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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Entering the hallway I noticed from the repair that a section of drywall had been replaced.The repair was obvious.  Not a bad job, but at the angle I hold my flashlight it was easy to see.Of course, when that happens, I need to look at it from the attic space.And what had been replaced was very e...
By Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less
(Complete Design)
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Ryan had a great video this am, check it out. "I" thought foreign money had quieted down....that would be a for a minute.Miami, SF, Denver, LA and more.
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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You cannot become a real esttae agent and start selling homes until you pass the real estate exam and get your license and find a broker where you can start to work. All this is easy. It is easy to get into real estate but difficult to stay in the business.Most agents are excited when they get th...
By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making Real Estate EZ - REMAX
(ReMax Realtec Group)
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The question, "How many real estate agents are there in the US" appeared recently in the Active Rain Q & A group.How many real estate agents are there? After a number of queries, the results were reported to be as confidence building as the poster child of bad data - the Zestimate. It turns out, ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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4 Years Ago I Made an Investment in ActiveRainBoy has time flown by. In many ways it seems like a few months ago that I joined ActiveRain when in reality it has been 4 years today. I made a commitment and paid for a whole year of membership that fall day. The funny thing is I had no idea what I w...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Do something today that your future selfwillthank you for...UnknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched,authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. An...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It is on the New York Massachusetts border. It is a hike and an amazing  trek and then you are there. The falls are great and then view is spectacular. As the day moved on there were views I could never have imagined. I enjoyed visiting this terrific area and doiungit with friends.
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS??KAREN ASKS:  "Does Google know too much about us???"I would say that anyone who expects any privacy today is expressing a wishful thought. Privacy was in a distant time.  All we have is the memory and from time to time anUNREALISTIC EXPECTATION!IT________________________...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I asked an attendee of my blogging class - what is one thing that prevents your interest in blogging on ActiveRain?The reply was simple - 'I do not know what to blog about!'And then, I shared this post from Margaret Woda! (And it seems I will see some posts from him soon - Thanks, Margaret for th...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
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This is a great post by Bill and Liz Spear, so pay attention. It is important that your blogging reach your intended buyers and sellers. You can't do that if you are not a RAIN MAKER... Secondly, it is important you write about your target subdivisions and communities. Be the expert in the area t...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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You have it wrong if you consider yourself a leader because you have been placed in charge. Think for a moment of a person you consider to be a great leader.  Why do you think that person is a great leader.  It was probably because that person was able to affect others and inspire. I recently had...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Yesterday, I went to visit my Father.....we needed to talk. Well, I needed to talk, he needed to listen. I'd like to share a little of my visit with you.  The Entrance to his "place".   The scenery on the way to his "place". The colors weren't nearly as vibrant as I expected them to be at this ti...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Communicating With Horses Without Saying A Word                                               I have been training Pippa, my Off-the-Track-Thoroughbred, for a while now.  While training, I communicate with her through my body language.  Horses in general communicate through body languge.  They d...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning and happy Columbus Day.  Hope this email finds you and all of your family doing well.  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs.   Here Is: Here is a day, here is a moment, here is an opportunity.  USE IT.  Here is a life, here is abundance, here is a situation where you can make a diffe...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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As I get to celebrate another fun birthday today, it reminded me that we all have one day a year a piece as the life odometer marks another complete earth orbit around the sun from the time we showed up. But as you get older, some people your own age and some much younger are not with us anymore,...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Seven years ago today, I got "the phone call" we all dread getting.Maybe you have been lucky enough that you haven't gotten "the phone call" yet. "The phone call" that makes you numb, "the phone call" that you can't believe what the person on the other end just said to you....."the phone call" th...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Realtor Catered Open House October 13 th from 11:00 to 1:00 Elia Drive Branchburg NJ A Subdivision of 6 stunning luxury new homes on large lots located on a new extended cul-de-sac. Just like every other project that the builders of Distinctive Domain have offered, these new homes will showcase t...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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It's a gorgeous Sunday morning and a perfect day for an Open House!  But before I put curls in my hair and get ready for prime time, I wanted to share the favorite posts from last week's reads:Is Your Blog Grammatically Attractive to Your Target Market? Ron and Alexandra Seigel:  Clean it up!Come...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Yesterday I Joined a New ClubIt has been customary at ActiveRain when a member reaches a significant number of points, that said member writes some sort of milestone post.  It’s a bit like standing up at your retirement party and thanking everyone.  Or perhaps it’s like winning the Oscar or Emmy ...