ActiveRain Community

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 Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking to attend an open house in Clarksville, Maryland 21029, Howard County this weekend?There are seven open houses in Clarksville, Maryland 21029 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representin...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking to attend an open house in Ellicott City 21042, Maryland this weekend?There are twenty Seven open houses in Ellicott City 21042 Maryland this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome?  BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you...
By Will Hamm
(Hamm Homes)
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Lucky my grandson turn 4 today so it is a great reason to take a mini vacation to see him and enjoy the day at the zoo with him and the family.  Last night was bowling for all of us and cards after than.Later tonight he wants MacDonalds (his choice) but he is the birthday boy.  Tomorrow my 10 yea...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesAre you inadvertently hiding in plain sight? I found a host (double digits) of FB page links this week on Rainer profiles and signatures that led to other social media sites or the Facebook Fan Page no longer existed. I sent a quick note to each and hopefully they will re...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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I see this wherever I go if it is to be seen. Someone is just content in what they are doing and because of that, the doing has a special flair to it which makes the doer stand out. You can invoke monotony and repetition and create one dynamic or you can add some bon vivant to it. Love of Life do...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This is new construction - and you call this finish work?There were so many problems on this house that within a couple of months the homeowners knew they had huge problems.  The builder is no where to be found.  Disappeared!  The phone answering machine is "full."  Nobody responds to emails - co...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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A Cool Surprise Here in The Rain!Today I received a notification from AR that a new member was following me.  When I went to see who this awesome person was, I was excited to see that she is the wife of a fellow college graduate of mine! Now how cool is that? Let me introduce you to Shannon Slate...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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What Will Happen If Interest Rates Increase By One Percent?You hear a lot of talk about interest rates going up.They say that the Fed wants to increase rates.Retired people living on fixed-income investments would like a higherrate of return also. A lot of people pushing for higher rates.But, wha...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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My annual advice to graduates.  It's graduation time, and students all over the United States will be walking the final leg of one of their greatest accomplishments.  But, it's really only the end of the beginning.  School, whether it is high school or college is really a time of incubation.  Dur...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain ChallengeIt's getting closer to summer and thoughts turn to taking trips, going to new places and exploring unknown parts. There is nobody better than those in the real estate industry to tout the features of a city or town. So with this challenge ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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My grandson, Joshua, is graduating next friday from Franklin High School and last night was awards night.  Joshua received his invitation and was awarded a scholarship from the Franklin Republican Town Committee.  Yes, Joshua is a registered Republican, and he wrote a powerful essay to receive th...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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The Story of the Sensei and the Grasshopper. We Were All New Once Upon a Time.I try to check the first post list on the blog roll and leave comments for the Newbies to encourage them and offer my help. I noticed one new member was also a new agent to the business and was asking questions in her b...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Bungee me. The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry.  As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.If you go to a site that describe...
By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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1)     Self-Confidence We use this trait for power and control. The more you have of it the better your business will function. Like the sunlight that is neccessary for life on earth, self-confidence is neccessary for the life of our business.   2)     Keenness We use this trait to make decisions...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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I have been to some meetings and read some blogs on how it is suggested to deal with "Millennials" Stuff like only text them. What they want and don't want. Well I do not buy it. I treat people like people and everyone is different.I do not prejudge folks. I feel them out and treat them the way t...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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The Millennials are Savvy BuyersThe generation of potential buyers born between 1980 and 2000 are referred to as the Millennials as they were born within the span of Millennial change.  Another term for them would be Generation X.  I believe both to be wrong as they are best known as the Tech Gen...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Pop Quiz: What Are The Deconstructive Cycles Of The 5 Elements?Knowing the Five elements theory in Feng Shui is always beneficial because it offers insight into personality dynamics along with simple ways to help check and balance the energy of your home, body, mind and spirit as needed...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Inspirational Movie Pick: "TommorowLand" "Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curious and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secretes of a place somewhere in time and space that exist in their collective memory."This is the description...
By Steve Reed, Steve Reed Branch Manager | Benchmark Home Loans
(Benchmark Home Loans)
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U.S. economic growth in the first quarter of this year fell into negative territory, due in part to the West coast port strike, harsh winter weather, along with a widening trade deficit. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on Friday that the second estimate for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) f...