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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.)
Comments 63
"All customers are partners in your mission."  -Shep HykenI have a dilemma. I've been wrestling with how to write this post because I don't want to come across as a prima donna.I have a chiropractor who I've been going to for several years and love what he has been able to do for me and always ma...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 46
 I'll be honest when I first saw Jeff Dowler, CRS  July contest What a Difference a Decade Makes – The July Challenge for You! the first feeling I had was sadness, which is so unlike me when it comes to participating in contests. That's how I knew how big the past 10 years have been for me. I gav...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Thor didn’t want to take his medicine this morning! All of the other dogs LOVE the Bravecto Chews they all get every 3 months, but not Thor! Bravecto is an awesome Tick and Flea medicine that makes the dogs toxic to those pests . . . A necessity if you’re gonne be a cannine in #OwenHollow because...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Yesterday was Allie (our niece) last day in Santa Barbara.  We decided that after a superb breakfast of the Baker's Table croissant offerings (plain, chocolate and almond), we need to get some exercise to get all those carbs put to good use. (I was the virtuous one with one tiny bit of the chocol...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270,
Comments 30
Jeff Dowler has challenged us to reflect on the last ten years, and share ten things that have changed during that time frame. Here is my input - It's amazing how much can happen in a decade! 1. Marriage: In 2009, I had been divorced for over a decade, and was still looking for the right partner....

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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My new listing  38 Bouton Green Court 21210 was featured in The Baltimore Sun ''David Young's townhouse in Baltimore's Village of Cross Keys has all the hallmarks of a country gentleman's London retreat — and the style fits him like a pair of fine English leather gloves.Prior to the spring of 200...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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As easy as they sound, the tactics that should be developed to use these SEO techniques are very core to the success of a website. The Batman side is white hat SEO whereas Heath Ledger is incorporating Grey Hat or Black Hat SEO tactics to combat Batman strategies.Secret Revelation 1: All those ha...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  We have a showing scheduled on this home.  Please call if you would like more information or would like to stop by and take a look Maybe this home is perfect for you.   2911 Montebello Terrace 21214Open 6-7Thursday  This is a large five-bedroom single-family home on a one way street in Baltimor...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 35
This last ten year period has certainly been the most transformative of my life. In that time I have changed locations, focus and the general tenure of my life.OK, here we go.......1) Ten years ago I was living and working in central New Jersey as a real estate Broker/Salesperson. I worked for a ...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 21
If you have read our blog for any length of may have been introduced to our two four-footed children.  (I told that to a new Doctor once and he asked me if they were "deformed"....needless to say...he never became my doctor !) Magic and I share a birthday...he will be 20 on Saturday. H...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 105
What a Difference a Decade MakesA Challenge for You in July! Your challenge, should you decide to accept it and want to earn some additional points, is to reflect on what’s happened in your life in the last decade, business-wise and personally, and share AT LEAST 10 things that have happened or c...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 81
 Summer Fun Contest - Show off your town!  Summer time is in full swing!  Now is the perfect time to show off your town and it's charm. Think of yourself as being an ambassador that loves to spread good will and also share about what 'to do' in your town for summer fun.   My town, Phoenix, is pre...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 8
 Excessive Heat For Sedona Arizona Is Considered At Or Above 110º Sedona has about 23 to 26 days a year with temperatures at 100º or more. So far this year Sedona has had 8 days over 100º, normally by now, we have had 18-20 days ≥ 100º. We have to remember that most people who come to Sedona, are...

By Michael Wayne Jackson, Realtor - Senior Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker)
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These two Duplexes in Petaluma received a lot of attention, they both needed work and we priced them accordingly. Congratulations to the Sellers and buyer!  

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 22
Some of you may or may not realize that Santa Barbara produces some of the best wines in California.  We have over 200 vineyards, employing over 10,000 people full time and generating over $2 billion dollars, annually. (I am quoting stats from 2014, as I could not find later stats).  I am sure th...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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the photos in this post were wonderful.... I hope you enjoy the description and points of interest in the Berkshires as much as I did....  I have lived in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts for almost eight years now. It is a special place that I have known for the better part of my life. To...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
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Being a First Time Homebuyer in Farmers Branch Texas makes you have to consider your options before you buy. The first thing you will need to consider is what your long-term goals are with being a home owner  and how your goals fit in with that plan. One goal could be to stop paying rent that jus...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyTeam
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The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Fort Worth Texas Home Loans. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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 This was a very special day for my entire family. Great Grandson #3 was born last night at 10:56pm. His name is Aiden Matthew, and he weighed in at 7lbs 5 oz. and is 19.5” long.  His older brother, Caleb, was 3 last month, and according to mom and dad, the family is complete!! Aiden is a Blessin...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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A few friends and I have been frequenting a breakfast place here in Winter Park, Keke's.  And we just figured out why this restaurant is most appealing!We were remarking at how well oiled this place was.  And it wasn't centered on the food quality at all. We are greeted and immediately seated. Be...