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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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By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 47
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
 Ways to Add Outdoor AppealFrom a simple trellis to an ornate gazebo, an outdoor structure can refresh your space and lend your landscape year-round appeal. Here are four popular options to consider.Trellis -- This vertical garden accent is a basic panel of latticework that's meant to support cli...
By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 1
New Ramsey home for sale listing proudly offered by Jeana CowieThis Ramsey colonial style home for sale is offered at $579,9005 Bedroom 3 Full bath Expanded Colonial  on .34 acre lot. Close to NYC train, downtown Ramsey shopping, Ramsey high school & much moreCall Jeana Cowie today for a private ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Here you will find commercial real estate for sale and rent including retail space for lease, office for rent,  flex spaces and much more. Chick On Pictures For Complete Info. For Rent 817-819 Chimney Rock Road, Martinsville, Somerset County, NJ Commercial Space for Lease in Martinsville NJ 0883...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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BananaTude Group Update 7/29/15 - MUST Read for Members Welcome to A+Tudes! In case you didn't notice the BananaTude Group disappeared last week. We  were updating the information and poof - it was gone. It broke.  We quickly put in a new name for the group - Social Group - and it popped back ont...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
 Horsey Wordless Wednesday -  My Maturing Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred  My Off-the-track-Thoroughbred mare, Pippa, turned seven years old this year.  She has matured so much since I adopted her when she was four years of age.  Her training has been coming along well, although it has been slow since...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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There's a fun word that seems to take in a lot of the chaos all around us daily, with bad news pouring in from the web, TV, and social media, and that is CACOPHONY.It is essentially noise, but more specifically HARSH, discordant mixture of sounds. Unfortunately NOT tuning enough of this out in ou...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The closing table is NOT the optimal place to learn that the Buyer and seller aren’t on the same page. It’s those pesky little details around who’s paying for what and what things stay or go that can turn a blissfully Utopian closing into a veritable maelstrom of vitriolic chaos. “those curtains ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 13
"Why are you avoiding my phone calls?" That's the message an electrical client left on my phone this morning while I was in the shower. Did the phone ring? I have no idea. I was in the shower. I rarely never carry my expensive smart phone into the shower. Call me crazy.Of course, since agents not...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 11
When I was about 22, I had a friend ask me to go flying with him. I turned him down a few times, and then finally one day I couldn't think of a good reason to turn him down, so I went. I hesitate to say I was afraid of flying, but I can't say I wasn't. I didn't know. I had never flown before. I a...
By George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
(CoreFact.com)
Comments 10
On today's Sunday evening TV news, there was a story about the contamination of Los Altos water with E. Coli bacteria in the "S. El Monte" area. Cal Water: E. Coli Found in Los Altos Water | NBC Bay Area NBC Bay Area-2 hours ago Cal Water has found traces of contaminants in the water of the South...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 50
Plagiarists Wanted, Dead or Alive! Now before we go any further, please do not go out and kill or hunt down any plagiarists this week, or I will be the first to suggest that you are arrested.The purpose of this post is to warn any present day or future plagiarists that there are people here in th...
By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
Comments 0
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 36
Yelp is the Least of Your Worries!  My Big Mouth is Another Story. Last week I fired a landscape company because they failed to show up for my job on three separate occasions.  Each time, the owner called me and assured his crew would be there the next day, so we jumped through hoops to board our...
By Bob Haywood, www.BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 31
Plagiarism is taking what someone else has written and using those thoughts without permission.  It can also be the taking of what someone else has written and representing that material as your own.It's stealing.We've always had to deal with the issue of plagiarism here at Active Rain because it...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 39
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Do You Speak ActiveRain?If you're new to ActiveRain (aka AR aka The Rain) you might feel like you've entered the Tower of Babel.  There's ALL kind of strange terms being thrown around, and honestly even when you've been around for quite awhile, there's still something new to b...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 37
What To Do When You See That Goose Egg.... James Dray asked a question the other day asking us if we'd ever not received a comment on a post we'd written. I think I did with my first few posts, but as someone had mentioned in their answer, there have been many kind members at ActiveRain who took ...
By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 21
Ask an Ambassador:  But What If I’m Not a Good Writer?Yesterday Jon Yturralde wrote “Sometimes While Writing I Feel So Damn Weak” and so I was inspired to write this post.  The issue is that Jon felt that he wasn’t a good writer, due in part to all of those English classes he skipped (lol) by his...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
This is an example of freeze vulnerable plumbing.But things can be done to prevent it.This is a pre-drywall inspection (my third this week) and one of many issues about which comments were made.This is the service line for the rear hose bib.It goes up through the sub floor and out the exterior wa...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 16
 I have been lucky to work with some amazing real estate agents in Colorado.  Those are the ones that you hope you will have the opportunity to work with on another deal in the very near future.  They follow through on everything and make sure that all parties are happy by the time they get to cl...