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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

 
As of July 1st at 12:01am, We have officially purchased ActiveRain from the Zillow Group.The first thing I'd like to do is welcome back Bob Stewart to our Activerain family! I'd also like to congratulate him on his wedding on Saturday. I'm normally not a fan of weddings (not sure I've ever stayed...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 91
I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000)
Comments 16
Well, here is something new that I didn't know: we can only tag 10 in a blog. Why is that?Yesterday, I wrote a blog about my "following" Activerain members, because I had just not paid any attention to it for awhile. If you missed it, please click here.Well, this morning I tried to add/tag the 13...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
  Time to get back to BloggingA year ago we were hearing lamentations about the end of the world as we know it as Trulia took over our little party in the rain.A lot has happened since then including going from the pan into the fire when Trulia joined forces with Zillow, and yet the sky did not f...
By Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
Comments 70
The monumental Supreme Court decision in Obergefell vs Ohio changes the landscape of gay rights regarding real estate, marriage, immigration and torts (damages for personal injury).  Here is the nutshell version of how it will affect most gay unions and soon to be marriages as well as those alrea...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 4
TWIN PONDS AT CLINTON!  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 completes this package.  Located on quiet road with ponds and park-l...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
 The Day We Never Made It To Our Appointments Last week was a very hectic week for me, filled with appointments and meetings.  A couple of the appointments were with out of state Buyers that were searching for horse properties here in Eastern Pennsylvania.   One of those days, my out of state cli...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 26
Please Lick the Front Door & Other Hilarious Agent Instructions! I have been compiling my list of Hilarious Agent Instructions for awhile.  This week when I saw the instruction to, "Lick the front door" I knew that it was time to write a post about this.  Sure some of these are typos but they mak...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 95
You may think that the only careers that require courage are those in which you risk your life. You know, things like fire-fighting, painting the Golden Gate Bridge, facing down armed criminals, or becoming a member of our armed forces.But the truth is, a successful career in real estate also req...
By Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(Gold Key Real Estate)
Comments 0
This has been a great year so far.  I have sold over 2 mil and it is only July.  My sorce of business is now repeat clients, friends and referrals.   This has been very exciting for me.  I sometimes wonder whether it will dry up but I think not.  People need new houses as their situation changes....
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 20
Everyone talks about their goals, but no one talks about how to achieve them. It’s great to have goals in life, but without a plan of attack it’s almost impossible to reach goals. Below is an outline of why you should focus on your systems instead of your goals and how that will actually help you...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 6
Hello friends and colleagues - take a moment, read Mike Tizzano's post, then head over to Facebook, join today's kindness event and continue to spread Abby's kindness. July 1st will mark 10 years since the day I became a father.  When I held little Abby for the first time she immediately had me w...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 23
Success in life or business is all about technique and continuous improvement. It’s about growth in who you are and how you do things that takes you to the next level in life. Here are my 3 tips to help make you successful in life and business. 1. Consistency. In order to find activities that gen...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
I really don't think as we are into the second decade of the 21st century, things are really not going to keep being fast around us, BUT daily "we do have control" to slow things down a bit for perspective, and also better connection to people and more "significance and meaning" individually for ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 45
Let's face it, if we are blogging for business we are looking for an online edge to give us the upper hand on our local competition. Perhaps it is through blogging about a particular niche, generating the most interest via social media, or by saturating our markets with much more information than...
By Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
Comments 4
Watching an episode of the TV show Property Brothers, and this one had me practically yelling at the TV. "Home sellers, please listen to the experts you hired!"There was this couple who wanted to move up to a bigger and better home, and consulted with twins Jonathan and Drew Scott on what they ne...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 30
A Lunch Turns Into An ActiveRain Mini-MeetUp  Jon Kolsky(JK) and I have been following each other for a while on ActiveRain. We comment on each other’s posts, call, send text messages. Jon suggested we actually meet in person for lunch since while we are not next door neighbors, we are not that f...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Florida 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 23
Thank You Officer Patterson and the Boca Raton Police What started out as a visit to the dentist today ended up with my phone being stolen.  Hard to believe but true.  After making a followup appointment and entering it on my calendar, Maggie reminded me to take my phone, which was on the counter...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 9
This quote is a great reminder that the best things in life are simple and are often experiences and impacts you make on others and not how much money you have. Recently I have learned to smile more often, continue to dream big, laugh more, and appreciate the smaller things around me each day. Ha...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 10
What Real Estate Marketers Can Learn From Minecraft and ArcadiaCon Our son loves to play Minecraft. He and his friends get together on Facetime and then go into a Minecraft server to play together. The other thing these kids all do is watch other people who play Minecraft. They can sit for hours ...