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Recent blogs on ActiveRain Community
By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Class "A" Commercial Real Estate North Texas North Texas Commercial Facility on 29 Acres, near Dallas Over 73,000 Square Foot - Prime Location Off I-45 Commercial Real Estate Auction: Bidding Starts NOW! 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 Disclosures Myers Jackson TX Broker 0698695 Myers Jackson TX Auctioneer TDLR 17057
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
5 Bedroom House for Sale Near San AntonioMake Your Offer Now! Single story 5 bedroom 2 bath, 3 living areas, Owner's retreat, bath has a shower stall with wooden bench private entry to backyard. Large secondary bedrooms. Plantation shutters in the main living area. Attached is the business side. Media Room has its own entrance. Laundry room is inside and has a storage area. The kitchen has a new stove. Alkaline water filter at the sink. Tile is throughout. Backyard huge patio fenced-in dog run. Level lot, commercial parking. Commercial grade carport can hold up to 6 vehicles with fluorescent lighting. The property has welded fence for livestock an open barn and a barn for livestock.Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage Services...
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  Posts Just For You- This Week at ActiveRain May 28 to June 3, 2023  Every day there is something to learn here at ActiveRain.  With this series, I try to highlight posts that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or other professions, about a place, or about a person. Or, it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice! May 28: Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff Long Island Sunday Fun Thought-CheetosI can so relate to this!!! Dan Jasmer You're wrong about the Florida Songbird (State Bird)!This is another fun read to start the week!!! Raise your hand if you can relate to this!  May 29:  Thomas J. Nelson   Be In the Know: You’re Buying a Used HomeThomas laid it out well for buyers and repairs.  Jim Paulson This is "My Why"-What i...
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By Victoria Craig, Keeping the "Real" in Real Estate!
(Century 21 Select)
I can’t resist articles, reports, or any data presented in text format that relates to psychology or some kind of psychological process or characteristic. So the article with the above title definitely caught my eye and made me stop and read.According to the article, what determines someone’s level of life satisfaction, or how meaningful and rich they find their life to be, is a patchwork of components. But new research shows that a key element to being more satisfied with our social bonds, career, and life overall lies within our personality. The article notes that people who are more emotionally stable, or have a low level of neuroticism, are more likely to have a higher level of life satisfaction than those who don’t, according to the American Psychological Association. What is emoti...
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By Rob Dalton, Big Island Vacation Rental Guru
(Waikoloa Vacation Rentals)
I recently starting using ChatGPT to see what it was all about.  At this point it seems to offer a little more insight than Siri, but can offer a lot of information.  Here is what it had to say to describe the area where we manage condos.  Does it properly describe your location and business?Kolea at Waikoloa is a luxury resort community located in the Waikoloa Beach Resort area on the Big Island of Hawaii. It offers a collection of upscale vacation rentals, including villas and townhomes, along with a range of amenities and access to the beautiful surrounding area.Kolea is known for its prime location near Anaehoomalu Bay (A-Bay), which features a stunning sandy beach and offers various water activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and stand-up paddleboarding. The resort community its...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
“Consistency must become your lifestyle if you want to become successful.”― Olawale Daniel..Start building your systems and leveraging your time today.  .Please don’t wait. Your health and peace of mind DOES depend on it.  .Get started delegating your tasks by texting 561-502-1577 today!  .. #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #SeeYouAtTheTop #CoachKaterina #ContentCreator #DigitalMarketing #DigitalCreator
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By Tim L. Ramey
(RG Realty Group)
Good morning and hello from beautiful Cottage Grove, MN.  Hope you are doing well and having a awesome week.  Just wanted to share some exciting personal milestones with you:   Today I am celebrating 21 years cancer FREE!!!! and I have been licensed as a Realtor for 26 years as of today.  So blessed and wanted to share that with you.  Take care and have a fantastic Thursday!Tim
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
🚙AI in Brian's World 2023 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI don't know much about AI so I really look forward to reading the posts for this challenge and learning a bit more about it. When I think about the AI that is part of my life currently, two things come to mind, my robot vacuum and My Boy Blue. My robot vacuum is nice and I appreciate that it keeps the dust and dirt off the floor since I enjoy walking around my home barefoot, haha. It doesn't seem very smart at times and even though I think it is supposed to learn and get better over time, I don't see it happening. I was going to make a joke about it, but I will refrain since I know a lot of the readers get offended fairly easily these...
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By Manfred Lewis Leslie Horne & Associates, Realtor Spartanburg and Greenville SC
(Leslie Horne &Associates )
Whether it comes now or in a few months, I’ll be ready for your call! #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #happy #listreports #realestate #realestateagent #happyhomeowners #realtor #callme #happyhome
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By Brandon Jordan
(ERA American Real Estate)
This is the link to the IMDB movie below. It was on Netflix as one that was recommended. I dont always go for using the recommended features but this one was interesting. It was released in 2017 doing a search on wiki came back with a 1939 drama with the same name. They mention many movies "Mrs. Miniver" directed by William Wyler along with "Best Years of our lives" which featured Veterans returning home from the war and their families. I imagine there are great reviews of this movie "5 came back" but the demo made me want to watch it.They mention "why we fight" a seven movie series.  Wiki explains the series this way" Why We Fight is a series of seven propaganda films produced by the US Department of War from 1942 to 1945, during World War II."  dir...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Zoom Call with Carol Williams  Knowing When It's Time to RetireThe Zoom call this week was presented by Carol Williams and was a combination of preparing for retirement. and adapting to the situations that life presents as well.As Carol described her transition it was thrust upon her to attend to her ailing husband.  With the pause, she essentially was away from the day-to-day operation of her businesses for over 18 months and during that period, she eased herself away from the day to day and as she had 2 separate business entities, she had a ready brand looking to acquire her business at an amount that allowed her to address other areas. Our real estate business offers flexibility that is not common to other businesses. As such we have the ability to control how we work, when we work, ...
