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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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 31
This has certainly been an interesting week on ActiveRain, and we're all wondering what it will look like in another couple of weeks.  But this is what it looked like last week, and here the posts that caught my eye: Kathleen Daniels: You've Just Been Appointed CCO of ActiveRain/Trulia - ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- July 20 to July 26, 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!July 20:   Ginn...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 29
There was some startling news in the New York Times yesterday. Okay, actually there was a hell of a lot of startling news in the New York Times yesterday, and most of it is way more important than the story I wanted to share with you. But this particular story is one in which we are not merely s...
By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 37
     "Comments have been disabled by the author".  I just read a killer Blog.  A great explanation of the subject matter, with incredible insights and superb advice.  Throughout the blog, questions were posed.  "What should the average person do in this situation?  What do you thi...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 42
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers!   Guilty as charged fellow Rainers! I received an interesting email this week that said I was playing favorites in the ActiveRain Facebook Fridays Group and it was not fair. That person was absolutely correct! I have, do, and will continue to play favorites. Here...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 73
Remember your firsts? They are markers in your life.   Let me start by saying that this is a bittersweet post. I am losing someone precious to me that is a first. But, to begin, let’s go back to those firsts. The firsts in our lives are true MOMENTS. Remember your first car? Your first kiss? Your...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 42
Here is how you can know how good your windows are even if the builder says they are Energy Star windows. First of all - we need some definitions.  Lots of buzz words and catch phrases get thrown around. Energy Star - this has been around since 1992, a program introduced by the EPA as a voluntary...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(Broker/ Owner HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 32
Please Keep This Confidential   You Don't Have To Ask!   A call received this morning was a referral from a mutual friend. This potential client was guarding her words not wanting to share any information and asking... 'Please Keep This Confidential.'     As a former Registered Nurse,...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 27
  Who knew I had such a big family?  Recently I lost a part of my family and my “family” of ActiveRainers came to my side to deliver virtual hugs, share tears, and stories of their own firsts,  their own horse stories their own lost pets. I vowed to comment on each of those posts. After finally c...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 49
Ask An Ambassador: How Do I Add a Hyperlink?  After hosting a recent contest I realized that many people are not really familiar with how to post a link. It is not difficult but a little mystifying the first time or two. So while I am explaining the process, I am also going to explain why the hyp...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 59
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  But I Was Going To Write About That!! It happens regularly!  I'm mulling an idea for a blog post and cruising around in the Rain and ...uh oh....someone beat me to it!  The topic is almost identical to what I'd planned, now what?  There are a few choices: Throw the top...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 25
Saturday Subscriber Finds 61 Thanks for stopping by the 61st edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. Here we feature the active and personable members of Active Rain, and give them a shout out for the week. Hey ladies watch out...this week we have an all male review. I was just dying to write that....
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 3
  The information provided below by Attorney Richard Zaretsky of West Palm Beach, Florida about tax deed sales and foreclosure auctions, although specific to Florida, provides a lot of background on he topic. Further it also illustrates why seeking appropriate qualified advice when venturing into...
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)
Comments 5
Buyers Ask: Is There A Community On The South Shore of Long Island That Has Single Family Homes within A Homeowners Association?   Yes there is...Here is Lawrence And Sheila's, Real Estate Associate Broker and RE Salesperson, Community Profile for Mystic Oaks in Bay Shore Long Island that mee...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Adams County Fair August 5-10 2014  dont miss the memories When I was a kid the fair was the event that we waited for all summer. A time to get away from the farm for a few days, see our friends, maybe take along a special girl. Also a time to show off our skills with 4-H and FFA exhibits where ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 11
     20 Posts - 0 Comments…     Earlier this morning I logged into my ActiveRain account and saw that someone had posted ActiveRain’s maximum number of 20 posts. I also noticed that no one had commented on any of them. Sure, it is the wee hours of the morning and not too many rainers are stirring...
By James Dray, AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
(Wise Custom Realty)
Comments 3
  Someone’s arms   The other day in church we sang the hymn “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”.  When I saw the hymn it got me to thinking on how many arms have held me when I’m sick, sad and a host of other things that have been on my mind or that I have done.  I’m like anyone else I do error at ...
By James Dray, AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
(Wise Custom Realty)
Comments 9
  278   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.   Rome is called the “Eternal City” but do you know the old...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 22
Posting a Facebook Timeline Photograph in a Blog Strawflower   This strawflower needs no text to describe the beauty of this gift of nature. So, I will use this space to share a Facebook tip that may be helpful for some bloggers. This photograph was uploaded from my computer to my Facebook timeli...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 0
Facebook Fridays If you have a Facebook page or plan to do any Facebook marketing, you should be reading Anita Clark's Facebook Fridays blogs. And, you may wish to join the Facebook Fridays group on ActiveRain. Please go to the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Happy Facebook Frida...