ActiveRain Community

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 Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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September is childhood cancer awareness month.  It's also the month that will mark two years since my daughter Abigal was first diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  We first learned she had cancer on September 11th of all dates and got the offical AML diagnosis on the 13th.  As many of y...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Hello there again.  Good morning and happy Monday!  Hope this email finds you doing well and had a fantastic weekend.  Just wanted to share "Tim's Time Outs" with you:  TAKE THE TIME TO LIVE:   Life is so much more than JUST getting by.  Take the time to truly and richly live.  It's great to obse...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
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Ever noticed that short URL Clicks  column over to the right side of your Blog stats page here at AR?  Of course you have!  Ever wondered what they're all about?  If you're new to Active Rain and don't know, let me fill you in on this very important part of blogging.  Ready?Short URL Links give y...
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Both Time and Money are valuable! Both Time and Money are available. Both Time and money are scarce although the more philosophical amongst us might argue that time is infinite. This human experience we share is often defined by how we “manage” ourselves with respect to time and money. The cliche...
By Ben Kinney
(ActiveRain Inc.)
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Hello ActiveRain Community:I'm excited to announce that I have come to an agreement with Zillow Group to purchase ActiveRain and return it to the independent status that was the foundation for the thriving community you all know and love today.Over the past five years, ActiveRain has been in the ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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 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 Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
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Don't settle for less. Living a good life is about creating a passion and desire for making the most of your contributions in life. The real benefit of our jobs as realtors and lenders is to create meaningful impact for our clients. This is getting them the house they want. This is helping put th...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-August 23 to August 29, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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It is easier to create an identity than to find the true one. The REAL YOU is where all the inner treasure is hidden while the temporary, false, convenient and cool identities only provide a minimum of return and satisfaction and all that goes toward your ego not your soul.HAVE THIS?In order to h...
By FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
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The crazy stock market ride of the past week has driven down the 30-year mortgage rate to 3.84%, its lowest level since May.The extreme panic in the stock market sent investors to the safety of the U.S. government bond market.  The 10-year Treasury bond, which fell below 2% at the beginning of la...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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CLICK. This either gets you in or out of the blogging world. The world of cyberspace & online traveling and it begins with a log-in. From there, you now enter into a virtual world that excludes some of your senses while honoring the rest. Here, we have alternative Universe which if you tried expl...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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It pays to pay attention to the refrigerator door seal.It's common sense!A bad refrigerator door seal will cost you money.  And wear out your refrigerator before it's time.But sometimes you have to look carefully.The door has four squared edges.And should hang straight and square.If not, gaps ope...
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)
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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 FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
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  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 Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Thank You Dr. Wayne Dyer"Dr. Wayne Dyer the self-help guru whose best-seller "Your Erroneous Zones" was adopted by millions as a guide to better living, has died at 75, his family and publisher said Sunday." ~NBC, M. Alex Johnson. There are many people who feel Dr. Dyer's methods of healing are q...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Sunday Blessings ~ EXHALE! Breathing is important.  The process of breathing is typically something that we don't think about until we have a problem with our breathing.  If you suffer from asthma or any other breathing difficulty, you most likely appreciate the act of breathing more than most. F...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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This is something that I do not really understand but wanted to share it with other so that maybe we can help each other learn about the Social Sharings and Short URL Clicks.. Thanks for the post. Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not...
By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley)
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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...