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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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Recent blogs on ActiveRain Community
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired
Yesterday, while out and about, I decided to pay Hagan Community Park in Rancho Cordova, a visit.  I hadn't been to the park in awhile.  It was glorious to see the newly renovated landscaping that had been completed.  There are new walkways, and flower plantings.  The fountains enhance the scene.  During the pandemic, the park also completed renovation of the swimming pool complex.  There's a beautiful new 10 lane pool, and splash pad. Rancho Cordova is a city in the Greater Sacramento region.  Hagan Community Park is located next to Cordova High School, at 2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova.https://crpd.com/parks/hagan-community-park
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By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
26 East Meadow Road Amazing opportunity to own this beautiful cabin in a peaceful mountainous area. Come and enjoy some family time, and make great memories or take a nice long weekend to destress. come listen to the birds chirp and feel the nice mountain breeze flow. ​Contact Information:Valerie AlmanzarKeller Williams RealtyYour Casa Team 505-923-4670 / 505-897-1100​​
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
AgencyLogic provides PowerOffice, a set of tools and features that allow brokers and franchises to manage enterprise volumes of single property Websites.To get access to PowerOffice give us a call on: (888) 201-5160or email: support@agencylogic.comStep 1:Log into your account. You will see PowerOffice from the main menu:Step 2:Click on the PowerOffice link. From here a pop-up window will appear giving you one-click access to all of the PowerOffice features:Step 3:The PowerOffice system allows an administrator to: manage users assign or revoke licenses track sales activity purchase licenses at a discounted rate determine which design templates your agents may pick from improve your firm’s search engine rankings.  
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By Myers Jackson, America's Auctioneer
(Auctioneer, Texas Flip N Move )
Stunning House with Pool for Sale in Trophy Club Make Your Offer Now! Stunning 4 BR, 4 BA, 2 story home with 3 car side entry garage and heated pool. Updated with tons of storage, a 6 burner gas cooktop, large working kitchen island and 2 ovens. Breakfast bar, concrete floors, an oversized dining room.Huge secondary bedrooms, a separate office, and walls of windows for beautiful natural light. Lots and lots of storage, circular staircase, leathered kitchen countertops, high ceilings.Outdoor living boasts a built in grill, hibachi griddle and a heated pool. Special terms and conditions, and Buyer's Premium apply for all sales.Information About Brokerage ServicesTexas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection NoticeTo Contact the Texas Department of Licensing and RegulationMyers Jackson ...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
"A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other." -- Simon Sinek..Help us to help you by taking a huge burden off your shoulders so that you can continue to service your existing clients with the utmost professionalism while continuing to grow your business at the same time! .Find out how we work with you by texting “Get Started” to 561-502-1577! .. #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #SeeYouAtTheTop #CoachKaterina
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By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Kathy Streib as some great advice about stagers  Who Said Stagers Just Move Furniture Around? We Can Also bring Total Chaos to Your House!   One of the first things people say to me when they learn that I am a Home Stager is “ You move furniture around....right?” Well.... that’s not always the case...and this time this Stager brought total chaos to the house! No, I haven’t flipped!   Last week I got a call from Kelly King, the Location Coordinator of the Palm Beach CountyFilm & Television Commission.   She’d found my name via the Internet (Thank you ActiveRain) while looking for a Home Stager.  A film company needed a house A.S.A.P in which they could film a video for a large corporate presentation.   Well, Kelly, I just happen to know of one!  And... they were offering to pay the homeo...
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
The US homeownership rate has reached a twelve-year high, currently standing at 66%. In this midweek market report, we delve into the factors contributing to this milestone. While the low interest rates during the pandemic have played a significant role in boosting home ownership, it's important to note the latest findings from Black Knight, indicating a year-over-year 1% increase in national prices in May. However, caution is advised as this figure may be subject to adjustments, potentially resulting in a negative change.As we enter June and July, we anticipate the housing market cooling off due to the pandemic's impact and the rapid rise in interest rates experienced in the previous year. Despite the national headlines, conversations with friends and family reveal a common concern: th...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Selling the Main Line & Chester County
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
I always remember this junction in England, it was called Spaghetti Junction and there was usually a hold up for one reason or another. The number of times when I commuted that I have sat in a traffic jam and got frustrated at the delay and waste of my time sitting in traffic cannot be counted on toes and fingers.I am happy with the development of AI, because I think it will bring the day much closer where we will have flying cars. No traffic jams, or delays, a simple flight, controlled automatically from start to finish by a flying vehicle.Imagine, you exit your home, most likely with your personal robot alongside and enter your vehicle, there is plenty of space and you punch into the dashboard your destination. Nanoseconds later the vehicle lifts from the ground, finding the perfect h...
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By Melissa Thompson, I'm a real estate agent helping buyers and sellers
(Thompson Real Estate)
Discovering the ideal area to purchase a home is a daunting task. Everyone wants to find that perfect neighborhood with affordable housing, good schools, and a vibrant community without breaking the bank. As we look towards 2023, here are five emerging U.S. neighborhoods that offer these desirable attributes and are quickly gaining popularity among homebuyers.1. East Nashville, TennesseeA charming area located across the Cumberland River from downtown Nashville, East Nashville is becoming increasingly known for its eclectic mix of art galleries, live music venues, trendy bars, and world-class dining options. With its focus on creative local businesses and easy access to downtown attractions via bridges or water taxis, this neighborhood attracts both artists and young professionals alike...
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By Liz and Bill Spear, Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
(Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Now that I've got your attention...Depending on your viewpoint, blogging might be a totally optional activity, or a sign of the Apocalypse if you DON'T make a post, or somewhere in between.How much blogging is enough?How much is too much?How much is just right?It's a question for Goldilocks.The answer to that question is going to be determined by what fits your willingness and the needs of your target audience.Blogging daily (or slightly less often) might be the thing for you, especially if you're trying to address more than one blogging audience.  A few posts to audience 1, a few to audience 2, and whatever else you have the time and motivation for adds to your collection.  Some posts consumer facing, others to remind this community that you're still out there and happy to have a refer...
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By Brock Zevan, Visionary, Real Estate Broker and Coach, Dad
(BZ Three Enterprises)
Elevate your game and become a person of interest in your market!Join me and Coach Micheal Burt for a transformative one-hour event on June 13th at 12pm EST.Learn invaluable strategies on how to position yourself, package your deep value, and attract the right people to your team who know how to win. Reserve your free spot now and unlock your potential for greatness! https://bit.ly/attractionandsuccess And at 7pm EST..Sharpen your skills and unlock your potential in prospecting, communication, and negotiation with The Blackbelt of Personalities Webinar.Learn how to effectively communicate with people by understanding the different types of personalities. Here are the key topics we will cover during the event: * How to Increase your conversations when prospecting * Discovering the art an...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
“Accountability means to say what you do, do what you say.” ― Pearl Zhu..Let us discuss your business goals and guide you on your path towards giving others and yourself what you need through delegation. .This is one of those super simple actionable steps towards completing your attainable goals, and YOU can do it! .Learn more and find out how we work with you by texting 561-502-1577 today!.. #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #SeeYouAtTheTop #CoachKaterina
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Owning a home is a significant milestone in one's life. However, the journey to homeownership is often filled with valuable lessons that could have made the process smoother and more informed. In this blog post, I want to share three crucial things I wish I knew before buying my first home.The Rental Payments and the Mortgage:One of the most eye-opening realizations I had was that by purchasing my first home, I wasn't simply paying rent anymore. I was effectively avoiding the scenario where my hard-earned money would contribute to my landlord's mortgage payment.Building Equity for My Dream Home:One more thing I wish I knew earlier was the opportunity to build equity through homeownership. Each mortgage payment I made was like a small deposit into a savings account, which means basically...
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
Have you ever needed to tell someone exactly where you are but didn't have the exact street address, or perhaps you are in a rush and need to share this information immediately? In the following brief video, from Insider Tech, we learn four ways to do this easily and quickly. 
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By Stephen Fells, Marketing, Technology, Fun and News!
(AgencyLogic)
Those of you who have attended a business school have probably taken an MBTI personality test. It can help you figure out what type of career may be right for you. This infographic from  Career Assessment Site takes an in-depth look at 16 personality types: 
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
 Food for Thought  6/6/2023  (Quotes to ponder & motivate you!)Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Pierce, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. 'Good pride' represents our dignity and self-respect. 'Bad pride' is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance!Attributed to John C. Maxwell (1947 ~)Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo is by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, © 2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
 Food for Thoughts  6/5/2023  (Quotes to ponder & motivate you!)Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Pierce, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker I think the only way for you to grow and evolve is to keep listening, keep moving forward, keep jumping in and trying to experience!Attributed to Dianne Reeves (1956 ~)Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo is by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, © 2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author...
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By Ralph Nelson, IRS Tax Representation
(Financial Harmony Tax Resolution LLC)
Preparing and understanding tax returns can be complex and challenging. Even professionals sometimes struggle to ensure every number and detail is accurate. Often, mistakes are only noticed after submitting the return online or sending it via mail, or worse, when the IRS sends a notice regarding discrepancies. If you find yourself in this situation, it's crucial to know what to do next. Fortunately, there are several actions you can take. However, if you're unsure where to begin, it's advisable to seek assistance from a tax resolution professional. Our team of experts specializes in navigating the complexities of the IRS, providing you with peace of mind, Click here. Whether you owe back taxes or have outstanding tax debt, contact us today for a free consultation. Common Types of Errors...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
In life, sincerity is always the best strategy to win people’s hearts. - Mehmet Murat ildan ..Get It Done For Me! Virtual Services Team offers services across many industries & can perform 100s of virtual services tasks that can be integrated into your Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). .What’s even better is OUR VAs/ISAs aren’t afraid to LEARN & IMPLEMENT their knowledge into an efficient and effective process for GROWING YOUR BUSINESS! .Find out more about how we work with you by texting Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today!
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
 The design of your website can make a world of difference when it comes to achieving marketing success. It's not just how attractive your site is, but also the user experience that lies within its pages and menus which will determine how successful you are at engaging potential customers and reaching online goals. We'll look at all the elements of effective website design and explore why they're so integral to digital marketing efforts in modern times.  With the right tools, strategies, and techniques your organization can use website design as a powerful tool for boosting growth in various areas such as audience engagement rates, sales conversions, revenue generation, brand awareness opportunities - plus much more. Enhancing Website Usability Website optimization is a crucial factor f...
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