help me but I was sure there was no way otherwise. The Gorilla families migrate daily and so in addition to the guides, guards, porters and the tracking trekkers there are so many chances you have with...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Mindset Mastery Day 30 of 90 in a Realtors® life is critical for success. This may not be for you, but let me ask a question.  Have you ever come into a situation and have everything work out perfectly?  How often does that happen for you?  Have you ever gone into a situation, perhaps a listing p...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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Here is a round-up of links to all my posts from last week, in case you want to catch up on some you missed. Happy Mother's Day To ALL "Moms"  "You don't need to give birth to a child to be their Mom."  What Is Second Chance Saturday All About  "If I look confused it is because I am thinking." Se...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have walked with chimpanzies and seen elephants up close but tomorrow the Gorillas. It will be very tough but I am hiring two guys tp help me. Some people will opt to be carried, literally on stretchers. I can not imagine the inclination but if I need to crawl I will go. I hope to have photos. ...

By 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
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By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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You may not be as protected as you think you are from hackers:  Most small businesses don’t put as much focus on internet security as they probably should. If you are a small business owner or manager, not focusing on internet security could put you in a bad spot. Are you believing the myths abou...

By 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
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RAYMOND GARY LAKE IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE! Week-End at Raymond Gary Lake.  We've had lots of fun over the years at Raymond Gary Lake. Don and I have feed the ducks and geese at Raymond Gary Lake. I've got photos of Philip, my son feeding the ducks and geese when he was a boy. I've got photos of h...