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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 Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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As a mortgage loan officer we often receive applications where they client's credit scores are not where they need to be in order to obtain a home loan.  The question that usually follows is "how can I increase my score in the shortest amount of time?" or some variation of that.  For each individ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 6
Eenie Meeny Miney Mo Catch a Tiger by his toe. Because Independence Day July 4 falls on a Saturday this year, the weekend is quintessentially poised to be a 3 or 4 day weekend for many folks. Some will have planned to stretch their summer vacay by tacking this fat weekend on the front or back of ...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 121
Hello Rainers,We successfully converted the ActiveRain website back to our original www.activerain.com website domain last night.  The change-over required approximately 1.5 hours of downtime for the site.The domain change is part of a transition project to support the purchase of ActiveRain by B...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 7
Success in life or business is all about technique and continuous improvement. It’s about growth in who you are and how you do things that takes you to the next level in life. Here are my 3 tips to help make you successful in life and business. 1. Consistency. In order to find activities that gen...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 88
You may think that the only careers that require courage are those in which you risk your life. You know, things like fire-fighting, painting the Golden Gate Bridge, facing down armed criminals, or becoming a member of our armed forces.But the truth is, a successful career in real estate also req...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
I really don't think as we are into the second decade of the 21st century, things are really not going to keep being fast around us, BUT daily "we do have control" to slow things down a bit for perspective, and also better connection to people and more "significance and meaning" individually for ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 45
Who says you can't teach an old dog a new trick?  Barney (age 8) has been with us for a little over 2 years now and he's a never ending source of joy to us! Since day one he wanted nothing to do with the pool. In fact he stayed at least 10 feet away! Oh No - I'm not going in there - you can't mak...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 14
Throughout the course of my daughter's cancer treatment our family received an incredible amount of support from friends, family, and our community.  Many of our supporters are business people.  I can never pay back everything they did for us but I want to help the best way I know how.  So each m...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 3
Here are some helpful tips for home buyers regarding Interest Rates and what you need to know when you try to obtain a mortgage.  1. Locking vs. Floating. Prior to initital disclosures your loan officer will ask you if you would like to float or lock your interest rate. Locking your interest rate...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 7
This quote is a great reminder that the best things in life are simple and are often experiences and impacts you make on others and not how much money you have. Recently I have learned to smile more often, continue to dream big, laugh more, and appreciate the smaller things around me each day. Ha...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
Let's face it, if we are blogging for business we are looking for an online edge to give us the upper hand on our local competition. Perhaps it is through blogging about a particular niche, generating the most interest via social media, or by saturating our markets with much more information than...
By FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
Comments 1
FED RESERVE: September Rate Hike Likely!For several months the Federal Reserve has been trying to prepare the public for their first possible rate hike in years.  Their wish may finally come true in September. This past week, William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, stat...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
Build Positive Momentum and Allow It To BeIt starts with a seedling of a thought, followed by your actions which waters that thought and creates instant momentum, even if you do not physically see it right away.Feng Shui works with the laws if physics. For anything to change in our lives, we need...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 68
     Congratulations on passing your Real Estate License Exam!  Now it's time for you to gain the real-world knowledge that will put commission checks into your pocket.  You need to connect with people who will help you succeed as a Real Estate Agent.  Now comes the time for you to establish your...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-June 21 to June 27, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a p...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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MATTHEW 26:41 "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."PULPIT COMMENTARY Watchfulness sees temptation coming; prayer gives strength to withstand it.
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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Waikiki Wiki:   Foster Tower Condominium     FOSTER TOWER    2500 Kalakaua Ave.       Honolulu, HI      $275,000 - $1,455,500   Directly across Kalakaua Ave., from the Duke Kahanamoku statue and Kuhio Beach, Foster Tower is a 25-story PET FRIENDLY tower with studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos with...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
Comments 1
My name is Tim Letts, and I serve the Jacksonville, FL real estate market. For many people, buying and selling real estate is the largest transaction of their life and a very personal experience. My mission is to make the whole process stress-free, simple and quicker, always serving my clients’ b...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 95
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Does It REALLY Matter Who Owns ActiveRain?Jonathan WashburnMarket Leader TruliaZillowand now Ben Kinney.What do they all have in common besides being at the helm of ActiveRain?Not one of them has ever given me direction of what to blog.  Day after day, that choice has been min...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
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Here we are...a soft segue into Salt Spring's warm welcome to Canada Day. July 1st is celebrated across the country, & every community has its own rhythm of recognition of Canada's greatness. Parades, events, special foods, live music, fireworks.... On Salt Spring, there's a classic car show, a ...