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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 Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 159
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 89
Do you ever find yourself simply at a crossroads in your life?  I know that many of you have been there, are currently there or about to be there!  We all face those times when we must stop, take a breath and assess where we have been, where we are now and where we are going.   When life, family...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 10
When my oldest son was about 2 years old, I wrote a letter to him explaining what I did for a living. I was a pastor of a church. In that letter, I explained how my job came about. It wasn't a role I chose. It was a calling I responded to. I explained to Jonny that he didn't need to follow in my ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
Dogs let us know when they’re not happy with us. They do us this tremendous favor of audible and visual warnings. Pretty much everyone knows not to approach a growling dog baring his teeth with a ridge of hair standing up down his spine. When we see and hear those warning signs, we retreat or app...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 12
  Copper, limestone, glass and a myriad of angles make a dramatic space for City Hall in Austin, Texas. These photos celebrate the Antoine Predock award winning building – designed to be a welcoming and open space for the conduct of the city’s business. And it is LEED Gold Certified – in keeping...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 23
I think we can all agree that we want consumers to locate our content online, find it useful, and call us for both more information and to assist with their real estate needs. For a few, their blog posts, videos, or social media posts go viral bringing hundreds and sometimes thousands of visitors...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 165
Ringing and Singing in the Rain- An ActiveRain Challenge Time is running out. You can still get those calls made and posts written. Come on, join in the fun. The New Year is a time to reconnect and connect and make new friendships. Our January Challenge will enable you to do just that and of cour...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 39
With all the Ringing and Singing in the RAIN this month, there are lots of posts being written about phone calls between ActiveRain members. As wonderful as these calls are, there can't possibly be any as special as the one I received. Yesterday I received a very special call from a very special ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 10
This is the start of a new month of blogging and a lot of other stuff relating to the actual selling of real estate.  But even with the spring season creeping up, I managed to find a little time to find some great posts, and here are some that I liked a lot: Pre-Agent Training, What Is Your Polic...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
Comments 28
  Ringing Ringing Ringing for Ron Marshall   On Tuesday, January 27th I called Ron Marshall to talk to him about his birdhouses and to perhaps purchase one for our Rotary Auction/Fundraiser,  a scholarship fund for seniors at East Greenbrier High School.  Ron wasn't home so I talked with his bett...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 18
Ringing and Singing with Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist.   January challenge ringing and singing in the rain hosted by Debbie Reynolds gave me the opportunity to reach out to Catherine Ulrey from Salem Oregon.   Catherine has been a Real Estate Broker since 1997 and c...
By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Keller Williams West Sound Realty)
Comments 16
WHY I LOVE ZILLOW! (I recently posted this on a popular Facebook group, where it illicited quite a bit of response. Fortunately, most of the comments were positive and supportive. I though it would be helpful to post it here as well.)   With so much vitrolic criticisms of late, and calls for Spen...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 40
I am getting ready to go to a barn sale in really frigid weather. It is currently -4 degrees real temperature, and with the wind blowing feeling like -23. That's a serious cold spell. I'm hoping to find some unusual treasures from what I think is a familiar place. There is a guy who has been a wo...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 21
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 25 to January 31 , 2015   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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 9
Singing in the Rain with Debbie Reynolds: The Real Debbie Reynolds from TN.First I just want you all to know that I decided to call Debbie Reynolds on the last day of this Great Contest. Clearly my purpose was to recognize her since this was her idea and her contest. I felt it was very poignant o...
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 89
Rocky Todaro Under Investigation For Possible Involvement in New England Patriots Deflate-Gate!   ActiveRain News Flash!   Check out the latest news ....Rocky Todaro Under Investigation For Possible Involvement in New England Patriots Deflate-Gate!   It has come to my attention through unnamed so...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 27
Singing in the Rain with the “Ginny of OZ” ~ Ginny Gorman   I’ve been meaning to call the “Ginny of OZ” for several weeks and after an appointment with a couple who owns a home in RI in Jamestown, it jogged my memory! I left a message and Ginny returned my call to my office just like she said she...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 53
Sherman Oaks 2015 Winter MeetUp Eludes Hollywood Paparazzi Or Did They?   It seems fitting that the Tri-County(Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara) 2014 Winter MeetUp took place relatively close to the studios and sound stages of Los Angeles.   Some of the best in movies and television has been f...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 45
Debbie Reynolds' Singing in the Rain challenge has been tremendous fun, providing us with a great excuse for some real-world interaction with our fellow AR members.   But as I wrote that, I thought "wait a minute, a telephone conversation isn't really real world", remembering those times before t...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 35
Just Like Michael Jacobs, I Did It!   I read Michael Jacobs' post at the end of December, 2014!  He had completed the 31 day challenge for December….and you didn’t know there was one, did you?  Well, I didn’t either. It was his own challenge, and Michael is one of our original group that were sp...