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Being part of the largest real estate related social network has its perks; the community of ActiveRain is on top of that list. Our vast array of real estate professionals have been in the business since the beginning. Not only do they know best practices when it comes to real estate, social media, personal life and beyond but they share their insight so freely with one another. Our mantra of Connect, Share, Learn is taken to another level because of the valuable members of ActiveRain.

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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Is Your Buyer Looking for a Good Home, or a Good Time?You find them everywhere!  They come into your office, they call you on the phone and they even show up at your open houses. Who are they?  They are people who love to look at houses, get ideas for their own home, or just have a hobby of getti...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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It is very common to find dark staining and dirt on window frames whether those window frames are metal or wood or vinyl.  Generally they can be cleaned with soap and water and a little vinegar.  But what if you are concerned it might be mold?While there is plenty of confusion, myth and misinform...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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OK.  This should be fun.  It's the Favorites I'll be doing on the new system, and I have already shocked Willie the Labradoodle because of my foulest of language.  And almost nothing that I bookmarked is on my bookmark list, except for some leftover from last week that I can't get rid of! Then I ...
PROVERBS 20:4 Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY He who labours and endures hardship in his seed-time for eternity, will be properly diligent as to his earthly business.
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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***Paul S Henderson, Residential Broker, RE/MAX Professionals, Realtor, preferred Tacoma Washington Agent and Broker A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty!Winston Churchill Paul S Henderson, Residential Broker, RE/MAX Professiona...
By Ronald Gombach
(The Gombach Group)
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 Bucks County's New Hope-Solebury School District serves public school students in New Hope Borough and Solebury Township. U.S. News and World Reports' 2016 School Rankings lists New Hope-Solebury as #2 across all of Pennsylvania. There are currently 18 homes for sale in tiny New Hope. (Browse Ne...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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If you are feeling stressed out you are not alone.  I asked the question of some Westchester County business owners.  Many feel overworked and overwhelmed.To be sure the pace of business has changed.  Real Estate agents know that only too well in the fast market with rapid communication. Technolo...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I rejoice in the awareness that prayer is not an idle amusement, but when understood, applied and affirmed the most powerful instrument of action. Are you openly praying for your life and the outcome or are you a closet prayer..... afraid to let the World see you outwardly confess your inner fee...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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October Contests Are ComingWith only 5 days left in September which means there is limited time remaining to enter the September Contests. There are several topics to write about in September and to qualify submit your entries by September 30 at midnight PDT. Business Blogging Challenge by Active...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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 Greenbrier County is a very special place, and offers a plethora of things to do, places to visit, sights to see  and with the low crime rate, great schools, and beautiful vistas, it is a great place to live. Greenbrier County WV is rich in history and natural beauty.  It is set in a lush forest...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Last week I sent three days at The Inn at Castle Hill in Ipswich Massachusetts while vising the Crane State. One of the Innkeepers was especially nice to my friend and I, and today she and her boyfriend visited Naumkeag, a museum/mansion and gardens where I work a couple of days a week. My friend...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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ActiveRain Practices: Building Credibility "So many people are all worried about how much their blogs contribute to getting new leads... but miss out on the fact that building credibility in one's market as a local expert is also very important and can't always be tied to a specific dollar value....
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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                                          Remember when I                                        invited, my friend, Norbert Young,                                                          to join ActiveRain   He promised to sign up...and he did!  And, today, he posted his first blog.  We spent s...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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An easy lesson for new agents in this re-postfrom Gita Bantwal .Is it rude not to go in to see the house after making an appointment to see it and not calling to cancel? I was out showing homes last evening . I have buyers with two young kids. When we were in front of one house the buyer said she...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
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Jeff Dowler, consistently has so many great posts and most importantly is terrific about sharing it to us Rainers and beyond. This article has new & exciting information for all the readers to take advantage from. I, myself will be anxious to learn from it! So many times I write blogs and really ...
By April Miller
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PROVERBS 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY But the fear of God reigning in the heart, is the beauty of the soul; it lasts for ever.Fear of the Lord refers to a specific sense of respect, awe, and submission...
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. Plato 
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Because knowledge is power, be sure to listen. When you listen you learn and when you learn you have a better chance to be successful. It's not complicated, it is just a matter of training your brain to pay attention to what is happening around you, and then applying that knowledge. I learned a b...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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When I was thinking of relocating for retirement and a peace (yes, I spelled it this way on purpose) of heaven I decided it would be the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. I lived and worked in New Jersey for most of my adult life but was ready for a slower pace in a special place. In Stockbrid...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I just returned from dinner with one of the young people I have sort of mentored at work. It was an easy and lovely evening and we both enjoyed ourselves. At some point my young friend asked me if I thought she was smart. I was taken back. As I told her we wouldn't be out together unless I though...