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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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  It's Monday and already August.  Wow, summer is almost over already! Sure goes by fast.  Hope your weekend was fantastic!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs.  Enjoy:   GO MAKE SOMETHING GOOD: When life doesn't give you much encouragement, make your own encouragement.  If you can...
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 26 to August 1, 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 Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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What I learned From Alaskan Native Knowledge, Heritage and TraditionDuring our visit to Alaska, we also made sure to visit two key educational location, The Anchorage Museum and The Alaskan Native Heritage Center. Both offer unique learning experiences and amazing displays of authentic clothing, ...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
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If you're new to Active Rain, you may still be trying to find your way around.  Or you may be wondering how does Active Rain work?  Or maybe even why should you spend any time Active Rain.Let me share with you my Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Active Rain.  These come from having joined Active Rain in...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Plagiarists Wanted, Dead or Alive! Now before we go any further, please do not go out and kill or hunt down any plagiarists this week, or I will be the first to suggest that you are arrested.The purpose of this post is to warn any present day or future plagiarists that there are people here in th...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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I am always thrilled when a new buyer or seller calls and one of the first things out of their mouth is that they have been following me on Facebook and want me to help them with their real estate needs. Those little marks of affirmation are a great sign my social media marketing is effective. Wh...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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You've seen it - splatter and rot.Water falls and splatters.  If it splatters onto wood surfaces, over time, the wood will rot.Rot requires three things - air, food and water.That is why wood is painted outdoors.  To prevent the intrusion of water.Paint fails.  Or it is too thin.  Or it is not pu...
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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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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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   Careful With Your Email Signature Response This is not the first time I have written about email signatures. Below are a few others: A signature can save time Email Signatures You never know who might be reading     Today, I received an email with the following  quote from an agent who had jus...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     ActiveRain must be taking lessons from Siri. As all Apple users know, Siri is that digitally challenged bimbo that makes our life more and more interesting. And when she has a digital brain fart, it can fill the moment with angst and frustration. Yesterday, I posted an article on ActiveRain ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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 Showing A Home The Rome Way This morning I was showing one of my very special properties, Sycamore Farms, to a prospective buyer.After the good mornings and how was your trip to the house, they asked which way do we have to start  looking at this house.My response...where would you like to start...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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Yes, it's like passive income...or dividends.  While I sleep, I continue to gain points (and if only I could cash them in). How is that you ask? I get my monthly bonus of invite points.  When you invite members, and they accept, you get 250 points + 10% bonus for the points they earn.  Those divi...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It was a great performance at Tanglewood last night and the first time I saw Andris Nelson, the new conductor of the Boston Symphony in person. He was and is wonderful: passionate, demonstrative and aware. I look forward to seeing him again today and I always enjoy cellist YoYo Ma. I'm tired from...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am a dog lover and a big supporter of rescue. Today I saw a dog pictured that was killed after being surrendered. His former owners gave up two dogs and this one died in three days. My heart is broken and this happens everyday all over. Most shelters are overcrowded and continually kill to make...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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   The city of Montreal is known for its treasures and wonderful museums. It has a great art museum and a beautiful church that is named Notre Dame after its famous sister in Paris. I hope you enjoy the pictures.                         Faberge Egg on display at the Montreal Musuem of Fine Arts  ...
By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Mobile Notary
(Texas Crosswinds Realty Inc.)
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10 Things Owner's Want from a Property Manager can vary somewhat, but I believe the following list is a great start.  They are not in any particular order, as they are all important. 1.  Honesty:  Property owner's need to know that their manager is giving them open, honest communication on the ma...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Never let the things you want,make you forget the things you have...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 r...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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By Jack Solloway, There's Only One Right Choice in Real Estate
(Right Choice Realty)
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Right Choice Realty  Here’s what we offer: E&O Insurance on every transaction – NO CHARGENo monthly franchise fees or commission deductions - ZEROOur SmartListing Marketing Plan – FREE (Realtor may charge additional $495 for SmartListing or pass through to client-optional)For ALL Agents, a Market...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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My Car Is A Sign Holder Coming And Going Keeping sign riders in my car allow for an open house at any time. When I have a scheduled showing on one of my listings or if I  stop and visit with my seller, I am prepared to do an impromptu open house.   Did you notice how I use my car's front and back...