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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 Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(Weichman Realtors, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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 Sooner or later, all children need to be warned about the fallacy of something for nothing. It’s an important lesson and a milestone. Very little ones are too young to be exposed to the idea that when they grow up, they should automatically examine the motives behind anything that seems to be of...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Sponsoring Art Exhibits in Your Office   During my very long real estate career, I have been fortunate to have been involved with many successful business promotions and will share one that provides fond memories.We had a very large office in a beautiful new building and Dolores and I were avid a...

By Gil Strachan
(Electrospec Home Inspection Services)
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Furnace flues and chimneys are often neglected. Many homeowners presume that the utility company or their fuel supplier is monitoring them, and don't realize this isn't necessarily true until something goes wrong. As a result, bird's nests and other debris sometimes cause soot and gases to drift ...

By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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Mortgage rates continued to decline in the latest week to the lowest levels not seen since early December. Rates have pushed higher as Mortgage Bond prices plunged and as yields soared after the presidential election results. Investors see the new Trump administration bringing softer regulations,...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience. Immanuel Kant  

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
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Count every blessing as a miracle!--The RJ Baxter Team   10 Day Appraisals in Denver Metro! Check out our online reviews: Google Business Zillow We are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.  10 trees planted with every closing...

By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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I came here to Blog... so what's a Weltanschuung anyway? Active Rain is not just a Blogging Platform. We have seen what has been posted on social media and many of them seem to have no boundaries.  When Active Rain was created, it's goal was to be unlike any other platform out there, having profe...

By Yuliya Kachko, Broker Associate ONE Sotheby's Int'l Realty
(ONE Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 0 attracts more consumers to search, view and inquire than any other luxury real estate website. Millions of viewers immerse themselves in our collection of vibrant, full screen high definition videos and photography. also offers 3D and Virtual Reality Tours, 1...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
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Because I'm regularly Blogging on ActiveRain,this  PODCAST  became my opportunity! Since my guest appearance on episode #57, Mail-Right Real Estate Podcast went through some changes and asked me to be the new co-host of the show! This co-host opportunity was a result of my posting on ActiveRain c...

By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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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 Nancy Almodovar, Leading Luxury Realtor in Houston
(Nan and Company Properties)
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Congratulations on buying your home! You’ve searched for and (hopefully!) found a place that made the entire process worth it. However, much like any new ownership or relationship, it is important to remember that once the novelty wears off, there are several responsibilities that come with ownin...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
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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 Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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2016 was truly a wonky-tonk year for me.  I was more than ready to bid it farewell. I did not stay awake to say goodbye to 2016 however I was jumping for joy this morning as I welcomed 2017 with a resounding YES!   As I enjoyed my morning coffee I prepared my list of things to do today and tomorr...

By TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    I know that it has been some time since I have posted anything here in the ‘Rain and I just wanted everyone to know that I am alive and well. For the past several years, it has been my intention to build this into a multi-inspector company and eventually back myself out of the day-to-day task...

By Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
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  Happy Day My Friends   1. If you're reading this... congratulations, you're alive. If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.Chadd Sugg  2. Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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2013 Theme Your Business with A Song Title Challenge It’s the holiday season so let’s have some light-hearted FUN as we reflect on our 2013 business. My goal is to keep this contest light and easy. We are all busy during the holiday season yet we still want to rack up our AR points. What song tit...

By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Using Co-Promote to Reach More ConsumersI shared information about a site called Co-Promote a few months ago and have circled back to give it another plug. If you are looking to get your articles in front of more consumers this is an incredibly easy way to make that happen.The premise behind the ...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Some very good advice from Robert Siciliano about keeping your home safe during the holidays as well as the rest of the year.  If they can't get in, you're protected!  If you were to design the ultimate security system for a house, what would you focus on? These days, many people would immediatel...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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For those still working on an on-line presence and a blogging strategy, here's some great advice from Debe Maxwell .  Pay attention and learn and you will reap the rewards: First, Get the Easy Lay-Ups Out of the Way... ...then you can address the 3-point shots! I get a lot of questions about my W...

By Lebron Little, GRI, ABR, e-PRO
(ERA Simmons Real Estate)
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At times we have questions from home owners when we go over the listing agreement with them and we get to the paragraph that discusses the commisson is, "Why do I have to pay the sales tax on your commission?".  In that paragraph it states that the homeowner is responsible for the commission and ...