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Recent blogs on ActiveRain Community
By Aaron Rice Helps, ESG Digital Twin Solutions
(eXp Commercial)
If $350,000 Is Within Your Reach Do Not Buy Anything ‘Til You See This Owings Mills Land Opportunity on 1.81 Lush, Tree-Covered Acres If you are a ready-to-act new home buyer, builder, developer or investor who has been searching and hoping to find the right Opportunity Zone Development Project, dear reader, your ‘anticipation quotient’ is about to surge into the red zone. Welcome to The Waters Estate at 7 Church Rd. For starters, are you tired of seeing tear down opportunities on tiny lots? Imagine your new dream home, well suited for entertaining, beautifully situated on an estate-sized 1.81 acre hideaway set back from the street, that will make you think you have escaped to a country retreat with sixty-three trees, colorful gardens with a big, private, manicured yard to host a family...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
Google Screened Ads - Guaranteed Business?Google Ads is an advertising platform that allows businesses to display ads on Google search results pages, YouTube, and other websites across the web. Google Ads is a pay-per-click (PPC) platform, which means businesses only pay when someone clicks on their ad. In recent years, Google has made several changes to the way its ads are displayed and delivered to users. One such change is the introduction of “screened ads.” So, what is screened ads and how can they benefit your business? Read on to find out!What are Screened Ads?Screened ads are a type of ad format that Google introduced in 2018. With screened ads, businesses can have their ad shown on the first page of Google search results, even if they don’t rank organically for that particular k...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Attributed to Dr. SeussGo out and make it a great dayPaulThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2022, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(410-935-5844 Office)
Should HUD Practice Social Engineering?With a FHA loan homes have become affordable, which sounds like a good idea.But, when someone forecloses on a FHA loan and HUD picks up ownership of the house, should they, then, practice social engineering?HUD is not in the business of owning real estate, so they should put the properties that they obtain on the market as quickly as possible and to the largest buyer pool possible.No, HUD creates all types of categories of buyers and makes properties available to some groups and not to other groups.Here is one: Good Neighbor Next Door.  What is a good neighbor?  Is it a teacher, a police officer, or the like?  Apparently so.  So what does that make me?  Am I a bad neighbor next door?Here is another one: Government agencies and non-profits.  Does HU...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
"God did not bring you this far to leave you.” -- Philippians 1:6 . . We call this working smarter, not harder, and it’s something your colleagues, competitors, & those highly successful in your field are already mastering... why shouldn’t you too?   Find out how we work with you by texting, “Get Started” to 561-502-1577 today!
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By Greg Vetter, 30+ year Productivity Speaker, Trainer and Coach
(Vetter Productivity, Inc.)
Why have you ever hired the wrong admin (or anyone else for that matter)? Was it because they said they could perform a task in the interview and you later found out they couldn’t? How could you have really known for sure?Have them perform the task for you.Interviews are about asking questions, checking references, and getting a sense of compatibility. Then, having everyone talk with them so no one gets blamed for a poor hire.How will you know that they are able to do what you need them to do? Because they did it in another job with another boss? Are you really willing to trust that?An example would be to ask them what organizational system they use. Ask them to thoroughly explain how it works (boy will you be surprised at what they say). Next, give them an admin problem and ask them to...
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By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
 Starting today I need to forget what's gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what's coming next.Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something, show compassion today and every day to all that cross your path.Change is never painful. The only resistance to change is painful. - Budda Energy is contagious, positive and negative alike. I will forever be mindful of what and who I am allowing into my space.How well you play the game of life comes down to the sum of your choices. Whatever you decide, don't be the chess piece, be the chess player. The most brutal victory is the victory over the self.Either you run the day or the day runs you. Every problem is a gift - without problems, we would not grow. The fragrance always s...
