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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 Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
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The monumental Supreme Court decision in Obergefell vs Ohio changes the landscape of gay rights regarding real estate, marriage, immigration and torts (damages for personal injury).  Here is the nutshell version of how it will affect most gay unions and soon to be marriages as well as those alrea...
As of July 1st at 12:01am, We have officially purchased ActiveRain from the Zillow Group.The first thing I'd like to do is welcome back Bob Stewart to our Activerain family! I'd also like to congratulate him on his wedding on Saturday. I'm normally not a fan of weddings (not sure I've ever stayed...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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TWIN PONDS AT CLINTON!  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 completes this package.  Located on quiet road with ponds and park-l...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 The Day We Never Made It To Our Appointments Last week was a very hectic week for me, filled with appointments and meetings.  A couple of the appointments were with out of state Buyers that were searching for horse properties here in Eastern Pennsylvania.   One of those days, my out of state cli...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Please Lick the Front Door & Other Hilarious Agent Instructions! I have been compiling my list of Hilarious Agent Instructions for awhile.  This week when I saw the instruction to, "Lick the front door" I knew that it was time to write a post about this.  Sure some of these are typos but they mak...
By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(Gold Key Real Estate)
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This has been a great year so far.  I have sold over 2 mil and it is only July.  My sorce of business is now repeat clients, friends and referrals.   This has been very exciting for me.  I sometimes wonder whether it will dry up but I think not.  People need new houses as their situation changes....
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
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I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
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Everyone talks about their goals, but no one talks about how to achieve them. It’s great to have goals in life, but without a plan of attack it’s almost impossible to reach goals. Below is an outline of why you should focus on your systems instead of your goals and how that will actually help you...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Let's face it, if we are blogging for business we are looking for an online edge to give us the upper hand on our local competition. Perhaps it is through blogging about a particular niche, generating the most interest via social media, or by saturating our markets with much more information than...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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What Real Estate Marketers Can Learn From Minecraft and ArcadiaCon Our son loves to play Minecraft. He and his friends get together on Facetime and then go into a Minecraft server to play together. The other thing these kids all do is watch other people who play Minecraft. They can sit for hours ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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A Lunch Turns Into An ActiveRain Mini-MeetUp  Jon Kolsky(JK) and I have been following each other for a while on ActiveRain. We comment on each other’s posts, call, send text messages. Jon suggested we actually meet in person for lunch since while we are not next door neighbors, we are not that f...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Living with Nature all around, Dedham, MA.  Westfield Street in Precinct 1 of Dedham is a long and winding road that is surrounded by nature.  There is Wilson Mountain with it's many hiking trails and Weld Pond on the opposite side of the hill.  357 Westfield Street is a Colonial type home with C...
By Suzanne Strickler, Real Estate Information Blog
(Weichert, Realtors - Wayne)
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The following post is by a Florida lawyer, Mr. Richard P. Zaretsky, Esq. who has done a great job of defining the ways of legal ownership of real estate.It's important to understand the way you will have title to your property. How buyers take possession of their property today dictates how they ...
By Rosi Green
(AmeriTitle)
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A line up of Real Estate industry events and education for the Willamette Valley, Oregon area. Offerings from local (Marion County) to National.  AmeriTitle AmeriTitle Lunch & LearnSummer Break: We’ll see you at the NWAR Golf Tournament on July 15th!  Save the Date! Watch your inbox for a regist...
Direct mail can be an excellent marketing method for agents.  Here is a list of 4 bullet points to follow when crafting a direct mail campaign: > Target a specific niche and target a specific audience> Make an impact with images & large headline or question> Simple & concise – One simple message ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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It’s hard to imagine any area of technology in which America is not the world leader, or at least at the top of the list. Over time we have become accustomed to being “Number 1” and it seems odd to think that this is not always the case. It might surprise you to know that even small countries su...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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When Buyer's Wear Emotional Blinders This morning when I was reading Fred Hernden's post, The Inspections is a Formality, I was reminded of how easily buyer's can get caught up in the emotion of finding that "perfect" home.  We have all been there either as consumers or as an agent representing a...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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Ben Kinney at Active Rain Camp "Video" Bob Stewart & Party   I will never forget how much I learned in one day at Rain Camp . There was so much to learn so much that these two men taught me. I had them on video but unfortunately my camera was stolen before I had a chance to download it all .  I w...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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It's called kick OUT flashing for a reason.  It is supposed to divert, or kick, the water out!One of the most important things installed on a house - siding and roof - is flashing.  It keeps water out!AND WATER IS THE KILLER OF HOUSES.This house has James Hardie siding.  JH siding has specific in...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Let Us Know Where You Are!If you're looking for ActiveRain referrals, one of the best things you can do is make sure we know where you're from!  Over time, we start to associate the location with your name.  For instance, San Antonio brings to mind a whole host of Rainers!  Ch...