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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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I just returned from my first residency in my PhD program at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA). It was a bit overwhelming, but beyond the academic side, I witnessed something that was so refreshing it was actually inspiring. In the few hours I had free in the evening, I caught up on the news...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 27
Surely Shirley You Understand  I know I’m not alone. You’ve been there too. And it’s more than a bit frustrating. I’m sure you agree. This morning I retrieved messages from my office voicemail.   It was a call regarding one of my listings. I listened to the message no less than 20 times. I know y...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 34
Are you a good airline neighbor? The other day while flying home from Chicago I came upon the worst airline neighbor - ever. I had the aisle seat. The guy in the middle seat struck up a conversation with the window seat guy the very minute he sat down.  There was NOT a minute of silence for 2 1/2...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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About three years ago, I started full-time as a real estate agent, all gung-ho and full of excitement. I'm still excited about my career choice. I have, however, noticed a slight change in the way I respond to certain things. Below are just a few examples of what I mean.     Three Years Ago Today...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 14
Consistency  When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have the consistency in their motivation.       Arsene Wenger In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers.  If you dwell on statistics ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
The ORTEGA PhilosophyOrterga was a Spanish philosopher who lived centuries ago, who's basic philosophy was "In living you can do one thing or another." Put another way, everything in life boils down to OU~ choices and decisions. I share with you a few of my favorite success attitudes, using the a...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 44
Ask an Ambassador - Do Points Really Matter?If you have been around ActiveRain for any amount of time you have read  conversations about the points. Chances are when you signed up for the Rain you didn't know that there were points then as you started engaging you saw your points total begin to i...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 25
Today's Post was inspired by MIKE ROCK who said something about the "chain thingy".This is going to be a very simple "how to" for adding a link to your blog post.  But before I get into the "how to" I'd like to let you know a little bit about the WHY.  Many times I link to my own web site in my p...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 10
OR...is it the other way around? Analysis paralysis leads to sinking in your thinking? What in the world does this mean says one and another says that is so true. So that we all get on the same page during this post visiting, let's expand a little bit more these seven little words that pack wallo...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 14
 Will This Sign Work ...If We Put It In The Right Place ? Wouldn't it be nice if we could just hang this sign and keep on going?  But is that realistic in life?   This cute sign was hanging in the  kitchen of a home I showed yesterday.  It made us all smile.Make it a great week!   Will This Sign ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 32
My phone rang and the call was coming from a number I didn't recognize in Atlanta.Caller:  "Is this Housepat?"OMG!  This is somebody calling on my shiny new web site!  The one at www.housepat.com!  The possibilities made me giddy - I mean you never know.  Are they relocating to the DC area?  Do t...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 27
You Are Going to Be Arrested!The scams continue. This one came in on my cell phone from a phone number showing Placentia, CA. It was a robo-call. The woman's voice on the call said, We have received a legal case against you and for that reason you will be arrested at either your home or your work...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 15
Skin In The Game? What does this expression mean? It means that if you want to play thegame, you need to pony up some of your own money.They've used this expression to ridicule home buyers that don't havea down payment and maybe don't even have closing costs. They arenothing but a bunch of Dead B...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 11
How to Build Your Brand on Facebook without Annoying Your Friends & Family   This webinar was one of my favorite webinars I attended a few years ago. I am excited to be able to host this webinar training for you.       This webinar is popular and space will fill up fast.   Make sure you register...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 3
Remember what it was like when you were a new agent? Sure is different now, isn't it? Kat Palmiotti hits the nail on the head here. Reminds me of the old adage that mothers sterilize the pacifier if it falls on the spotless kitchen floor for the first child, wipe it on their jeans if it falls in ...
By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 17
What Do You Want ActiveRain to Do For You?When first discovering ActiveRain and then making the commitment to join the community, many people just jump right in without a goal.  Members join because it seems like such a wonderful community (and it is) and they want to be a part of it.  But aside ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 15
That Crazy Buyer That You Just Cannot Forget, but Wish You Could.We have all had a client who was a bit challenging, sometimes quite a few of them.But yours probably have nothing on this one the "The Broke Agent" recently spent some time with. Earlier today Amanda at VAHLC, FedHomeLoan & Coole Ho...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 116
Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing - An ActiveRain ContestIt's time for a contest and one that will help you focus on your business planning and get some marketing ideas or additional tools put into place before the end of the year. This may give you the competitive edge to beat your compe...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the dryer vents through the roof - very difficult at best.This has become more and more common in recent years.  And it is a pet peeve of mine.Dryer vents through the roof have built-in problems.  Homeowners are set up for problems from the start.And this is the problem - dryer vents always ...