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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 Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney & Serving Rural Nebraska)
Comments 24
I saw an AR contest blog by Grant Schneider on what we have given up in 2015 that was not working. I thought about this a little...and looked back in the mirror on the road my career has traveled and realized that I, indeed, had given up on a few things this year!! In fact two major changes in my...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
Glancing at something isn't always revealing, but looking close enough you might find the cause!  Apparently the hardwood flooring in this dining room had been mysteriously getting soft and damaged.  And nobody knew why, or investigeted why. Well, the proximity to the rear door is a clue as to wh...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 70
Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 44
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Reading The Tea Leaves, Why Local News & Market Reports Matter! Housing markets are volatile.  Up, down, left, right, sprinkle in a new construction development or some local economic news and the direction can shift quickly.  The home that had no competition is now up against...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 11
My son is a health and fitness buff. Despite the normal conundrum that a young kid his age would bring into the household, I enjoy having him around as he is a funny and loving son. One afternoon, in a spur of the moment decision, we found ourselves beating the humdrum by hopping into his Honda S...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 8
Hi every one!I know you are all very busy, but if you have a moment, can you please help me out?    I recently revived an old Facebook Business Page of mine, Waukesha County, WI Real Estate - Kristin Johnston.  Can you stop by and Like the page?  I would really appreciate it!  And, I would be hap...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 38
Saturday Subscriber Finds 97 Today is Saturday Subscriber Find Time and I hope to introduce you to a few that you don't know yet but will know from here on out. With spring blooming in various parts of the country it means people are out stirring more and getting to know their neighbors. Let's ge...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 37
One of the most complimentary moments and actions on ActiveRain is when another member subscribes to your blog.  Subscribing to another member’s blog is a token of appreciation for that member’s thoughts.  It’s a method of showing gratitude for that agent’s information that’s being shared. Shari...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 43
Many have requested to bring the Cloudbursts back so here we go!!  If you're new to the 'Rain or new to Cloudbursts, they're simply a list of tasks for you to complete within a time frame.  The activities are aimed at getting you more involved with ActiveRain, helping your business, marketing & e...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 183
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 21
Today in Bristol TN~VA 3.29.15 ...Go Hiking Today ...You Just Never Know What You'll Find!   Here's a great find while hiking in Canton, NC this weekend ....     Canton, NC is a great weekend getaway location that's just a couple of hours away from Bristol TN~VA ...Check it out sometime ....You'l...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 0
Take time to look people in the eye and make sure they are doing well even if you have just a few minutes with a person. At times all it takes for someone to feel His care and compassion is a little bit of kindness from one of God's children.   EPHESIANS 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one anot...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 43
If it's Friday, there must be an update on Thoroughly Modern Mickey         Most of you know that Mickey was released from rehab and has been home since last Sunday.   She's a fighter, very strong willed and determined.   Suffice it to say that each set-back is a little more difficult for her to ...
By Annette Lawrence, Making Real Estate EZ Remax 727-420-4041
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 6
$433! That is the amount I saw on the check as I walked away from the closing. Eight open houses, 9 weeks, countless phone calls and not a single REALTOR call. $433! Is that the reward for delivering a dream? That day, Mr and Mrs Home Seller wore the frightened look of those about to realize thei...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
Every time I see a vulnerable gas supply line - I think it can be better, and safer. We are in brand-new construction and the buyer and I are having a final inspection just prior to his final walk through with the builder. The supply line is an uncovered and unprotected  Corrugated Stainless Stee...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
Very often I see a taped blower door safety switch.  This is an important switch!  It is there for a reason! The blower door safety switch turns off the furnace operation should the lower protective door be removed. In some units that cover has to be removed to be able to change or clean the air ...
By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 5
Blogging for 26 days in April Hey! Remember me? I've been away for a while. Not sure exactly where, but I sign in every day, and I very much appreciate those of you who have reached out to me during my absence.  Since I've been gone, I've published two more novels (Jordan's Gift and Willow's Secr...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 31
I have been watching the birds outside my window for a long time. This one is really red and really relaxed. I finally got a good shot and I think that this is my best. Through the snow, a moment in time frozen and appreciated. Let's hope he had a good dinner.
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 4
Some Persian fellow who lived at about the year of 1048 had cause to give warning in regards to what people say in print. I like his finesse, genteelness, and word to the wise. Read what follows and see if a butterfly or two doesn't flutter within you. That is all you'll need to know about the "d...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
With diets and cutting calories there is no doubt with weight that can lead to success. For our WELL BEING, emotionally and mentally, addition by subtraction is a brilliant idea as well. Remove factors that drag you down and it will be a boost to your life. Some say as an experiment just force yo...