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Single Family 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Home in Ramona, OK North of Tulsa on US-75. Home has a covered front porch, fireplace, vaulted ceilings in the living room, breakfast area in the kitchen with windows that let in lots of natural light, master bathroom has a garden tub with jets and separate shower, spacious back yard with a partially covered back patio. Buyer's Premium & Terms and Conditions ApplyMyers Jackson Oklahoma Real Estate Broker 178847
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By Victoria Craig, Keeping the "Real" in Real Estate!
(Century 21 Select)
Most of us are aware of Dopamine, a feel-good chemical that’s produced in your brain. Essentially, it makes us happy. And our brains release it with certain activities and behaviors ― many of which we already do everyday. A recent article reminds us that we can consciously aim to participate in at least some of these activities on a daily basis and thereby increase our feelings of well being. I have to confess that some of these activities seemed logical but a few were a surprise. “Whenever we participate in activities that are considered essential from our body’s point of view, our brain releases a large amount of dopamine,” which is meant to encourage you to do this activity more, according to Dr. Kiran F. Rajneesh, the director of the neurological pain division and associate professo...
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
 It was back in 2006 when I got bitten by the blogging bug. My background as a nurse and artist did not train me to write a blog or host a radio show. To do both, I found that these three traits are most needed: passion, consistency, and uniqueness. Passion- Anyone who knows me has experienced my passion, whether my nursing, ceramic art, or my 47-year marriage, where we counted every day. I love what I do! Passion drives me.  Consistency-When you love what you do, sustaining a routine, including daily phone calls and comments, is natural. And on that same note showing up and hosting a live weekly radio show.  Uniqueness-Marching to your own drummer and sticking to your convictions. Don't be afraid to try a new concept. Instead of looking for approval, find what works for you. Some call ...
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By Khash Saghafi NMLS, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland OH NMLS 1114762
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
When tough financial times come, tough questions have to be asked.One of those questions is whether or not you should file for bankruptcy.There are many questions which must be answered before moving in that direction, but watch my video to find out what those questions are and what decisions must be made.Also, subscribe to my YouTube page to see my other videos and feel free to share and comment!!I am a loan officer who lends in 45 states and I handle the loan from start-to-finish. My cell phone is 1-216-780-1103 and I can be reached at anytime for questions, Pre-Approvals or anything else needed.
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Diseases, bugs, and other health conditions come in a never-ending stream. No matter how much we wish to avoid them, they’re bound to show up at some point in our lives and possibly when we least expect it. When that time comes, and we urgently need to see a doctor, the internet is usually our first stop. A quick Google search later, and we have an endless list of doctors and clinics to choose from. In a panic, we randomly pick one and hope for the best.  But what if there was a better way? What if there was a website that took into account everything you need to know about a doctor before making an appointment? That’s where Ekshef comes in. At ekshef.com, our goal is to make finding the perfect doctor as easy as possible. We understand that everyone’s needs are different, so we’ve crea...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Friday Flag' shows itself off nicely with the snow falling hard.  On my way to the Sandpoint Realty Office the other day I could not help but appreciate our flag standing out so vividly.  Old Hickory Shed has given us one other Friday Flag shot.  They moved from that location to this new location.  In the move 'Ole Glory' never missed a beat and Stars and Strips flying never missed a day.  Thank you Ponderay Business for proudly flying our USA flag.   On a side note I not only turned around but stepped to the bike lane of the street for this photo.  Thank goodness I recognized the noise coming as a city snow removal truck.  I high tailed it as far from the street as possible only just in time to see a 30 foot wave of snow that would have enveloped me had I now moved po...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
All You Need to Know About Internet MarketingWhen you hear the term "internet marketing," what comes to mind? Do you think of spam emails and pop-up ads, or do you think of a well-crafted marketing strategy that uses the latest digital tools to reach your target audience? If you're like most people, you probably think of the latter. And that's because, when done right, internet marketing can be an extremely effective way to grow your business. But what exactly is internet marketing, and how can it be used to achieve your business goals? Let's take a look. What is Internet Marketing?Internet marketing is the process of promoting a product or service online. It encompasses a wide range of activities, from creating and managing a website to designing digital marketing campaigns and using s...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
If you own or operate a business, then you know that generating leads is essential to your success. But what exactly is lead generation? And how can an SEO Agency in Houston help you to generate more leads for your business? Keep reading to find out.Lead generation is the process of generating leads, or potential customers, for your business. There are a number of ways to generate leads, but some common methods include content marketing, online advertising, and social media marketing. Content marketing is creating and sharing valuable content (like blog posts, infographics, eBooks, etc.) that will help educate your target audience about your product or service. Once you have their attention, you can then include a call-to-action (CTA) that will encourage them to take the next step in th...
