ActiveRain Community

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 Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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This post is from 2012 by our little lovely bubbly and now Mom Kerrie La Guardia.The only thing that is different today from this post is number of Ambassadors!I want to thank ActiveGods for considering me worthy of 'The Orange Badge'.  Currently, ActiveRain is blessed with 129 Ambassadors.  So w...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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  West Towson...A Wonderful Place To LiveAnd Walk This wonderful home built in 1815 is located in West Towson.   Click to see more about 577 Woodbine Ave 577 Woodbine AveTowson, Maryland 21204MLS BC 8637570    Click for photos      Within one mile from 577 Woodbine Ave 21204.... you can find  all...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover...Mark Twain Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was rese...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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 By far the best thing I have every done in life is become a Grandpa. What a joy. Perfect timing.  We all needed her in our lives. Early Friday she arrives on Grandpas door step and all the fun begins. We are making plans to spend all her moms inheritance. We will probably go out and look at swin...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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ActiveRain Ambassador - Community Responsibility not Rank nor Status  Began musing on the topic of Ambassador Responsibilities recently in a post I wrote. Wanted to continue the discussion about Ambassadorship on ActiveRain and the "qualifications" for being an Ambassador. Reading Karen Fiddler’s...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     Today, I started revisiting an age old classic, “Think and Grow Rich”. This is one of those books that every time I read or listen to it on audio, something new seems to jump off the pages. Sometimes, I swear, I think I am reading or hearing the book for the first time. As I listen to the bo...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I am fortunate to have met both Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and Bridget McGee when I visited Baltimore. A perfect team of a loan officer and an agent!Find out more about their teamwork in this re-blog from Margaret.   'A Good Real Estate Agent And A Good Loan Officer Make A Great Team'   Th...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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GET IN GEAR as they say, and MAKE IT HAPPEN, putting your own change into the world. They say death and taxes in life are constant, so is CHANGE. We may fight change all the time, like restaurants going out of business, your favorite brand at the store disappearing, people leaving your life, new ...
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 William Piotrowski
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation )
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 7 Tips for Building a Successful Relationship1. Make sure you do things on your own, as well as doing things together. 2. Don’t lose your independence and individuality.3. Be realistic in your expectations. Neither you nor they are perfect so you’ll disappoint sometimes.4. Don’t make everything ...
By Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor
(RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA)
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I was watching Niecy Nash and Clean House's Search for the Messiest House tonight and it got me thinking about hoarding. I was introduced to hoarding about twenty years ago when two different friends bought trash filled houses.  Neither house was on the market - each was in horrific condition - a...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Has auto-correct become your worst emema? Mimi Foster's husband, David Feith, posted a photo on Facebook today that made me laugh not only because it was funny, but because the idea has actually cost me clients. The sign said, "Auto-correct has become my worst enema?" If you're part of the textin...
By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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Employers across the nation planned fewer job cuts in May than in April as energy sector layoffs eased. Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported that companies across the nation laid off 33% fewer workers in May than in April. Since the year began, there have been 242,830 pink slip...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, GMA, LAS, LUTCF, Insurance Broker
(Robert J Russell Companies)
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When was the last time you found yourself going to Facebook to check your status and then you found that 4-6 hours of your day has been burned due to stupid games, reading profiles, viewing Timelines or just chatting about nothing?Here is a Tip to control your time:1. Use a laptop the next time y...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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BananaTude Group Update 7/29/15 - MUST Read for Members Welcome to A+Tudes! In case you didn't notice the BananaTude Group disappeared last week. We  were updating the information and poof - it was gone. It broke.  We quickly put in a new name for the group - Social Group - and it popped back ont...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I'll admit it, I'm a softy when it comes to babies, the elderly and animals, especially dogs. We had two geriatric rescue dogs until the last one passed in February 2015. They were a great source of joy in our house. They were wildly loved by all and shared an incredible amount of love with every...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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There's a fun word that seems to take in a lot of the chaos all around us daily, with bad news pouring in from the web, TV, and social media, and that is CACOPHONY.It is essentially noise, but more specifically HARSH, discordant mixture of sounds. Unfortunately NOT tuning enough of this out in ou...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
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I have a new friend. Her name is Cheryl, and I met her through the ActiveRain Referral Network.Yes… there is a national referral network on ActiveRain. Did you know that? You can post your referrals for anywhere in the US and parts of Canada on ActiveRain and other agents—local agents for those a...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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 I waited a while before posting this blog because I wanted to be sure this agent was done... totally. Well, he is. This is more of a rant but also a lesson to those new in the business and maybe even those new to online marketing. Don't make these mistakes and live to regret them.I got a client ...