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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 55
I had another one of those "I've seen everything moments" yesterday, and this one is really important if you list houses. A buyer called about a listing I have in my area. He asked typical questions and promised to drive by the house. Nothing unusual there. A little while later, he called again. ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 79
Active Rain Meetups are Back!!I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the news and I am delighted to share it.Last night we got the green light from our leader, and meetups will be coming soon.Now we need to decide when they will be. Some have suggested the first 2 weeks of December, some...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 15
By now, many people have found the satisfaction and skill to be able to log-in, enter into their favorite cyberspace place and either comment, post or blog. It is sort of like entering a room with a bunch of business cards or flyer's in your hand eager to give them out while greeting and meeting ...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 63
Thankfulness , like people, comes in many shapes and sizes.Thank yous' are as individual as the individual. Some people have a tough time accepting something from someone else. They might grunt in acknowledgment, or seem oblivious as to what just happened. They may brush off a compliment with a c...
By Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
Comments 36
We have a winner… cue the trumpets!Before we get to the lucky winner (and his charity!), we’d like to take the time to thank all of the ActiveRain participants for their super amazing submissions. While the winner was drawn at random, we read each and every entry. Contests such as this aren’t sim...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 14
I Remember When I Gave Up  I remember the day well. I had just logged into Active Rain and checked my status on the Leaderboard for Orange County, California. I was a comment or two away from losing my second the top!I hated that feeling!I gave up! I decided that there was no way to st...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 28
There’s a name for the survival sack that you take with you outdoors in the event of survival emergency: bugout bag.Let’s start with the key components to net a three-day survival: Water: one liter per person per day Food: “energy bars” or backpack meals Small pot or large cup (though if you have...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 24
 "History, despite it's wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." --- Maya Angelou Texas Women Women's Museum, an Institute for the future is located in Fair Park: www.thewomen'  Texas Women University, a public University located in Denton, ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 27
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: How Do You Build Your Audience?When you're a blogger, you don't want to be the lone voice in the middle of the wilderness, shouting into the wind and no one to hear you.  You want to be heard.Now blog posts come in all kind of varieties, and some will attract more engagement th...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
Have you ever gotten the prickly suspension that someone didn’t care much for you and couldn’t figure out why? It was likely their body speaking to you. Learning to understand and use body language can help you capture and attain positive attention.Grasping the impact of even some of the smallest...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 3
For Lease On 5 Acres In Caloosa!13638 Mallard Way Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Only $4,000/month For This Brand New Home In An Awesome Location In Caloosa! This Home Was Just Completed In November Of 2015!4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 3 Car Garage, CBS With Impact Windows, Upgraded EVERYTHING!More Photos He...
By James Hoff
(Bullock Russell Real Estate Services)
Comments 102
There are many of us out there that take our jobs personally. Although we have to separate our emotions from the job, I take my business personally because it makes me more passionate about what I do and who I do it for. Regardless of how much of the "personal" we set aside, there is one thing th...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 7
Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas season is beginning.  Even with the down time recovering from a tryptophan overdose, I found time to search out some good ones for this week:Why You Need To Stop Wishing Customers Happy Thanksgiving RIGHT NOW Kyle Reyes: Just do it.A Genius Says Good Bye Joy...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 10
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 22 to November 28, 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! ...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West, 1209 Margaret Street located in Old Town Key West. The listing Realtor describes this property this way:"This little jewel box of a house has just been completely and beautifully renovated with brand new kitchen and bathrooms. The historic old town co...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 15
Do You Cyber Stalk The Listings That Got Away?  Oh it's tempting, isn't it? We work so hard to get that listing. We work with our comps and give the best information possible only to be cast aside for a lower commission. Or maybe you worked hard for months on a listing only to have the sellers de...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 6
You may have heard, we in the Inland Northwest had one heck of a wind storm on the 17th. By the time it was over, more than 200,000 homes were without power. My son is a power lineman and was working over in Montana at Big Sky at the time. By Thursday the power company my son's company was under ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 58
Thanksgiving used to be my favorite holiday, no press, just joy, good food and company. Things changed in 1991 when I lost my Mom on Thanksgiving. For years I just avoided the day, traveled anywhere to be away. It isn't possible to forget but I avoided.Today I am home and choosing to remember a d...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 14
The Friendship Bridge...My Wallpaper I've meant to retake this photo for a long time and now that more people are likely to see it than normally would as it's hidden away in my office. I'm a little embarrassed to post it and that I still haven't paid the "Friendship Bridge" another photographic v...
By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
Comments 6
 God’s work is ORDER AND PEACE, The Evil One’s work is DISARRAY AND CONFUSION... Explained clearly and in ONE WORD: GOD=CREATION...SATAN=DESTRUCTION...YET... We don’t live in a DUALISTIC WORLD...Good vs Evil...God vs Satan...NO...ALL Creation BELONGS TO GOD and JESUS IS KING OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERS...