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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 Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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LinkedIn is so much more than another way to put your profile online. It's designed to help businesses and individuals generate leads and enhance networking opportunities. More leads can translate into sales.Here are four ways I use LinkedIn to help promote brand awareness and leads. Prepare Your...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 43
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-January 13 to January 19, 2019 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 or the other professions that I ...

By Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.
(Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc)
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Even the name of the county means "Land beside the water" so it is very fitting that water is what draws so many to the opposite side of South Carolina from the ocean. So if salt water isn't your thing, we have what you are looking for. With more than 150 Waterfalls, rivers, creeks, mountain lake...

By Ashish Singla, A professional guy with advanced tech skills.
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We don’t often think about the air coming into our home, for good reason. The only real reason you should be paying attention to it is if somethings wrong. Dirty air is often a sign that there is something wrong with the filters in a system, usually that there are none to begin with. This is beca...

By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
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A report from Multiple Listing Service Long Island showed a small drop in home sales from November to December. (Photo courtesy of Multiple Listing Service Long Island) Nassau County home prices fell by 2 percent from November to December with a reported median closed sale price of $515,000, acc...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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There are two contests for January  The Kudos Challenge Lynn's Challenge. There are over 30 members who have entered in the kudos challenge and they have been a pleasure to read. Love that so many of you are giving well-deserved accolades to others for doing a good job. If you haven't yet, take a...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
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 Sounds of Silence   Listen. Carefully.  It's really there.  Absent the daily distractions.  Everyday life.  Vehicles driving by.  Even the hybrids and the alternate fuel models have a sound.  The weather may seem still.  But that can change in a minute. Or less.   It does seem more quiet at cert...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
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I’ve learned so many things from Marte Cliff whose blogs are inspiring and always offer such teachable moments for us all!If you aren’t following Marte you need to start as she is a real estate copywriter with a past – in real estate! You can learn so much to apply to your business from her.I fou...

By Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services
(Home Jane Realty)
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Algorithm: a logical arithmetical or computational procedure that if correctly applied ensures the solution of a problem.So much for obsessing about my website, spending hours on end, and I don't know how much money, to get  it looking its best. Google really couldn't care less. After years of be...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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Last Tuesday's Ask An Ambassador post wasn't the topic I started.I'd had a post basically fall right in my lap.  Someone doing something that IMO they shouldn't have been doing.  A warning to us all.I wrote the first few paragraphs, talking about reputation management.  The words were flowing, bu...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Motivational Monday - Character & Defining Moments Is there a difference between tough ethical decisions and defining moments? I believe there is. For me, an ethical decision involves choosing between two options: one that we know is right and another, we know to be wrong. Defining moments challe...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
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KEEP LIFTING UNTIL THEY'RE STANDINGECCLESIASTES 4:10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.GILL'S EXPOSITION That is, if anyone of them fall, the other will lift him up, as they are travelling togeth...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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ActiveRain Community Guidelines...Just a Beginning  Any organization has to have guidelines or rules. Even if you are determined not to have lots of rules, it is human nature or the ways of the universe to want boundaries and rules. ActiveRain has guidelines...Community Guidelines and you can rea...

By Janice Zaltman Realtor, LEED AP
(United Realty Group)
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  Martin Luther King's contribution to humanity lives on. May we manifest his dream in our lifetime. To peace and love for all mankind.  Happy Martin Luther King Day.  Photos Taken By Me At Green Cay Nature Wetlands In Delray Beach Florida

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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"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always o...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
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What a great review Russ Ravary gave me for helping him with his SEO. He hired us to help him get his websites going because he is very good at SEO himself BUT he is also SMART! He is smart because he knows he can hire us to take care of his SEO tasks while he goes on listing and buyer appointmen...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
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There are a lot of scammers out there, and one of the things they do is create fake websites to try to trick you into giving them personal information. Here are some ways that you can determine if a website is fake or not:How Did I Get Here?Ask yourself how you got to the site. Did you click a li...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Charlotte Welcomes Eileen Burns! Mini AR Meet-UpAs promised, I am sharing our photo from today's gathering in Charlotte, welcoming ActiveRain's own Eileen Burns! Larry Story made the trek from Greensboro and Nina Hollander and I had a great time welcoming Eileen, her childhood friend, Rosemary an...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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ActiveRain Weltanschauung… Pause Before Hitting “Enter.” While I doubt many members read the ActiveRain Weltanschauung upon joining ActiveRain, I’d imagine that those who have participated in any of Lynn B. Friedman s January challenges have by now.  If you haven’t or if you would like a refreshe...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Picking the right locksmith, and what to look for.I am reading lots of articles about crooked locksmiths.  This problem has cropped up in recent years.  You need a locksmith and do an Internet search and a local phone number pops up.  And you think you are calling a local locksmith who miraculous...