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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 Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 16
Did you know, your Ambassador is here to serve?  The Ambassador's here in Active Rain are not paid, they do not receive any compensation for taking the time to answer your questions or to help you through a difficult and confusing negotiation.  Ambassador's are chosen for their unique abilities t...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 34
Please view this video of Britt ESPN reporter.She was suspended after this rant with a parking lot attendant.....but she apologized on Twitter. Not a very sincere apology, I might add. This shows her true character.  I find her to be a totally egotistical, ignorant, self righteous,...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Foto Friday:  Just FishingOne of the pleasures of living near water is the opportunity to go fishing whenever you feel like it. And in Florida, fishing opportunities are everywhere with 1197 miles of coastline, 663 miles of beaches, and more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams, and waterways plu...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 43
What can you expect after 12 days in the hospital and 4 days in rehab? You can pretty much expect a very tired Mickey that could probably teach the physical therapists and occupational therapists a thing or two. We spent quite a bit of time together yesterday and she truly appreciates all of the ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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We all know, granite is heavy. Granite has to be supported.Granite has to be supported everywhere.Even the granite counter top is heavy.So when I saw this counter top to the left side of the kitchen sink beginning to crack from a lack of support I wondered about its support underneath.That is too...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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Motivational  Monday Video by Intero RE Here is a Video I found on YouTube .Called "God made a Realtor" I have seen it on my sidebar on other internet sites that I am on .Today I watched it for the first time in quite a long time and decided to share it with the Active Rain Community . I think it...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 66
Triple Treat In 'Rain!It was a sunny day in Boston area! And it was my lucky day, too! Because....I enjoyed a "Triple Treat in 'Rain!"First, it was a call from Sharon Paxson. I was about to leave for my small group meeting when I received a call from area code 949. As much as I thought it to be a...
By Chris Weilacker
(The Homefinding Center)
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Hello Activerain,       I am just starting this account and figured I can introduce a bit about me for my first post. I am Chris a Tech Geek and SEO Guy just turned real estate agent(license is in the mail).  Before I go into what I will be doing here I wanted to go into a little of my backstory ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have been collecting rocks all week. I need to line the base of my fence so my pups can't dig out. First I bought a beautiful metal fence that one of my dogs could squeeze through. Then I had metal grates that were two and a half feet high installed so that no one could squeeze out. Now it is r...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Yesterday as I was heading to a listing appointment, the skies were an angry mix of black clouds that were swirling and whirling.  My phone was being pinged with weather warning updates.  As I made it to my listing appointment safely upon arrival I asked them if they had a plan for sheltering in ...
By Captain Wayne Rowlett, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
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"I had a great experience with Rowlett Real Estate School. The comprehension checks at the end of the sections and chapters made sure you were grasping what was important and reinforcing items necessary to pass the state exam. Additionally, the online school allowed me to take the course at my pa...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Is Your Cloud Bursting?       For those that have been around Active Rain for a while, cloudburst contests are known as a great way to participate, learn the best ways to use the site, interact with others, and (for some, the best part) get a bunch of points!  For those that may be new, check out...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 8
Lemonade Day started in the Houston Texas area in 2007 as a teaching experience for children.  Groups of volunteer's coached, taught, and encouraged children on how to start, own and operate their own business---a lemonade stand!The objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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For some weeks now, I've noticed, quite often when I comment on a post and then go back later to see if the writer acknowledged my comment, that my comment is gone.I don't know when.SO, if I don't acknowledge your comment, I DIDN'T GET IT.Sorry. Kerrie asked me to send her the comments when I pos...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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Contemporary Home With Four Fireplaces   This is another teaser about my new listing that will be on the market in a couple of weeks.  The first teaser was about the IPE decking.  This one is about fireplaces..not one but four in the same house. Stacked stone adds much beauty,texture and warmth t...
By Todd Franzen
(Cash for Houses, LLC)
Comments 7
PRICE SLASHED!!! WOODBURY Excellent Home in Woodbury!  4 level split!  5 beds, 3 baths!  2600 sq ft beauty! SOLID Wholetail Deal!  Great deal for the end user.  Awesome neighborhood, yard and park behind the yard!  Good condition but needs a little love.  We need your help to sell this Puppy!  A...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Suppose a consumer finds my ActiveRain blog through Google, a social media link or email signature. They like the content about a neighborhood, but want to explore similar areas. That's nearly impossible for them to do when we can't add nav bars or categories to our blogs. Time for Wordpress.
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 4
  Impromptu Open House  April 19th Sunday 2:30-3:30 1560 Bluemount Road 21111 click above link for photosMLS BC8511066 We have a showing scheduled for this beautiful home, on 34 acres, built in 1812 with all the modern updates. Please call if you would like your own private tour of this property....
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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We will be having the Tarpon Springs Florida MeetUp on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Tarpon Turtle Grill, which is under new management.In the past we have had several MeetUps at the Tarpon Turtle but with new management there should be some interesting changes. Located at 1513 Lake Tarpon Avenue...
By Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
(Melson Realty)
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Ok, I have to admit that I've had my head in the sand regarding the new google changes regarding websites being mobile friendly.  I finally tested my website, and surprise, surprise, I'm not "mobile friendly"..And after looking at the example of my website, I had to agree - I'm not mobile friendl...