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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-February 9 to February 15, 2020 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...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
Comments 38
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    Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore. I'm always o...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 It was a Monday, thirty-three days ago, that I first spoke with Megan about listing her Baltimore home.  Look at this timeline January 13 Our first conversation and a first blog January 14 Received the house keys via Fed Ex and a letter to the house January 15 Professional photography and entere...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 38
Stand Out With Niche MarketingSucceeding in a business with a lot of competition requires standing out from the rest of the pack. You don’t have to develop new concepts to interact with your target market.Follow this niche marketing outline to succeed. It will take less time and effort than you m...

By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(Falcon Property Solutions)
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Some tenants you're glad to see goThey were four young men living together in a four-bedroom, pet-free home. Only it wasn't really pet-free because when I went to take measurements to list the property and take a few preliminary photos, the cat and three dogs were clearly a violation of the lease...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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  There was a question asking how to approach an agent to get their business. My first reaction is to find someone you would like to work with and see what you can do for them. A title company was asking the question and here were a few of my suggestions: -Put yourself in a position to meet new a...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Happy Valentine’s Day weekend or is it President’s Day weekend?How many times have we intentionally been deceived? The times are too many for me to recall, when it happened to me. Now with that said, are we intentionally deceiving ourselves too? As Realtors we are always “busy”, but are we “produ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Yesterday I went to a indoor sale at a masonic hall. There were all sorts of things there from a Pyrex dish I bought, to old clothing, frames and every sort of junk you could think of. I looked at everything and then I saw a little pyramid like one I bought in Egypt about two months ago. It was a...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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      912 Fleming Street is a really big house - 3,328 square feet situated on a really big Old Town lot - 113 feet deep by 50 feet wide.  There are 6 Bedrooms and 5 Bathrooms. The Heated Pool is 30 feet long and sunny all time. Totally private!  JUST REDUCED TO $2,395,000. CLICK HERE for more in...

By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 18
Choosing a Rainer to boast about for this month's challenge, hosted by Richie Alan Naggar , was very easy for me. I knew instantly who I was going to write about. What wasn't easy was how to do it. Most of you don't even know Michelle Molinari.  She has not been active in ActiveRain since 2012.  ...

By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
Comments 23
"Happy clients are the best advertising money can't buy."I left home on January 28th, heading for warmer temperatures in Arizona and California.  My first overnight stop was in Kuna, Idaho to visit friends who had recently moved there from Redmond, Oregon to be closer to family. I had referred th...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 "Successful people know the only way we learn is by doing - which means we're going to screw something up along the way." Convincing ourselves, we can read enough books, listen to enough podcasts, sit in enough classes, to learn it all first will do nothing but keep us stuck right where we are. ...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Key West)
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 Just Listed 711 Southard Street, Key West. This house has become an iconic vision of the perfect Key West cottage as many locals and visiting guests pass it each year and eye the Charlie Brown gang hanging around the front porch. Yeah! It's that house. What a presence it has atop Solaris Hill ju...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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for And The Award For Best Editing. . .  The 92nd annual Academy Awards is now history. I understand this is not a "must see" event for everyone.   Some either didn't have the desire or any need to watch the show for numerous reasons but my mind wandered before, during and now days after the clim...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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So I have now been in the Berkshires for eight plus years. In that time I have learned about my area and about myself. I have suffered loss and enjoyed joy. My home is essentially done and I enjoy it. I have learned a lot about gardening and have created a space outside that brings me satisfactio...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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You have likely heard of the dangers of using unsecure public Wi-Fi, so you know that hackers are out there snooping. It is pretty easy to hack into a laptop or mobile device that is on a public Wi-Fi connection with no protection. Hackers can read your emails, steal passwords, and even hijack yo...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
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In thinking about this challenge, I went back really far to Lenn Harley, who is ActiveRain's first million point achiever.  - Margaret Rome         Richie Alan Naggar is hosting BOAST-A-POST    This challenge is a winner on its own. It gives us a chance to take someone who has made an impression ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Open HouseSunday2:30-3:30February 16th 8978 Furrow Ave Howard County 21042  MLS # MD HW272130 $849,944Take a look at this forever home!Sitting on a private wooded acre and there is no grass to mow.Spectacular contemporary rancher with cathedral ceilings and oversized windows is like living in a ...

By Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE, Strategic Accounting & Tax Solutions
(KLSM CPA Firm, PLLC)
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Do you have children that work while attending college?If you have children working while attending college and you provide more than half of their support, you may be able to claim them on your tax return provided certain conditions are met. During tax season, college students often rush to file...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
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 " The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." Alexandra K. Trenfor "It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings." Ann Landers Discipline your children and the...