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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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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My phone rang and the call was coming from a number I didn't recognize in Atlanta.Caller:  "Is this Housepat?"OMG!  This is somebody calling on my shiny new web site!  The one at!  The possibilities made me giddy - I mean you never know.  Are they relocating to the DC area?  Do t...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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  The Post I Am Not Writing Tonight!Tonight, I made this comment:  ''Karen Fiddler,  I, too, love this post. I went on a listing appointment and offered to drive the client back to her assisted living home today...not realizing she did not know "exactly'  where she lived. That's a post! But it is...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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It's going to be another great day! Allison is nealy 3 months old. Wonder if she is old enough to go to a High School football game?? hmmm. Oh well we will have fun hanging out today. She talks back to me now and that is so much fun. Not sure what she is saying but it is very sweet to listen too. 
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
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By Regina P. BrownAppliances reveal a lot about a home.  Buyers may gauge the likeability of a house based on the brand, style, and finish of the appliances.  Yes we all know our buyers “Can always buy a nicer fridge after they move in.”  But they want to know what is in the house now.  Don’t let...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Facebook has been doing some pretty cool updates lately...have you noticed? If not, you will find at least one in the links below and several more dispersed in recent previous Facebook Fridays posts. It is like everything else in life, changing like the seasons...sometimes better and other times ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Are you a good airline neighbor? The other day while flying home from Chicago I came upon the worst airline neighbor - ever. I had the aisle seat. The guy in the middle seat struck up a conversation with the window seat guy the very minute he sat down.  There was NOT a minute of silence for 2 1/2...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Park View Drive at Village Road   Clinton, Hunterdon County, NJ $1,525/Mo. & Up Style: 1 Floor Bedrooms: 1/2 Bathrooms: 1/2 Contact: Paul Stillwaggon   Contact: Linda Kuper     CLICK IMAGESTO ENLARGE       PROPERTY DETAILS
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Your Personal Story Matters ~ Inspiration SeriesHave you realized that your own personal stories are important? These stories are yours yet sharing them can impact another persons life greatly! The wisdom, lessons and experiences are important and have been given to you for a reason - to share th...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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The ORTEGA PhilosophyOrterga was a Spanish philosopher who lived centuries ago, who's basic philosophy was "In living you can do one thing or another." Put another way, everything in life boils down to OU~ choices and decisions. I share with you a few of my favorite success attitudes, using the a...
By Raoul Loustaunau,
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Happiness isn't just a state of mind, it's also a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.   We all want to be happy.Yet relatively few of us are, especially people in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait... is this al...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Have you been zooming down the information superhighway with periodic stops at all your favorite social media hangouts this week? Pulling in to say hey to all your followers is a good way to stay top-of-mind with all those local and national future real estate prospects and clients. Of course, st...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Hammond High School Information and Homes for Sale Near Hammond High School in Columbia, Maryland  Located 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046Hammond High School serves families from Columbia, Jessup, Savage and Laurel, Maryland   Hammond High School is part of the Howard County Public School ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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One thing observing on TV each night the politics of the season, without picking any sides, or putting out any opinion is what I callDo Not Be An Adult Sitting In The Principal's Office.In looking at this in terms of REAL ESTATE, think we are ALL EQUALS. It can NOT feel like that at times with on...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
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"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." Albert Einstein Value creation is coming a lost art in the business world. Every thing is transaction based with money and success in the front and value in the back. It is my belief that if more people were to c...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Often we hear in news print don't believe everything you read. With blowhard speakers at every soapbox on TV and in meetings we attend, we think don't believe everything you hear. With the Internet it is almost the NORM that what you see is not true.BUT our biggest obstacle to sifting through thi...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
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A Blog Post About Nothing?  I was (am) a huge Seinfeld fan. I love how they took the ordinary things that happen, or could happen, in our daily lives and made them funny. There really is so much humor in simply waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant, isn't there?For those who don't know (rea...
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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5 Days to Deadline- Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing ContestMany Members have already submitted their entries for this month's contest and there have been some excellent ideas and plans that are taking shape. Any ActiveRain Member not just real estate agents can participate in this conte...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
Comments 31
For months now I have been telling my realtors to join ActiveRain. To my shock none of them have gone on here. Why? I have no idea. ActiveRain has become an integral part of my career as a mortgage lender and given me some insight and perspective from realtors across the country on how to become ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the dryer vents through the roof - very difficult at best.This has become more and more common in recent years.  And it is a pet peeve of mine.Dryer vents through the roof have built-in problems.  Homeowners are set up for problems from the start.And this is the problem - dryer vents always ...
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...