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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.


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 Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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  We can learn a lot from animals. Please watch the video and see how the horse and his trainer manage to overcome his fear. Blogging is a lot like testing the waters. Notice that when the trainer goes in and splashes around, the horse is curious and when trust is built, the horse has no problem...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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We walked into the kitchen and saw quartz counter tops, which usually invites the question as to which is better - and so what's the difference - granite versus quartz counter tops. Walking into the kitchen on a home inspection my client asked what a quartz counter top was. So, when you walk into...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 31
Beware of Dropbox Phishing Attempt   As Realtors we are definitely used to receive our share of dubious email scams promising us the moon and the stars in exchange for some small "favor" on our part.  These are easy to recognize and usually dismissed and deleted quickly.  It seems though that the...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Sometimes things work out such that the phrase like father, like son comes to life. During the past many years, and many all-expense-paid deployments to two places Middle East places we are all familiar with, I have not had too much in-person interaction with my youngest son. Home now, I went to ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 14
Three Meet-ups in one: The Marathon Meet UP in Los Angeles! Dick Greenberg in Los Angeles? Is this an optical illusion? The faces of Ron & Alexandra Seigel  & Michael Jacobs  were priceless.          We covered a lot of territory for starters. The Meet up started at 1pm and it went on strong  and...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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Friday was Pajama day at school for Handsome Hudson! He was thrilled to wear his Spider Man PJ's that Nana and Paw Paw gave him for Christmas! Of course Beautiful Beckett was hanging out wondering why Hudson wasn't getting dressed for school! She was more than willing to tag along as she was alre...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 10
  I am Frustrated My Husband will not Open up to Feng Shui! ....Take a Breath   Email: My husband is not open to Feng Shui. I have made changes, noticed a lot of great energy coming into our home but my husband is not participating with the changes. I am Frustrated my husband will not open up to ...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 18
The ActiveRain OC Meet Up in Newport Beach What a great time!!! Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor and I hosted this fantastic event at the Yard House in Fashion Island in Newport Beach. I have attended other ActiveRain meet ups and this was my first time to co-host with Karen. Karen and I work at the...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 19
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 8
Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not sure? After you publish a public blog post, go back to that post and at the top you will see something similar to the below information (with your own blog title and contact information): The piec...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 17
Last Monday afternoon, I was taken out of commission by a virus.  It’s been several days of chills, night sweats, and achy bones.  While doing couch time on the way to a mend, I couldn’t help thinking about one of my favorite places, a mere 20 miles east on the other side of the Sierra Nevada ran...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Do you know how to pick a door lock?  Um, I mean, choose...? Door locks are essential.  Too bad, but that's the way it is.  And you get what you pay for. WHEN YOU CHOOSE A DOOR LOCK, DON'T GO CHEAP! How do you know what to choose?  Go to the hardware store and look around.  There is a lot to choo...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
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I came across this little chart courtesy of USA Today.  I find it very interesting that we tend to focus the most attention on our hair (this is why I'm glad I shaved my head) and what we wear.  The people we encounter notice our smile and eyes before anything else.   In the real estate business ...
By Will Hamm
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 12
Singing in the rain is so much fun and Joy Daniels is a special person to sing about!  She and her company, The Joy Daniels Real Estate Group  covers Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Cumberland County, Lancaster County, York County, Perry County and Lebanon County in Pennsylvania.  She moved around l...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Berry-lishious   These Raspberries are one of the essentials to an awesome fruit smoothie. I use a hand full of fresh Strawberries, a Banana, fresh Pineapple, a Mandarin Orange, Blackberries and Blueberries  and these Raspberries along with 2 tablespoons of 100% Organic Honey. It is a great way t...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 14
I love Spring….and spring buying season is almost upon us.  Spring is typically the time that I really come alive...and, believe me, being a redhead, at least by nature, I am always alive!  This weekend the man of the house was busy in his workshop making birdhouses which he puts on pitchforks. ...
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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Saturday Subscriber Finds 88  It's Newbie Week in the Rain and many new faces are being seen and new people are joining in on the fun. Could it have to do with New Year's Resolutions or the word getting out that ActiveRain in the best Real estate blogging community on the web? I think it may be s...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 14
How to Heal From The Loss of a Parent    This is probably one of the hardest experiences to go though as a child (and really for anyone).  To watch one of your parents or loved ones spiritually transformation from life to death. It is a heart breaking experience while also a huge leap into spirit...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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What a long week this has been. It seems like home buyers are out in droves, crawling around our limited inventory of listings in Sacramento and agents are calling to ask about withdrawn listings, if they're coming back to the market. One such listing from last year I get a lot of calls about, an...