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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.

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By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 7
     Years ago before deregulation in the airline industry, planes from Northeast and other lines catered to and service little towns like Houlton Maine.   The government helped support the airline to these smaller off the beaten path areas but from a practical standpoint, you do not have 757 or ...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 109
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions arise as to the value of the current home and what ...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 297
How To Get Started on ActiveRain - A quick route to a successful journey on ActiveRain. The ActiveRain Staff,  along with our Members and Ambassadors, wish to welcome you to the ActiveRain community.  We know you have a choice, and we're glad you've chosen our network as a place to connec...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 25
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 Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
Comments 23
  Several times a week I get calls from people that have purchased or want to purchase at a Tax Deed Auction or a Foreclosure Auction.  Often they ask which is better.  The answer itself is not all that difficult, but the issues behind the answer are very complex.  Agents and Brokers should under...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
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 Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 63
Who's ready to rock and roll?!?!?  I'm so very happy to announce the 2014 Summertime ActiveRain Meetup Locations!!  Thank you to the hosts for organizing this round, without you there would be no MeetUp love.   If you have any questions regarding the MeetUp, please feel free to contact th...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 67
Well this was a nice article to wake up to:  Home Guru - The most frequently asked questions about refinishng hardwood floors.   This is an article in a local online paper by a local real estate agent known as "The Home Guru." (Bill Primavera).   Now, let me tell how this transpired.   ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 72
  I was a design build general contractor for more than 30 years and I have been a home inspector for more than 10 years.  I have seen a lot of interesting things in houses over all those years. At a recent inspection, I found a type of window installation from the 1930’s that I had never seen be...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 20
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 33
     "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 Thom Abbott, Midtown Atlanta Condos For Sale
(MyMidtownMojo.com Thomas Ramon Realty)
Comments 9
Sadly, I love the beach. The ocean, the breeze, the sand....I would love to walk the beach every night! But the beach is 6 hours from Atlanta! So, we take Option 2...which is not a bad one.  Even my partner who LOVES the beach is pretty happy now when we go to the Mountains! I can say, I'm re...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 52
More Than Home Buyers & Sellers Find You When You Blog Obviously our primary target audience when we post about local communities and events is home owners and home buyers.  But we've found that those posts get us found by more than just area home buyers and sellers, but others that indir...
By Joy Roussell, Dedicated Realtor
Comments 27
Recently, I was looking through some of the posts here on Active Rain, and I came across a Home Stager who had a signature at the bottom of her posts.  At first, I didn't even know it was a signature, because it just said on top: "Posted By:" And it had her information, along with h...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Naked Blogger 541-659-1620
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
Comments 112
Over the course of 15 years of selling real estate, I've made some mistakes.  It's easy to do when you don't have a "How-To' manual or a Mentor to guide you.  I thought I'd share a few of my blunders... just in case there's a newbie out there who could benefit. 1.  Br...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 71
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 Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 88
You've Just Been Appointed CCO of ActiveRain/Trulia - Now What? In this case, CCO means Chief Change Officer.  Your appointment, if you choose to accept it, requires you to identify the top 3 things you feel need to be changed in ActiveRain. Assume you have full power to effect the changes .....
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 41
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 Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 1
  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...