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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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
Happy 4th of July y'all. That's how we say it in Texas. Way back in 1982 comedian Robin Williams did a routine on the American Flag which if you had not seen it or don't remember it here it is again. Our flag does represent ALL of us, without labels, and as Lincoln says a house divided cannot sta...
By Ben Kinney
(ActiveRain Inc.)
Comments 26
On July 10th at 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern) Bob Stewart and I would like to invite everyone in the community to join us for a webinar where we'd like to share our vision for the future of ActiveRain.In this informal discussion, we plan to give you our plan for the next 30, 60 and 90 days, as ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 17
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 Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 52
Have you been ghosted by a buyer or seller?Ghosting is an interesting phenomenon that is occurring in dating relationships. It’s the ultimate silent treatment when a relationship is being severed. One party completely cuts off all contact and ignores the former partner’s attempts to reach out. It...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 40
Change is in the air. Can you feel it? ActiveRain has new ownership and several social media platforms have slowly and quietly been making subtle changes over the past few months, Facebook included. As crazy as it sounds, change is one of the few constants we can always rely on!For us, maybe chan...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 19
I know many folks only use photos in their blog posts they take themselves. While I personally do not subscribe to that methodology, I know it is the only sure-fire way to make sure you are not improperly using someone else's material. For me, there are times when I need or want a photo to make a...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 29
Peeling The Orange BadgeIt would seem that there are some misunderstandings about the purpose and activity of the Ambassadors. (click for Kerrie's post from 2012 on the topic of Ambassadors). Is there some clear cut criteria that makes someone automatically be designated as an Ambassador?  No, th...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 16
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-June 28 to July 4, 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 Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 8
     It was not about "the Americans vs. the British". It was about citizens (including my own Ancestors) living in American British colonies, who had had enough of the taxation, regulation, and oppression by their Government. Those citizens decided it was time to throw off the ruling monarch, hi...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 97
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 William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 6
How to Fix a Poor PhotoDespite what some people believe, most photographers have lots and lots of poor photos resulting from incorrect settings, bad lighting or at least poor compensation for what is available.So what happens when we shoot things that might seem useless to save. Depending on how ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 38
This Is What ActiveRain Is About ActiveRain is about the caring, the sharing and the learning... seen here every single day.      Take a look at this comment received on one of my  recent posts:  "Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland great collage!  I definitely need help with making my own graph...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 24
     What can I say? As any red-blooded American knows, today we, as a Nation, celebrate our independence from tyranny. It seems as if tyranny has and always will be a part of life in this spinning orb. To have control and power over others must be the innate purpose of some. This lesson is repea...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 24
As of this morning, my July 4th fireworks in Westchester article has 4,848 clicks.  It gained around 1,100 yesterday. 662 of them are short URL clicks mainly from some local FB groups where I posted. I expect things to accelerate today, as they always have on the 4th. While the clicks are good, t...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
It is a wonderful day and one that calls for celebration for our country and for ourselves. I am grateful every day that I was born here. That said for soldiers who have served and dealt with trauma, fireworks are hard to handle. If you have a serviceman or woman in your proximity please remember...
By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 16
 Today is July 4th better known as Independence Day. It is the day the Continental Congress accepted the formal parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson and signed on August 2, 1776. Tyranny is not a new concept to the world. It has occurred repeatedly throug...
Hey Rainers...it's time.You all know the value of video and you all talk about social media and marketing on a daily basis.  Time to step it up a notch.We've been inundated with questions since we joined ActiveRain about a year ago.  We've doled out tons of free advice.  But why can't the ENTIRE ...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 29
June Cloudburst - Make a Video, Using a Green Screen.First of all, you're asking, "What is a Green Screen?"  It is a method of putting a picture or another video inside a video.  Now that I have you REALLY CONFUSED, let me explain:Lets say it's a busy day downtown and you want to shoot a video of...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 20
A couple of weeks ago I was startled and scared by a very persistent little frog.  I wrote about it and was warned by many that he would be back. This morning I saw him again, in the same planter looking right up at me as if to say........I told you, this is my home. This time I took a picture.
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 4
Price Update In Caloosa For 10 Acre Equestrian Estate!13184 Silver FoxPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418Wonderful Caloosa Equestrian Property On 10.25 Acres! 4345 Under Air CBS Home With 5 Garage Spaces Includes Gourmet Kitchen Including Double Ovens, Granite Counter Tops, Cherry Cabinets, Huge Pantry!...