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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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 28
The roller coaster ride continues. As most of you know, Mickey was taken to the hospital last Tuesday.  On Friday she wasmoved out of ICU to a private room. Things seemed to be going in a positive  direction, but she has had a bit of difficulty the past few days. The family has spent most of yest...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 25
I spent a little time last week sleuthing around the Internet to find a scammer who was trying to rip-off local contractors. It was very gratifying. In the process, I came across another issue that also annoys me. I get a lot of "No Caller ID" or "Unknown Caller" calls. I received 11 "No Caller I...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 28
This new stair repair is a prime set up for problems.What are they?The second set of stairs (and driveway) are not original to the house, added at a later time.  I have never seen this model in this neighborhood with two sets of stairs, and a driveway that extends to the back of the house.  And p...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 21
This applies to everything and was here before we got here and will be here after we leave. Everyone gets introduced to this in their own timing too. Adding effort to anything is investing into something and whatever is being worked will end up working for you. The best example to make the point ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
Comments 19
How to be the Perfect House GuestThe holidays are wonderful yet can often create stress and lots of work.  Maintaining an attitude of grace and joy can be stretched to the limit.  Often, the stress created during the holidays can come from the guests in our homes. The host and hostess have typica...
By Pat Starnes, Broker/Owner
(Pat Starnes Real Estate)
Comments 53
Sitting quietly this morning before church, all that can be heard is the tick-tock-tick of the persistent wall clock, and the peculiar creaks and groans of this old house, with the occasional car passing by. I'm visiting Mom this Thanksgiving weekend, and there is no Internet connection or nearby...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 9
     It seems as if every few monts, the points thing seems to come around again. Earlier this morning in the Q&A section, a person asked if the points system needs to go away. I can see valid reasons for it especially when ActiveRain was in its infancy. It was a great hook to draw folks into the...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 5
Whaddat?When I think I know what it is, but still not sure.Seeing this from the ground I thought it must be some sort of vent opening.But what was it?  What kind of vent?For all I knew, it may have been some a new form of air intake!  I freely admit to not seeing everything.Inside the attic space...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 7
Sometimes We Just Have to Count to 10 Before We RespondFirst time buyers can be a challenge. The budgets are seldom unlimited, yet they go through the home with a most meticulous eye.One recent first time buyer was losing their patience as the pool of homes in their price range were limited and t...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 17
I'm sitting in my little home office on a chilly, rainy Monday afternoon.  And as I'm reading some of my favorite bloggers comments and posts, I want to say, "OK, honey.  Time for you to put a sweater on!"So many of us have profile shots showing us in breezy summer sleeveless blouses and dresses,...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 18
I know Thanksgiving 2015 is a memory but I just saw this You tube video on Studs Terkel the Chicago Author, broadcaster and all around great guy. I always enjoyed reading Studs Terkel and listening to him on the PBS radio shows he used to have. Studs passed away at age 96 in 1999. Enjoy this vide...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I rest in the deep assurance of unfailing love. In a world where love is used like a commodity, traded and sold or given up on all together I choose to let my mind and spirit relax and rejoice in the understanding that love is available to be given or received unconditionally. Society has placed...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
Comments 12
My Wallpaper in Katy TX  Dick Greenberg created a November fun Challenge in ActiveRain members to show everyone their wallpaper on our cell phones, laptops or desktops, or tablets. I really like the premise as I have now read several of these posts and it does reveal things about the folks who wr...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 6
My niece, Laura, is convinced that she can't go into real estate because it would mean having to work with people she just can't stand, and she steadfastly refuses to compromise her ethics in that manner. For the life of me, I don't know where she gets that sentiment, and I don't mean that in a j...
By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence,Persistence & Perseverance
(Allison James Estates & Homes)
Comments 46
 I thought I would get a jump on everyone here at ActiveRain and the retailers with their Black Friday ‘Salebrations’ by wishing everyone here Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Cheerful Kwanzaa and so on.Now that that is over with; here is my wish list for this upcoming Holiday Season…Get back to ...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
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By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 4
No, this is not some sort of UFO---it is a dining room light fixture.It is probably not a good sign when the color of the fixture is the result of standing water inside the fixture.When you have roof leaks this bad it may not bode well for structural components above.In this particular instance, ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 6
It is a big day for my gang today as they will be bathed and groomed and have their nails done. I am a little jealous actually, it would be fun to be pampered and be a star for a day. I think they are always anxious during this process and are happy to be home all clean and ready for a nap and th...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Comments 6
What a difference 10 years make. When I started my career in real estate in 2006, few agents had their own website, were not networking on Activerain, Facebook or any of the other social media sites. Worse, we were still "wet" signing pretty much any contract and faxing them here and there until ...