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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
A RARE MULTI-USE PROPERTY IN MILO GROGAN Ideal for both investors & owner-users looking to establish their own businesses on the 1st FL while residing on the 2nd. Don't let this chance slip away seize it and turn it into your next successful project! Interested? Send us a message or give us a call:☎ 614 - 431 - 1220 | 📧 rjoe@kw.com Click this LINK to know more about the property!  Wanna know your home value? Click the LINK.
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By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
I am posting 45 days of affirmations that I wrote in 2006 and recently found them in my garage. Day 14 will be posted this morning but in the meantime just for fun I asked AI to write affirmations for Realtors and here they are. Hello AI.Absolutely, affirmations can be a powerful tool for Realtors to stay focused, motivated, and positive in their real estate endeavors. Here are some excellent affirmations for Realtors: "I attract motivated buyers and sellers who appreciate my expertise and dedication." "Every interaction I have leads to positive outcomes and successful transactions." "I am a top-performing Realtor, consistently exceeding my goals and expectations." "I am confident, knowledgeable, and trusted by my clients to guide them through the real estate process." "I am a skilled n...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
Gratitude, like electricity, is not static or passive; it requires active generation, expression, and utilization to have a meaningful impact. Gratitude begins with acknowledging the good things in your life, no matter how big or small, then can be shared with others through words, actions or gestures of appreciation. ​ ​ Practicing gratitude uplifts your spirit, enhances your relationships and fosters a more optimistic outlook on life. However, if gratitude is not actively generated and utilized, it can fade away and you risk dwelling on what you lack as opposed to appreciating what you have.​ ​ Witness the transformative power of gratitude! Download the RATE APP and start living your best life today!      #GRTuesdayGratitude #TuesdayTips #DailyPositivity #DailyPositivity2024 #Positiv...
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By R. Michael Brown, Communication that increases sales!
(R. Michael Brown LLC Digital Marketing & Public Relations)
By R. Michael Brown, Future Vision Technology Writer & ProducerThe rapid pace of technological advancement continues to shape our daily lives, introducing new possibilities and transforming the way we interact with the world. Several consumer technology trends are expected to make a significant impact over the next two years. Biggest impact to the real estate market and industry: AI, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, 5G Connectivity, Smart Homes, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.Why Just Two Years?Why just the next two years and not five, ten, or longer? After working on future trends at IBM [multimedia and Internet for consumers], Motorola [wireless technology and business and government systems], Town of Palm Beach [government-citizen technology projections], and Pulte Homes and My ...
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Day 14 Update Tucker Wessner Keep those prayers coming for Tucker. Today the ventricular tube was removed from his head and the A line. This afternoon they removed the vent and no more sedation!!! Those first couple of breaths were tough. He is strong and is fighting through this painful process. His breathing is labored, blood pressure and breaths are also high. Tonight please pray for strength for him, his breathing and hopefully don’t have to get another vent tube. Tomorrow is going to be a better day. #
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
"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  Second Chance Saturday is all about giving deserving posts more exposure. If you see a deserving post that didn't get Featured, be sure to tag me in the comment section of any post and watch for it in the next edition of Second Chance Saturday.  Let's Welcome Our First-Time Bloggers: Stephanie LeFew  Leah Ball  Christian Dees   Red Head Home Properties  Tariq Thomas  * * * * * Your Talent Grows As You Use It  By: Lou Ludwig  "As I see it..."   Preparing For a Longer Life: Financial Literacy For Future Generations  By: Dorie Dillard Austin TX "With life expectancy steadily increasing, it’s cruci...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties)
Have you replaced an old Central A/C? well we are in the middle of the process. Today was pretty much removing the old equipment and bringing in the new equipment.Sounds simple, but it is very challenging, when you have an opening that is basically the size of the old equipment 28 by 28 inches and then you bring in the new equipment and same story.Lucky for us we had two great installers who spent all morning and afternoon making this happen. As you can see the old tray was pretty much rusted out and was time for it to go.Tomorrow will be the connecting of the new equipment. Today was relatively cooler than the past five days, but tomorrow it will be warming up a bit, hopefully they can get it done before they get too uncomfortable in the attic.This drama is to be continued, stay tuned....
