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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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 25
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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 23
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 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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 9
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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 43
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 Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 30
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 Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 15
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...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 11
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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 115
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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 10
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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 20
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 Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 17
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 Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
Comments 5
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...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 10
 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 Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Remember what it was like when you were a new agent? Sure is different now, isn't it? Kat Palmiotti hits the nail on the head here. Reminds me of the old adage that mothers sterilize the pacifier if it falls on the spotless kitchen floor for the first child, wipe it on their jeans if it falls in ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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This is another great opportunity provided by Katerina Gasset..... It's a FREE workshop.... that's a win-win....FREE and provided by a highly recommended authority on using Facebook to build your brand, promoted by Katerina..... sign up now and you'll have a better understand of what those who fo...
By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
I recently moved to Durham, NC and do more reading at night on computer.  I sell real estate in the Durham area and am putting in many hours researching homes for my buyers.  As it gets darker around me the computer screen appears brighter.  I turn the brightness down but the screen still produce...