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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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The I-Phone is Here...Can You Say Hello? - 06/29/07 04:27 PM
The Brand New iPhone is now available to be purchased. They are calling this the new "Revolutionary Phone!" Many Agents, Lenders, and Clients in my area are now considering this new "Realtool for Realty" for their business and personal use. They have questions and are looking to me for some answers. I don't have any.....yet!! :-( Well, just what's here. It is too new for me to provide enough detailed information regarding the technical aspects and applications of the iPhone. Are you ready to make a purchase of the new iPhone by Apple? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts about (32 comments)
The California Foreclosure Process & Timeline - 06/27/07 01:59 AM
The following time-line is applicable for California Non-Judicial Foreclosures under a deed of trust. Foreclosures begin when the Trustor (borrower) does not make the monthly payment to the Beneficiary (Lender). The first missed payment is a technical default, but in practical terms, most Beneficiaries do not begin the process until the third payment is missed. If the Beneficiary cannot resolve the defaulted payment amount with the Trustor through forbearance or other loss mitigation measures, the Beneficiary will instruct the Trustee to begin foreclosure proceedings. The Non - Judicial Foreclosure Timeline - California If you or someone you know is having financial difficulty (62 comments)
View My Profile Memoirs of a Blogger View My Associates Get Linked In Search Active Rain Real Estate Technology Group Target Marketing Group The Title and Escrow Group Solano County Network Group My Corporate Office Property Comp Information Realtor Designations Bay Area Real Estate Tech Fair Real Estate Website Links Agent Freebies My Escrow Blog The Best Network in the World My Music Blog My Photography Blog Creating a post to look like a website is in my opinion, a great way to market yourself and provide valuable information to (73 comments)
Widgets...Can Be Hazardous to You and Your Readers! - 06/23/07 03:28 AM
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS INFORMATION THAT WILL BE UN-SUITABLE TO BLOGGERS AND VIEWERS IF YOU OVERDOSE YOUR BLOG WITH WIDGETS ON ACTIVE RAIN! Well I finally did it! Pushed the envelope! Went over the edge, maxed out, and crashed my Active Rain Blog! As many of you know, I am kinda techy, and love to share my Widgets, Gadgets, and What-cha-ma-callits with others! On my previous post, Broker Bryant commented that it was taking a ton of time to load my blog on his screen, and that the cookies were killing him. (Mine, not TLW's) LOL I made some wisecrack about him needing to get a (52 comments)
The Whole Enchilada - 06/21/07 02:29 AM
I tried to search for one of my posts this morning, it took me 10 minutes to find it! First, I checked my bookmarked posts, (too long and too many) then I had to go through my entire Blog and all my posts to finally find it. I would have used the Active Rain Search feature, but I couldn't remember my own "title". Has this ever happened to you? This made me put on my thinking cap, to try and figure out how I could prevent this, and find them easier in the future. 10 minutes is ridiculous. Not too often, but on occasion, I want (33 comments)
Update Your Verizon Wireless Handsets - Can You Hear Me Now? - 06/19/07 01:38 PM
New PRL code is effective as of June 11th Periodically Verizon will update the Preferred Roaming Code on the handsets that are in use. A Preferred Roaming List(PRL) is software that resides in a dual, tri-mode, or all digital handsets that identify direct Verizon markets, Verizon Partnership markets, and markets where Verizon Wireless has an active roaming agreement. The purpose of the PRL is to direct a handset to the best available network to place and receive calls throughout the United States. Verizon offers this service to help customers use the new towers and cell sites put into service throughout each year. To take (40 comments)
Active Rain on Inman TV - A Congratulations Post! - 06/09/07 08:48 AM
Way to go Matt and Jonathan. I was totally jazzed to see you guys in this interview with Bradley Inman on TV. I was snooping through Inman news tonight, getting caught up on some reading, when I came across this video feed. I'm not sure how, and in fact, I can't even find it again on youtube. Luckily, I have the html code here so I can find it again later. CONGRATULATIONS!! I gave it a 5-star rating, and I was only the 5th viewer on youtube. So, my blogging fingers got a little excited, and have taken over my keyboard. (51 comments)
Adding Associates...The True Power of Comments - 06/06/07 05:32 AM
I was talking with Colleen Kulikowski awhile back, and she was explaining to me why she had taken the time, to organize the Associates she had added. She said that by "grouping" your Associates, they will be easier to manage. So I did. Next, I thought, how can you utilize and benefit from the Associates you've added, and how do they benefit when you add them? If I add you as an Associate, it may be for one or many reasons. I either know you, like your Blog, maybe you left me a comment that really stood out, or what if I just like your picture because you look professional and nice. (121 comments)
This is my 100th post and my 100th Day on Active Rain. First, I want to thank Dustin Luther for introducing me to Active Rain. I have met so many great people, and really had the chance to see what Blogging and ActiveRain is all about. I have countless success stories and have seen first-hand what Blogging and Networking can do for you and your business. My goal was to invite 100 people (their photo's all over this post), create a blog with 100 posts, and share 100 things or reasons why Active Rain and blogging is worth the time and effort, and do (236 comments)
There is only "ONE WAY" you can be the featured member. It's Points! You have to have the most points... period! It is not based on your successes, your experience, your moral or ethical values, it's all based on points. I will tell you from personal experience, that points don't get you leads, and points will not get you referrals, it's the content of your Blog that is the most important of all. However, points do determine where you are placed both on ActiveRain and on Localism.com. If you are not in the top 10, you will not show up on Localism.com in (731 comments)
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