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By Anna "Banana" Kruchten, 602-380-4886
(HomeSmart Real Estate )
Thanks to Kathy Streib for writing a post about playing as a kid!  That post brought back a lot of fun memories and smiles of all the fun we had as kids. I grew up in a large family and all the neighborhood families had a ton of kids as well.  There must have been 50+ kids.   Those were the days when your parents told you to go outside and play and be sure to be home before dinner time.We lived in Duluth MN on a hilly and very woody lot. There was a forest behind our house so that led to lots of fun!  My older brother Pat was obsessed with playing army and he always had to be the General. So of course, boys being boys, they built several forts, one 2 story fort if you can believe that.  Can't imagine they were very safe but back then, who cared.   There were 2 armies, one for our street...
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By Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker, Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska)
I hope this helps at least one person to make a smarter decision(s) than I did.This is a true story about stupidity and perhaps a little too much Hubris and lack of patience.  The above photo is of 2 of the vehicles talked about below. It was taken about 3:30pm CDT on 7-8-24.You have seen the 2013 Suburban on the right in many of my blogs.  The 2023 Suburban on the left sits in the garage...and has for over a year and probably should just be sold.Scenario: November, 2021:    Been driving the 2013 Suburban for about 7 years at the time and it had about 150k miles on it.  Maybe time to get a little newer.December, 2021...Had opportunity to buy a 2015 Cadillac Escalade for $42,000 with low miles. So I did and paid cash. Plus 7% sales tax + tags and insurance.DIdn't want to drive it in the ...
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By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, REBS, GMA, LAS, LUTCF
(Robert J Russell Companies)
Are you moving to #Florida ? This group is for anyone looking to relocate or sell anywhere in #Florida. Want info about #Florida?This is the group to join!https://www.facebook.com/groups/FloridaResidents   
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
House for Sale in Fort Worth TX-Newly RemodeledLearn More and Make Your Offer HereHouse for sale in Fort Worth TX is newly remodeled offering a bright and welcoming interior. The backyard is spacious and fenced for privacy. This Tarrant county home is located near Interstate 30 and Camp Bowie Blvd.Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson License DisclosuresMyers Jackson TX Broker 0698695Myers Jackson TX Auctioneer TDLR 17057 
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
House for Sale Carrollton TXLearn More and Make Your Offer HereHouse for sale Carrollton TX is a 3 bedroom home situated on a cul-de-sac near Interstate 35 and 635. This 2 story home offers a spacious interior as well as a spacious backyard.Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson License DisclosuresMyers Jackson TX Broker 0698695Myers Jackson TX Auctioneer TDLR 17057 
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Friday Flag' takes us out of state to neighboring Washington.  Sandpoint Realty took a couple days off from Real Estate this past 4th of July weekend.  Part of the time off was spent on a Columbia River Yacht Cruise.  As you can see I could not help but point out and enjoy the 'Stars and Stripes' flying.   Being shore front we enjoyed many boats traveling past with the USA Flag flying yet the images all poor due to distance and speed.  I was amazed at the fireworks show that took place.  From the Kennewick Tri Cities bridge, a short distance away, the fireworks started at 10 pm.  They lasted just over 20 minutes.  Impressive.  What really amazed me, and I had never seen, or even heard of before, was the fireworks shows that were surrounding us in the Tri City areas of ...
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By Olympus Executive Realty Inc., Home Of The Top Producers
(Olympus Executive Realty INC.)
Olympus Recognizes Sylvia Young of Florida Rental Team LLC as Outstanding Partner for Q2 2024Olympus proudly acknowledges Sylvia Young of Florida Rental Team LLC as Property Management Partner of the 2nd Quarter 2024, lauding her exceptional dedication and steadfast support. Sylvia consistently surpasses expectations in facilitating seamless rental contracts and leases for Olympus and its esteemed Olympians. Her unwavering commitment has been instrumental in enabling Olympians to achieve their business objectives.Sylvia is one of two of our longest-standing partners, embodying a powerhouse presence within the rental community. Her reputation for honesty, directness, and operational efficiency distinguishes her in an industry fraught with challenges. Olympus Executive Realty would like t...
