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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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By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
Comments 1
Having a team of dedicated individuals who are motivated and focused on the goal can streamline your business and provide the best quality and service for the client. You always hear about the bad more than the good so I decided to share what makes my team successful! 1. Communication. This is th...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 31
The stock market is in the throws of a big correction, which means it is in the toilet. Elections are less than a year away and the governments of China and Greece impact our economy more than our own. We can't control any of that but we can move ahead in our own lives. But, is this a good time t...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    I like Napoleon Hill, his way of thinking, style of writing and his wisdom. This is not to take away from many of the “newer” motivational speakers. They are all good. For the most part, they have repurposed his material and added their own knowledge to his concepts. When I digest his writing...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. - W. Clement Stone
Agents Plan to Extend Sales Contract for TRID This Headline from REALTOR Magazine sums up the probable result of an impending significant change to the Mortgage Process. The cfpb – Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has cooked up some new rules that we so lovingly call “TRID” TILA-RESPA Integrat...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Hurting People  I think as long as you're not being malicious and you're not hurting people then you should not be ashamed of what you do.Lily Allen          But many times, this is not the case.    Many times, you only think of yourself and you never think about how what you do affects others.  ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 14
"...Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet..."     Colette  "...I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through..." Jules Verne  "...A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime..." Mark Twain...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 52
Commenting Etiquette On Active RainIt's time again to write this post. Most Ambassadors and long-time Active Rain Members have written something similar. Because I'm aiming at the drive by commenters for the most part, I'm going to make this short and sweet! Please read the post before commenting...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 55
How to Buy a Solid Client Lead for Less than $35Hi Everyone, I am sorry I have not been around much the last number of weeks. Been busy and just wanted to take a little break and work on some new things in my business. So how do I buy a solid client lead for less than $35 initial cost? While the ...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Open Houses this weekend in Fulton, MarylandFulton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located at the southern tip of Howard County, Maryland, in the United States.Fulton is located in southern Howard County, bordered on the south by the Patuxent River and on the east by U....
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 1
Open Houses this weekend in Clarksville, MarylandClarksville is an unincorporated community in Howard County; the second wealthiest county in the United States according to the 2013 U.S. Census Bureau.Some of the most expensive homes on the East Coast are located in or around the town, whose prop...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
 Good afternoon and hello there again.  Hope this email finds you doing great.  Just wanted to wish a:    Hope your Labor Day weekend  is SAFE and with many blessings! All the best, Tim
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Speaking from experience, it is really easy (and convenient) to get in a rut with our Facebook marketing. We get super busy and either forget or are too tired to do any FB marketing or we give it less than our best effort. We know we are doing it and you can bet our followers do as well, especial...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 44
Online Marketing Via InfographicsIt has been statistically proven that the majority of us do well with visual learning techniques. Using that as a guide, it makes perfect sense to incorporate Infographics into our online marketing arsenal. If you can cut/paste, insert photos, add text, and choose...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 1
Open Houses this weekend in Elkridge, Maryland Elkridge is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland, United States.  Founded early in the 18th century, Elkridge is located at the confluence of three counties, the other two being Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties.Elkridge includes ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 38
Results Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing ContestAugust was a busy month in real estate but many of you found some time to share ideas you have planned for your business for the balance of 2015. To see the full contest post and all the entries click here. The contest asked for members to ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 37
I used to get so irritated when I would go to a listing appointment only to find out later that another agent got the listing. Sometimes, I just blew it, but more than once, the property ended up listed at 20-30% over the market value. That would normally help me feel better because I knew I gave...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 23
It's never good when an electrical junction is not accessible.And it doesn't matter where it is.  If it's not accessible behind drywall, inside of a junction box or as wires just taped or cobbled together with wire nuts, it is inappropriate and not to code.Why not?  Because access to the junction...
By Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 8
This past weekend was in the 90s in New York city, we stayed in the city this weekend and decided to ventured out and do something we have not done in the past.  We walked down by the walkway path of Hudson River and came across a cruise boat that serves beverages and food on board and the boat d...