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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.

Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, GMA, LAS, LUTCF, Insurance Broker
(Robert J Russell Companies)
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When was the last time you found yourself going to Facebook to check your status and then you found that 4-6 hours of your day has been burned due to stupid games, reading profiles, viewing Timelines or just chatting about nothing?Here is a Tip to control your time:1. Use a laptop the next time y...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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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 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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I'll admit it, I'm a softy when it comes to babies, the elderly and animals, especially dogs. We had two geriatric rescue dogs until the last one passed in February 2015. They were a great source of joy in our house. They were wildly loved by all and shared an incredible amount of love with every...
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 Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
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I have a new friend. Her name is Cheryl, and I met her through the ActiveRain Referral Network.Yes… there is a national referral network on ActiveRain. Did you know that? You can post your referrals for anywhere in the US and parts of Canada on ActiveRain and other agents—local agents for those a...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Last week, I had to laugh when I was running sold comps to determine a sale price on another property. When I looked over those comps, I found one comp that was very interesting. That particular house belonged to a lady who has been grilling me for information for two years. She called every so o...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I love a good, old fashioned thunderstorm. The light show and sound effects are: “WOW!” (as the dogs run for their respective hiding places and tremble) Even better, how ’bout the storm that brings with it a few straight line winds and a small pack of tornadic “cells?” Just before the torrent of ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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"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 George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
(CoreFact.com)
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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 Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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 I waited a while before posting this blog because I wanted to be sure this agent was done... totally. Well, he is. This is more of a rant but also a lesson to those new in the business and maybe even those new to online marketing. Don't make these mistakes and live to regret them.I got a client ...
By Richie Alan Naggar Real Estate Broker, people first...then business
(Free Consultation....Ran Right Realty )
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I had to tell someone to shut-up the other day. It is not my choice of words nor do I even have it in my Psyche to use. If there ever was a time to do so however, it visited with me and and the one needing to hear it the other day. Why should they stop? Knock it off? Cease & desist? For their sak...
By Richie Alan Naggar Real Estate Broker, people first...then business
(Free Consultation....Ran Right Realty )
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How do you know something? Anything? It has been said and proven that time reveals all things. This is no myth! During any time period, learning to ask questions and appreciate answers helps us further to pursue satisfaction until you get it. Seeking, inquiring and testing of any circumstance wil...
By Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
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Be Yourself“To be nobody – but- yourself – in a world which is doing it’s best night and day, to make you someone else –means to flight the hardest battle which and human being can flight; and never stop fighting.” E.E. Cummings 1894 – 1962, American Poet         As I see it . . . . . . .Be yours...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This might seem technical, but this is a post about galvanic corrosion.Let's simplify it.When certain (dissimilar) metals touch one can cause the other to corrode.  This process is called, variously, galvanic corrosion, dissimilar metal corrosion, and electrolytic corrosion.Essentially, electrica...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Everyone had its own unique or common triggering force, push, poke, nudge or thrust that made him/her join Active Rain. I joined AR during the time of desperation. I attended courses to propel me back into the business as I lost the MOJO in the midst of life's imposing circumstances. AR was preac...
By Jack Solloway, There's Only One Right Choice in Real Estate
(Right Choice Realty)
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Right Choice Realty  Here’s what we offer: E&O Insurance on every transaction – NO CHARGENo reoccurring monthly franchise fees or commission deductions - ZEROOur SmartListing Marketing Plan – FREE (Realtor may charge additional $495 for SmartListing or pass through to client-optional)For ALL Agen...
By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Mobile Notary
(Texas Crosswinds Realty Inc.)
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Pets or No Pets on my Rental Property is a struggle that property owners and managers struggle with.    There are numerous pros and cons to implementing a pet policy.  You will have to do your research and explore what will be best for your individual property.Some of the Pros to allowing pets wo...