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By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
If I hang in there long enough things will usually turn out the way, I hope.  Sometimes my gains don’t seem to go as quickly as I would like…sometimes it seems I am going downhill.  The key is to sometimes, just hang on…_______________________I am capable of earning  a wonderful living and creating a wonderful life…I am good at everything I do, and I see myself as a success…I remember name and faces and all of the facts that I need to remember.I am organized…I love, and I am lovable.I like myself…I am winner…I am likable…I smile a big smile.My life is perfect: I am the right age…I have the right amount of education…I am in the right job…My income is right.I have talents that surprise even me…my life is great.I enjoy my work and my leisure.I form good friendships.My work allows me to gro...
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By Tim L. Ramey
(RG Realty Group)
 Good afternoon and hello there again.  Tim here from my home in beautiful Cottage Grove, MN.  Hope this email finds you doing well, had a great 4th of July celebration/weekend and having a good Monday.  Sharing Tim's Time Outs again. GRATITUDE: Did you know gratitude... *  Shields you from negativity.*  Makes you at least 25% happier.*  Rewires your brain.*  Eliminates stress.*  Heals.*  Improves sleep.*  Boost Self-Esteem & performance.*  Enhances the law of attraction.*  Improves relationships. Today and this week. may you have a "attitude of gratitude" All the best, Tim
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By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Sir Isaac Newton's quote, "Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy," to me highlights the importance of delivering a message or expressing an opinion in a way that doesn't offend or alienate others. Tact involves being considerate and diplomatic, ensuring that the other person's feelings are respected even when presenting a differing viewpoint or critique. In today's climate of division, embracing tact can help us navigate disagreements more constructively.Imagine a workplace scenario where a team member, Alex, has made a mistake in a project. Instead of bluntly stating, "Alex, you really messed up this task," a tactful approach would be, "Alex, I noticed there were some challenges with this part of the project. Let's review it together to see how we can improve it."...
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
AUCTIONEER LIVE ONSITE: Friday, July 12 at 1:00 PMINSPECTION: Friday, July 12 at 12:00-1:00 PMLearn More and Make Your Offer Here Home for Sale in Dallas TX-Contemporary HomeHome for sale in Dallas TX is a contemporary home with 4 bedrooms in the Lisbon Heights neighborhood. This home offers an open floorplan with a stunning fireplace in the living room. The bedrooms are bright and spacious, two of which have en-suite bathrooms. The third bathroom features a double shower head.Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson License DisclosuresMyers Jackson TX Broker 0698695Myers Jackson TX Auctioneer TDL...
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By Doug Rogers, Your Real Estate Resource!
(RE/MAX Coastal Properties)
2 Bedroom Condo For Sale In Destin Florida- Silver Shells ResortSearching for a luxury condo in Destin Florida? Need something with a PROVEN rental history yet nice enough to enjoy yourself during the off season? If So, St Lucia unit 703 at Silver Shells should be on your must tour list.  2 Bedroom Gulf View Condo In Destin Florida OverviewMapsPhotos $809,500 Condominium Main Features 2 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1,369 sqftYear Built: 2005MLS #: 944678 Location 15100 Emerald Coast Parkway703Destin, FL 32541USA Doug Rogers RE/MAX Coastal Properties(318) 613-1994dougsoldit@gmail.comhttp://www.FloridaCondoHunter.com   Listed by: RE/MAX Coastal Properties Our recent listings 3 Bedroom Home For Sale Near Alexandria LA | $155,000 | Boyce, LA3 Bedroom Condo For Sale In Destin Flor...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This charming 3BR, 2BA residence in Columbus is NOW UNDER CONTRACT! This property had multiple offers and was in contract in less than a week! A big thank you to all who showed interest and toured this beautiful home. Your enthusiasm and support have been incredible! Stay tuned for more updates and upcoming listings. If you're looking to buy or sell a home, don't hesitate to reach out. Your dream home could be next! Interested? Contact us Now!☎ +1 614-431-1770 | 📩 erikhiss@gmail.com   Wanna know your home value? Click the LINK.   
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