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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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By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 377-9966
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 27
The Never Ending Pursuit of Facebook Business Page SuccessHow to Give Your Facebook Business Page a Growth SpurtOver 1.3 billion people are active users on Facebook.  Just about half of them log into Facebook every day, providing marketers with a great opportunity to promote their business and in...

By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 12
Have you been wanting to add some fun and engaging quizzes to your wordpress websites?  Quizzes are all the rave but not just that, they have a long life because of the very nature of the human brain.  The human brain is wired to seek out answers to questions.  We also as humans want to quantify ...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 58
Help Us Get to Know Who & Where You Are!You are a member of one of the most fluid, sharing, and widely known Real Estate blogging communities.  Like many of us, you are probably here for a variety of reasons not the least of which is the networking opportunities. But some of you may have overlook...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 90
 A journey through the decade  on ActiveRain!Yes, I celebrate my 10th Anniversary on ActiveRain!It was 24th February 2007 where I 'just' joined ActiveRain.I had no clue on what I was getting into!Was it for my business? Perhaps!Was it to promote my business in this WWW? Yes.And what I have today?...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 43
I Love What I Do…Most of the Time Liz and Bill Spear challenged us, or rather invited us, to share what we love about our job. There’s still time to share yours and get your bonus points for February but time is running out – it’s a short month, remember?   As some others have said, I don’t feel ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 36
Your Blog Triggered a ThoughtWhen reading blogs I like to take the time to leave a comment. Many times I find myself thinking of another set of circumstances that I want to share about the topic. Your blog post got me to thinking. While writing the comment I realize I have too much to say and don...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 5
  For every unique home, there is a unique buyer. The chemistry has to be there. They must have it and know it was worth the wait.   Your unique home is no exception!My Job Is To Find That Right Buyer  Almost every agent will tell you any house will sell quickly if the price is low enough. In fac...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 12
This our entry for the February 2017 Challenge: What I Love About My Job sponsored by Liz and Bill Spear. There are many things to love about our role as real estate brokers. No more flying roundtrip 2 or 3 times per week domestic and international for Corporate America No daily commute to a bric...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 6
A Word Of Caution About  I just published a post where I used those two symbols to bracket variable information. Good thing I decided to check the post after I published it! Everything within those two brackets, including those two brackets, had vanished! So - I reverted to using parentheses. ---...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
Comments 7
     You have passed the Real Estate License Exam.  You have a state-issued real estate salesman's license, you have signed up with a reputable Real Estate Company.  Your business cards are in hand, and you have a page on your Broker's website.  All of this is well and necessary, but none of that...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 19- February 25, 2017. 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!  ...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 29
On a Tuesday at the beginning of February 2017, an Army military police captain was notified he was going to have to leave for deployment in Afghanistan that Saturday. He was given four days to get his life in order. Unfortunately, his girlfriend, also in the Army, was out of town for the week on...

By Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
Comments 4
Diversity Is What I Love About My Real Estate Career When a good friend talked me into taking the real estate course all those years ago diversity is one word that never even came to mind. Overwhelmed yes, diversity no. Yet today when I think about what I love most, diversity is the word that com...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 22
What's NOT to Love About What We Do?Thanks to Liz and Bill Spear for hosting another great contest for February.  Reading entries submitted by other members, I realized I should have done this early in the month as everything others mentioned, are exactly how I feel about this career as well!  Th...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On February 27, 2017, National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reported that nationwide pending contract signed home sales declined 2.8% to an index of 106.4 in January of 2017 from an index of 109.5 in December of 2016, but gained 0.4% to an index of 104.0 from January of 2015.Pending home sales ...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 5
When I was first licensed in 1981, tech tools weren’t something on the minds of most real estate professionals hoping for assistance in navigating our business.  The MLS in those days, wasn’t a computer, it was a book the size of a phone directory, published once a week and left at our office doo...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 12
An update to the profile video was overdue For quite a while now I have felt an update to my AR profile was in order, especially the video.The video was never really a profile video anyway, just a poor attempt at an educational video.  It was just something that was handy a few years ago when the...

By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 14
This is probably AT LEAST the third time I have written on this topic and I will entitle itFocus HARD On Your Important Not Urgent Area.It comes from dividing life and tasks and people into four parts, important-not important and urgent-not urgent.I was triggered to write this focus again as prod...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 11
ActiveRain is hosting a contest this month titled "What Tools or Systems Do You Love - An ActiveRain Contest".  The Two Most Important Tools In My Business are my iPhone and my laptop, BUT ActiveRain is asking for us to "think a little deeper than this".  For me this means having to go to the sec...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 1
"All our houses are built strictly to code..."  Part 2.That was the focus of the previous post which considered the idea that we have been conditioned to accept a minimum standard in so many things.  And we have been conditioned to replace!Our computers, phones, most electronics, software, fashio...