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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 ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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Big week around these parts! Maybe you heard about this? And as promised, we continue to march on to make ActiveRain even better. This latest round of enhancements has a core focus on allowing our members to more effectively connect with and communicate with each other. Here is a quick glance at ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
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Here It Is! The Post That Makes Me A Millionaire   I've thought about this post for a long time. It seems that it should be something special, meaningful. Truth is, the post is not what is meaningful or was the journey; this post is the blue ribbon, the cup, the glass of champa...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of Trulia means for Trulia and Zillow on a broader scale, take a lo...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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Yesterday morning, I got out of the shower to find a message in my voice mail.  The call came in at about 9:30 am.  It was an agent wanting to show a listing I have.  It's an occupied home, and in addition to the regular showing instructions (by appointment - call agent), I have (in all caps)...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Free Enterprise Encourages Everyone To Set And Achieve High Goals!   "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving it." Michelangelo (1475-1564) This defines the human experience.  Some of us want to strive, and ac...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Hanging with two of my favorite peeps "in the Rain". It took me a while to get there, but it happened this morning. Lots of blogging, commenting, learning and having fun.   The ActiveRain Leaderboard   Hanging with Liz and Bill Spear Pretty damn good company if you ask me!   #1 Liz and ...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
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Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest   It's my first ActiveRain contest!  After 2 and 1/2 years, I figured it was time to host one- so here it goes...   While not quite under the influence like the driver in the photo here, it's safe ...
By Joy Roussell, Dedicated Realtor
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Recently, I was looking through some of the posts here on Active Rain, and I came across a Home Stager who had a signature at the bottom of her posts.  At first, I didn't even know it was a signature, because it just said on top: "Posted By:" And it had her information, along with h...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Four MeetUps in South Florida!  There’s No Excuse Not to Meet Us!!! I cannot believe that August is almost here and it’s time for Summer MeetUps!   If you’ve never attended an ActiveRain MeetUp… well, you have no idea what you’re missing.  Finally, you can meet all of the faces and real voices be...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
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July ActiveRain Contest: What have you done to make a difference in your community?   Rich and I volunteer regularly at our town’s Senior Center. It fits in with our niche, working with older adults. Once a month, the center celebrates all birthdays and anniversaries that occur in that month. It&...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Motivational Monday....Quotes To Overcome Worry and Anxiety     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                Quotes to Overcome Worry and Anxiety Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
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Family Memories: Curtis Kelley   My sister, Lynne Kelley posted this photograph of my brother, Curtis Kelley, on his 4th birthday. He was born on July 29, 1943. He died on July 11, 2013. We celebrate his memory today. This photograph was taken at our old family home at 10 Parkside Place, Cradock,...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     I wonder what else has been “tweaked”?Early this morning I logged into AR and made a few comments while waiting for the concoction that sets on the desk by the corner of my Mac to work its magic - blow the cobwebs out of my mind. Talk about blow! Well blow my mind, it seems as if the geeks h...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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  On The Bridge with the Captain~Celebrity Equinox Cruise   What an incredible time we had on the Celebrity “Equinox” Cruise in July 2014! We met part of our family in Venice and boarded the Celebrity Equinox and found each port on the way to Istanbul exciting!! One of the highlights on board was...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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 We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.  Joseph Campbell Some times we have to change course to get to where we are headed  Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2014, all r...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Hydrangeas Can Change Color When I selected my own Hydrangeas, I wanted the Blue Purple variety. While I was reading up on them to learn how to care for them, I discovered that you can actually control the color. Allow me to add, this is true only sometimes, because where they are planted can hav...
By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
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Carla Muss-Jacobs provides some information on more points with the new Active Rain changes.  I agree with Carla...I likey too!  Check out her post below and you will likey as well.     Active Rain . . . New Changes ~  Me LIKEY! WOW -- of all the changes made to Active Rain in the 7-years I'v...
By Jeff Fritzson: Frisco Real Estate Pro, Your Success is My Focus!
(Jeff Fritzson Real Estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors)
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There has been a lot of information and opinions going back and forth over the merger of Zillow and Trulia. In a post by Jon Kolsky -A Ton of Unanswered QUestions About Z & T Merging there was a comparison and I thought it was negatively implied that Amazon has negatively impacted book publis...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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I work with many Woman and Minority Owned Businesses in Westchester County New York.   Tonight I would like to call your attention to a free informational session being held at the White Plains Library.  You will hear numerous speakers including Liz Kallen of PTAC (Procurement and Technical Assis...
By Jill Sackler, Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!")
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  I'm a Grandmother!   Yes, it's official, I'm a grandmother!  July 27th, I finally laid eyes upon my first grandchild and she's as beautiful and precious as I imagined all these months. Where did the time go? It all went by so fast. Time for a new stage of life and brand new memo...