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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

 
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 67
10 Lessons Learned from Writing Localism PostsI write localism posts and enjoy doing so. There are some members that choose to not spend time on this and don't want calls unrelated to real estate. Today my phone rang  and the caller asked if I had all you can eat crab legs?I asked who he thought ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 49
Some like me made a business decision to market a Geographical area as a business model. Does that mean you will have instant gratification in obtaining listings? No. Why would you decide to market to an area if you might not achieve immediate results? Because you are in this for the long haul, y...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 30
Most of us use a GPS every day.  We have them in our cars but that is not all.  We use them on our phones to know where we are now. We use them to order a car on Uber or we use them to find a restaurant nearby. We have become more productive and less stressed because we have used this very simple...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 8
When’s the last time you heard: It’s “time for a change?” The second you heard those 4 words, you knew what they were about . . . The loud and clear message was “out with the old and in with the new.” You’re FIRED! Change is always and everywhere. Change can be good, bad, ugly, magnificent. Footb...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
I know it’s uber COOL to be so paperless there’s no need to go to the office. In fact, It’s entirely possible for most professionals to do their work without EVER going to the office. It’s MUCH cooler to meet in coffee shops and trendy restaurants or behind the wheel of their fancy car. Company o...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
An older house often means older insulation.This is a three-story, 1941 semi-detached, all brick, with a flat roof.  It is typical construction for this era and in this place.There are newer windows, but what appears to be original drywall.  Original drywall means original insulation.  What kind ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 44
What is the difference between a sofa that sells for $1299.00 and one that sells for $2499.00?  They look the same. Looks can be deceiving.  The simple answer would be $1200.00, and it would be correct.But the correct answer would more than likely be that the $2499.00 sofa has the traditional "ei...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 0
PROVERBS 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;PULPIT COMMENTARY We are to depend upon God and his directing and overruling providence.
By Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 27
ActiveRain Winter 2016 Meet-up in Orlando FLWas Not Quite Impromptu ActiveRain meet-ups are the best. And it’s even better, in some ways, when you are out of your local area! I am in Orlando FL for the CRS Leadership Training (Feb. 6 – 7) and the 2016 CRS Sellabration (Feb. 8 – 9) and had the goo...
By Charles Ross, Love To Help People
(Remax Advantage Realtors Inc.)
Comments 1
If you’re like most people, you set goals for your health in January. Maybe you set a goal to drop a couple of pants sizes or to run a half marathon or to improve your diet. You may think that these goals will only impact your health; however, in reality, they’ll have an impact on all areas of y...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 7
In the early months of each year, there are a group of rituals, which can be observed in the Greater Sacramento area. These rituals are the Annual Crab Feeds, which various charitable groups, organizations and churches host around town.  I really look forward to these events.  Last Saturday eveni...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 1
I rejoice in the opportunity to embrace the journey of  intimacy in my life. We are conditioned to keep people at arms length; not to let them see our vulnerability or weakness because they might use it to hurt us farther down the journey. Did you know that is living in fear? It is the fear of b...
By Svetlana Marinkovic, SecurityNational Mortgage Company
(SecurityNational Mortgage Company)
Comments 0
It’s time you...kiss your landlord goodbye Your timing couldn’t be better-historically low interest rates PLUS rock-bottom home prices means... YOU COULD OWN A HOME FOR AS MUCH AS YOU PAY IN RENT! • AVAILABLE FIRST-TIME BUYER DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE • ZERO-DOWN LOAN OPTIONS • CREDIT PROBLEMS OK C...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 46
Whether it is work related or simply a life issue, priorities matter and they change. I have found that as I age, work while sustaining, means less than it used to, and time doing what I enjoy means a great deal more. I have friends whose lives are defined by what they do. I get that, but not me....
By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 16
    Things change and so do people. One of the fastest changing areas is the Internet and IT. In the many years I have been associated with ActiveRain, the platform and software has gone through many iterations. There were some ideas, such as “Call the Shot” which came in with a lot of hoopla and...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
It was a very long morning, but I am home now and watching the snow fall. There is nothing as uplifting to me as the clean cool beauty of being in a warm place and enjoying the simple joy of being able to see the winter all around while I am safe and comfortable inside. My pups are here and I hav...
By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
Comments 0
Real estate professionals are naturally concerned about making a good impression. Much has been written about networking and being memorable. But what qualities are people really looking for when they meet someone? Especially someone they might do business with?Business Insider recently reported ...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 1
Cyber crime sure does pay, according to a report at Intel Security blogs.mcafee.com. There’s a boom in cyber stores that specialize in selling stolen data. In fact, this is getting so big that different kinds of hot data are being packaged—kind of like going to the supermarket and seeing how diff...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 2
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.-Edwin Land 
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 3
 A gruesome part of Texas History.  Josefa “Chipita” Rodriguez (1799-1863) was the first and only woman ever legally hung in Texas. She was executed on a Friday the 13th at the age of 63, and her ghost is said to haunt the place where she died. Her last words were “No soy culpable” (I am not guil...