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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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 28
Fall 2016 Active Rain Meetups are underway!!  I think that we have all had a busy year so as we approach the end it is nice to take a few hours off to relax with a few friends.Hopefully you can all take a few minutes to join one of the following hosts, or maybe a couple of them, to share and enjo...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 4
There are a few questions I hear from agents consistantly. Agents undertsand the importance of delegating and have every intention of doing so. However, there are a few things that hold them back from taking action.  #1. " I want to delegate my tasks but I don't know what to delegate."  This is t...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 29
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~ I have done a few $20 FB ads the past couple of months trying to find the right blend to get some of my listings more exposure. What has been working well for me is drilling down to a specific local audience, in fact, one of my FB ad listings is contracted as a result ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 10
 Phoenix ActiveRain Meetup November 1st   It's time to Jump on the sandbar bus!  Tuesday November 1st 2016 5:00 pmsandbar Mexican Grill -21011 N Tatum Blvd(101 & Tatum @ Desert Ridge Shopping Center)5:00 PM to 7:00 PM ActiveRain Meetups are a great way to meet other local ActiveRain members, enjo...
By Lauren Selinsky CRS ePro, Southern CA Real Estate Specialist #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates- Luxury Real Estate )
Comments 18
Fall MeetUp OC | Harpoon Henry's Dana Point Hosted by Lauren Selinsky   WHEN? 10.26.16WHAT TIME? 11-130PMWHERE?Harpoon Henry's34555 Golden Lantern St (at Dana Point Harbor Dr.)Dana Point, CA 92629United StatesGet directions  We cannot wait to see you next week so we can chat and catch up and mayb...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 5
OK, I know.  It's a Saturday.  For some of you, that might be Date Night.  So we are starting early and please feel free to bring your sweetie.  The place: Fat Pete's in Cleveland Park: 3407 Connecticut Avenue NW across the street from the Clevlend Park Metro.  The menu?  Some of the best barbecu...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 14
Orlando NAR Convention Meet Up just a Week Away! Have you counted yourself among the attendees? How About a Meet Up at the NAR Convention in Florida? 2nd Let's Meet Up at the NAR Conference in Florida 3rd Let's Meet Up at the NAR Conference in Florida 4th Post Let's Meet Up at the NAR Conference ...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 7
This is a great post by Roy Kelley  relaying information from Bob Stewart to explain which posts get featured and why.  Like many here in the Rain who are lucky enough to have a post featured, I am always surprised that my post was found and liked - and very grateful!  ActiveRain Practices: Featu...
By Lauren Selinsky CRS ePro, Southern CA Real Estate Specialist #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates- Luxury Real Estate )
Comments 4
Let's do the 500k POINTS dance in the RAIN... | Lauren SelinskyWell, I made it to 500k and with the amazing help of my ActiveRain friend. Will Hamm THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Will was so kind to comment on my blogs and offer encouragement along the way, via email - "You're almost there Lauren". Thank ...
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 15
ActiveRain Fall 2016 Meetup in San Diego This is not a TRICK but it will be quite a TREAT! Our Fall ActiveRain Meetup will be held on Halloween, October 31, 2016 in Oceanside. As in the past we will gather for lunch to avoid late afternoon San Diego traffic for those who are not local, and early ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 6
Every so often I receive emails from well-meaning buyer's agents who are trying their darndest to do a good job for their buyers but come across as an agent who has not given one thought to the message delivered. They say things like how much their buyer loved the home, and discuss all the improv...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 1
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~ Now that the weather has started to get cooler and with daylight savings time about to end it could be a great time to ramp up our Facebook marketing efforts. Consumers may have more "downtime" which could work to our benefit if we are providing a steady stream of real...
By Richard and Beth Witt
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
Comments 1
 Happy New Day My Friends  “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein.“Always do what you are afraid to do.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill  BRILLIAN...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
Here's an excellent post that accurately informs about some of the serious issues facing our current housing market here in the United States.  You may want to stop by Lise Howe 's blog and write your comments directly to her: The ability to own your own home is being impacted by student loan deb...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 1
***Paul S Henderson, Residential Broker, RE/MAX Professionals, Realtor, preferred Tacoma Washington Agent and BrokerWe never shape the world;The world shapes us!Unknown To find out how much your Tacoma, Washington house is worth, click HERE!Paul S Henderson, Residential Broker, RE/MAX Professiona...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 28
ActiveRain Practices: Featured Blogs How to get a blog featured has been a mysterious process in the minds of many members of ActiveRain. When a member asked why a blog had not been featured, Bob Stewart provided the following answer which may also be helpful information for others as well. I am ...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 100
Yesterday was one of the most interesting days of my real estate career....I was told that my buyers counter offer to a seller was not going to go back to her! I had written it in an email and was told he would not tell the owner! HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE AN AGENT WHO REFUSES TO DELIVER YOUR BUYERS O...
By Gwen Fowler- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.
(Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc)
Comments 7
Less than 1 hour from Greenville SC is Mountain Rest SC.  This area has 4 private lakes:  Chattooga Lake, Lake Becky, Mountain Rest Lake and Crystal Lake.  Each of these lakes are man made.  Chattooga Lake is 42 acres, gated and surrounded by National Forest.  Chattooga Lake is restricted to home...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 49
It was a quiet night, I was just finishing off a market appraisal for a short sale and the phone rang, 9:47 at night.   "This is Officer Smith from the Sometown police department, your listing at 1234 Horror Street has been vandalized.  I got your cell phone number off the sign and I need to cont...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 28
A second HVAC air filter is not recommended.   In fact, it is one too many.Some furnace/AC systems have filters beside the unit.  Others, when the system is in the attic, have return grills in the ceiling to conveniently be able to replace the filter without having to climb into the attic each mo...