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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 Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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My appointment at the dentist was at 7 AM. The parking lot was almost empty but the lights were on in the building. The sun was not totally up but there was a lot of activity in the office. Well, hello there, is what I heard as I came in. Incredible how busy it got at such an early time. Going to...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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***Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, University Place, Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerUntil you cross the bridge of your insecurities,you can't begin to explore your possibilities!Tim FargoTo find out how much your University Place, Washington house is worth, ...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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I'm sitting here reading today's political news, and wondering if we have all fallen into a rabbit hole, and are now looking for safe passage through a looking glass! I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on this photo, so you may feel ...

By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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***Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Puyallup Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerJoy is not in things,it is in us!Richard WagnerTo find out how much your Puyallup, Washington house is worth, click HERE! Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Puyallup W...

By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
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As a firm believer of our First Amendment’s freedom of speech, yet at the same time an advocate for patriotically responsible behavior... I searched for ONE WORD that could BEST describe the hate exhibited by some, certainly not all, LIBERAL POLITICAL ACTIVISTS, while at the same time remaining o...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 8
Today, January 16th, is Martin Luther King Day. He was the single greatest icon of the Civil Rights movement. I remember this man as well as I do JFK & RFK. Each of these men was gunned down by conspirators, who left the ugly stain of hate imprinted on our nation. MLK was a godly & peaceful man w...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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Think about hackers breaking into accounts. If you think they need top-notch computer skills, you would be wrong. These days, instead of requiring skills behind a keyboard, hackers generally rely on strategy…specifically a strategy called social engineering. This means that hackers don’t have to ...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Our colleague, Lynn Friedman, is once again kicking the new year off to a great start for us with her 2017 Blog Jumpstart Challenge.  One of the components of this challenge is to review the Weltanschauung, or guiding principles, of Active Rain and pick one that resonates with us. I realized this...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them. Charles de Montesquieu 

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 5
On December 31, 2016, Columnist Robert Adams of published the following helpful tips to market a business online.1. Blogging,2. Video tutorials,3. Email marketing,4. Content marketing,5. Search Engine Optimization,6. Content Marketing,7. Referral Marketing,Perhaps, there are other cost...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Is social media part of your business strategy?Do you spend a lot of time on Social Media?Tim L. Ramey, in this re-post shares5 Tips to Fit Social Media Into Your Busy Workday. 5 Tips to Fit Social Media Into Your Busy Workday: Using social media to market your business shouldn't take up most of ...

By Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 6
Our friend, Debbie Reynolds is hosting another "Ringing and Singing in the Rain" challenge this month. This is a great opportunity to reach oot to someone in the Rain and chat with them on the phone to get to know them a bit better. Today I had the privilege of chatting with David Gibson CNE, 719...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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So for those of you who didn't catch my personal challenge, it is for everyone who needs to go beyond a resolution on health, the number one resolution every year, and staying committed for all of 2017. We need a buddy system here that encourages everyone as well as some accountability. Although ...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Warren Crossing   Warren Township NJWarren Crossing is a new condominium development brought to you by the award-winning homebuilders at Elite Properties. Warren Crossing is thirty-five (35) new townhomes built on Parkview Drive, a cul-de-sac in desirable Warren Township. Each new home features t...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270,
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We own a beautiful parcel of land in Columbia County NY. The twenty five acres include a gorgeous pond right near the public road. It also has twenty four acres of uncleared forest with hills and streams, and about an acre of cleared land for a potential home. The acreage abuts state forest so it...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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There are a lot of fascinating people who are members of Active Rain. One ofmy favorites is Kathy Gee Streib. There are a lot of reasons to be fond of Kathy, but let me give you a few of my personal reasons.Kathy is always upbeat. Kathy is also a Facebook friend of mine, so I get a chance to see ...

By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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Mortgage interest rates are at their highest level in two years, and home buyers are not only off the fence, they’re vaulting over it! With limited inventory and pressured buyers, 2017 could be an exciting year for real estate professionals. It could also be challenging and frustrating for first-...

By RealSupport, Inc., - Virtual Real Estate Marketing
(RealSupport Inc.)
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2017 will be an interesting year for real estate professionals! Rising interest rates will motivate home buyers to take action, while the same conditions will make current homeowners less motivated to sell. This means we can reasonably expect another year of low home inventory, with more agents c...

By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 13
     Mulligan StewSeveral years ago I made the decision to close my office and just workfrom home. Well, guess what? It didn't work for me. I realize that some agents can work from home, but my businessmodel requires meeting with both buyers and sellers face-to-face andat my office. I sell busine...

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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The month is half over but you still have time to participate.  If you follow this Blog Challenge, you're going to have a new awareness of how to mix it up in your blogging year around... AND actually get business from it.  A very worthy Challenge to undertake! Official 2017 Blog JUMPSTART Challe...