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 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 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 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 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 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 Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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Yelp is the Least of Your Worries!  My Big Mouth is Another Story. Last week I fired a landscape company because they failed to show up for my job on three separate occasions.  Each time, the owner called me and assured his crew would be there the next day, so we jumped through hoops to board our...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Do You Speak ActiveRain?If you're new to ActiveRain (aka AR aka The Rain) you might feel like you've entered the Tower of Babel.  There's ALL kind of strange terms being thrown around, and honestly even when you've been around for quite awhile, there's still something new to b...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
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 This scenario brings up a lot of questions. ( 1) At what point did the agent notice the potential buyer was a man dressed like a woman? (2) Would she be accused of discrimination and face disiplinary action if she refused to work with this person and not show him/her the house? (3) Did they meet...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Someone mentioned to me the other day that Facebook marketing is a waste of time and it does not work. I agreed with them. Not because I believe what they said but because I know the methodology they have used is not going to increase the bank account or bring prospects their way. Throwing an art...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Everyone has heard all of the “horror” stories associated with Craigslist. To be perfectly fair, it’s probably not just to call them “Craigslist” horror stories; I think “internet” horror stories would be more precise. The truth is that anytime you put your personal information “out there” you ar...
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...
By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Ask an Ambassador:  But What If I’m Not a Good Writer?Yesterday Jon Yturralde wrote “Sometimes While Writing I Feel So Damn Weak” and so I was inspired to write this post.  The issue is that Jon felt that he wasn’t a good writer, due in part to all of those English classes he skipped (lol) by his...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What To Do When You See That Goose Egg.... James Dray asked a question the other day asking us if we'd ever not received a comment on a post we'd written. I think I did with my first few posts, but as someone had mentioned in their answer, there have been many kind members at ActiveRain who took ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I like to blog everyday, but it doesn't happen. Some days are just too busy, and other days are too stressful. Some days, there is just too much too do and too little energy left at the end of the day. And, then there are days like today. Today was a closing day (that's normally a good thing). To...