ActiveRain Community

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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Hello there again.  Good morning and happy Monday!  Hope this email finds you doing well and had a fantastic weekend.  Just wanted to share "Tim's Time Outs" with you:  TAKE THE TIME TO LIVE:   Life is so much more than JUST getting by.  Take the time to truly and richly live.  It's great to obse...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I just returned from my first residency in my PhD program at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). It was a bit overwhelming, but beyond the academic side, I witnessed something that was so refreshing it was actually inspiring. In the few hours I had free in the evening, I caught up on the news...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
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Ever noticed that short URL Clicks  column over to the right side of your Blog stats page here at AR?  Of course you have!  Ever wondered what they're all about?  If you're new to Active Rain and don't know, let me fill you in on this very important part of blogging.  Ready?Short URL Links give y...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Both Time and Money are valuable! Both Time and Money are available. Both Time and money are scarce although the more philosophical amongst us might argue that time is infinite. This human experience we share is often defined by how we “manage” ourselves with respect to time and money. The cliche...
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-August 23 to August 29, 2015 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!  Or ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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 Do you really expect a call back right now? How late do you think is appropriate to call a fellow Realtor?OK let me clarify my question, first of all, you are not in escrow with this Realtor. Second you never spoke to this Realtor and third, you do not know this Realtor.Then you receive a messag...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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It is easier to create an identity than to find the true one. The REAL YOU is where all the inner treasure is hidden while the temporary, false, convenient and cool identities only provide a minimum of return and satisfaction and all that goes toward your ego not your soul.HAVE THIS?In order to h...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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CLICK. This either gets you in or out of the blogging world. The world of cyberspace & online traveling and it begins with a log-in. From there, you now enter into a virtual world that excludes some of your senses while honoring the rest. Here, we have alternative Universe which if you tried expl...
By FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
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The crazy stock market ride of the past week has driven down the 30-year mortgage rate to 3.84%, its lowest level since May.The extreme panic in the stock market sent investors to the safety of the U.S. government bond market.  The 10-year Treasury bond, which fell below 2% at the beginning of la...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Walking Shoes and Real EstateYesterday afternoon I was out with my client looking at the progress of her new construction.   It's coming along and I can't wait to see her finished home! After we spent about an hour with the contractor, we made plans to go out to lunch, and after lunch we went to ...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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About three years ago, I started full-time as a real estate agent, all gung-ho and full of excitement. I'm still excited about my career choice. I have, however, noticed a slight change in the way I respond to certain things. Below are just a few examples of what I mean.     Three Years Ago Today...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Thank You Dr. Wayne Dyer"Dr. Wayne Dyer the self-help guru whose best-seller "Your Erroneous Zones" was adopted by millions as a guide to better living, has died at 75, his family and publisher said Sunday." ~NBC, M. Alex Johnson. There are many people who feel Dr. Dyer's methods of healing are q...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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It pays to pay attention to the refrigerator door seal.It's common sense!A bad refrigerator door seal will cost you money.  And wear out your refrigerator before it's time.But sometimes you have to look carefully.The door has four squared edges.And should hang straight and square.If not, gaps ope...
By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
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My Follow up of Poe, The Raven and and more of his darker side. To EndreMy blacken soul awakes, quivers and peeks at your door to no avail, to never, to never more Once more awaken to my soul's being To the henchman who stands within me Till then, the blade glistens, sharpness unbound in the moon...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Yesterday was a popular artist concert at Tanglewood. Idina Menzel was the artist and it was a disappointing at best and genuinely too bad. We volunteers arrived a half an hour before the gates open as usual but were not permitted in. Concert goers were left outside in long lines and not allowed ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Consistency  When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have the consistency in their motivation.       Arsene Wenger In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers.  If you dwell on statistics ...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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This is something that I do not really understand but wanted to share it with other so that maybe we can help each other learn about the Social Sharings and Short URL Clicks.. Thanks for the post. Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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How to Build Your Brand on Facebook without Annoying Your Friends & Family   This webinar was one of my favorite webinars I attended a few years ago. I am excited to be able to host this webinar training for you.       This webinar is popular and space will fill up fast.   Make sure you register...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
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Here's a Salt Spring rural gem...36 sunny acres...farming in your future? Looking for a superb acreage in the exceptional Fulford Valley? Here is a sunny 36 acre parcel, with orchard, berries, pasture (keep sheep? Horses?)...valley & mountain vistas...& steps to the ocean (Burgoyne Valley Park on...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing - An ActiveRain ContestIt's time for a contest and one that will help you focus on your business planning and get some marketing ideas or additional tools put into place before the end of the year. This may give you the competitive edge to beat your compe...