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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 Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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I'm sitting here at my office with tears running down my face.  5 years and 6 months ago today was the first time I picked up the phone and dialed Liz.  I know we were on the phone for a couple of hours.  I'm just heartbroken to read her daughter's post today about her passing.  If you didn't get...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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This principle could be interpreted in a very 'poetic' metaphysical way or on very practical terms. Choosing to become a helpful person by sharing with others in your community. During my visit with Feng Shui Los Angeles California clients, I came across a neighbor who built this amazing little b...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Two of My Favorite Tech Tools Bob Stewart has invited us to talk about our 2 favorite technology tools in the February challenge “What Tools or Systems Do You Love – An ActiveRain Challenge.” Easy, right? Nope, it was hard to decide which 2 to talk about, although 1 was an easy one to select. I d...

By Amanda Hendry & Associates at Coastal Realty Group
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9430 Oak Pointe Dr, Gulfport MS 39503PRICE: $510,000Now is your chance to live in a million dollar subdivision for an affordable price with water access from your shared private pier on Bayou Bernard! The owner's favorite spot is enjoying breathtaking water views & drinking coffee on their privat...

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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It's Tuesday, and it's a "normal" week so returning to our regularly scheduled AAA schedule. Anyone that has known us in the Rain knows there's one thing they can count on:  We WILL have a new post every day.  If we didn't show up I suspect there might be a missing persons call made to Bob Stewar...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
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I read a post from  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin  “Their Not your friends” awhile back and it’s been gnawing at me. I’ve heard other agents commenting to beware of other agents for various reasons and one is they will steal your clients! Even our beloved Lenn Harley touted other Realtors are not your frien...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
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I am celebrating the anniversary of my Blogging start on ActiveRain. Like so many in those early days, it was  a big move as blogging was so new to agents and the impact it would have on our business had yet to be proven.It was early in the day of Feb 19, 2008 when I received a call from a loan o...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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  Today as I was driving to meet a client in the Moon Valley area of Phoenix, I was so surprised to catch a glimpse of this front yard. I knew I had to go back and snap a few photos later to share with all of you folks who are getting a lot of rain or still in a cold & cloudy weather. I figured i...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Active Rain gives us a chance to expand our reach and network throughout the US.  I found out last week just how small a world it can be when someone from my business network met one of my friends in Active Rain.Last week I got a note from Wayne Zuhl of the Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl  team.  Wayne...

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-February 12- February 18, 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 Inspiration With April
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THERE'S A HOLE IN MY SIDEWALK“I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost... I am helpless. It isn't my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don't see it. I fall in again. I ...

By Inspiration With April
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GET BACK UP AGAINPROVERBS 24:16 for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY The sincere soul falls but gets up, and goes on his way with more care and speed.

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
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I Could See That That Buyer Was Not QualifiedI had shown some higher valued properties to a buyer couple and as I often the case, I left behind my business card with the words Thank you written on it. About n hour later I received an angry call and the caller was screaming at me for taking them o...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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The addendum list of requested repairs said, "Insulation to be evaluated and improved by a licensed contractor."In the previous years this homeowner had done many home improvements with less-than-stellar results.  At the inspection I said it was my opinion that the homeowners really thought they ...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This is the clogged peek-a-boo dryer exhaust vent opening - and dangerous!I had to search for it.  Knowing it was behind the house it took a minute to locate it.But there it was, the clogged peek-a-boo dryer exhaust vent.The underside of the deck was covered with a plastic lattice work material.W...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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    Coming soon in the Joppa Road-Loch Raven area of Baltimore County. This Semi detached has been completely renovated from the 4 bedrooms (2 on main level and 2 upstairs)  to the 2 1/2 new baths.  Gleaming wood floors, fenced yard, gas heat and central air. Gourmet granite kitchen with sun room...

By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I choose to be bold in my intention.. I close my eyes and do life from my third or inner eye led by spirit or intuition. This allows me to embrace imagination and desire and  jump the fence of my comfort zone.Our comfort zone is like a box that keeps us hemmed in and from using our unclaimed pot...

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
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Monday Inspiration Thomas Jefferson Presidents Day | Lauren SelinskyThomas Jefferson said, "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."  I enjoy this quote in so many ways....  For me I say..."enjoy the style and trend, but principle sometimes sits ver...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Yesterday when showing my favorite listing in Monkton and walking to the river cottage, I saw this downed tree and realized right away that... George Washington did not do this! More about beavers.   Talk about sheer beauty...take a look at a few photos while hiking on the NCR trail to the river...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Some of us do, some of us don't. Either is of course completely OK.   I'm one that does. Re-blog that is. Why do I do it?  Primarily to highlight a post that resonates with me, and that I think should get the additional exposure. It's my way of "Featuring" that post. Many members who visit the re...