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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 63
This is what you and I see. A pretty basement wall, in a flip, with new drywall, new receptacles, new floor molding and new carpeting. This is what my clients saw on line. Along with a couple dozen other photos. All of the photos were just as spectacular! My clients are in another state. We have ...
By Amy Jones, Voted Chandler AZ Best Realtor® for 3 years
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
Comments 42
Flashback December 10, 2009, after another buyer question about scorpions in Arizona, I decide to write a post about it. Many of my colleagues thought this was a bad idea. They asked why I would want to write about one of the "negatives" of living in the Phoenix area. The way I looked at it (and ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 61
Virginia Realtors, there is a new group being added to your Fair Housing list of discrimination candidates. No one should be discriminated against when it comes to housing. The list has grown since the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibited racial discrimination. In 1968, the Title VIII of the Civil...
By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 116
MY BUYERS HATE ME Well...I can't make everyone happy! I would like to think I am a friendly person, a good salesman, a pretty decent Realtor...that being said, if this whole Real Estate Agent thing doesn't work out(15 years mind you)...I would probably throw my hand in at being a stand-up comic....
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 48
He was the star in my blog "Houston, We have a Problem." Then he was the protagonist in "The Case of a Dying Tree." If we happened to cross each other's paths, it was not my volition.  I saw a truck pulled in front of the house.    As soon as I recognized the face coming out of the truck, my jaw ...
By Bobby Bryant
(iBuy Realty: Rethink. Real Estate.)
Comments 0
10 REASONS "WHY" you should use a Discount Real Estate Broker... The real estate industry is evolving beyond itself each and everyday right now due to technology. I have seen more change in our industry in the last 3 months than I've seen in the past three(3) decades. Real Estate Professionals ca...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 13
For the last eight months I've been beyond frustrated with my htc Evo 4g LTE and Sprint's inability to provide adequate cell phone service. When I purchased my phone from Sprint last August I could have saved money buying a refurbished one, but I wanted a new one so I paid for a NEW phone.  Withi...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 24
There are only two weeks left in the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   If you want to participate, you need to get going very soon.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   It's not a challenge that you can leave to the last minu...
By Jon Zolsky, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 66
I owe a big “thank you” to all of my friends on AR for your support. A very big Thank you, indeed. Life is full of surprises. No surgery in the plans, but how little all our plans mean... My cardiologist did not like the results of a recent stress test, said they needed to look inside and, probab...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 130
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
By Mark Frederick
(ActiveRain)
Comments 13
I'm wrapping up my stay here in San Francisco at the Trulia offices and it has been great. All of the people at Trulia have just been fantastic and their commitment to and excitement about ActiveRain and our story is very apparent. I had a chance to talk about ActiveRain, the power of our communi...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 149
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
By Joanne Gillet, Buyer & Seller Consultant/ Educator
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
Comments 0
A terrific mobile app that is a local resource guide for Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach, SC.!   If you want to know Easter Dining options or Egg Hunt Events check out this app or click on their web site: http://www.life-in-pi.com/   This resource guide contains current events in our area,lo...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 81
It's time for Round III of the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge!   For those of you new to AR since last March, and those who missed participating in previous years, the Sensei/Grasshopper challenge focuses on two of the things this community does best - sharing skills and making connections with ot...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 15
My First Home Purchase    1989, after several years of traveling the country working for the US Forest Service, we had just had our third child, I had started my forestry consulting firm a few months earlier, and now it was time to really settle down and buy a home.  I didn’t think that I could a...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
 VA Mortgage Loans in Calistoga California and 100% Napa County VA Loans - the best loan program in Country! Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today. Here are some of the great features ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 32
A little bit of this, a little bit of that.....but all about the #1. Kind of like a "nothing" post with a little "something". Mia Michelina (Mickey's namesake) turns one year old next month.  Mickey can't wait for the "Birthday Bash". Mickey is still #1 when it comes to Rummy.  She kicked my A$$ ...
By Randy Shamburger, FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Expert
(Movement Mortgage)
Comments 0
What is Housing Affordability in Greenville SC? Here's a term you may have heard a lot in the news recently: housing affordability. But what exactly does it mean and how does it affect you as a homebuyer?   What Is Housing Affordability? The two factors influencing housing affordability are incom...
By John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com
(Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com)
Comments 23
 The Cross Groom Texas     There is a 19-story cross located next to Interstate 40 at Groom Texas. This 190-foot tall free-standing cross can be seen from twenty miles away.   Many claim this cross to be the largest in the Western Hemisphere.   Each time Debbie and I are passing through Groom Tex...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 26
Three years ago when I first joined Active Rain, I had no idea what the whole blogging thing was about. It was a mystery. Active Rain helped me learn about the importance of blogging, SEO and web-based marketing.  I tried my hand at blogging after much trepidation, and much to my surprise, a few ...