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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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 54
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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 22
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 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 Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 1
Convenience, Convenience, Convenience Newton Luxury Real Estate.  They say that location is the most important thing in real estate and while this may be true a location is only good if it is convenient in some way.  47 Dudley Road Newton luxury home is new to the market and convenient to everyth...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
Header is a word used in many contexts so, what is a structural header?Think of it as a bridge.  Its purpose is to bridge a span and transfer weight from above to each end of the span.The header is extremely important.  Gravity works over time, and it certainly works on structural framing to pull...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
I would like to share something with you about serendipity - an inspection short story.  Am I a Prince of Serendip?SERENDIPITY - noun - the phenomenon of finding valuable things not looked for.  First known use in English in 1754, coming from an ancient Persian fairy tale called "The Three Prince...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 25
Today is the 7th anniversary for Alan May  and I.  That's right, we both filled out our "profile" on activerain on September 3, 2008.  We also share that we both published our first blog post and started our journey on September 4, 2008. I'm not sure sure when we figured this out, but from time t...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
I belong to several local Facebook groups (I highly encourage this if you want new traffic and potential leads) and about a month ago I was called out in one of these groups for being a "taker not a giver". In this particular group the offended people were right and I quickly made amends and have...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 14
Such a great post by Chris Mamone and a good read.  He makes so many excellent points about how success should be measured.It's not about the money we make or status we receive. The difference between success in life is not measured by money or status but the growth and development of who you are...
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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 21
Sorry But I Cannot Help You Sell Your House Prepared for a listing appointment by asking lots of questions, doing all the comps,  checking out the neighborhood and driving by ahead of the scheduled time. The house was in need of  major TLC. My definition of TLC  = Tons Liquid Cash.  From out phon...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 7
    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 Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 31
Every decision we make leads to an outcome good or bad.  We make the best decisions when rely on our strengths rather than try to shore up our weaknesses.Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them. Instead, guided...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 9
If you farm and send out market updates, imagine how much more powerful those updates will be if you follow this very informative format!  If you're going to update your customers, really update them!   A couple days ago I received an email from a past investor customer, turned close friend, who ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 5
Congratulations On Your 10th Day Anniversary   Congratulations to friends Miriam and Doug on their recent marriage. You are a special couple and I wish you a lifetime of health and happiness.  When this adorable  announcement arrived, first I smiled and then called the new bride and groom with a ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 6
Oh, my goodness, I almost forgot to stop by Active Rain this morning and say hello. For a Friday before Labor Day weekend, it's been pretty busy, especially since I am already on vacation in Hawaii on the Big Island. But you know that's what happens. It's odd. The minute an agent steps foot on an...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 3
~What we see depends mainly on what we look for...John LubbockThank 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 reader. Any re...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 1
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. - W. Clement Stone
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 1
History of a Painting - Fishing Lures (Set of 4) When buying a home, the owners want to decorate the walls with a complimentary item that fits the theme of the home.  While exhibiting at Art Festivals, especially in Florida ao around other bodies of water, I had requests of paintings and prints t...