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By Joanne Gillet EdgeOfTheBeach.com, Experience is not expensive. It is Priceless!
(Edge Of The Beach Realty)
We pride ourselves on personable service, specializing in working with seniors or those who may need an extra helping hand. Let’s Chat! We will share with you some tips and tricks about how to get "Top Dollar". Please feel free to reach out anytime and share what might make your real estate experience easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable. Email Joanne@EdgeOfTheBeach.com or text/call 843 655 6343.  Visit EdgeOfTheBeach.com for: Real-time emails of current listings FREE home evaluation tool Latest blog articles 5-star reviews on Google, Realtor.com, Facebook and Zillow  Experience is not expensive. It is Priceless!
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By Joanne Gillet EdgeOfTheBeach.com, Experience is not expensive. It is Priceless!
(Edge Of The Beach Realty)
Edge Of The Beach Realty would like to thank Meghan Sansouci at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage for bringing the buyer on the sale of this beautifully upgraded home in Myrtle Beach.We would like to welcome the new neighbors to the Forestbrook Estates community and wish them much happiness in their New Home!  We pride ourselves on personable service, specializing in working with seniors or those who may need an extra helping hand. Let’s Chat! We will share with you some tips and tricks about how to get "Top Dollar". Please feel free to reach out anytime and share what might make your real estate experience easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable. Email Joanne@EdgeOfTheBeach.com or text/call 843 655 6343.  Visit EdgeOfTheBeach.com for: Real-time emails of current listings FREE home...
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By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Dark Web monitoring fills an important security gap for individuals and businesses. It has applications in cyber security, reputation management and brand management. By monitoring Dark Web activity, individuals and organizations may be alerted to cyber attacks or data breaches.Admit it: You search your name on Google to see what’s there. Most businesses pay attention to their online reviews. Some monitor social media to see what customers are saying. Dark Web monitoring completes the picture of your and your organization’s online reputation. It can also tip you off to data breaches or potential cyber attacks.What Is the Dark Web?In its broadest definition, the Dark Web is a portion of the Deep Web, which itself is a collection of websites and databases that are not indexed by the major...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Another great challenge for December and I look forward to reading all of the amazing tips everyone has!  The ActiveRain Members Guide to Blogging Success ~ Do's and Don'ts ~   Brian England  and I are co-hosting the December 2022, and we want to know - are you ready to share your opinions and knowledge?   Of course you are. That’s never been a problem in our community as long as I’ve been a member.   And it’s even better when you can earn bonus points for sharing what you think and know, help others, plus gain some recognition!   We had a wonderful Challenge in October where AR members were asked to share their blogging success stories. What a terrific collection of successes from blogging! Thank you Carol Williams , Aura Alex and Leanne Smith  for co-hosting and for the inspiration, a...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Energy is contagious. . . Delegate to elevate!   Our team of VAs/ISAs is dynamic and focused, working continuously within specific task requirements & tight task deadlines so that YOU can finally have peace of mind knowing your work will get done and you can even start taking your “vacation-a-day” if you so desire! 👨🏼‍🤝‍👨🏼   Don't delay! Find out how we work with you by texting, “Get Started” to 561-502-1577!
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