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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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 51
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 Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 30
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)
Comments 7
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)
Comments 6
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 Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, GMA, LAS, LUTCF, Insurance Broker
(Robert J Russell Companies)
Comments 3
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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 17
"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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 16
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...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 80
Someone mentioned to me the other day that Facebook marketing is a waste of time and it does not work. I agreed with them. Not because I believe what they said but because I know the methodology they have used is not going to increase the bank account or bring prospects their way. Throwing an art...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
This might seem technical, but this is a post about galvanic corrosion.Let's simplify it.When certain (dissimilar) metals touch one can cause the other to corrode.  This process is called, variously, galvanic corrosion, dissimilar metal corrosion, and electrolytic corrosion.Essentially, electrica...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
What To Do When You See That Goose Egg.... James Dray asked a question the other day asking us if we'd ever not received a comment on a post we'd written. I think I did with my first few posts, but as someone had mentioned in their answer, there have been many kind members at ActiveRain who took ...
By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 25
Ask an Ambassador:  But What If I’m Not a Good Writer?Yesterday Jon Yturralde wrote “Sometimes While Writing I Feel So Damn Weak” and so I was inspired to write this post.  The issue is that Jon felt that he wasn’t a good writer, due in part to all of those English classes he skipped (lol) by his...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 14
 This scenario brings up a lot of questions. ( 1) At what point did the agent notice the potential buyer was a man dressed like a woman? (2) Would she be accused of discrimination and face disiplinary action if she refused to work with this person and not show him/her the house? (3) Did they meet...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 13
Houston, We Have A Problem.And not just in Houston, But in San Diego, Denver, Chicago, NewEngland, and all over Florida.The problem is the shrinking housing market as reflected in thepercentage of home ownership (lowest since 1967).This is the result of several factors: The Artificial Scarcity St...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 11
Another Image Of Time Gone By In Bristol TN~VA 7.29.15 Check out the latest news ....Another Image Of Time Gone By In Bristol TN~VA 7.29.15 I have posted so many of these over the years, but as time goes by they come harder and harder to find. Today, I was on a listing appointment out near Sports...
By Teri Barton, Compass Real Estate Team, CEO
(Keller Williams International Realty)
Comments 0
I am part of the Baby Boomer era. I love what I do and working with Baby Boomers and beyond has been a passion for years! With a growing populations we have special needs that I have first hand experience in. I would love to be of service and have helped many families near and far with the transi...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 13
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Good morning!  Hope you have been staying cool and comfortable during this heat.    Living in America, and in particular in our area of Massachusetts, we are fortunate to have numerous privileges that many people in the world can only dream of. We have access to excell...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 8
You called several roofers and got various estimates with all kinds of options.  You made the appropriate choice, according to your budget and now the roofers have come and gone.It LOOKS beautiful!It was obviously installed properly because it rained hard during the night after the installation a...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 18
Yesterday I saw a local television commercial that featured a car dealer talking about vacations and how well people were treated for a couple of thousand dollars and how good it made them feel. He related that to his business and said for 30K plus they wouldn't rush the process but allow the cus...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 10
 Intentional: On purpose, with purpose, pre-planned What percentage of Your daily life seems like it happens on accident. Probably more than you would have hoped. Living intentionally requires living with purpose. Intentional living is the way to work smarter rather than harder.Those who embrace ...
By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 6
 Finding a Big Payoff For Your Local Knowledge.... As real estate professionals we all know the tremendous value of knowing what is good in your marketing area and what you find the public needs to know about if they decide to buy  and live in your niche area. I have spoken to so many of my fello...