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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 Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 50
Customer Service Tips Learned from Crappy Dining Experiences I was in Orlando for the CRS Leadership Training Program and the annual Sellabration convention, and had a number of meals out with different groups of people. A couple of these dining experiences really were bad, which led to some thou...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 26
This has not been a good week for Thoroughly Modern Mickey  Tuesday when I was at her house, she was a bit under the weather but still managed to kick my ass at Rummy. Wednesday she had a doctors appointment and found out she had another UTI. He immediately put her on oral antibiotics. By yesterd...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 23
With Rates Down, Here's What You Should Be Doing       It's been a little while since I've heard the term "refi boom", but that's what's being floated around this week as mortgage rates are once again knock knock knockin' on history's door.  With 30 year fixed rates in the mid 3's and 15 year rat...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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10 Lessons Learned from Writing Localism PostsI write localism posts and enjoy doing so. There are some members that choose to not spend time on this and don't want calls unrelated to real estate. Today my phone rang  and the caller asked if I had all you can eat crab legs?I asked who he thought ...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 30
I saw a question that someone asked about blog topics that work for them.  I'd like to share some ideas with  you that might help you write some posts that not just get ActiveRain comments, but help make your phone ring as well.  We're encouraged to write about local events, but what happens when...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 42
Most of us use a GPS every day.  We have them in our cars but that is not all.  We use them on our phones to know where we are now. We use them to order a car on Uber or we use them to find a restaurant nearby. We have become more productive and less stressed because we have used this very simple...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 8
Taking the Mystery Out of Internet MarketingI've had my business since 1997. Back then I promoted my services by visiting local real estate offices, designing flyers and by mailing out targeted postcards. I also made some really great connections. Truth be known, dumb luck was also instrumental. ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 28
Facebook MarketingHave you noticed your content is reaching more consumers in your Facebook feed this year? My reach has hopped up steadily on many posts made in 2016, including listings. More eyes on our information is definitely a good thing. I hope you are also seeing more activity...do tell i...
By Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes
(Fresh Eyes For Your Home)
Comments 22
ONLY IN NEW YORK!!!Wouldn't you know it.  I went to the jobsite  yesterday to check on the progress of my lobby project and there, parked right in front of 313 East 89th were two huge trailers from Universal Studios.  What are they filming?  Yet another episode of Law and Order- SVU.I must admit,...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Most of us have support systems in place: some subtle and some clear and ever present. For me the idea of standing tall comes from deep in my psyche. I feel strong and I will be. I have people I care for and people and pets who care for me. When I think about where I am and where I am going, I kn...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Nothnagle)
Comments 17
Many years ago when I was fourteen my tonsils were removed. Thinking back it was not at a young age but I do not remeber much except for the ice cream and ginger ale and two nights in the hospital. The night before the deed was to be done was going to be the last episode of the Fugitve and for so...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® CRS, GRI ~ 512-587-5689, "Sold with Bob"
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX )
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ActiveRain Member Support December 15th, 2015 I predicted that one of our Renowned members Nina Hollander would become a Millionaire on February 12th, 2016. Looks like my prediction is going to be off by a couple of days but you can help Nina get there quicker bycommenting on her blogs and re-blo...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 18
Does It Always Have To Be About Real Estate?  Speaking with AR member Marco Giancola this morning, I discovered we have similarities. We have both  been REALTORS ®  for the past 26 years, we both enjoy learning and  we both enjoy connecting with other agents of all ages. Marco is interested in th...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
Introducing our… JUMBO alternative product We are pleased to offer our Jumbo Alternative product. Designed to serve the borrower who is looking for a higher loan amount, with flexible guidelines, and who can demonstrate the ability to repay. LOAN FEATURES: • LTV up to 90%, with no MI, up to $2.5 ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I wonder how you feel about this: really. I think there should be a working wage everywhere. I believe anyone who does an honest days work should be compensated with enough money to buy food and feed themselves and their families. Now I know there is a great deal of disagreement on this throughou...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. -John Muir
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 45
It is cold this morning. When I got up it was -2. Tomorrow and Sunday the warnings are already here. Deadly dangerous and life threatening cold. OK, I'm listening. The wind chill will make it feel like -35 to -55 below zero. Brutal. Well I guess you get what you get, but my gang will be adorned i...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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*It doesn't matter how slow you go,as long as you don't stop! UnknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®,  © 2016, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 7
Save yourself... Do you call them spammers or scammers? The two words are nearly identical, save one letter. There has been an influx of spamming lately here in the Rain. Not a good message when someone is unwilling to show themselves while lurking and hiding behind a facade. It lends to a total ...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Just Listed 811 Washington Street #102, Key West, Florida. The listing agent, not me, describes this home this way:"Luxurious Casa Marina Estates townhouse with cathedral ceilings, high end tiles and hardwood floors throughout. Beautiful open living room with French doors opening to the pool and ...