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By John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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How many weeks, months, years, must go by when you realize you have sheltered yourself in a self-constructed box that has: Limited your reach Limited your visibility Limited your availability Limited your goals Limited your potential Limited your income Limited your future It is a scary realizati...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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The old Forest Gump comment about life being like a box of chocolates where you never know what you're going to get is something that most people can relate to. Life can be unpredictable even when you're not expecting anything. It can surprise you, even when you plan. It can terrorize you, when y...

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-July 14 to July 20, 2019 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 never ...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 This week has been an inspiring week in so many ways. It's been thoroughly enjoyable and quite mind pondering to revisit the U.S.A. landing on the moon and all that entailed. I was just a young teen when it all happened. At the time I remember watching the moon landing and being interested but n...

By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The much discussed—and, in some quarters, much feared—housing slowdown may be coming to an end. The real estate softening that began last summer, marked by a surge in homes hitting the market and fewer sales after years of crazy-high annual price growth, may show sign...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Here we are in the sandbox in preschool. We’re learning from each other how to negotiate. I’m shoveling some sand, and accidentally toss a load on my friend Sally’s head. Of course, Sally is initially surprised . . . Time freezes . . . She’s processing what just happened, and there are so many th...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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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 o...

By Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Pawleys Island, SC, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
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You may have missed the opportunity to own this home but Click here to check out our other listings.  You may just find the home you have been waiting for or let us be on the lookout and send you automatic emails showing you the latest listings where you just might see your new home!If you know o...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
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"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 has challenged us to write about Summer Fun in Our Town.  Being a golfer, I would be remiss if I didn't include a post about all the great golfing options available in the Wenatchee area. As many of you know, I have...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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This is my third blog on the area I chose to be my home at this stage of my life. The Berkshires of western Massachusetts is well know for its natural beauty, wonderful diversity from town to town, and perhaps most of all the dedication to  musical, theatrical and dance performances.Today however...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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How long has it been since you had a Maintenance week? Do you know what that is? We know that we must properly maintain our automobiles, home air conditioning systems, our teeth, and pretty much everything we own. If we fail to maintain our “tools” that make our lives easier, they will ultimately...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Summer Fun Contest - Show off your town!   On your mark, get set, show off your towns summer activities! And of course since this is a summer contest you will be rewarded both in fun and points. Here are the rules...yes, there are always rules around the pool in summer!! 1 Contest points will be ...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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Knock Knock. Who's There? It's July 24th: Tell an Old Joke Day This rather droll holiday of July 24th is centered around telling old jokes.As in the ones you remember making you laugh as a kid, but haven't heard in a long time.Although some jokes are better left in the past, there are some "oldie...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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To set the mind-set of entering into this post I remind everyone of this subtle often over-looked and rarely-discussed fact of life i.e. none of us have ever been here before. Pause here. Compare this to a place or moment you have been in more than once. You become familiar, confident and life-ed...

By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Fathom Realty West Sound)
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Maybe it's just me, but it seems as though our current culture is faced with a very stated, pronounced shortage of heroes these days. About the only heroes we encounter are the ones relentlessly filling up the big screen, ad nauseam. So perhaps heroes aren't real? Maybe they're only a fantasy con...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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9145 Pinto Canyon Way Roseville, CA 95747  Don't miss out on this wonderful Roseville half-plex! Situated on a corner lot in a quiet and desired neighborhood, this house features a great layout, large bedrooms, a master suite complete with walk-in closet, and a charming yard. Conveniently located...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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The Boy Scouts of American is no stranger to controversy, and now new information is shedding light on how many leaders were actually involved in a sex abuse scandal.According to official records of the Boy Scouts, more than 12,000 children were sexually assaulted while in the scout program. The ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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Referrals from other agents can be a great incremental source of business.  It's always nice to get that out of the blue call or email with "Bill, I've got buyers coming to the Cincinnati area, can you help them?".They're not something I'd build my business plan around, but there are things we ca...

By Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes
(Casual Uncluttering LLC)
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Seven of my colleagues and I contributed to this blog post. And as much as it is a GREAT launching point for "how-to," it's also a persuasive set of arguments for why someone needs to hire a professional... Lost count of how many times we mention National Association of Productivity and Organizin...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 I was searching the Internet yesterday and found a story about a local crazy lady who lost her home in foreclosure. Before readers call out "misogyny" understand that I am going to tell you about an equally crazy man. In fact I am going to tell you three short tales about how people who lost the...