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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

 
As of July 1st at 12:01am, We have officially purchased ActiveRain from the Zillow Group.The first thing I'd like to do is welcome back Bob Stewart to our Activerain family! I'd also like to congratulate him on his wedding on Saturday. I'm normally not a fan of weddings (not sure I've ever stayed...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Horses Played An Important Role In Our Country's Independence                                               Once again, Independence Day, July 4th, is upon us.  This is the day we celebrate our country's birthday and it's independence.  Many great men and women played a huge part in America gain...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
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I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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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 Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
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This poster was sent to me by Michele Bellisari michelebeeboca@gmail.com a real estate broker in Boca Raton Florida -- Good job Michele! -- My dog will appreciate your advice the evening of July 4th as we live near the big firework festival in West Palm Beach!  He hates fireworks (and thunder to...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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In any school setting, a D letter grade is considered poor and is to be avoided. Better than an F for sure but at least as a minimum a C should go with a class you struggle in.Another D form you might be rated on for success is actually a good thing. Many at mid year say they did not effectively ...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
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Everyone talks about their goals, but no one talks about how to achieve them. It’s great to have goals in life, but without a plan of attack it’s almost impossible to reach goals. Below is an outline of why you should focus on your systems instead of your goals and how that will actually help you...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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A Lunch Turns Into An ActiveRain Mini-MeetUp  Jon Kolsky(JK) and I have been following each other for a while on ActiveRain. We comment on each other’s posts, call, send text messages. Jon suggested we actually meet in person for lunch since while we are not next door neighbors, we are not that f...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Did you ever wonder how your electric bill compares to people that live in other parts of the country? The average U.S. home uses 908 Kwh (kilowatt-hours) per month at a cost of 12 cents each, or, $108.96 but that can vary greatly depending upon your exact location and of course, your local clima...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Burning Down the House- Wenatchee Wildfire 2015 Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over, Hold tight, we're in for nasty weatherThere has got to be a way, Burning down the house Well my little town made the national news this week.  Not really for the reason I wanted it to.  So a little setup- I wa...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 years since I wrote my first blog post.  What a whirlwind this has been. As many of you know, when I started, I didn't even know what SEO stood for, let alone how to leverage it.  I made it my mission to become a learner, and so I studied and read and tested and r...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Growing ActiveRain Wish List. Now that ActiveRain is free of Trulia and Zillow's influence, many members are anxiously awaiting the next steps that Ben Kinney will take toward improving the platform. I have seen a growing wish list of suggestions: More Google juice Improve outside blogs Bring bac...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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Just Listed (but not by me) 1105 Petronia Street which is located in the Old Town area of Key West. The listing Realtor perfectly describes this quaint abode this way as a:"Monthly vacation rental duplex! Petunia and Poppy are absolutely adorable. Poppy is a one bedroom/one bath sanctum with bran...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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When Buyer's Wear Emotional Blinders This morning when I was reading Fred Hernden's post, The Inspections is a Formality, I was reminded of how easily buyer's can get caught up in the emotion of finding that "perfect" home.  We have all been there either as consumers or as an agent representing a...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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My volunteer gigs are getting time consuming but with them comes gratitude. So many folks don't have my blessings and I am aware that being busy is a gift. I am tired but feeling good because busy is always better. It is terrific to engage people and make a difference. Enjoy your day and remember...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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Don't make me go out and show homes....it's too HOT! People talk about the weather ad nauseum so I DO try to steer clear of it most of the time, but when I have to plan around outfits that won't show sweat lately  (as an older "babe" who gets ALOT hotter than I used to....however you want to take...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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AMAZING...absolutely AMAZING!!  The "Miracles" of Computers!! The painting itself is great but as you run your curser over the people it tells you who they are ...BUT .... (click on a person) and you obtain their life history. Fascinating!........................ CLICK HERE   This was too good n...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
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  June Contest – Five Reasons You Love Where You Live! I wrote a little post back in January of 2015, and the response from the ActiveRain community and from my own real life community was amazing.                     Now, it’s your turn.  Write a post of at least 350 words with five reasons why ...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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