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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 Jaime Westman
(HouseHunt.com)
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Crowdfunding is a new way for anyone to gain money online from friends as well as anonymous people who want to help fund their ideas or necessities in life. GoFundMe has taken Americans’ interest in free money and helping those in need to another level. The site allows individuals to sign up, sha...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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This post will be an attempt to clarify the title of the post. While this simple fact may seem obvious, we constantly hear stories about what the inspector should have been able to see, superman style, when the remodeling starts.In the best of scenarios the inspector will note the warning signs t...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 19
I read a headline this morning that reminded me of how important it is to always check out the contractors who do work for you. The headline read,  "Maine Exam Board Issues Warning About Former Master Electrician, Offers Free Inspections."  It just reminded me once again that everyone who profess...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 5
Feng Shui Pop Quiz Answer: Why Is The Number 3 So Important? Feng Shui (environmental psychology) taps into various realms of teachings and combines them to create a cohesive blend of various insights. Part of those teachings pull from numerology and in particular the number 3 carries great signi...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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It hadn't occurred to me until a friend pointed it out. I was working in the yard and was anxious and tired. I have been collecting and placing rocks to secure the bottom of my fence for dog safety. It is hard work and it is tiring. So I said it: I'll be so glad when this is done. My friend smile...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
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 It finally have happened!  After writing 367 blog posts and reading thousands, leaving 10,000+ comments, answers, likes and reviews, taking part of many contests, hours and hours in front of my Mac, 231 followers,etc. etc. a reached one of my goals for 2015: 500,000 AR blogging points.  This mil...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
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VA Mortgage Loans in Bard CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Very good post Winston, it is important to keep evaluating and improving ourselves every day.  How To Rate Yourself From 1-10???   What can I improve on in the next week or month? Superstar salespeople are always looking for ways to improve their business along with customer service. When you do ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
We are in a “ZERO Inventory Market” in many areas of Middle Tennessee. Many folks might think that we REALTORS are LOVING this FAST moving market . . . While we DO love what we do, we’d prefer @ 3-5 months of inventory because that would present a more “Balanced” experience. As things are now, Bu...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope all is well for you on this beautiful Monday morning!  Hope you had a fantastic weekend!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:   LIVE JOY: Don't wait for success to bring you to your life.  Live in joy, and by so doing you'll bring truly meaningful success to your pursuits.  ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 54
Soaking Up The Good Times In The Rain  It was quite a week in the rain...actually ActiveRain...and to be honest...it was eight days but I digress…  It started last Saturday when I met clients who contacted me because of a post they read...not just I saw you online or on the Internet but I saw you...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 38
The results are in, it was a close one but the majority has chosen May 11-16th for our 2015 Spring MeetUp week.  Now comes the fun part, hosting!Hosting a MeetUp doesn't take much, anyone is welcome and able to host.  Each attendee is on their own for food and drink so you're basically picking a ...
By Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
(Melson Realty)
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 The Springville Rodeo is fast approaching.  It's a wonderful weekend of family fun and entertainment.  If you've never been to a rodeo, you're in for a treat.  There are lots of events including barrel racing, bull riding, muttin bustin, and many others.   The weekend fun begins on Friday night ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-April 12  to April 18, 2015 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, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 33
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesWoohoo...we made it to Friday! Hopefully all ya'll have experienced a blessed real estate week! Mine has been good and just got even better because I am excited about sharing these Rainer FB Business Pages with you. Go check them out. It only takes a minute and really doe...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 16
I seem to be settling into a rhythm these days while Gene is in St. Mary's Hospital, recovering from his recent surgery. We'll see how much longer it continues, but I must say it's a rhythm that is working.Typical days go something like this:6:00 - 12:00: Work on and in my business - emails, call...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 90
Notice something different? We just did a major overhaul on the content that appears on the ActiveRain home page! Every day on ActiveRain we receive nearly 1,000 blog posts and questions from our amazing community.  One of the biggest challenges for us is to find the most thought-provoking conten...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Tips For Improving Your Agent To Agent Marketing EmailsWe get it, it makes your sellers feel good when you tell them that you're going to email EVERY agent in the MLS about their home being for sale.  Personally, I'm not a big fan of getting those unsolicited emails and prefer using the MLS to fi...
By The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team, North Atlanta, Georgia Luxury Home Specialists
(Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta)
Comments 1
Lakeside at Ansley Spring Caravan, Roswell GeorgiaTuesday, April 21st 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 10 Agent Minimum - Must Visit All Properties Lakeside at Ansley is a beautiful gated community located in Roswell. This neighborhood boasts a beautiful rolling landscape and fairly hilly terrain; the deve...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
Comments 0
Excuse this direct marketing plug, but I promise not to do this often. I figure it is along the same lines as when a listing is advertised.  It's about my real estate tutorial courses I'm offering.   They were month to month, but I have changed that to a one time fee AND I lowered the fee to $19 ...