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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 Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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This post is from 2012 by our little lovely bubbly and now Mom Kerrie La Guardia.The only thing that is different today from this post is number of Ambassadors!I want to thank ActiveGods for considering me worthy of 'The Orange Badge'.  Currently, ActiveRain is blessed with 129 Ambassadors.  So w...
By William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
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 7 Tips for Building a Successful Relationship1. Make sure you do things on your own, as well as doing things together. 2. Don’t lose your independence and individuality.3. Be realistic in your expectations. Neither you nor they are perfect so you’ll disappoint sometimes.4. Don’t make everything ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Has auto-correct become your worst emema? Mimi Foster's husband, David Feith, posted a photo on Facebook today that made me laugh not only because it was funny, but because the idea has actually cost me clients. The sign said, "Auto-correct has become my worst enema?" If you're part of the textin...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, GMA, LAS, LUTCF, Insurance Broker
(Robert J Russell Companies)
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When was the last time you found yourself going to Facebook to check your status and then you found that 4-6 hours of your day has been burned due to stupid games, reading profiles, viewing Timelines or just chatting about nothing?Here is a Tip to control your time:1. Use a laptop the next time y...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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BananaTude Group Update 7/29/15 - MUST Read for Members Welcome to A+Tudes! In case you didn't notice the BananaTude Group disappeared last week. We  were updating the information and poof - it was gone. It broke.  We quickly put in a new name for the group - Social Group - and it popped back ont...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I'll admit it, I'm a softy when it comes to babies, the elderly and animals, especially dogs. We had two geriatric rescue dogs until the last one passed in February 2015. They were a great source of joy in our house. They were wildly loved by all and shared an incredible amount of love with every...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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There's a fun word that seems to take in a lot of the chaos all around us daily, with bad news pouring in from the web, TV, and social media, and that is CACOPHONY.It is essentially noise, but more specifically HARSH, discordant mixture of sounds. Unfortunately NOT tuning enough of this out in ou...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
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I have a new friend. Her name is Cheryl, and I met her through the ActiveRain Referral Network.Yes… there is a national referral network on ActiveRain. Did you know that? You can post your referrals for anywhere in the US and parts of Canada on ActiveRain and other agents—local agents for those a...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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 I waited a while before posting this blog because I wanted to be sure this agent was done... totally. Well, he is. This is more of a rant but also a lesson to those new in the business and maybe even those new to online marketing. Don't make these mistakes and live to regret them.I got a client ...
By George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
(CoreFact.com)
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On today's Sunday evening TV news, there was a story about the contamination of Los Altos water with E. Coli bacteria in the "S. El Monte" area. Cal Water: E. Coli Found in Los Altos Water | NBC Bay Area NBC Bay Area-2 hours ago Cal Water has found traces of contaminants in the water of the South...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Horsey Wordless Wednesday -  My Maturing Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred  My Off-the-track-Thoroughbred mare, Pippa, turned seven years old this year.  She has matured so much since I adopted her when she was four years of age.  Her training has been coming along well, although it has been slow since...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I love a good, old fashioned thunderstorm. The light show and sound effects are: “WOW!” (as the dogs run for their respective hiding places and tremble) Even better, how ’bout the storm that brings with it a few straight line winds and a small pack of tornadic “cells?” Just before the torrent of ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Last week, I had to laugh when I was running sold comps to determine a sale price on another property. When I looked over those comps, I found one comp that was very interesting. That particular house belonged to a lady who has been grilling me for information for two years. She called every so o...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Plagiarists Wanted, Dead or Alive! Now before we go any further, please do not go out and kill or hunt down any plagiarists this week, or I will be the first to suggest that you are arrested.The purpose of this post is to warn any present day or future plagiarists that there are people here in th...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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"Why are you avoiding my phone calls?" That's the message an electrical client left on my phone this morning while I was in the shower. Did the phone ring? I have no idea. I was in the shower. I rarely never carry my expensive smart phone into the shower. Call me crazy.Of course, since agents not...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
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In May of 2015, 34% of the traffic on ActiveRain came from a mobile phone.  The growth we are experiencing on that area of the site is tremendous and we love that the community is taking full advantage of it!ActiveRain has made a major investment in the past year to make sure that your blog posts...
By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Mobile Notary
(Texas Crosswinds Realty Inc.)
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Pets or No Pets on my Rental Property is a struggle that property owners and managers struggle with.    There are numerous pros and cons to implementing a pet policy.  You will have to do your research and explore what will be best for your individual property.Some of the Pros to allowing pets wo...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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It is unclear what caused this toddler's car to be towed.  Police responded to complaints of a toddler recklessly driving his car in the park, scaring other toddlers on the playground and harassing the ducks at the fishing pond.  When interviewed by police the toddler, who doesn't speak yet could...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Everyone had its own unique or common triggering force, push, poke, nudge or thrust that made him/her join Active Rain. I joined AR during the time of desperation. I attended courses to propel me back into the business as I lost the MOJO in the midst of life's imposing circumstances. AR was preac...