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By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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Do you have a lot of spare time?No?Then it's really important to make the most of the time we have available isn't it?We know blogging CAN be a very cost effective way of growing our web presence, attracting potential clients and increasing our network with other agents.So how do we turn CAN into...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-October 6 to October 12, 2019 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or the other professions that I n...

By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(Falcon Property Solutions)
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Is Your Business Card Cluttered?When I'm showing properties, I love to look at cards left on counters by other agents. I like to see their designs, their photos, and what they may be doing differently that's eye catching.My first thought when I look at what's on so many of these cards is Clutter....

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 On Efficiency On Efficiency  It doesn't seem to be a controversial topic.  If efficiency is good, more efficiency must be better, right?  Improvements.  Positive.  Economic possibilities and more.  Perhaps.  That's the way it works.  Or so it seems.  Of course, organizational charts of all kinds...

By Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE, Accounting, Tax Preparation & Resolution, Tax Lien
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Starting a business can be exciting, challenging, rewarding and stressful. Knowing how to protect your business in matters of accounting, tax and fraud can significantly contribute to your business success. Here are a few tips to consider: Accounting Matters  Invest in an accounting system such a...

By Joanne Gillet, We advise - You Decide! No Hassles...
(Edge Of The Beach Realty)
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You missed the opportunity to own this home but Click here to check out our other listings.  You may just find the home you have been waiting for or let us be on the lookout and send you automatic emails showing you the latest listings where you just might see your new home!If you know of anyone ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I live in western Massachusetts and the Nor'easter we are experiencing is no joke. Fortunately, I completed most of my fall clean up before last night. There are tree limbs down in my yard and I'm guessing all around. The wind is really blowing and I won't be out today. No kidding...............

By Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005
(Keller Williams Realty Infinity)
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Good morning!I woke this morning feeling very positive. Optimistic. Positive from a healthy night of deep sleep. Positive from a feeling of accomplishment…Yesterday had been an interesting day. It was a day that began with challenges, both personal and professional. It was a day that started with...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Engaging with Video      You suck at video.  It's the truth.  If you haven't done it, you're going to be bad.  But your 2nd video will be about 20% better than your first.  And your 3rd will be about 20% better than your 2nd.  Eventually, you'll figure out your lighting, and start being OK with y...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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Quest Diagnostics is a US-based company that provides medical testing services, and announced that it used third-party billing collection companies that were hit by a severe data breach. In fact, about 11.9 million Quest customers were affected.The compromised information could include personal d...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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Last time we visited Island View Nursery in Carpinteria, we spotted this succulent wreath.  This is a year round wreath, that needs no season or reason to adorn one's door, or the wall of the great outdoors.  They are also great as a house warming present.For those of you who are DIY (Do It Yours...

By Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales, 603-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Thank you to Jeff Dowler, CRS for hosting this fun and interesting contest, An ActiveRain Challenge for October 2019 - In My Past Life I ... It has been so interesting to read other members journey of how they came upon being in their current business. If you haven't written your story yet, no w...

By Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude
(Solutions Real Estate )
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An ActiveRain Challenge for October 2019 - In My Past Life I… Some here on ActiveRain may have moved into their full-time role as a REALTOR, or mortgage officer, or some other real-estate related position as their first “real” career. But most of us had one or more prior careers before transition...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
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What our colleague Ken Tracy writes about here applies to everyone, and was just the message I needed to hear today. We have the power if we choose to use it.  Good morning! I woke this morning feeling very positive. Optimistic. Positive from a healthy night of deep sleep. Positive from a feeling...

By Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
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I think most of us seek to be more efficient. There's nothing worse than wasting time, which is why being stuck in phone tree voicemail hell is so frustrating. There's GOT to be a better way, right? Or some way to hit a magic button to get to a live person?These are all intriguing quotes on effic...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR THE COMMUNITY!Bring the whole family, by the new Town Corporation yard for a hands-on, up-close day with heavy Equipment!Climb in, hop on, honk the horns, and learn about some big trucks! Meet the people who drive these exciting vehicles and the important jobs they have i...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Have you ever thought about what it takes to be a good leader? If you asked that question to a room full of people you would probably get different answers. That is because leadership is complex and situational. Leadership and management is much more complex than mastering an individual job. For ...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
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Richards ChiliIngredients3 pounds ground beef1 large onion diced1 bell pepper diced2 jalapenos diced (remove seeds and stems, unless you like it hot)1 large poblano pepper diced (remove seeds and stems)6 garlic cloves diced16 oz tomato sauce4 cups beef broth1 can beans (any type, unless you don’t...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 35
When we write these posts, it is with the intention to inspire those real estate companies and agents to elevate the look and feel of their website, to make it user friendly and give the client/customer a wonderful experience while browsing your site.  Once again we were stumped by this brand, an...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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The trees are turning gorgeous colors in Baltimore.With temps in the sixties, it is officially FALL.   It's an excellent time to start getting your home ready for the winter and maybe even getting it ready to sell. Here are a dozen things to think about right now.  1-Caulk around your windows and...