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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 Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 377-9966
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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The Never Ending Pursuit of Facebook Business Page SuccessHow to Give Your Facebook Business Page a Growth SpurtOver 1.3 billion people are active users on Facebook.  Just about half of them log into Facebook every day, providing marketers with a great opportunity to promote their business and in...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 57
 A journey through the decade  on ActiveRain!Yes, I celebrate my 10th Anniversary on ActiveRain!It was 24th February 2007 where I 'just' joined ActiveRain.I had no clue on what I was getting into!Was it for my business? Perhaps!Was it to promote my business in this WWW? Yes.And what I have today?...

By Jocelyn Hernandez Irizarry, REALTOR®, RSPS, CIPS®, Punta Cana Golf & Beach Resort Properties
(Punta Cana Lifestyle Real Estate)
Comments 4
I recently checked out some fantastic new Punta Cana properties in a great location – at Cana Bay, right across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Beach Rock epitomizes the best of Punta Cana – fabulous, tastefully-decorated apartments that emphasize intimacy and privacy only a stone’s throw from...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 25
I Love What I Do…Most of the Time Liz and Bill Spear challenged us, or rather invited us, to share what we love about our job. There’s still time to share yours and get your bonus points for February but time is running out – it’s a short month, remember?   As some others have said, I don’t feel ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 17
What's NOT to Love About What We Do?Thanks to Liz and Bill Spear for hosting another great contest for February.  Reading entries submitted by other members, I realized I should have done this early in the month as everything others mentioned, are exactly how I feel about this career as well!  Th...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 19- February 25, 2017. 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!  ...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
This was a highly-touted, and new, hardwood floor.And it looked great everywhere!  It was a very professional job.Except in the powder room.The toilet wobbled.  And there was a hefty and dark stain behind and beside the base of the toilet.Since the floor was newly installed I had to think the toi...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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What I Love About Being a Real Estate AgentBecoming a real estate agent was the best decision I ever made.  It was scary at first because it is not the type of profession where you show up to an office and someone tells you what to do.  You end figuring out most of it on your own, with some help ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 20
Your Blog Triggered a ThoughtWhen reading blogs I like to take the time to leave a comment. Many times I find myself thinking of another set of circumstances that I want to share about the topic. Your blog post got me to thinking. While writing the comment I realize I have too much to say and don...

By Colleen Fischesser, Earning a Tradition of Trust since 1990!
(RE/MAX Select R.E | Managing Broker)
Comments 3
 It seems cliche to say what I love most about my career in Real Estate is the people....and while that's true, if I go deeper into that, the truth is, what I REALLY love most is getting to know them and peeling back the layers of the proverbial onion to learn more about what their true needs, fe...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 10
An update to the profile video was overdue For quite a while now I have felt an update to my AR profile was in order, especially the video.The video was never really a profile video anyway, just a poor attempt at an educational video.  It was just something that was handy a few years ago when the...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 14
On a Tuesday at the beginning of February 2017, an Army military police captain was notified he was going to have to leave for deployment in Afghanistan that Saturday. He was given four days to get his life in order. Unfortunately, his girlfriend, also in the Army, was out of town for the week on...

By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
This is probably AT LEAST the third time I have written on this topic and I will entitle itFocus HARD On Your Important Not Urgent Area.It comes from dividing life and tasks and people into four parts, important-not important and urgent-not urgent.I was triggered to write this focus again as prod...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 26
Sometimes It Pays to Have a BirthdayThis week was a big birthday for me and frankly, I am glad it finally came. From this point forth I will be able to same lots of money as getting senior discounts only comes to those that have earned it through having lots of birthdays.There are several that I ...

By Marie Waite
(Finest Women in Real Estate)
Comments 0
Just finished a 3 day event with the Speakers Retreat at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.  It was amazing to meet so many professional public speakers and was able to join them as one of the speakers too.  I never really looked at myself as a public speaker but I guess you can't really avoid it wh...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 3
ActiveRain is hosting a contest this month titled "What Tools or Systems Do You Love - An ActiveRain Contest".  The Two Most Important Tools In My Business are my iPhone and my laptop, BUT ActiveRain is asking for us to "think a little deeper than this".  For me this means having to go to the sec...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Yesterday in the midst of a northeastern heat wave I worked in my yard to do some clean up and get rid of some felled branches that were out of reach before the snow melted. I also changed the batteries in my solar lights and secured everything that I could from the wind that already started to b...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 46
This will be the third day in a row of record breaking temperatures in the Berkshires. It has been spring like all week really. Yesterday all records were broken with a winter high of 75 degrees. This is perfect weather, and 95% of the snow has melted. I have already started working in the yard, ...

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
Comments 19
Dear ActiveRain Members, Do You Know Me, Lauren Selinsky?I am a mother of a 14 yr old smart and athletic boyI am now a Broker, but a Realtor for 29 yearsI own my own firm, CA COASTAL ESTATES, INC.I am fluent in SpanishI was born and raised in TexasI have lived in Southern CA for 23 years.I am mar...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 12
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol WilliamsI'm leaving on vacation today, but I want to keep this Second Chance Saturday going.  Since I won't have mu...