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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 Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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I stopped by Trulia earlier this week to enter a few sold sales and noticed that my profile has been merged with Zillow. As a result of that merger, Trulia has accidentally wiped out all of my reviews. I had more than 90 reviews from my clients posted on Trulia, and now they are gone.My hard-earn...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 41
Ask an Ambassador - Should I Delete My Old Out of Date Posts?I must admit I have been tempted to do this. So far I haven't and I am going to give you the reasons why.Most of us blog for business and hope to reach the public. We want to be found on the search engines and want our posts to rank hig...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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Transactions can get complicated and witih technology being what it is, quick ness as well as efficiency can get challenging.  The Connecticut, statewide MLS system is taking steps to make it easier for its members to do their jobs.CTMLS is the largest of the 2 MLS systems in the state of Connect...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 17
October 11, 2015 marks my "cancer free" 3 year anniversary.  I asked my Oncologist when the year milestones are determined. Her response was: "It depends on who you ask."  I will never forget that response.  I thought it was so strange because I was asking her.  So I said: "Well, I'm asking you."...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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"When talking about personal success, I like to ask four questions.Why?Why not?Why not you?Why not now?"----- Jim Rohn.And the only way you can do this is....Well, read this post from my friend Grant Schneider . Do you feel like you are a hamster on the running wheel? You just keep running and ru...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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On May 31, 2012 I had my routine exam. On June 4, 2012 I got the call ... you have Stage 3 Breast Cancer.  A life-changing moment for sure. A life-saving journey followed.  October 11, 2015 marks my "cancer free" 3 year anniversary.   I asked my Oncologist when the year milestones are determined....
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 46
Seven years ago today, I got "the phone call" we all dread getting.Maybe you have been lucky enough that you haven't gotten "the phone call" yet. "The phone call" that makes you numb, "the phone call" that you can't believe what the person on the other end just said to you....."the phone call" th...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 114
Many of the people who are beginning a blogging career on ActiveRain are, at the same time, beginning a career as some type of real estate professional. And this challenge is all about giving our newbies a leg up in this rewarding, and sometimes scary, profession.So the challenge is simple.  If y...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
By David Gibson, Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, Manitou
(Colorado Home Sales LLC)
Comments 50
Have you thought through where your tech could fail you and what your back up plan would be? # 1 Internet router. Whether you use DSL or cable for your Internet connection this is the magic box that allows you to connect the Internet to your computer. These routers are now cheap enough that it ma...
By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 139
Welcome back - it's Blooper Time. I am all for having a martini or two, folks. Maybe even three if it’s at least 10:00 AM. (I have my standards, you know.) However, I do draw the line at drinking and typing. Read these real estate bloopers and tell me if you agree that there should be a breathaly...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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This is not the first time that I have discussed why you should have a virtual assistant as part of your staff. The amount of time that you can free up to do more important things can make a huge difference in your daily life and provide you the opportunity to do more important tasks. It has occu...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 63
ActiveRain Practices: Q&A Section It appears that only a small percentage of the members of ActiveRain regularly participate in the Q&A section and the purpose of this blog is to encourage your participation. Members do appreciate your answers to their questions and they will readily respond when...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 114
What Does It Mean To Be A MULTI-MILLIONAIREIt's been a long journey. Or it feels like one.This journey started accidentally for me, like many of us. Who knew I'll see myself here, celebrating two million points?There was not much importance of blogging back in 2007 when I started. And there was a...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
Comments 68
I had the pleasure of first meeting Ben back on a rooftop patio, 50 stories up, in downtown NYC at Inman Connect in 2007. It was one of the strangest places I've ever been. Everyone wore red-hooded snuggies and drank from these huge mugs. It was almost like some kind of secret society gathering. ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 30
This week is over, and it's time for the Big Reveal.  So here goes:This Is Not About Real Estate. It Is About Life!  Margaret Rome:  Margaret's post is one where you might need a hanky. And It's just lovely.Welcome to the World Bei Bei - The Name for the DC Panda was Announced - Lise Howe:  This ...
By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate )
Comments 4
We are back!Due to the changeover from trulia url's and such, SI Real Estate been absent on here for the past two months. We could not get logged into our account or even connect to the site without a bunch of security flags! As such, our blog posts were not able to be seen by our viewers unless ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 13
We are able to do just about anything that comes to mind. Doesn't matter about the subject either. We have that capability and I prefer to call it more accurately a privilege. Consider this. To go or do most anything you can think of or stumble into and repeat it if to your liking. However, what ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 35
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  No Comments?  No Problem!It's almost like being new again!!  When we first start out, comment counts are typically low.  We have to find our blogging voice, find topics, make contact with other Rainers and gain a following.  And depending on your approach, over time, you may g...
By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
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 BY HILLARY SHEPERD Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon Fire & Water Clearnup & Restoration Certified Share on facebookShare on google_plusone_shareShare on linkedinShare on pinterest_shareShare on twitterMore Sharing Services  Beware of fall fires during Halloween and Holiday celebrations in Bro...