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By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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Do you fancy yourself a spy and wondering how you can monitor someone else’s cell phone? You won’t get that information here, but there is some good info on cell phone monitoring if you keep reading:The Legalities of Tracking Cell PhonesGenerally, it is not legal to monitor a cell phone that does...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 17
Early last month I sent a very small invoice to one of my regular customers in Florida. She wrote the check and then forgot to send it, so on February 2 she stopped at Fed Ex and paid for two day shipping. Then she sent the tracking number and said I should expect the check on Tuesday. That would...

By Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team
(The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group)
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IF I told you that there is a  HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM that will allow your buyers to purchase a home with: NO DOWNPAYMENT................................You would probably say: (NO BIGGIE...) NO CLOSING COSTS.................................You would probably say: (NO WAY!!!) NO CONVENTIONAL CREDI...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 44
“The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God — if they call God at all. They may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebod...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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People are funny, no haha but certainly strange. I work Sunday's at an antique gallery where I have a space. Some folks are pleasant and forthcoming and then there are the really strange ones. In this gallery there are 42 different dealers and each does their own pricing and determines when and i...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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  Good morning, wishing you the most wonderful, beautiful, awesome and blessed day!Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound.Every new day is another chance to get stronger, to eat better. to live healthier an...

By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
147 El Valle Court Northeast Located in the prestigious community of Loma Colorado. From the moment you step up to the front door you see all of the features of this grand home with 4 bedrooms and an extra private space for a home office or kids playroom on the 1st floor. Kitchen features include...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Gorgeous 4442 sq ft home w/ an additional 1151 sq ft in finished basement = 5593. 8 luxury new homes on a cul de sac by a renowned builder. To be completed by September 2019. Still, time to pick finishes Design to build, houses shown are possibilities of what can be built. Ask for floor plans. Th...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
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At the advent of the Italian Renaissance, the Old World was awakening from years of war, famine, and spiritual darkness.  The remnants of the Roman empire was buried under years of ruin and neglect.But as the Catholic Church unified and peace came over the land, a new moment of enlightenment appe...

By Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services
(Home Jane Realty)
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Algorithm: a logical arithmetical or computational procedure that if correctly applied ensures the solution of a problem.So much for obsessing about my website, spending hours on end, and I don't know how much money, to get  it looking its best. Google really couldn't care less. After years of be...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 35
Doing more than the client expects.  The slight edge business model. What is your business model?  Do you create a slight edge?I think exceeding expectation is an important business model.  Or should be.Clients have expectations in every business.  Are we, as business providers, doing less than t...

By Mark Gowlovech
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Investors use hard money when an opportunity arises and they need to jump on it quickly before someone else grabs it or when they need to bridge a gap between where they are right now and where they want to go.Hard Money Loans in Arizona can be referred to as many things— one such thing being a b...
Unfortunately, a small business can’t prosper without funding. Funding can come from many sources—such as family, friends and loans. If you are fortunate enough your friends and family will have enough cash on reserve to help you grow your business. However, the reality is most of us do not know ...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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This past week my son Nick who recently earned his Forestry degree conducted what we refer to as a Timber Trespass Appraisal.  A Timber Trespass Appraisal, is basically an appraisal of the remaining stumps after somebody trespasses on your land and cuts your trees. After measuring and recording t...

By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
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Depending on the day, ActiveRain will see as few as 500 blog posts written and as many as 2000+. On any given day, we will feature between 8 and 16 blog posts.This means we most likely miss many great posts that should have, could have been featured.Now is you chance to give that one post, (the o...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
Comments 13
FAQ  How do you Measure and Appraise these Large Forests so Quickly?  The quick answer is Statistics. The Foresters at Woodland Management Service do Appraise forests of all sizes ranging from individual urban trees to large tracts as large as a half million acres. Considering that it takes a day...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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  Did Curiosity KillThe Cat?   So did curiosity kill the cat?   Note: This post was originslly posted in January but second thoughts prompted me to cancel it that same day though it had just been published and some comments had already been left.   A dearth of viable post ideas let me to post it ...

By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 41
Retiring or Recovering?  Something Like That!   I have decided to hang up the shingle.  Real estate was my PASSION.  Apparently, try as I might, it decided it just wasn’t that into me.  Meh!    Well, now, I haven’t quit working…in fact I have a fulltime job and a part-time job.  Both, I think wi...

By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
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Towamensing Trails is a Private Lake Community Located in Albrightsville Pa in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Towamensing Trails keeps its residents privately nestled into the Beautiful Woods and Mountains of the Poconos, but it is still Great in Location for your nearby Livin...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
Comments 5
Winning Attitude with Dave Liniger of RE/MAX and Bob Stewart of Active Rain     Are you born with this Attitude?   Bob may think that his voice is bad, but it is not, and if you missed this interview then you should skip back a few weeks and catch the ...