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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.


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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 20
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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 27
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)
Comments 36
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 Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
Comments 4
CloudsA wisp of vaporA thousand facesSo many realizedA hint of soulsA wishing wellNo coins to tollOnce more closed eyesOnly to open, beholdThe face of GodThen demonsAll in one glanceFinally to awakeAnd then floatOn Heaven’s perchanceWhat foolsWe mortals areTo try and understandSuch circumstanceHe...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 34
Are you a good airline neighbor? The other day while flying home from Chicago I came upon the worst airline neighbor - ever. I had the aisle seat. The guy in the middle seat struck up a conversation with the window seat guy the very minute he sat down.  There was NOT a minute of silence for 2 1/2...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 17
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 Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
Comments 4
My Follow up of Poe, The Raven and and more of his darker side. To EndreMy blacken soul awakes, quivers and peeks at your door to no avail, to never, to never more Once more awaken to my soul's being To the henchman who stands within me Till then, the blade glistens, sharpness unbound in the moon...
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)
Comments 22
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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
The ORTEGA PhilosophyOrterga was a Spanish philosopher who lived centuries ago, who's basic philosophy was "In living you can do one thing or another." Put another way, everything in life boils down to OU~ choices and decisions. I share with you a few of my favorite success attitudes, using the a...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 29
Today's Post was inspired by MIKE ROCK who said something about the "chain thingy".This is going to be a very simple "how to" for adding a link to your blog post.  But before I get into the "how to" I'd like to let you know a little bit about the WHY.  Many times I link to my own web site in my p...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 44
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 Frank Rubi, MBA, SearchNewOrleansRealEstate.com
(Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)
Comments 2
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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 10
OR...is it the other way around? Analysis paralysis leads to sinking in your thinking? What in the world does this mean says one and another says that is so true. So that we all get on the same page during this post visiting, let's expand a little bit more these seven little words that pack wallo...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 22
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)
Comments 29
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 )
Comments 15
 Will This Sign Work ...If We Put It In The Right Place ? Wouldn't it be nice if we could just hang this sign and keep on going?  But is that realistic in life?   This cute sign was hanging in the  kitchen of a home I showed yesterday.  It made us all smile.Make it a great week!   Will This Sign ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 32
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 Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 18
What Do You Want ActiveRain to Do For You?When first discovering ActiveRain and then making the commitment to join the community, many people just jump right in without a goal.  Members join because it seems like such a wonderful community (and it is) and they want to be a part of it.  But aside ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 16
Skin In The Game? What does this expression mean? It means that if you want to play thegame, you need to pony up some of your own money.They've used this expression to ridicule home buyers that don't havea down payment and maybe don't even have closing costs. They arenothing but a bunch of Dead B...