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By Kevin Vitali, Helping Massachusetts Home Buyers and Home Sellers
(EXIT Realty- Massachusetts Short Sales & Residential Sales)
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I recently wrote a blog post on virtual staging. I was prompted to write the article after having a string of vacant listings. Unfortunately, marketing a vacant home can present some challenges. Vancant room after vacant room, especially when they have no defining features tend to run into each o...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 46
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-December 2 to December 8, 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 or the other professions that I...

By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
(Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker)
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Like most of the East Coast, Lewisburg, WV got the first big snowfall. We had 15 to 18" of snow. I love to sit at the window and watch the snow fall. It is such a warm and peaceful feeling.   Zeke, my chocolate lab, and I were out taking our walk in the snow yesterday morning. The feeling of bein...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(The Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 1
Do you know someone who is ready to start their Real Estate career?They want to start it the right way atThe Climer School of Real Estate!For a limited time, Save Money on enrollment!Free eBook"How To Get Your Florida Real Estate License" The Climer School of Real Estate is registering for its la...

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.)
Comments 49
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 o...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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I am speaking about recording conversations, making videos, tracking by GPS or spying or if you prefer the vernacular "eavesdropping" this dynamic is in operation everywhere non-stop & that is the insult. The injury? The people who this is done upon don't even know it is. What good can come out o...

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.)
Comments 117
What Inspires You? Anyone who Follows me here on ActiveRain knows I like to start each post with a "quote".  I often find quotes or movie lines that inspire a blog post.   This month’s challenge is for you to choose a quote and write a blog post around it.   It can be a famous quote,  movie line,...

By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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Are you allowing yourself to get still enough to hear the whisper.......Often we have to quiet our mind and our surroundings to hear God. Get rid of all the low grade ambient noise in our lives and tune in. 

By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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Real Estate Agents Rank Biggest Home Seller Mistakes A recent survey of real estate agents by ActiveRain has confirmed that there are certain things a seller should avoid if they are trying to get their home sold for the best price in the least amount of time.  The results of this survey are no s...

By Peter Mohylsky, Your Bucket List Broker Along Scenic 30A
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To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Sr. Thomas WatsonI wake up each and every day with a light and open heart for the opportunities that I have been provided.  I don't feel that I am gong to work even though I do work over seven days ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 4
Just Listed, but not by me, 511 Frances Street, Key West. What a beautiful home and what a great Old Town location. While the home blends in with the historic homes of the area, it was actually built in 1983. The current owners have updated the home with a new kitchen and three en-suite baths. An...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 8
Yesterday I stopped in at my local Oriental Gift shop. Actually and ironically it is the biggest of its kind in the United States. It is always dangerous being there because the choices are incredible and the proprietors are lovely. They have two homes: one here in the Berkshires and another in A...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 13
Several months ago a friend started forwarding me emails from Merriam Webster when there was a particularly interesting “Word of the Day.” After a while, I opted in to get those daily messages myself, and I learned something interesting: There are some words that I recognize and “know” what they ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 20
 This was not the post I was going to write...and may not have taken the time to write tonight.   Returning from a Packer Party clicking the remote to catch the weather....instead there was a Christmas program with a gal singing...."Let there be Peace on Earth."     In my former family, it was al...

By Michael Crosa CPA, Solving IRS Problems For Real Estate Pros
(Michael L Crosa CPA)
Comments 5
 Realtors have been known to take a client to lunch or to a baseball or football game and then deduct the expense as a meal and entertainment expense. This has changed. The IRS has finally issued guidance on the business expense deduction for meals and entertainment following law changes in the T...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 6
 Yesterday I was able to visit past clients and so fun this time of year.   I have some very talented clients!    Both homes were decked out for the Holidays.   It is fun to hear the whole family gets into the spirit and comes up with new decor for their homes. This was the entry made of ship-lap...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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The winter holidays: a time for festivities and … fraud-tivities.Gift Card GrabNever, ever enter your credit card or other sensitive information to claim a gift card that comes via email.Never Buy Over Public WiFiShopping over public WiFi means your credit card, bank account or login data could g...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 25
 For someone you know...likely this is the first holiday they are missing a parent, a spouse....a family member that had lived and shared traditions for a lifetime.  A divorce may mean not spending time the way it had always been spent...but sharing it with a now divided family.    It is a hollow...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
It has been a long week of dealing with technical stuff and disappointment, but today I am back at the Antique Gallery where I have a space. I was there twice yesterday and had a few things sell. Last weekend my space was totally opened up and changed and now there is more traffic if not sales. I...

By Ashish Singla, A professional guy with advanced tech skills.
Comments 0
Title Insurance policy is an unique insurance coverage that is supplied to shield the buyer of a residence or residential or commercial property from the costs that can be accumulated via court fights over residential property acts. Prior to the acquisition is finished the Insurer will certainly ...