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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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I just returned from my first residency in my PhD program at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). It was a bit overwhelming, but beyond the academic side, I witnessed something that was so refreshing it was actually inspiring. In the few hours I had free in the evening, I caught up on the news...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Just Listed, Twin Ponds At Clinton, NJ! 60 Luxury Apartments For Lease. Pet Friendly. Brand new luxury 1 or 2 bedroom apartments for lease in beautiful Town of Clinton.  Includes fully equipped kitchen and laundry plus private storage unit.  Central air, thermal windows and private balcony comple...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Surely Shirley You Understand  I know I’m not alone. You’ve been there too. And it’s more than a bit frustrating. I’m sure you agree. This morning I retrieved messages from my office voicemail.   It was a call regarding one of my listings. I listened to the message no less than 20 times. I know y...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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About three years ago, I started full-time as a real estate agent, all gung-ho and full of excitement. I'm still excited about my career choice. I have, however, noticed a slight change in the way I respond to certain things. Below are just a few examples of what I mean.     Three Years Ago Today...
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-August 23 to August 29, 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, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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CLICK. This either gets you in or out of the blogging world. The world of cyberspace & online traveling and it begins with a log-in. From there, you now enter into a virtual world that excludes some of your senses while honoring the rest. Here, we have alternative Universe which if you tried expl...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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Consistency  When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have the consistency in their motivation.       Arsene Wenger In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers.  If you dwell on statistics ...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Walking Shoes and Real EstateYesterday afternoon I was out with my client looking at the progress of her new construction.   It's coming along and I can't wait to see her finished home! After we spent about an hour with the contractor, we made plans to go out to lunch, and after lunch we went to ...
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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Ask an Ambassador - Do Points Really Matter?If you have been around ActiveRain for any amount of time you have read  conversations about the points. Chances are when you signed up for the Rain you didn't know that there were points then as you started engaging you saw your points total begin to i...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Yesterday was a popular artist concert at Tanglewood. Idina Menzel was the artist and it was a disappointing at best and genuinely too bad. We volunteers arrived a half an hour before the gates open as usual but were not permitted in. Concert goers were left outside in long lines and not allowed ...
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...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, SearchNewOrleansRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
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Walking Shoes and Real Estate Yesterday afternoon I was out with my client looking at the progress of her new construction.   It's coming along and I can't wait to see her finished home!  After we spent about an hour with the contractor, we made plans to go out to lunch, and after lunch we went ...
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 www.housepat.com!  The possibilities made me giddy - I mean you never know.  Are they relocating to the DC area?  Do t...
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 Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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9 Years Ago Today I Launched my Career as a Blogger! Happy Anniversary! It’s hard to believe, for me at least, but today marks my 9 year anniversary as a blogger.  I wrote my very first post, not knowing a thing about what I was doing, on August 29, 2006. It’s said the best way to get wet is to j...
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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You Are Going to Be Arrested!The scams continue. This one came in on my cell phone from a phone number showing Placentia, CA. It was a robo-call. The woman's voice on the call said, We have received a legal case against you and for that reason you will be arrested at either your home or your work...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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Do You Have A church Key?  A church key is a kind of bottle or can opener initially referred to as a small metal device for prying the caps off of glass bottles.   In 1935, cans of beer with flat tops needed this device to puncture the lids.  One end is for bottles and the other for cans. Even th...
By Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life
(Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina)
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A good cause for a good heart … The Roast of Steve Loynd: Before I get into details, specifics, and slander that may put in play my own umbrella policy … I want to  send a message to a man. Steve Loynd, there’s an abundance of people who care for you.  They like you.  Dare I write that they admir...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
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As the business week comes to a close, our business week is just beginning! Open Houses, Offers, Contracts, etc. Hopefully some downtime too. Heading into the week I like to take an hour and organize my days into productivity and relaxing. Here are some of my Friday quick tips for a great weekend...