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By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
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Doing the same thing and expecting different results creates perfect conditions for a classic case of insanity. This is the time of year when many of us are reviewing our performance in 2018. This time last year, what were your goals for 2018? How did you arrive at those goals? Were those goals ...

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 Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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How to Get Rid of PMI on Your Mortgage Nearly every home buyer initially hates the "P" word --- PMI, or private mortgage insurance.  Years and years of conditioning have taught generations upon generations of first-time buyers that PMI is something to be avoided at all costs, and even though I da...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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“You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” 🎶👍Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM#DelegateMyTasks

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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You don't hear this word very often nowadays.  It came along with 'hey is for horses', 'look out for number one', 'made in the shade', 'knuckle sandwich', 'hipster or beatnik', 'no guts no glory', etc. Dad used to get flustered and demand: "Don't you have any gumption??"I had to look it up again ...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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NOT EGG NOG but EGG BLOG is correct. I did a post two years ago called GIVE THE GIFT OF AN ACTIVERAIN POST.  Give a blog to that special someone or someplace or to mark an occasion or share an event. Give a blog and explain what that subject matter means to you and why. When one takes the time to...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
When I joined the ranks of Real Estate Sales Professionals, there was very little sales training available. The year was 1993 – no internet yet. Our MLS listings were published bi weekly – Yes – HUGE Telephone book (remember those?) sized books. My first Broker assigned me to a desk with a phone ...

By Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold!
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Where Did This Superstition Come From....Purse On The Floor....     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center April 08, 2014 08:18 AM   Here is the last segment of this superstition series.  We have all heard that placing your purse on the floo...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Are having trouble getting things done?  Do you think that you need a better time management system?  Before you consider some time management system as a silver bullet you should consider the following.When my clients in Westchester County New York tell me that they have problems with time manag...

By Sebastian Miller
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A Real Estate Agent is a commission-based expert that is licensed and actually guides different prospects who either want to buy or sell property such as house or land. For them to be successful in this they should solicit their prospects, advertise and promote properties. This can be done by the...

By Tim L. Ramey
(Coldwell Banker Burnet)
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Good morning and hello there again. Welcoming Monday and another week.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend and doing well this Holiday Season.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs: THANKFULNESS: The experiences of today are here TODAY.  There are blessings surrounding us that are meant to be enjoyed NO...

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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 You can't fly the plane in panic mode. How to relate this to real estate?How many transactions an agent does IS important. Each time a buyer or seller purchases and goes to closing... is like taking a college course for the agent. Each transaction is a chance to learn. The more you list the more...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 24
Doing the same thing and expecting different results creates perfect conditions for a classic case of insanity. This is the time of year when many of us are reviewing our performance in 2018. This time last year, what were your goals for 2018? How did you arrive at those goals? Were those goals w...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
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I keep a monthly desk calendar on my desk and all during the month I scribble all over it; sometimes email addresses, phone numbers, name of a book; I am a scribbler. The 100,000 I am talking about now goes back to when I was a manager for Old Stone Credit; a company that specialized in fixed rat...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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The Christmas wreath.This is our wreath, hitched between our two garage doors.Traditionally the wreath means welcome, and this is is the season for that.Is there symbolic meaning to wreaths?Yes!  In addition to its welcome, the circle has been used for millennia to represent the Christian view of...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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  I love Sundays! It’s the day I review the previous week and think about the next week I’ll be facing. What a fast pace this past week! Five of 7 days began with a 5:00am workout at the YMCA.  This morning was the fifth day on my workout schedule. It was a tough one. I increased all of my weight...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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One of our clients has a home in the North Carolina mountains shared this spectacular sunset with us from the balcony.   It was a perfect photo for the following quote.   "My wish for you is that you continue.  Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindnes...

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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"Focus on being productive rather than busy." Happy Monday! I always enjoy putting together my weekly round-up of posts from the previous week, which is a productivity check for me.  Mission Ridge Ski Area: Wenatchee, WA  "Skiing is a dance and the mountain always leads."  Weekly Round-up: Dec 2 ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Santa has a short list of must see houses this weekend before Christmas. There are two open houses, one that is old (really old) and one that is new (just two years old).   11 Nassau Lane is a charming 2/2 storybook cottage located near the end of the lane. It is believed to have been built just ...