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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.

Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 25
Who needs Community Guidelines on Active Rain?Having been on this platform for over ten years, I admitted to everyone in 2014, on the first Challenge when we were asked to write about the “Community Guidelines” that it was the first time I read it. Since, then I have participated in the Challenge...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
Comments 0
If you have driven down any major streets in Arizona, you have seen medical marijuana dispensaries. Thinking of opening a small business? A dispensary may be a great option. But, how do you get a loan for an Arizona medical marijuana dispensary?Even though there are many states that have legalize...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 20
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ARIZONA!  LOl of course it's 2019 in Arizona! I just haven't had time to concentrate on blogging (yet) and I wanted to stop in and say Happy New Year to all my ActiveRain friends! Hope that you're all off to a great jump start to 2019.  We sure are...been much busier with clie...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 6
 It is easier to be a person of excellence when you surround yourself with people of courage and integrity, people who do not compromise, people who have big dreams for their lives. Make sure that the people you spend time with have qualities you want to emulate. Accept the fact that the people y...

By Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector
(King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.)
Comments 58
Is a home inspector incompetent if he or she does not, as a general rule, traverse roofs? At one time it would have been safe to say "no, failure to go on the roof does not make an inspector incompetent". However, as client expectations change, and many in the industry strive to improve the credi...

By Agent Professor Utah Real Estate School, Utah Real Estate Agent Licensing School
Comments 42
We are super excited to be on ActiveRain as a RainMaker and hope to make a valuable contribution to this great community! Especially, we are excited to learn more about the Marketing efforts that real estate agents use to gain business and the special care that they give to their clients. We are ...

By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
Comments 166
I was sent this two Christmas' ago by an old buddy. I laughed so hard I couldn't get rid of it so I saved it to share every Christmas Season with everyone! Enjoy! Diary of a snow shoveler, probable location - North East December 8 - 6:00 PMIt started to snow.The first snow of the season and the w...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 46
There has certainly been more than one transaction emblazoned firmly on my psyche. All have had their unique circumstances making them special. In 1981 when I first became licensed as a real estate agent, I hung my license in a little Century 21 office, not far from home. Sacramento, and much of ...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 41
  When It Is Not  Just A Matter Of Time        It Is Just A Matter Of Time  We have likely heard it in the past.  Time heals all wounds.  Give it some time.  It seems to be that time is given the role of the bad guy in the script of life. You know the character wearing the black hat in an old wes...

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 60
"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 Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 5
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, FAILURE T O SUPPORT APPRAISAL VIOLATIONS, ATTEMPT UNCONSTITUTIONALITY DEFENCE !https://www.millersamuel.com/files/2019/02/Doc-2-McNamara-v-Grewel-et-als-Plaintiff-Verifications-20190107.pdf:  // www.millersamuel.com/files/2019/02/Doc-2-McNamara...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 1
July 29, 2012 MAI Appraiser Gary K. DeClark, ai appraisal  institute, TAX FRAUD?   file:///C:/Users/comme/OneDrive/appraisal%20institute/Boltar.TC.WPD.pdf   MAI Appraiser Gary K. DeClark MAI, of INTEGTA REALTY, ai appraisal institute, TAX FRAUD? "Attached to Boltar’s Form 1065 was a Form 8283, No...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 7
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) LawThe federal Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law was passed in 1970 as the "ultimate hit man" in mob prosecutions. Prior to RICO, prosecutors could only try mob...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 6
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, AI MAI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, LEGIMATE NON-PROFIT, OR TAX FRAUD?  INVESTOPEDIA  TAXES Do nonprofit organizations pay taxes?  FACEBOOK TWITTER LINKEDIN BY CHIZOBA MORAH   Updated May 24, 2018 Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code exempts qualified nonprofi...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 14
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, Michael F. Ford American Guild of Appraisers, FRIEND OR FOE  Michael F. FordAmerican Guild of Appraiserschairman NAPRC /V.P. Special Projects9744 Wilshire Blvd. CCMB Suite #203Beverly Hills, CA 90212Mobile (714) 366-9404AGA Office (301) 377-0099Mike@mfford.com orhttp://www.a...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 7
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, MORE HOT WATER!JUSTICE NEWS Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Justice Department Sues to Shut Down Promoters of Conservation Easement Tax FRAUD Scheme Operating out of Georgia The U...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 17
  Going back to the Willy Nilly way of blogging. I think I can explain it.  You see it’s called instant gratification.  Those wonderful informative posts about market reports are perfect for sharing Real Estate statistics. Thank goodness someone else is doing them. Widely read and good for SEO th...

By Bob Jablonsky, Helping you resolve your IRS Problems!
(Bob Jablonsky & Associates)
Comments 0
What is Currently Not Status?Currently Not Collectible Status (CNC) with the IRS means that the IRS has determined that according to their guidelines, the taxpayer does not have the ability to make monthly payments. The taxpayer’s income is used up by or exceeded by allowable expenses and does no...

By Commercial Appraiser/Forensic Consul, A Full Service Commercial Appraiser and Consultant
(commercial appraiser la, 310.337.1973)
Comments 3
COMMERCIAL APPRAISER, MAI, AI, APPRAISAL INSTITUTE, delusions of grandeur, Robert D. Clifford MAI, RM, SCGREA ,  FALSE ADVERTISING. FROM HIS WEBSITE ONE WOULD THINK HE IS A ACADEMIC, BUT WAIT  LOOK AT THIS GARBAGE RESUME, FALSE ADVERTISING. About RDC Associates – Leading Property Appraiser, WEBSI...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 44
  Releasing Your  Two-Year Old Self    Releasing Your Two-Year Old Self   I am not a parent but I have been a two-year old:  a long time ago mind you so I can kinda relate.  And I know people.  People who either currently have or who have had two-year olds in their life.  So in some way I could b...