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By Kevin Rego, IRS Collections Representation
(Rego Tax Law)
San Mateo, CA:  Here's the scenario:  Your efiled tax return gets rejected by the IRS because your social security number has already been used on a filed tax return--now what?  (this will be the subject of a future article!).Well, let's back up a little bit---what can YOU DO NOW to protect yourself from tax scammers stealing your social security number?  Answer: IRS ID THEFT PIN PROGRAM.Taxpayers can go online, verify their ID to the IRS and obtain a 6 digit PIN number that must be recorded on their efiled tax return in order to get processed.  Without the PIN number, the efiled return is automatically rejected.Thus, scammers that steal your ID and social security number to file a fraudulent return and get federal tax credits using your name will be BLOCKED immediately from doing so.Fo...
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
The AgencyLogic blog isn't just about Single Property Websites, it also shares daily content that focuses on real estate news, marketing and technology tips, and lots of 'Just For Fun' posts. And to receive this content in your inbox automatically follow these simple steps. Step 1: Visit and see the 'Get AgencyLogic Updates Via Email' section on the right of the Website:  Step 2: Enter your email address and click the 'Subscribe' button. That's it! Once subscribed you will be notified as soon as a new post is published, automating how you get the best and most current real estate news:  If you have additional questions, email: Or give us a call on: (888) 201-5160
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
 Marketing is a crucial component of achieving success in today's competitive business landscape. The right marketing consultant can catapult your brand to new heights. However, identifying that consultant amidst the avalanche of strategies and tactics can be overwhelming. Fear not- we have your back.  Our comprehensive guide breaks down the essential steps that will help you isolate the perfect marketing consultant for your business. From assessing your needs to making a well-informed decision, we've got you covered. Let's embark on this journey to find the expertise that will elevate your brand. Assessing Your Business Needs Assessing your business needs is crucial for a successful digital marketing strategy. It is important to first identify your marketing goals and objectives to ens...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle.. Consider what the Get It Done For Me ISAs and VAs can help you implement to strengthen and grow your business throughout the rest of this year and beyond! . Check out our FB page for a more comprehensive list of services we offer! . Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! .. #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #WednesdayWisdom
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
In the fast-paced world of real estate, headlines about market crashes tend to grab everyone's attention. However, it's important to dig deeper and understand how these fluctuations truly impact individual home buyers, sellers, and residents of the DC metro area. Today, we dive into the micro-market of Northern Virginia, where recent developments in the debt ceiling negotiations, interest rates, and inflation adjustments have the potential to shape our summer housing market.Ideally, a balanced market requires more than three months of inventory and a steady interest rate hovering around 5%. While this may sound like a dream, it's crucial to be a little selfish, especially if you're a home buyer with long-term goals in mind. Instead of getting caught up in short-term gains or losses, foc...
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By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
The new FTC Safeguards Rule goes into effect on June 9. Everyone in the real estate industry needs to take note of this and evaluate their need for compliance. Failure to comply can result in fines up to $43,972 per day. There is an above-average chance that your real estate business will be subject to these regulations. Who Is Subject to the FTC Safeguards Rule in Real Estate?The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) issued a Washington Report update on the Safeguards Rule, outlining who is subject to the new regulations.You are considered a "financial institution" under the FTC Safeguards rule if--You maintain customer information for more than 5,000 customersand you provide the following: Real estate settlement services Appraisal services (unless you are appraising on a one-time ba...
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By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376
(HomeStarr Realty)
What is my favorite spring flower? It is very hard to choose they are all so beautiful I love them all. Debe Maxwell, CRS  challenged us to write about it. April and May have been very dry months for us in the Philadelphia area. It was more like June and July as far as temperatures go. I hope that doesn't mean we are going to have a rainy Summer. Who knows the weather has been so unpredictable.  Not many of my indoor plants survived the winter except my orchids which have not bloomed yet. I am sure they will soon as they look very healthy. My Ponytail Palm is now sitting outside and is extremely hardy healthy and happy.    My Petunias are one of my very favorites as they are hardy in our climate but also need a great deal of water. They also come in many varieties and colors. I like to ...
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By Rhonda Gustitus, Real Estate's A Dream With Rhonda Gustitus Team!
(The Rhonda Gustitus Team)
Open House Alert! 3634 Bula Ln, North Port FL Come and join our Open House this Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 12 to 2 PM and see this split plan home with Brand New 2023 Roof, Many Impact Windows, Doors, Hurricane Shutters & Hurricane garage door.  
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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.)
"The Earth laughs in flowers." -Ralph Waldo EmersonAlthough I always answer "Fall" when asked what my favorite season is, I genuinely love Spring. Who doesn't love the floral fiesta created by the combination of April Showers and the warmer temperatures the month of May brings? Watching the daily progress as the plants come out of dormancy and come alive again is such a joy.I don't have the green thumb my husband did. His daughter Lisa inherited that from him. This year Lisa, who has a degree in floral design, came over and filled my flower pots with color bombs. We also planted some tomatoes and three baby Clematis plants.  My absolute favorite plant that announces the arrival of Spring is my purple phlox. It is always the first thing to bloom out in my small yard. Another favorite is ...
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