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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.


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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 24
Most people who have experienced a life threatening accident say that things seemed to happen in slow motion. Have you ever noticed that when you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory towards a new (to you) destination, it seems to take FOREVER to get there . . . And when returning home from said ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 57
10 Lessons Learned from Writing Localism PostsI write localism posts and enjoy doing so. There are some members that choose to not spend time on this and don't want calls unrelated to real estate. Today my phone rang  and the caller asked if I had all you can eat crab legs?I asked who he thought ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 41
If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock… The other day, as I was mindlessly twisting on an ab machine and saw this scroll across one of the screens…If opportunity doesn’t knock...build a door!  What a simple concept.  But how many of us actually do that? I thought about were those awful housing years beginn...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Some like me made a business decision to market a Geographical area as a business model. Does that mean you will have instant gratification in obtaining listings? No. Why would you decide to market to an area if you might not achieve immediate results? Because you are in this for the long haul, y...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Good morning. Hope this Monday morning is a great one for you so far and you had a wonderful weekend and a great Super Bowl Sunday. With Valentines Day less than a week away, wanted to share this.  Tim's Time Outs: HOW SOME LOOK FOR HAPPINESS: 1)  Some people look for happiness in the past and sa...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
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Save A BLOG Post For LaterOh the GEMS that are found on ActiveRAin! Have you ever read a blog post that seems to have a ton of great ideas? IF you are an active member of ActiveRain, of course you have. That was a rhetorical question. On any given day after reading a quality post, maybe I might w...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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"What Is ActiveRain University? The new ActiveRain University allows you continual access to the extensive training ActiveRain has always provided-- in a new wrapper, with improved content, navigation and search. ARU is both free and advanced courses to help you grow your business. "Signed up - a...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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An older house often means older insulation.This is a three-story, 1941 semi-detached, all brick, with a flat roof.  It is typical construction for this era and in this place.There are newer windows, but what appears to be original drywall.  Original drywall means original insulation.  What kind ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 42
Facebook MarketingFacebook marketing is a waste of time some say. Running Facebook Ads is just throwing your money away I have heard others exclaim. FB is a time hog without any direct benefits some others have proclaimed. Quite honestly, like all other forms of social media, it is exactly what w...
By Kelly at BoomTown
((866) 319-3771)
Comments 5
I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression you can attract more flies with honey than vinegar? Well this week we’re putting it to the test. And the winner of this test receives an Apple Watch and 5000 ActiveRain points. Sounds like some pretty sweet honey.We’re taking it to the streets, on soci...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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Your heart may be broken, dreams shattered and needs painfully unmet but I encourage you, "Don't give up". Throughout Scripture, the Lord invites us to petition Him with our requests, He knows our needs before we even ask and God is able to meet our needs.JEREMIAH 33:3 Call to me and I will answe...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NM Properties)
Comments 4
Saturday House Hunting in Soledad Canyon, 88011I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in sunny Las Cruces, N.M. than house hunting at the base of the Organ Mountain Range. My clients and I were treated to a gorgeous view at a very lovely home in Soledad Canyon. Perks of this ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 41
Happy ActiveRain Anniversary to ME!!  On February 6, 2008, I made one of the best decisions I’ve ever made…. I joined ActiveRain.  Search for members here. How did I find ActiveRain?  I had started my business in 2007 and after a relocation to Delray Beach, I was researching any and every real es...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 8
"This agent shows homes that fulfill their search criteria, keeps their needs in mind every step of the way, allowing them to make the biggest buying decision of their lives."  Agreed Wanda Kubat-Nerdin Re-blog for today! Representing a higher standard of professionalism. That's me!   The author ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 10
The subject of lying or LIES is interesting unto its self. We were never meant to be able to lie nor was a space or dynamic created in us to receive, handle or give rest to LIES within ourselves in any way. It is an intruder dynamic that continually strives to make a home in mankind and has an ag...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 26
What is the difference between a sofa that sells for $1299.00 and one that sells for $2499.00?  They look the same. Looks can be deceiving.  The simple answer would be $1200.00, and it would be correct.But the correct answer would more than likely be that the $2499.00 sofa has the traditional "ei...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Is Everything in Balance and Do You Know When it's Not? Sometimes the idea for a post comes first. Other times my musings flow from the viewing of an interesting photo. It's pretty easy to tell that things are in balance, from the bottom to the top, in this rock sculpture at the beach in Cardiff ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 27
Water Lilies, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA IMG 5860 I always enjoy visits to the lily ponds at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. This is the cover photo that I am currently using for my Facebook page. Earlier today, I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups including F...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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ActiveRain Winter 2016 Meet-up in Orlando FLWas Not Quite Impromptu ActiveRain meet-ups are the best. And it’s even better, in some ways, when you are out of your local area! I am in Orlando FL for the CRS Leadership Training (Feb. 6 – 7) and the 2016 CRS Sellabration (Feb. 8 – 9) and had the goo...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 13
     Countless ActiveRainers are suffering a Spambot attack at this time.  THOUSANDS of spam emails are crashing Members' email accounts.       The attack started this morning (Sunday February 7, 2016).  The frequency of spam emails increased to a staggering number at the time of the Super Bowl k...