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By Jeff Stevens, Jeff Stevens REALTOR®/Associate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties)
Comments 70
Today I was fired for going on vacation. Yes, that is correct. I was fired from a listing simply because I happened to have a planned vacation, months in advance, the very week my would-be out-of-town seller came to town. I should also mention that I have not been out of town in over a year. The ...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 22
So I ask - is it possible to break disposal blades?  Let's hear an answer!Disposal blades are called "impeller blades."They are designed in different shapes to attempt to cut and chop debris in the disposal.The smaller it is chopped, the easier garbage is to wash away.  The larger the motor (buil...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 52
"She can tell you all about it, she sees it in the stars . . . "What is WITH all the OVERREACTION lately? Clients, lenders, escrow officers and other agents, waving their arms wildly over things that in 5000 years no one but cockroaches and Cher will remain to recall. "I can't BELIEVE I'm not get...

By Peter Mark, SEO Specialist, Site Architecture Design and more
(Peter Mark)
Comments 25
If  you have not heard about GMB and if you need local leads read on. GMB is short for Google My Business. In a nutshell, GMB is not just your business page but operates in its own Mobile environment and index. The GMB page and posts work great when mobile users find your posts. Many times the GM...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 4
I had the extreme good fortune to accompany my daughter as she delivered the Keynote speech for the graduating class of the occupational therapy department of the University of Illinois Chicago campus.My daughter graduated as an O.T. from the very same program almost 10 years ago, and had been b...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 1
 Out of signs! Where Do You Get Signs Made Fast in the Baltimore area?                                   At FASTSIGNS of Owings Mills                                                        It has been a wonderfully busy week with new listings when I realized my sign inventory was way down..and my...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 12
"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 Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 5
Barbara Todaro is always a great mentor and always has important information for all of us here in the rain. This is my second requirement for all licensed real estate agents who will be joining the National Association of Realtors. Education is the key to success, and the NAR offers a wide varie...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 10
Dream of yourself achieving what others say is impossible and imagine doing the unimaginable. If Wilbur right was practical, we would not be able to fly today. If Henry Ford was practical, production standards in the entire world would be different. If Bill Gates was practical, you would not be r...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 46
      Are you Farming a neighborhood or subdivision? How about farming the neighborhood that you live in? Serve on your Homeowners' Association Board of Directors. You will become prominent; your name will be known!      You will be sitting at the head table during the monthly meetings.  You can ...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 7
Another thought from Khash to assist all of us with staying on track with business and personal goals.... enjoy. Baby steps.   I always tell people to set a goal and take it slow. Take baby steps.   Crash diets do not work. Day trading in the stock market does not work. Short cuts to the top do n...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
Comments 5
by Patricia Feager, 7/20/2018                                           Who Hath A Book by Wilbur D. Nesbit Who have a bookHath friends at hand,And gold and gearAt his command;And rich estates,If he but look,Are held by himWho hath a book.Who hath a bookHath but to readAnd he may beA king, indeed...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
Most new homeowners are eager to make their new house their own and will spend countless hours and money to do so as soon as they move in. I get this and have been know to do so as well. However, here's what I have learned. Landscaping takes a really long time and the sooner you do, it the sooner...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 15
This post should be read by all those who have a garbage disposal in the house.  I will bookmark this and share with all my clients. So I ask - is it possible to break disposal blades?  Let's hear an answer! Disposal blades are called "impeller blades." They are designed in different shapes to at...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 0
The phenomenon of the inverted yield curve is vitally important to those of us in the real estate industry, even if you aren't on the financing side of things - why!??Find out in this week's video and get a leg up on your competition...you aren't going to want to miss this one!What is an Inverted...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 6
I love dance, theater and music. Last night I was lucky to see The Dorrance Dance Company at Jacobs Pillow in Beckett, Massachusetts. I have seen a lot of dance in my life but this was the best I have ever seen period. Dorrance Dance is largely Tap but that wouldn't begin to describe it. There is...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, Sitterle Homes
(Sitterle Homes)
Comments 10
 Actually we had a french wine on Saturday too but it was a Chablis, I chose this wine to review as we had it yesterday in celebration of the French winning the world cup yesterday. This was a very good wine but I think it will be better in 2 or 3 years as it was a little tight even with decantin...

By Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
(Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)
Comments 29
I recently asked the smart folks in Q/A to assess whether a certain bikini-clad, sloppily postured young lady's public Facebook profile photo would inspire them to refer her business.Several opined that they didn't want to be judgmental.Some scolded others for being judgmental.I got news for yous...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 20
This is my second requirement for all licensed real estate agents who will be joining the National Association of Realtors. Education is the key to success, and the NAR offers a wide variety of educational courses that result in designations. Knowledge is power, and the NAR will now include as a ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 13
  I have joined the blog-a-day blogathon for next 30 days. This is day 5 of the 30-day-challenge. In these 30 days, what better could it be to share something either I learned from some of the ActiveRainers or some other resource online and share it with the group? At times, I may not know where ...