Looking to purchase a new home? How reliable is the home appraisal?

I start looking at homes based on their appraised value, next step is the Real Estate Agent's showcase photos of a home, which is many cases leaves a lot to be desired.

When you are looking to purchase a home today, you might as well get in the car and drive yourself there. It appears much of the real estate market has gotten quite lazy in today's world.



"Thousands of U.S. homes are underwritten using “drive-by” appraisals — which are sometimes generated by overseas contractors looking at Google Earth and listings websites."

►Read the details here:…/an-untold-number-of-us-homes-are…/

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Thousands of U.S. homes are underwritten using "drive-by" appraisals -- which are sometimes generated by overseas contractors looking at Google Earth

INTERNET ACRONYMS sometimes drive me crazy.... they're much like trying to read someone else's shorthand! Here's my acronym of the day: eWOM!

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Looking for tips on how to grow your business with Social Media? Do you have a formula you use? You can learn from Rebekah Radice's formula for Social Media Growth. This is my takeaway from Rebekah's article and you'll find more details about each step in her formula by reading through it yourself.

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You can't win if you don't enter! If you're a small business, need some #marketing software, willing to take a chance, get in on this one. Ends in 3 hours so don't dawdle. Click that button and get in on the drawing! If YOU win - let me know! I'll be excited for you!

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Just as business has its ups and downs, we also experience the roller coaster of life. We often let business get in the way of life and let it consume us until we are jolted back to reality and realize life also gets in the way of business. As with the old teeter-totter, it is important to your success to keep life in balance.

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The 3 reasons you need an online presence for your business are pretty basic but very important. Once you find out why an online presence is important the next step is the HOW. Where do you think you start? If you have an idea add it to the comments below!

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Are you working with a local business trying to boost their reach on Facebook? Maybe you ARE the local business! With Facebook's constant algorithm & feature changes, it is a bit of a race trying to keep up or get ahead of the pack. Even so, there are steps you can take to move your business forward. Local Awareness Ads is one of those options. Check it out to see if it might boost your reach, especially in the community

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Ever thought about turning your hobby into a thriving business? Is it possible? Here's your chance to find out!

Do you have an expertise and are looking to help more people and make more money?

Are you tired of hearing that the way to do it is to go online, but no one is... giving you a simple and feasible roadmap?

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We'll show you how to use Facebook to host your live webinars, sales funnels, membership sites and more... all with one simple system - no website needed!

Let's starting building on the #Success stories we come across in the feed. What is your definition of success?

#SuccessStorySunday: This is the first time I've run across a DOUBLE Success Story! Not only can we feel the success from Seattle's #SoupLady, but also Mike R...owe on Returning The Favor and what a great service this also shares with the world.

With so much devastating news hitting the wires from all around the world, I have to start focusing on the wonderful things also being given back to the world, from selfless people who are making a difference!

Do you have a Success Story you'd like to share with me? If so, add it to the comments so I can check it out and share it.

► READ ABOUT THE DOUBLE SUCCESS STORY HERE:…/watch-seattle-areas-soup-la…/

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Ginger Passarelli has been racing to disaster scenes in the Puget Sound region for years — but she's not a police officer or firefighter.

No, it isn't just you having a time with Facebook today! Must be some huge update going on... everything seems to take twice as long or doesn't happen at all! Keeping fingers crossed this doesn't go on all day long!

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►FACEBOOK ISSUES: I knew there was something going on today! And lo and behold - there is! You can always check this out at Is it just... you or everyone? This is where you can find out. Also, scroll down and check the specific comments to see if your issue is listed.

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You may not have run across this yet - BUT YOU WILL! Think twice before sharing some of those posts out there and get more details in this article so you know what to watch for!

HEADS UP - HERE'S A NEW ONE! ►Faceliker Malware◄

"According to security researchers from McAfee Labs, a type of malware that takes over Facebook accounts to "likes" is on the rise and it's spreading fast."

"Its sole purpose is simply to generate "likes" for specific posts."

►How to protect yourself against Faceliker: Be wary of liking and sharing Facebook posts, pages and contests.


►How to avoid like-farming scams

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Facebook like-farming is currently a big business and cybercriminals are always finding ways to exploit our social media habits to make a quick buck. But look out, a new type of malware has been discovered and this one looks so real but it aims to…

Do you have an important Private Message (PM) you'd like to save... just in case? Here is a solution for you.

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What happens to your private messaging conversation when someone (a client) you've been messaging back and forth with gets shut down (temporarily or permanently...) by Facebook?


If you've been having ongoing important discussions with your client inside #Messenger - copy/paste to a conversation log if information is relevant to a project!

There is a Chrome extension available for downloading Messenger conversations from your PROFILE but not from your BUSINESS PAGE. The only option there is to copy the conversation using your mouse to click and drag, then copy & paste.

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What about you? Suffering from 'content fatigue?'

What about the little guy, the Small Business Entrepreneur?

It is one thing for larger companies to rethink content strategy - they have the time, the $$ and th...e resources to accept the challenge.


We all know content is a #1 priority, without it you have nothing. You also have nothing if it isn't working! Joe Lazauskas lays it out quite nicely in this Contently post.

What tips can you pull from this article to enhance your content strategy?

This term... ►CONTENT ROT◄ jumped off the screen and got my attention! Take a look at your content and see where it applies!

WELL WORTH THE READ!…/2017/09/21/rethink-content-strategy/

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Content strategy is one of the hottest disciplines in marketing, but we can't just rely on the same old tactics to figure out what works best.

This story definitely fits a Whisper In Motion. Listen to YOUR whispers!

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"A sweet lesson on patience.
A NYC Taxi driver wrote:

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was g...oing to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.

After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.

By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.

There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and glassware.

'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.

She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.

She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her.. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.'

'Oh, you're such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, 'Could you drive
through downtown?'

'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly..

'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice.

I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. 'I don't have any family left,' she continued in a soft voice..'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.

'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.

For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.

We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired.Let's go now'.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.

Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
They must have been expecting her.

I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.

'How much do I owe you?' She asked, reaching into her purse.

'Nothing,' I said

'You have to make a living,' she answered.

'There are other passengers,' I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly.

'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said. 'Thank you.'

I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..

I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk.What if that woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?

On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.

We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.

But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one."

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Name ONE piece of criteria you use in your Exit Strategy!

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And finally... do you have an EXIT STRATEGY?
It isn't giving up, it isn't failure but it is knowing when it is time to get out, in a manner of speaking. Your c...riteria should be clearly defined in advance and most certainly in place before you ever start!

Check out some of the interesting online articles and find one that fits your business or your situation (yes - exit strategies come in handy for many situations - not just business!) #22spc

►When you think of an exit strategy, what criteria do you use to make your decision?

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