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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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By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Hydration for the Texas HeatThe Texas heat in the summer can be brutal and it can be dangerous!  Waiting until you are thirsty is not advised.  Staying hydrated throughout the day is your best bet during this intense heat.Here are some hydration tips: Upon awakening each day, begin drinking water...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  It's Monday and already August.  Wow, summer is almost over already! Sure goes by fast.  Hope your weekend was fantastic!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs.  Enjoy:   GO MAKE SOMETHING GOOD: When life doesn't give you much encouragement, make your own encouragement.  If you can...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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63.7%. That's the home ownership level for the second quarter of 2015, officially marking the lowest home ownership level since 1967.  Many experts believe the number will continue to fall and will in fact hit all time lows sometime in the near future.  The media likes to point out that the stock...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
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 1. Make A List: Mondays are usually the days that work piles up and priorities get shifted and multi-tasking begins. STOP!. Take 20 minutes of your day to make a to-do list and prioirtize what needs to happen first and what can wait. You'll feel more accomplished when your crossing things off an...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Friendship is an interesting chapter in our relationships development. Acquaintances, clients, coworkers, even lifelong partners or spouses, CAN have as a basis various degrees and depths of friendship. We can have pseudo friends, quasi friends, loosely attached friends, long distance or even vir...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
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As an extension of the agreement between Zillow and the Ben Kinney Companies to purchase ActiveRain, an additional acquisition of KWKLY Text-To-Lead service was also completed. As of July 31st, 2015, KWKLY is being added to the ActiveRain family of products. "Because of the rapid explosion of mob...
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 Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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What I learned From Alaskan Native Knowledge, Heritage and TraditionDuring our visit to Alaska, we also made sure to visit two key educational location, The Anchorage Museum and The Alaskan Native Heritage Center. Both offer unique learning experiences and amazing displays of authentic clothing, ...
By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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Fannie Mae has a new bonehead idea of how to help 74 million US home owners who are upside down with their Mortgage.According to Realty Track the majority of these homeowners are still making payments on their loan and now would qualify to purchase a new home while renting the home that is still ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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I forgot to put in those little periods after the M & the O thus it would look like this M.O. I am not referring to one of the three stooges (MOE) nor am I using slang for the word more (mo). NO. What I am saying is MODUS OPERANDI. Defined it means a particular way of doing something especially o...
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-July 26 to August 1, 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, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Answer To: What Animal is Considered the most Dangerous To Humans? For those who live in Alaska, you will probably know this answer right away. What Animal is Considered the most Dangerous To Humans? When we heard the answer it was a bit of a shock, and once explained it was understandable.  Out ...
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...
By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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New Jersey Luxury New HomesNJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents a variety of new homes for sale in North and Central New Jersey.With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construct...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
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I just read an intersting post in one of the real estate groups I am part of on Facebook. Married Realtors who are also a "team" got better financial perks with their broker versus other "teams" with non-married team leaders. Better splits and less fees.I don't get it.My first thought is that Joh...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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You've seen it - splatter and rot.Water falls and splatters.  If it splatters onto wood surfaces, over time, the wood will rot.Rot requires three things - air, food and water.That is why wood is painted outdoors.  To prevent the intrusion of water.Paint fails.  Or it is too thin.  Or it is not pu...
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 Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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The Value Of A Watermelon, A ParableThis is the story of Joe, an enterprising young fellow who bought 100watermelons, iced them, and took them to the beach to sell.He had planned on selling the watermelons for $5 each, but when hegot to the beach he saw a lot of people, maybe 50,000 and nowaterme...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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Did you know that sometimes, the apps you use for your smartphone have access to your personal information and are capable of sharing it? Are you aware that your privacy can be invaded across the network board? That includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.And how can you...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Creative Way To Transform The Meaning Of Shoes By The Front Door In Feng ShuiIn Feng Shui it is commonly known that by having an abundance of shoes by your front door, this is a metaphor for attracting events or even people into your life they may try to take advantage of you. While in Talkeetna,...