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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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 45
The Adventures of Whaa Cow at The Cody Hotel in Cody Wyoming- Customer Service Above and Beyond!!!   After spending the night in Custer South Dakota we made our way on our road trip to Cody Wyoming which is about 45 minutes outside of the east entrance of Yellowstone Park.    The Cody hotel is ou...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 32
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Blog Angry! One of my favorite movies is Bill Murray's Groundhog Day.  SPOILER ALERT:  There's a scene where Bill's character groundhognaps Puxatawney Phil and includes one of my favorite quotes from the movie: Don't drive angry, right?  Bad things happen, mmmmkay? Well ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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When your client has a home inspector at their beckon call, it is best to dot I’s and cross T’s.  This is even truer if that home inspector happens to be your father or father-in-law. When my eldest son sent me pictures of the completed exhaust fan installation, that was done in conjunction with ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 122
I know the cost of living is different around the country, and the thought of losing commission on a $500K sale is no big deal in some areas, but in my area that is an upscale property and the loss would sting quite a bit. A recent client who was moving to another state asked for my assistance in...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 60
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- October 12 to October 18, 2014   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 co...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 31
There were a lot of terrific posts that I read last week on ActiveRain, and I'm sure that I missed a bunch of other posts that would have taught me something important or made me smile.  But these are the favorites of the ones that I did find: Anita Clark:  Hidden Home Buying Costs  Anita does a ...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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Been searching for an easier way to find Wi-Fi service with my iPad, and Wi-Fi Finder App is the one that keeps popping up.   Using the WI-Fi Finder with the GPS function on your iPhone or iPad, Wi-Fi Finder is supposed to tell you exactly where the closest Wi-Fi hotspot is, and how to get there...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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What small thing might YOU do today that could reshape your environment of the Future?     It’s simply mind-boggling to witness the effects/consequences of even the seemingly smallest thoughts, words, deeds, and accomplishments. These folks reintroduced Wolves to Yellowstone and could not possibl...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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I just lost a post. This is not a complaint nor am I upset because I am taking the obvious LEMON episode and turning into lemonade right now instead of drinking it your reading it. What Happened? Only my fingers know for sure and they are not talking. I was putting together a post, typing and mak...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 13
“You Just Never Know When Someone Special Comes into Your Life”   As many of you know, our daughter Jill has been transitioning out of the mortgage business and into the travel agency business. She is doing amazing and sometime in 2015 will be devoting 100% of her time in that business.   She alr...
By JEFFREY MANGUS, Any Transaction, AnyWhere
(SUMMIT TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT SERVICE)
Comments 3
Real estate is a wonderul and rewarding career. Hard work in this business will surely bring success. But we all know that with success, comes a price. That price is time away from family, stress, negative effects on your health and most of all no time to work in and on your business.  By outsour...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 6
  Internal Happiness Is A Journey!     Internal happiness can be attained by all that want it. And even though it may hard especially when distracted by life’s challenges, inner happiness is attainable and within our reach. It’s all about our attitude and how we deal with negativity. A poor outlo...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
I found this fascinating and wanted to see what things would show after knee surgery - before and after thermal images. A friend of mine damaged his knee playing soccer.  He ruined his ACL, which is the anterior cruciate ligament.  Not having this opportunity before, I wanted to see what Mighty M...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 6
  I'm Sorry Margaret Rome, I Just Can't Do It!   I remember the first time that I had the opportunity to talk to Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  over the phone. She was wonderful to talk to back when I was just getting started here, I was a sponge soaking up all that she had to offer. There is...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 15
I missed a week of my favorite real estate links from around the web. But this is what I found interesting in the last week on the real estate interwebs......   On Rupert Murdoch Buying REALTOR.com I think I'm weird. If I didn't live in California, where it's between 75 and 85 every single day, I...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 101
A good buddy of mine told me a story about one of his clients and their home buying process.  She was a single mom with a 5 year old daughter.  The mom couldn't find a sitter, so she asked Brian if she could bring her along for the 4 showings.     Not only did Brian say yes, he went above and bey...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 49
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Ok Rainers, are you ready to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of FB befriending, online socializing, and Fan Page learning? I know I am and hope many of you are as well! With Ello hitting the social media scene (look it up) it was a busy week of push and shove f...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 12
Lessons Learned from Being Unplugged This was the first vacation that we went on since I started blogging where I did not blog. It is the first vacation where I even left my laptop at home. I brought no work with me other than my goals journal and my regular journal. I did bring my phone but I us...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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In doing a little meditation today on the work side and the personal side I thought Risk To Grow Is The Way To Live. Always trying new things that align with who you are, and stretch you beyond who you are. Meeting new people different than yourself, travel, trying new things, attending new type ...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
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Are You Planning on Shopping on Thanksgiving Day? We are working our way towards Thanksgiving and Christmas, and you know what that means? The American pastime of SHOPPING will be in full force. I am starting to hear various retailers advertise that they will open on Thanksgiving. As a society, w...