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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.

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.

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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 42
 What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  October 15- October 21, 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 Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 14
What is a credit freeze? It’s an action you take to lock down your credit report. A lender can’t see your score, which means your Social Security number and credit rating is useless to them. In other words, they can’t tell if you are risky or not.When an identity thief can access your ID aka Soci...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 24
Real Estate is a wonderful profession and if we work hard we can succeed. We have to work long hours and seven days a week as most people want to see homes on  weekends in my market area.Home  sellers like us to hold open houses . These are held on sundays .We do not get sick days off . There are...

By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 80
Besides adding photos to enhance our blog posts, we have the ability to also embed objects such as YouTube videos. These are not simple static objects like an image file and so they require a little different means to use them... but no worries it is not hard to do! I also want to highlight a cou...

By Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market
(Home Jane Realty)
Comments 11
It is so sad how out of control the influx of calls from people (robots) trying to sell you something has become. A good percentage of my phone's battery power is taken up by this and it has come to the point that I rarely answer a call I don't recognize anymore on my landline.I have Spectrum, an...

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
Comments 23
4457 Northwest Dr, Bellingham 98226This is the home and shop you've dreamed about. Charming, 1953 Rambler, with heated 1250 square foot shop (4bays) on .60 acres of manicured park like grounds. Estate sale also includes the adjacent .64 lot. (parcel no. 3802113185020000). Conveniently, located in...

By Robert Machado, CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management
(HomePointe Property Management, CRMC)
Comments 8
Since I am a property manager I often get asked if a contractors license is required for a gardener.  The answer is "maybe".   For routine yard care to cut the lawn (mow and blow) a license is not required even if the weekly job is over $500.00.  But, if the company does any repairs or installati...

By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 25
This month I am hosting an ActiveRain challenge and I happened to notice that some folks are having difficulty inserting a link back to their blog in a comment.  This is the easiest way to track entries when hosting a challenge.  When the participant does not provide a LIVE Link back to their ent...

By Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists
(Howard Hanna Real Estate Services)
Comments 139
One of a real estate agent's main fiduciary duties to a client is confidentiality. I don't think anyone could dispute how important this is. So why then do so many people breach it on Facebook and other social media? I have seen a ton of agents do it every day on Facebook, posting things like: "...

By Ajay Pandya, Realtor Ajay Pandya
(e-Merge Real Estate)
Comments 8
I like to teach and I also like the mention of teaching.A re-post from Praful's old post on teaching.Pay It Forward: Substitute Ambassador Pay It Forward....Teachingan eEdge Class As Sub So here I amwith my 'Pay It Forward' for this week.This time, it's just one more way to helpan eEdge Ambassado...

By Ajay Pandya, Realtor Ajay Pandya
(e-Merge Real Estate)
Comments 5
Listing Presentations!This is the first thing we need to learn in our business.Here is the one from Praful Thakkar.Awesome? It's Amazing Listing Presentation Awesome? It's AMAZING Listing Presentation...  DISCLOSURE: I don't carry too many listings - because most of the time,I am 'outbid' by some...

By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain Ambassador
Comments 98
Tonight, at 9pm Pacific time, ActiveRain will go offline for approximately one hour in order to bring online some improvements to the blog editor (that fun little place that you write blog posts). The improvements launching tonight all fall into three buckets. They either make things a little eas...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 36
Winter 2016 AR MeetUp in Calabasas And Some Thoughts About ActiveRainOn Monday, January 25 a small group of ActiveRain members from Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties came together once again for Winter 2016 AR MeetUp.  This time the location was in Calabasas at Industry Bar and Gril...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 4
Don't forget your Post 45! is your best option. If you have to do your education online, you will enjoy this class more than before! If you are a new Sales Associate Licensee in Florida, you must do your mandatory 45 Hours of Post Licensing Education or you will lose...

By Dennis Herman, Dennis Herman
(Realty Executives Elite)
Comments 0
If you don’t believe Real Estate Agents and websites are on the forefront of Internet attacks and scams, take a look at this email. I’m not sure why. One of the main reasons may be, Real Estate Agents live by being transparent, and publishing their phone numbers, email addresses, and websites. Wh...

By Ness Lindsay
(CreativNess (Formally Ness Lindsay))
Comments 23
Do you specialize in an industry that would add value to the real estate market? If so, CreativNess is now accepting applications to become a guest blogger and I would like you to share your voice. I had an intense discussion over coffee the other day with a friend of mine. During our conversatio...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 9
A Double Engineering Graduate? A Real Estate Agent? My USP! "Just leave it to Praful'! Oh yes, that's what one of my client told his friend - leave it to Praful, he'll take care of it! Of course, referrals have worked for me for years - and I thank God and my clients who have kept the stream of r...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 2
Carpet in a Bathroom Carpeted bathrooms are bathrooms that have carpeted floors instead of traditional floor surfaces, such as tile or vinyl. Despite their tendency to foster mold and bacteria, carpets are sometimes installed in residential bathrooms for aesthetic purposes. Carpets should never b...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 13
A must have feature in my home - A room for worship   Yes, we all want so many things in our home. All those features that make us feel proud that 'Wow! This is My Home'! And I am no different than many of us - even I want something in my home. The slight difference, though. The feature I want - ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
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