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By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors Warren Twp. NJ is a group of realtors specifically chosen on their expertise to accommodate any clients needs. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, 133,020 Followers, Friends, Members Our Listings  Open Houses ...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Distinctive Homes at Warren NJ. New Home Starting on Lot 4, #7 Gregory Lane, a 3 Acre Cul-De-Sac Lot with finished walk-out basement. $1,635,000. Cul-de-Sac of 8 Luxury New Homes (3 Sold) Custom design & build your new home with Jim Brenn of Distinctive Domain. https://g...

By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Apartments For Rent in the Historic Town of Clinton NJ, Secured Main Entrances,Fee Paid, Smoke-Free, Pets,  Available Units.     Open By Appointment Call Beth 908-623-0865. Our Listings. Our Open Houses. Mortgage Advisor https://go...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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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 Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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  Thankful for Inspiration! This Christmas I wanted to create a magical Christmas Tree unlike any I've ever created! We're having our annual Holiday Party for Friends and Clients and the theme is "Sparkling Celebration"!  To go along with the 'Sparkling' idea I've been searching for ideas for the...

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)
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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 Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Buyers, skip the pre-qualification letter and go straight to the pre-approval letter. A pre- qualification letter is the minimum you will need to put a contract on a house, but you would be wise to skip that process altogether and sit with a lender and get pre-approved for a loan. In the post-200...

By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
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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 Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
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I became an editor of for Oak Lawn Illinois because of another Active Rainer, Bill Gassett.  It's been fun and I've started to interact with some of the readers in the Topix forum.  It only takes a few minutes a day to find articles to post as I have a Google alert set up for Oak Lawn. ...

By Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
(Keller Williams Realty Boise)
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    January 2nd 2009 This picture was taken the day before I married the Love of My Life....Franklin Leffler......   My best friend Faye Chapman of Fayes Captured Moments came from Laguna Beach California to be my wedding photographer.    Because Frank and I hadn't ever taken any "engagement" pic...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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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 ...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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 It is the year of the Pig this little piggy is a sign of wealth. So hopefully this lunar year will bring us all wealth. There are many around us that are in need. Just yesterday I heard on the news that there was a place that feeds people in need every day. These people were down and out and dep...

By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
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Just wanted to share this article from Sunday's LA Times with my AR Family. TGIF!  

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 The Importance Of  A Pat On The Back   The importance Of A Pat On The Back   I'd say that the act is pretty important all things considered.   Maybe not the most important.  But certainly deserving of a consideration for a job well-done or even well--a job done--just because.   Jan Green wrote a...

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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130 GREENFIELD ROADHAGLEY ESTATES ~ PAWLEYS ISLAND The RIGHT home in the RIGHT neighborhood!Join us Tuesday, February 19th from 11 am to 2 pm for an OPEN HOUSE.Enjoy a refreshment, light snack, and dessert while viewing this home that is located on a private, semi-wooded lot.REALTORS - don't forg...

By Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist, Million Dollar Guild, CLHMS, CNE, SRES
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Orlando Architect John Henry’s design of the Payne Stewart Mansion “Villa Serena” is a masterpiece in design and architecture which was built over 20 years ago.  John Henry recently completed a new video and aerial photography and this post is so well written and thoughtfully executed that it is ...

By Deep Grover
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