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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.

Here you will find all sorts of information about what makes ActiveRain members tick. We are spread far and wide and come from all walks of life together to build this one-of-a-kind platform. Anything to do with the community and happenings in the 'Rain can be found here. Dive in and take part of something uniquely special.

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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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How to Use Your Blog to Drive Traffic to Your WebsiteThere are many ways to drive traffic to your website.  Some can really dig into your marketing budget while others can be as simple as investing some time and energy into your blog.  A well-written and optimized blog post is an invaluable resou...

By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope you are doing well this Presidents Day. and you had a great weekend.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you: OUT OF DOUBT:  The way out of doubt is TO DO.  Your doubt is JUST a thought, and it will not survive when you act to prove it wrong. Instead of doubting that you can...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Gift Giving: what is your formula?I love to give gifts that I would love receiving. Hence often Diane asks for my input as to what we should buy for someone. She already narrowed down the gifts so it makes it easier for me just to choose from two or three choices.Well when I saw this I thought th...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Here's a fun and crafty way to help educate those interested and familiar with Feng Shui. I found a program through and create a quick 30 second animated How-to Feng Shui video. This particular segment offers a simple Feng Shui office tip that everyone can do. Enjoy!Please allow the v...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 12- February 18, 2017. 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, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  ...
"Local and targeted content should be your foundation to online real estate marketing success"  - Realtors have access to important information that can educate interested buyers and sellers.  Posting this information online in an interesting and easy-to-consume format can intrigue...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
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I am celebrating the anniversary of my Blogging start on ActiveRain. Like so many in those early days, it was  a big move as blogging was so new to agents and the impact it would have on our business had yet to be proven.It was early in the day of Feb 19, 2008 when I received a call from a loan o...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
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I Could See That That Buyer Was Not QualifiedI had shown some higher valued properties to a buyer couple and as I often the case, I left behind my business card with the words Thank you written on it. About n hour later I received an angry call and the caller was screaming at me for taking them o...

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
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Monday Inspiration Thomas Jefferson Presidents Day | Lauren SelinskyThomas Jefferson said, "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."  I enjoy this quote in so many ways....  For me I say..."enjoy the style and trend, but principle sometimes sits ver...

By Inspiration With April
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A POWERFUL WORD OF PROTECTION1 CHRONICLES 12:17 ...If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY If ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
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We salute Google for having created a website called, "American Democracy. Celebrate the history of the United States presidency and discover defining moments in American history". It is worth taking time to browse, and is beautifully designed.  This quote by Abraham Lincoln is great advice.   "I...

By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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 I am happy and exceptionally grateful this today knowing the Universe only wants great things for me. The Creator's well never runs dry. He adores each of us equally regardless of race, social standing or geographic location. There is an unlimited source of abundance waiting for me to tap into i...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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Selling Real Estate Makes Me The Luckiest Person In the World I just love what I do . Way back when I took a vocational guidance test and it came up Real Estate . Silly me I looked in the newspaper answered an ad and was hired , All I had to do was take Real Estate courses and pass the exams . We...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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As of a few minutes ago there are 7,409 "groups" on Active Rain.    Not sure if "private" groups are included in that tally. I haven't visited all of them (needless to say) but I did do a search using the word "drone". I found one group. A total of 6 posts. Both authors are no longer Active in th...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Checking the weather forecast at this morning I see that we are expecting more rain today, but then the sun comes out starting Monday.  I did notice something on the 10 day forecast.  Wednesday and the following Monday are forecast to be "Mostly Sunny". Next Sunday is forecast to be "...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Earlier this week I saw a question that asked "what is your most popular post?" I saw a lot of people that I respect a lot who said I don't have time to look for that, who cares, what does it matter etc. Well I thought I might talk about why it matters, at least to me.First, defining popular post...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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The Zillow group just announced that starting in May they will take no manual listings from any individual agent. The only listings they will take is if the MLS gives them a direct feed or if a franchise or large organization makes a deal with them It seems that all of a sudden they think that ac...

By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Free Webinar- How to Blog Using The Wordpress Editor, Fast & Furious!Are you ready to start blogging on your WordPress website? In this webinar I will share with you some ways in which you can post to your blog much faster.I will show you how to create your blog on using Thrive Themes- super fast...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
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One thing that I love about social media is how it lets you discover your own community. This is especially true with Instagram, where there’s an almost unending number of SWFL residents showing off everything our area has to offer. On the one hand, you can trek deep into the wilds of our outdoor...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Some of us do, some of us don't. Either is of course completely OK.   I'm one that does. Re-blog that is. Why do I do it?  Primarily to highlight a post that resonates with me, and that I think should get the additional exposure. It's my way of "Featuring" that post. Many members who visit the re...