Real Estate Industry

“All the news that's fit to print,” or to click, as the case may be, can be found right here at your favorite real estate social networking site, ActiveRain. And here you thought it was merely a great place to chat with colleagues and slap up a blog post or two.

We know you're busy – whether it's trying to fill your pipeline or following up on what's already popped out of the bottom of it. Who has time to read? And, while real estate market news geared toward consumers is easy to round up on the Internet, news for brokers and Realtors is a bit harder to come by.

Your friends at ActiveRain understand how important each of those 168 hours in every week is so we've made it easy for you by consolidating everything you need to know to keep up-to-date with the real estate industry right here, in one place.

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Trending blogs on Real Estate Industry

By Michael Abernethy
(Abernethy Properties)
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 Know someone who’s thinking about becoming A Real Estate Agent?Come Join Us!Free Real Estate Career Seminar When:  Wednesday, August 12th from 6:00pm-7:30pmWhere: Keller Williams Ballantyne’s Office Training Room Call Tina: (704) 665-7111 or email To Reserve A...
By KW Landmark, #1 Real Estate Agency in Queens County
(Keller Williams Realty Landmark)
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“Limitless” can be defined as without end, limit, or boundary.  The concept of becoming limitless is something that has fascinated audiences in movies and television.  In 2011, Bradley Cooper starred in Limitless as struggling writer whose life was nearing rock bottom…until he stumbled upon the L...
By Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People
(Tierra Antigua Realty - Downtown)
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How would you like to look your client in the eye & tell them straight out that you saved them & their neighbors $500 Million?  Thanks to RAPAC in Tucson, you can!***(Note to reader - RAPAC is the REALTOR Arizona Political Action Committee - RPAC is the national arm of the SuperPAC)The City of Tu...
By Bob Haywood,
(McGraw Realtors)
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When you first jump into the wild world of Real Estate there are two things the instructors don't tell you.The first is that you'll spend a good part of your showing time searching for light switches.  You'd think this wouldn't be that big of a deal, but it is.  You'd be amazed where light switch...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
( | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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I Don't "Steal" Leads . . . I Represent BuyersAs a tech-savvy real estate agent, I find it offensive when I read articles about how I'm "stealing" leads because I have an established web presence.Since a very high percentage of my buyer clients come from my Internet presence, I worked HARD for th...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Waukesha County Real Estate, Homes Over $300K, Kristin Johnston,ReMax    Waukesha Home Sales Over $300,000 From 7/3/15-8/3/15                         The Real Estate Activity For Waukesha County,WI For the Last 30 Days By Kristin Johnston, Remax Realtor, Real Estate In Waukesha County, WI, Waukes...
By Kathy Goldman, Social Media & Marketing for Real Estate
(REVA Online | SEO Boost For Real Estate)
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Monday Musings - Real Estate Agent SafetyWe have all heard the stories. It's on the news more than we can bear. Maybe you even know someone whose safety has been compromised.REALTORs® have a tough job to begin with. Listings, showings, closings, marketing, social marketing, blogging, administrati...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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How Long Will It Take to Close My Clarksville Home?From contract to close can be fast or it can be slow. Much of it has to do with whether there is financing being used by the buyer and who and where that lender is located. Cash transactions can close in just a few days. Typically in Clarksville ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     Wow! Tuesday morning already and what to write about? Yes, I am focused on growing a business as I am tired of owning a 4 letter word spelled JOB. Nothing wrong with that, I want more out of life and I want to be able to live life on my terms. Over the next few weeks, I plan to re-read or li...
By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
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Jay McHugh Appreciation Expert 617.699.7442 Chief Appreciation Officer at LAER Realty Partners Edit postView stats Are you watering the Weeds? Aug 4, 2015 32views 3Likes 1Comment Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Every single day I learn lessons in business from daily activiti...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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 Buyer Beware Now I Know What it Means   I saw a clients son who told me an interesting story . Oh am I sorry I didn't call you he said . He  saw an old friend and in the conversation it became known that these two friends that we will call Mr buyer and Ms seller could be interested in a sale to ...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Devel
(Waller Group)
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Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths Half Baths 75 North $114,900 3 1 1 Brantley Henry $129,900 3 2 0 Courtyard On The Creek $450,000 4 4 0 Courtyard On The Creek $505,000 3 3 1 Dalton $180,000 3 2 0 Falls The #2 $168,000 3 2 0 Falls The #2 $190,000 4 2 1 H T Chenoweth Surv $400,000 4 2 0 ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     Life has its oddities and I feel that sometimes, things happen for a reason. In what was supposed to have been windshield time listening to more of Think and Grow Rich, turned out to be windshield time listening to The E-Myth Revisited. Two stark contrasts yet they parallel each other in man...
By Richard Weeks, Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Devel
(Waller Group)
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Subdivision List Price Bedrooms Full Baths B E Miller $3,995,000 8 8 Baron $33,500,000 4 6 Bleu Ciel $3,795,000 3 3 Bleu Ciel $4,585,000 4 4 Bluffview Estates $3,100,000 5 4 Bluffview Estates $4,499,000 5 7 Booger Woods Add $3,190,000 4 4 Bowling Greenwood $4,299,000 5 6 City-Dallas $3,395,000 5...
By Frank Rubi, MBA, 504-229-7423
(Real Estate Broker -, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, La. Great Louisiana Homes)
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I think enough is enough with hidden tax scheme's. Past this on to your local board's Political groups. Hopefully we as consumers would have a voice in something.  The Mortgage Action Alliance put out a Call To Action this week to oppose the extension of the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee f...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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One thing is certain; real estate is not for everyone. The harsh reality is that most agents are not successful and in this industry 20% of the agents out there are doing 80% of the business. Isn’t that true in most industries? If you think about it, hasn’t it always been that way? There’s nothi...
By Sharon Sigman, Sharon Sigman
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No matter how intensely you prepare for moving day, you may still face problems if you overlook three sanity-defeating challenges. Can you and your partner really think clearly when swamped by distractions, exhaustion, and disorientation?If the ramped-up activity of moving day represents less pre...
By Colorado Dream House Team, Real People. Real Professionals. Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty DTC)
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From 2000 to 2006, all you heard about in the real estate headlines was about the suburban sprawl. People were moving out of the city in droves to find wide open spaces, amazing views, space between your neighbors and a slower, suburban type of life. Cities like Parker, Castle Rock, and Sedalia t...
By Frank Gallinelli
(RealData, Inc.)
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Have you thought about crowdfunding a real estate investment? Is this the Next Big Thing or a flash in the plan? What are the upsides? Anything to watch out for? While I doubt that anyone has all the answers (or any of them), I'd like to share my take on real estate crowdfunding in this, my lates...
By Caroline Maki, The Maki Group
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CrowdVested, is a crowdfunding platform which is focused on commercial real estate. It recently launched in Atlanta. The CrowdFunding program is designed to allow real estate developers a new way to raise capital and provide people a vehicle to invest in commercial real estate deals. Crowdfundin...