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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 Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC, GRI, CDPE, Providing the integrity and service you deserve.
(Future Home Realty)
Comments 6
I recently read an article about buyers researching sellers on line to find out information that might reveal  the sellers motivation to sell or other information that could help the buyer decide how much to offer or help in the negotiations. Buyers were also being searched by sellers for the sam...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 23
Tech Tools or Systems to Use and Love One of the February contests for ActiveRain bloggers is to write about two tech tools or systems that we use or love. My perspective differs from many members since I am now retired from the real estate business and my focus is more on social networking than ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 31
What I love about my job, an ActiveRain Contest    One of the February contests for ActiveRain bloggers is to write about what we love about our job. After 30 years of owning and managing real estate companies and other businesses, Dolores and I moved from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Maryland to...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 3
  Please visit 7 Green Heather CourtStevenson area21208 Call 410-530-2400 for directions.  Unique homes appeal to a different group of buyers.  Are you looking for something special...not a cookie cutter or cloneonial? For me...the more unique the property..the more exciting.Buyers may not be abl...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 22
Most Subscribed ActiveRain Bloggers I was wondering where I ranked in ActiveRain based on the number of followers. I found the link in a blog. Most Subscribed Bloggers provides a list of the overall ranking as well as the rankings by states. The link calls it Top Bloggers. This list does not show...

By Jeri & Henri Gutner, CRS,GRI
(Realty One Group Legacy)
Comments 9
Sunny and Bright in this beautifully done home in the fabulous Central Bucks School District! Starting with off-street parking you'll appreciate the covered front door with storm door addition. You'll immediately note that this home has been loved and cared for by it's current owner. Well-designe...

By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
(Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus)
Comments 114
How To Backup and Export Your Blog Posts - ActiveRain NEW Feature On August 18 @ noon CST, we launched the ability for members to export all of their blog entries to a single, compressed XML file. Its open nature will allow for the development of third-party import tools. Exporting your posts fro...

By Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent
(Solid Source Realty GA)
Comments 10
More Promo Code Websites Mean More Savings for You.  I’m not by nature an internet shopper. Since I spend hours each day working on the computer, when it’s time to do some serious shopping I’d rather get up, get dressed and hit the many fabulous stores and shops to be found around south-east metr...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 13
I previous wrote about agents who are losing their own house and destroy the property before they go...HEREand HERE It is kind of the attitude of "If I cannot have it, I don't want anybody else to have it".  Well, as unbelievable as it seems, they really do a number on the house.  In my neighborh...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 4
HOUSING SALES STATISTICS FOR GILROY, MARCH 15, 2012 Here is some housing statistics for Gilroy, CA as of 03/15/2012.  The housing market is rapidly improving, as there are multiple offers being place on properties and houses are generally starting to attract a lot more buyers. Information deemed ...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 4
REAL ESTATE IN GILROY, CA Here's a little chart I put together to show the prices of homes over the last year that have been sold in Gilroy, CA.  As you can see, there market is heavily weighted in the $200-$400k price range.  Sales prices seem to be rising as of March 16, 2012 however, and many ...

By Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker
(Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates)
Comments 4
Here are some charts that should give you a general idea of how the housing market is in Gilroy, CA.  Naturally, this is past performance and the market has been heating up as the rest of Silicon Valley is pulling out of the recession. Sale Price to List Price Ratio Month 2009   2010    2011    2...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 92
Not Getting Any Referrals from ActiveRain? The other day I received a call from a member looking for someone at ActiveRain. (that’s another story!) The member wanted to know how they could get referrals from this community. They are a relatively new member. After asking a few questions, I could s...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 4
It has been written that you will always have the poor and so far, if you look around the world let alone parts of your city, county or state you will spy them out no problem. There they are the ones for one reason or another go without usually lacking food, shelter, clothing and all the rest. Bu...

By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 12
Boots on the Ground on Memorial Day is Remembrance for Fallen Heroes in RI for the War on TerrorRoger Williams State ParkMay 26- May 30   Boots on The Ground For Heroes Memorial May 26 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 2:00 pm  Roger Williams Memorial Park (near the temple for music)     The memorial will inv...

By Cindy Logan
(Mark 1 Real Estate Advisors)
Comments 5
Happy Memorial Day Weekend.   There is so much to do this weekend.  Barbecues, Bonfires, Parties, parades.   So much fun to be had.    I'm a U.S.Army Veteran of the Cold War.  You know, no actual shots being fired and a threat of Nuclear Annihilation.  I served my country for 4 years and consider...

By Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, Sr. LBA,, ...Finding Your Place In The sun!
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Comments 2
 A MEMORIAL DAY MEMORIAL  In 2014 on July 4th weekend I wrote a post that was featured. It was about things to do on a holiday such as the 4th here in the Hamptons...I had someone comment on that post and it was an unforgettable piece of writing---from the heart and soul of a man who valued his ...
Did you know... a real estate landing page can be a powerful marketing tool for agents? A landing page that offers quality content in exchange for contact information is a proven marketing tactic.  It works across any niche or business, and it is especially effective in real estate.   Attention R...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 18
Day in the life of a Beverly Hills Realtor: how does it compare to your day?Just as a background:  Currently I have five properties in Escrow. Four of them are Vacant Lots and it is interesting to see, now with all the highs and lows of the negotiation having been completed you would think we are...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 20
Balboa Park Sculpture  Balboa Park is a wonderful park in San Diego, offering abundant open space, multiple museums, intriguing architecture, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and quite a number of interesting scultures. I thought this was one of the more inspired pieces on one of our visits a numb...