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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 Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 120
     Social Media Networking and Blogging are about engaging with other people!   What about you?  Are you getting comments on your Blogs?  Do people Like your posts on Facebook, on LinkedIn, on ActiveRain, on Google Plus, and on the other social media sites that you participate on?  Do people wa...
By Kelly at BoomTown
((866) 319-3771)
Comments 30
I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression you can attract more flies with honey than vinegar? Well this week we’re putting it to the test. And the winner of this test receives an Apple Watch and 5000 ActiveRain points. Sounds like some pretty sweet honey.We’re taking it to the streets, on soci...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 70
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 33
Most people who have experienced a life threatening accident say that things seemed to happen in slow motion. Have you ever noticed that when you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory towards a new (to you) destination, it seems to take FOREVER to get there . . . And when returning home from said ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 50
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 34
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 Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 8
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
When things go wrong, there are 2 distinct approaches. The first approach is akin to being a hammer in search of a nail. This is a witch hunt of epic proportions. For THIS to have happened SOMEONE REALLY SCREWED UP and they MUST atone for their egregious incompetence. We must find the perpetrator...
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 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 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 Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
 Lesson Learned From Horses:  Body Language Speaks Louder Than Words                                                 When I first began working Pippa, I couldn't understand why she was getting frustrated at times during training.  It had been a while since I had trained green horses, and since sh...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 46
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 1
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 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 Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 14
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 Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
Comments 2
Is there a farm in your future? There is a renewed buyer desire to discover properties with an arable opportunity...a seeking of a safe haven? The ability to grow food? The option to be secure on one's own land parcel? Salt Spring's temperate climate (it's called "cool Mediterranean") encourages...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 9
ASK AN AMBASSADOR: Think Like A Consumer For Blog TopicsWhat's the purpose of your blog?  Most likely it's to get consumers to contact you about buying or selling homes, with a side dish of agent to agent referrals thrown in for good measure.So how do you get those calls?  You generate content th...
By Joanne Gillet & Danah Prophet The Edge Of The Beach Team, Top Producers
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
Comments 1
Here is a unique opportunity to own a home in desirable Hagley Estates with space galore, both inside and out! There is so much potential in this well-built home in a peaceful setting on Founders Club Golf Course. Close to Hagley's Boat Landing on the Intracoastal waterway, this home is all about...