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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 Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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I'm sitting here at my office with tears running down my face.  5 years and 6 months ago today was the first time I picked up the phone and dialed Liz.  I know we were on the phone for a couple of hours.  I'm just heartbroken to read her daughter's post today about her passing.  If you didn't get...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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This principle could be interpreted in a very 'poetic' metaphysical way or on very practical terms. Choosing to become a helpful person by sharing with others in your community. During my visit with Feng Shui Los Angeles California clients, I came across a neighbor who built this amazing little b...

By Amanda Hendry & Associates at Coastal Realty Group
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9430 Oak Pointe Dr, Gulfport MS 39503PRICE: $510,000Now is your chance to live in a million dollar subdivision for an affordable price with water access from your shared private pier on Bayou Bernard! The owner's favorite spot is enjoying breathtaking water views & drinking coffee on their privat...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Two of My Favorite Tech Tools Bob Stewart has invited us to talk about our 2 favorite technology tools in the February challenge “What Tools or Systems Do You Love – An ActiveRain Challenge.” Easy, right? Nope, it was hard to decide which 2 to talk about, although 1 was an easy one to select. I d...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
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I am celebrating the anniversary of my Blogging start on ActiveRain. Like so many in those early days, it was  a big move as blogging was so new to agents and the impact it would have on our business had yet to be proven.It was early in the day of Feb 19, 2008 when I received a call from a loan o...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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  Today as I was driving to meet a client in the Moon Valley area of Phoenix, I was so surprised to catch a glimpse of this front yard. I knew I had to go back and snap a few photos later to share with all of you folks who are getting a lot of rain or still in a cold & cloudy weather. I figured i...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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It's Tuesday, and it's a "normal" week so returning to our regularly scheduled AAA schedule. Anyone that has known us in the Rain knows there's one thing they can count on:  We WILL have a new post every day.  If we didn't show up I suspect there might be a missing persons call made to Bob Stewar...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
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I read a post from  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin  “Their Not your friends” awhile back and it’s been gnawing at me. I’ve heard other agents commenting to beware of other agents for various reasons and one is they will steal your clients! Even our beloved Lenn Harley touted other Realtors are not your frien...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 12- February 18, 2017. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  ...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Active Rain gives us a chance to expand our reach and network throughout the US.  I found out last week just how small a world it can be when someone from my business network met one of my friends in Active Rain.Last week I got a note from Wayne Zuhl of the Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl  team.  Wayne...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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    Coming soon in the Joppa Road-Loch Raven area of Baltimore County. This Semi detached has been completely renovated from the 4 bedrooms (2 on main level and 2 upstairs)  to the 2 1/2 new baths.  Gleaming wood floors, fenced yard, gas heat and central air. Gourmet granite kitchen with sun room...

By Lauren Selinsky CRS, Orange County Real Estate #oclauren
(CA Coastal Estates, Inc. CA Broker )
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Monday Inspiration Thomas Jefferson Presidents Day | Lauren SelinskyThomas Jefferson said, "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."  I enjoy this quote in so many ways....  For me I say..."enjoy the style and trend, but principle sometimes sits ver...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Yesterday when showing my favorite listing in Monkton and walking to the river cottage, I saw this downed tree and realized right away that... George Washington did not do this! More about beavers.   Talk about sheer beauty...take a look at a few photos while hiking on the NCR trail to the river...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
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Some of us do, some of us don't. Either is of course completely OK.   I'm one that does. Re-blog that is. Why do I do it?  Primarily to highlight a post that resonates with me, and that I think should get the additional exposure. It's my way of "Featuring" that post. Many members who visit the re...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol WilliamsHere are this week's selection of posts for our Second Chance Saturday:Blog Post Topics That Keep On Giving...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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On Saturday morning February 11th, I took a standard business sized letter to the post office. I needed to have this letter registered and tracked. It was going to College Station, Texas. Thus far it has not reached the place I addressed it to. It's been 10 days!It took 2 days to get it to West S...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Staging is one way the seller can attract the buyers for their home.Some additional tips in this re-post from Tai DeSa.50 Inexpensive Tips to Dramatically Increase the Value of Your Properties  50 Inexpensive Tips to Dramatically Increase the Value of Your Properties  By Tai A. DeSa, Significa Co...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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So I received this twice this morning. I immediately knew it was spam because as my friend Marte would say, the language was not consistent with patterns we use here. With that and the feeling that someone was looking to hack or defraud me, I sent a quick email to Bob and deleted it. Anyone else ...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 Paint colors are always exciting to see what the new colors of the year will be.   Am still seeing many young families enjoying the gray paint, even the wood shades in the gray tones.     It goes very well with the stainless steel appliances.   What colors are you seeing as the predominant color...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I am old fashioned and believe that hard work, ongoing learning and attention to people, rather than just details make a person successful in whatever business they happen to work in. Historically man learned to accomplish monumental things from the beginning of time by focusing on the tools they...