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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 Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
 How To Evaluate Quality Horse Hay   It is so important to make sure the hay we are feeding our horses is of good quality.  Good quality hay supplies lots of the essential nutrients the horse needs, keeping him healthy. How do you know the hay is of good quality? First of all, check to see if the...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope this email finds you doing great and you had a wonderful weekend!  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:   Build a Positive Future: Taking out your frustration on others does not end or reduce that frustration.  However, giving joy to others absolutely does increase the joy in your...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(LoanStar Home Lending)
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Today's quote is a reminder that there are no limits to how great you can become! There are always obstacles, those who doubt your ability, and you'll always make mistakes. But with Hard work, perserverance, and dedication, you'll become great! Keep going and it will happen! I wish everybody a gr...
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Why is this often a surprise? Shouldn’t “Keeping their word” be a given? It should just happen without any need for nudging or badgering from the promisee. They said they would do it, so we should be able to relax with the certainty that they’ll follow through on their promise. Sadly, many people...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Just Listed, Twin Ponds At Clinton, NJ! 60 Luxury Apartments For Lease. Pet Friendly. Brand new luxury 1 or 2 bedroom apartments for lease in beautiful Town of Clinton.  Includes fully equipped kitchen and laundry plus private storage unit.  Central air, thermal windows and private balcony comple...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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 I have been lucky to work with some amazing real estate agents in Colorado.  Those are the ones that you hope you will have the opportunity to work with on another deal in the very near future.  They follow through on everything and make sure that all parties are happy by the time they get to cl...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty )
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MONDAY-MONDAY....so good to me. MONDAY MONDAY...it was all I hoped it would beeeee. You see if you are here, up and at em, then rejoice because life is that simple and you keep score by the moment. Not the gain, the losses or the dreams in your head but the actual moment to moment that you are in...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When I see things like this I have to ask myself - Does this look done by someone with a mechanical license?  A permit?In Virginia, installed chimney connections are to be done by licensed people.  Virginia even provides that the person have a mechanical license.And why not?  Chimneys are very im...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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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 Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
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There is a little park in West Wilmette that I think is a hidden gem. I love finding out of the way places or what I call hidden gems in unusual places often not seen or tucked away that few people are aware of like this park.In West Wilmette this little gem of a park designed by F.A. Cushing Smi...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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One of the most important things we can do with our content is ensure it reaches as many consumers as possible. There are several methodologies on how to accomplish this, and many of them work (a post for another day!). One of the ways I like to ensure my content reaches more of the buying and se...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 3
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.This is the result of several factors: The Artificial Scarcity Stagnant Household Inc...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Whatever your reason for "playing" here in the Rain, you can bet there is a number driving your AR presence, the way you interact with others, and even the approach you take with your blogs. Yes, the end-game number is our account balance after generating new biz from our online activities, but I...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-July 19 to July 25, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a...
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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Isn't it exciting to find out that the marketing tools we utilized months and years ago are working for us? Just this week, I received a call from a potential buyer who found me in You Tube. When I asked him how did he find me, he said that he was typing first-time home buyers in the You Tube sea...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Giving Yourself Permission to REST! As I was reading the blog roll today and came across Roger Mucci's post on hitting the wall during his knee surgery recovery, it occurred to me that we are so pressed in this life to go, go, go that I believe too often we just don't give ourselves permission to...
By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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I can't say definitively what the strategy or purpose is of this purchase, but forms and digital signatures are meant to help facilitate real estate transactions for buyers, sellers, and REALTORS®. So is Zillow buying this because they want to acquire a tech company with upside potential? Or is t...
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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Ask an Ambassador - Why Should I Invite Others to Join?This is a topic I hear members question so I am going to address both sides of the issue. We that are here in ActiveRain love it. We have made friends and enjoy keeping up with each other. If you log on and read, there is not a day that goes ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Today is a special day!  We're going over to help some clients/friends move a few things into their new home. These folks lost their home 6 years ago and then went through some tough times due to a health issue for the husband and loss of job.Throughout the 6 years they both stayed 'happy' and p...