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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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 35
The Greater Los Angeles-Santa Barbara Meetup Number Two!As most of you who keep up with the events on Active Rain know, that it is “Meetup Season” again. (We barely had time to forget the last one we just attended and here is another one already.) The last time, Alexandra & Ron Seigel wanted to m...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 19
Pricing Is An Art  Not A Science  When deciding whether to take a listing or not there is a lot of information  I need to price properly. When do you want to sell?What is your reason to sell?What is your bottom line?Where are you moving?Are you buying another house and need the proceeds?What is y...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 8
After one of my recent posts I saw a lot of comments regarding people that didn't even know how to look this up.Sure we can go to our home page and see how we fair in our city, county and state but this post will show you how to use AR functionality to see your rank in National as well as you can...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 13
Monday Morning Motivator    Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.~ Albert EinsteinHope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.~ Emily Dickinson     Wher...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 20
It is so beautiful here today. About two weeks ago there was snow and now it is over 80. I took some more stuff out on the deck and attached my front and back hoses. I am getting ready to begin the summer season here and it is a bigger joy because of the harsh winter. I am hoping that Chico will ...
By Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
(Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -)
Comments 7
Can you name a club that nobody wants to join?Many people do join this club I'm thinking of.  Like the title suggests, no body want to joint it, but they will.  Age, color, gender, size, income, doesn't matter. I'll give a you a little time to think about this and reply soon.  BTW, I just joined,...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 5
  This Condo Will Be  Coming soon In Pikesville This is a teaser ad. How would you like to have a 3 bedroom 2 bath condo with no steps?How would you like to have a one car garage with access into your condo?How would you like to have an open floor plan?How would you like a luxury master bath?How ...
By Christian Penner, Your Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
Comments 0
Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Mortgage Market Guide: Home Prices Continue to Rise   In This Issue...         Last Week in Review: First quarter Gross Domestic Product tumbled, while home prices continue to rise across much of the country.   Forecast for the Week: The Jobs Report for April could...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 5
Bette Gottwald, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this compet...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 6
Busy and Staying Focused - For the Most Part  In addition to having several numerical goals, one other goal is to stay focused over the course of the day and to complete what is on my list without being overly distracted. Though there are days when distractions seem to be the name of the game, I ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 0
      I believe that we can all agree that as business owners we all have three things in common:          1) We are in the marketing business. This is what keeps the pipeline full.          2) We are in the sales business. This is what keeps food on the table.          3) We are all in the peopl...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 59
Get ready Rainers, MeetUps are happening!!  Come one, come all.  A MeetUp is an informal gathering between ActiveRain members and anyone else in the real estate world that would like to attend.  No agenda but usually stories about ActiveRain, Rainers, business and more come up.I'd like to thank t...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 105
Does sex sell? We all know that sex sells and you can sell sex, but does it sell houses? Take a look at this virtual tour of a home in Prismo Beach Paradise and let me know your thoughts. Evidently  Patrick Raymond, Raymond and Associates thinks he's onto something here.   Selling a house and lif...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 13
"You Are So Stupid" -Words From An Upset MotherThese are exact words I heard on a train ride heading back home after providing a Feng Shui Tour in NYC yesterday. "You make me so mad," "Shut up, I have no patience," and the comments go on and on.  Now one could say, why didn't anyone on that train...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
Comments 0
Ok, this is a good one as I want to explain how I have been earning income from agents all over the Country when they close deals.   Yes!  They close and I earn.   Now my earnings aren't huge per deal but 3.5% of the gross commission is not to shabby and in my area this works out to an average of...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
Good morning.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend and doing well on this beautiful spring morning!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:    Little bits:  If all you can do right now is a little bit, do it.  Those little bits will quickly add up! Value that is built over time, in small increments, ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 48
In my years in the industry I have seen any number of folks who are paying significantly higher property taxes than their neighbors with comparable homes. Most people complain about their taxes but have no clue whether or not they are paying the right amount or not. Many years ago I had a listing...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 4
Happy Monday ActiveRain Bloggers! Mistakes are good not bad. Mistakes teach us to grow, to learn, and to become who we need to be in life. Make as many mistakes as possible to become great! If your not making mistakes your not learning and not making something of yourself! From the words of my gr...
By Lisa Friedman, 26 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Comments 47
Yesterday was my Two Year Active Rain Anniversary. How nice it was to get to share it in person with Bob and Nick Crane while camping at Lake Ozonia in New York. Bob and Nick drove from Wisconsin and I drove from Vermont. These last two years have built many friendships for me – friendships that ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 43
Over the past several months I have posted several articles about how easy content curation is, why it is important for online networking, and how it can be used to generate more brand exposure, and drive more consumers to our main sites where they go from prospects to clients. Below is a recent ...