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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 Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 49
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...
"Local and targeted content should be your foundation to online real estate marketing success"  -  postAprop.com 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 )
Comments 39
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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 9
 Most of us wait until after we have a contract offer before we move forward on a full home inspection. The normal procedure  in our Baltimore area...the buyer orders and pays for all the inspections.     There can be many in addition to the general inspection. To name a few... radon, septic, wel...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 31
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 Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 16
 Some of us remember the brouhaha last year when non-real estate related questions were being deleted without explanation from the Q&A. That event unfortunately spiraled out of control, with a couple of long time members launching a personal attack on the "deleter", resulting in their "banishment...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 17
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...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 21
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 Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 7
My Top Takeaways from the 2017 CRS Sellabration Convention I spent 2 days, February 9 and 10, in an intense learning environment with over 900 other agents from around the country, most of who were CRSs, with speakers and panel discussions on a wide range of topics about marketing, systems, opera...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 0
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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 17
  After showing one of my listings, the buyer's agent asked what the seller would take. My answer...'I could probably get them to take  the list price.'  They answer back... 'but we don't want to insult you with an offer.' You cannot insult me and I will not allow the seller to be insulted. It ta...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 2
Pamela Cendejas "Post Often - Post to your blog at a minimum of once a week.  Consistency and frequency are key to your success. The more often you post, the more aware people become of your brand."Right on target - and - re-blog! How to Use Your Blog to Drive Traffic to Your Website There are ma...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Open House Today11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 1500 Albury Street, Key West Brand New 2240 Square Foot Smart House, Designer Kitchen, 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bath Home with 20 Foot Pool with Waterfall, Large Fenced Corner Lot with Gated Parking, and so much more.Preferred Properties Key West    520 Southard Street...

By Elyse Berman, Boca Raton, FL Pet-Friendly Realtor 561.716.7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties)
Comments 24
On Monday morning, we put Buttons to sleep.  She became critically ill and went downhill very fast.  Buttons came to us at 5 months old.  She just celebrated her 14th birthday on January 1st.  We took her to our vet who asked to do an X-ray and some blood work before we made any decisions.  She h...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 4
I gave a referral out in an out of state  town.The buyer is a good client of mine.I checked the Active Rain people in that area and there were several.I gave the referral out.A few days later I had an agent call and upset, wondered why I didn't call him.I told him I was looking for a Full Time Pr...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
Join Certified Feng Shui Expert Laura Cerrano and discover how your home and surroundings can affect your mindset, emotions, behavior and overall health. You will learn how to combine several forms of Feng Shui and intuitive thinking to create powerful practical solutions. She will guide you thro...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 12
I want to thank Liz and Bill Spear for hosting this February Challenge "What I Love About My Job".   It's All About People and Homes! I come from a family of sales people. The oldest of five siblings with three brothers and one sister, we are all still very close. My parents came from the heart o...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 11
Liz and Bill Spear are hosting an ActiveRain contest/challenge this month titled "February 2017 Challenge: What I Love About My Job.  For me this is an easy challenge.  It is a challenge I did not have to think about much, and can quickly state many reasons for What I Love About My Job!In my job...

By Elyse Berman, Boca Raton, FL Pet-Friendly Realtor 561.716.7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties)
Comments 0
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is in Baltimre MD.  That's irrelevant when it comes to her advice.  This holds true for anywhere.  "Make me an offer,"  she said.  You cannot insult me.  Buyers, take heed of these wise words of advice.To leave a comment, please go back to Margaret's original pos...

By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 65
A common mistake that home inspectors make when inspecting single family residences is related to opinions stated about the separation between the home and the attached garage.  There comments often leave them "out on a limb" when repairs are called for. I routinely hear erroneous statements abou...