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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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 45
Hurting People  I think as long as you're not being malicious and you're not hurting people then you should not be ashamed of what you do.Lily Allen          But many times, this is not the case.    Many times, you only think of yourself and you never think about how what you do affects others.  ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 24
Commenting Etiquette On Active RainIt's time again to write this post. Most Ambassadors and long-time Active Rain Members have written something similar. Because I'm aiming at the drive by commenters for the most part, I'm going to make this short and sweet! Please read the post before commenting...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 54
How to Buy a Solid Client Lead for Less than $35Hi Everyone, I am sorry I have not been around much the last number of weeks. Been busy and just wanted to take a little break and work on some new things in my business. So how do I buy a solid client lead for less than $35 initial cost? While the ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 53
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 37
Online Marketing Via InfographicsIt has been statistically proven that the majority of us do well with visual learning techniques. Using that as a guide, it makes perfect sense to incorporate Infographics into our online marketing arsenal. If you can cut/paste, insert photos, add text, and choose...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
Do you know people are WATCHING us?? I don't mean the NSA spying on your Facebook posts, just the normal interaction of people observing you in business and your personal friends. They observe our "smartness". We all have whatever IQ and EQ (emotional quotient has to do with social skills) that w...
By Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist
(The Ballen Group Real Estate Network, The Ballen Method)
Comments 1
Time Management Tips – How to Organize Your Dayby Lori Ballen, Digital Marketing Strategist, Specializing in Search and Social   Time Management Tips – Organize Your Day For the busy professional, effective time management is essential. One of key aspects of being successful is being able to mana...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
It's never good when an electrical junction is not accessible.And it doesn't matter where it is.  If it's not accessible behind drywall, inside of a junction box or as wires just taped or cobbled together with wire nuts, it is inappropriate and not to code.Why not?  Because access to the junction...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 48
 Do you really expect a call back right now? How late do you think is appropriate to call a fellow Realtor?OK let me clarify my question, first of all, you are not in escrow with this Realtor. Second you never spoke to this Realtor and third, you do not know this Realtor.Then you receive a messag...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 1
Good luck! We have wished that on others and had it wished on us and it is acceptable even inviting a thank you when given and when received, it is like a blessing. Its a message to prosper, do well and may it come to you or who you want it to come to sooner rather than later. Good luck and good ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 22
I used to get so irritated when I would go to a listing appointment only to find out later that another agent got the listing. Sometimes, I just blew it, but more than once, the property ended up listed at 20-30% over the market value. That would normally help me feel better because I knew I gave...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 4
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 today! Da...
By FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
Comments 24
  Ok, so we don't need Jack Nicholson yelling at us about handling the truth, as in A Few Good Men.  But, we do need a reality check before setting out to buy or sell a home.Keep in mind that real estate is a sales industry.  Gimmicky advertising, flashy photos, and fast talkin’ sales agents ofte...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
Header is a word used in many contexts so, what is a structural header?Think of it as a bridge.  Its purpose is to bridge a span and transfer weight from above to each end of the span.The header is extremely important.  Gravity works over time, and it certainly works on structural framing to pull...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 9
  My Favorite Resources     I am always being asked what tools of the trade do I use. What are my favorite products to help make your business better or easier. What services do I use. Who do I recommend? Since my strength is NOT in organizing all of my favorites... I am the person that has a hun...
By Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
Comments 0
Sun drenched 5 acres of beauty, here, with an award winning winery in place. Valley vistas, and part of the beautiful Fulford Valley. Salt Spring Vineyard offers many opportunities for a discerning new owner...call me for some of these options. An excellent business in place, and one could simpl...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 7
Such a great post by Chris Mamone and a good read.  He makes so many excellent points about how success should be measured.It's not about the money we make or status we receive. The difference between success in life is not measured by money or status but the growth and development of who you are...
By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making Real Estate EZ - REMAX
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 1
TARGETING: THE ART OF DELIVERING THE RIGHT AD TO THE RIGHT PERSONAs small business owners, namely real estate professionals, we engage in marketing which means advertising using ads in various media sources. In that process it is crucial to understand who your customer is, and where they are, to ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 8
We received the bulletin below today from one of our investors alerting us to a E-Mail Wire Transfer Payment Scam.  Please read the whole bulletin below to make sure this new scam does not apply to you.  If this scam does apply to you please act upon it quickly.I wish we had been alerted to this ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
Relax and don't stress about it. Ask an Ambassador - How Often Should I Blog? There are varying opinions about this topic and I am going to address several approaches. Newbies may be thinking that they cannot keep up with the regularity that other bloggers have. Now I will say it, it doesn't matt...