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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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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 52
   A single gold star is only good on AR...it is the mark of  a featured post.  But a one star review is not what you strive for.     This month's contest about reviews got me thinking about less than stellar reviews and how to handle them. I received a 1 star review from someone I never met and ...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
Comments 5
"He is with a client"  These words were part of a sales tape I listened to a few years ago. I cannot remember the name of the speaker or the name of the tape series. I do remember the ideas were a little off center but the reasoning made sense.The speaker asked if when in a fancy restaurant do yo...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 29
It’s no secret there are advantages as well as disadvantages, when we navigate the realm of blogging and social networking. And, there is the potential that prospective employers (and clients) can simply Google a name and discover what one has been up to! There are issues with cyber-bullying, and...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 8
This is a 5-part series on why you need to embrace your competition. Reason Number 1 – More opportunities for business will come to you. There are always better ways to do things. There just are. Every system which exists can always have a specific PART to that system become more productive and e...

By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
Are you allowing stress to steal your joy...... your passion....... your purpose? It can only do so if you let it. Want to learn how to remain in a peace that passes all understanding? Send me a message. I would love to share it with you!

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 24
There is an assumption among real estate marketing professionals that the more friends one has on Social Media, these friends will use you to buy and sell homes, or whatever real estate services you sell.  When we first moved to Santa Barbara, we were invited to a business networking group.   At ...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 7
Reason Number 2 – You will learn new things I love it when people say that they don’t want to give up their secrets. That is a complete joke. Secrets? Newsflash everyone – “Sales” has been in existence since the human race began and it shall be here until the dinosaurs return to rule the world. T...

By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with eXp Realty
(eXp Realty)
Comments 4
Turn off the Negative Self Talk RadioLast night I had a great call with one of the agents I mentor here at eXp Realty. He and I spoke about what turned things for him recently. This person told me about listening to Earl Nightingale's Strangest Secret. You can find that on Youtube. Earl was consi...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 21
So may sites, so many reviews. Some clients love writing them. Some do not. Out of the blue you can get a great one that makes your day. Then rarely, you get one that makes you ask yourself "what, why or who?"  A great review is a nice reward. Most clients we spend a great deal of time with. Cons...

By Kurt Davidson, Real estate agent serving Greater Portland, OR
(Davidson Home Group | Keller Williams Portland Central)
Comments 1
Download your HOME SEARCH appWhat’s my HOME WORTH in today’s market?Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. Their latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was recently released.The study reve...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 44
I have enjoyed a busy couple of weeks. Today not so busy but clearly happy. It is a good day. A day where I will take stock, both literally and figuratively. I work at the antique gallery where I have a space yesterday and sold some things so I have to fill in now. It is a good thing to deal with...

By jitender jagga, seo
(seo)
Comments 0
Anxiety is based on irrational fears. And the sufferer often understands that these fears are irrational even as they experience the anxiety. That's what makes anxiety so difficult to manage. The sufferer, during an anxiety attack, can't even talk themselves out of the episode with self-statement...

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.)
Comments 63
"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 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.)
Comments 4
"Good and bad are just different perspectives"Finally, our air quality levels are improving!  Anyone from the outside looking at our current air quality meter would think that it is horrible.  And, it is!However, I am rejoicing over the improvement from what we have been experiencing for over a w...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 1
  CLASS DESCRIPTION: This weekend class is recommended for students who have expressed strong interest in becoming a Certified Feng Shui Consultant. Adopting the beautiful ancient teachings of Feng Shui into your home and overall lifestyle provides you with unique tools, insights and guidance th...

By jitender jagga, seo
(seo)
Comments 3
An all-natural Lanolin based item such as Lanotec or Prolan is best to relate to the cable surface as it does a fantastic task of protecting Stainless from rust. This in mix with a normal Cleaning and Maintenance Program will make certain the Cord preserves its excellent appearances and also does...

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.)
Comments 10
"Focus on being productive rather than busy."  I always enjoy putting together my weekly round-up. It is sort of a productivity check for me. In case you're interested, here they are: Surprising Sunday: Sport Stacking  You learn something new every day." Remembering Those Before Us...  "If there ...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 10
I know I'll be following this series of 5 posts and enjoying every one as much as I appreciated this first one.... thanks, Khash!! This is a 5-part series on why you need to embrace your competition.   Reason Number 1 – More opportunities for business will come to you.   There are always better w...

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.)
Comments 34
"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 Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
Comments 9
This  is as usual...wise, professional advice from Jay Markanich ....roof roof roof ! How to tell if an EPDM roof is wet. EPDM (Ethylene Polypropylene Diene Monomer) is a synthetic rubber roofing surface, produced by Firestone, and if installed properly will last 15 - 20 years depending on the am...