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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 Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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Photo Credit: Terry Whalebone, on Flickr Have you ever posted something on social media, or perhaps it was a comment on a post and just about one and a half seconds after you clicked the submit button… Oops! Why didn’t I see that typo!!   Well you don’t have to live with teh typo,go fixx it. :)  ...
By Rich Arnold, Realtor - Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix
(Keller Williams Realty East Valley)
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Must See 3 bed/ 2.5 bath in Nauvoo Station - Queen Creek, AZ 85142        Built 2010, 2198 sf, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, ~ $235,000  • Living Room + Family Room + Loft • Full Grass Back Yard  • Kitchen Island    Pretty & Clean 2-story house with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & spacious loft upstair...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366)
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  So If You Comment On My Post, Do I Get Implied Permission To Use Your Photo On FaceBook?   There have been many changes to ActiveRain and Facebook of late, so I'm not sure when this happened. If you link your posts to Facebook you may have come across this already. Here is my dilemma. If I ...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Tip #7- Prosperity Secrets - Minimize the Negativity! - It is a habit for many people to talk about all the negative things in life. Like whats going wrong at work, at home, in your finances.  To prosper in life you cant be negative, thus its time to start minimizing the negativity.  How do you d...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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We are on week 2 and Tip #6 in my Prosperity Secrets Video Blog Series. Todays Tip is "You Have To Sow Seeds To Expect A Harvest!" From a Real Estate angle on this you need to do your work now, to see the rewards of your work a few months down the road.  I grew up on a farm and naturall...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Tip #8 in the Prosperity Secrets Video Series - This video is to encourage you to do something that you REALLY enjoy doing as an ADD ON!  Going deeper in the video you will find that for me I get excited about presenting (speaking). I really enjoy doing it.  I understand that I am not at the poin...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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This week I started my PROSPERITY TIPS video series.  I started this because I felt the call or urging within to do this series.  When you hear that voice and OBEY it often GOOD will happen.   Sure enough this was my best week EVER in Real Estate with 7 ACCEPTED offers and still two in negotiatio...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Tip #4 in my Prosperity Video blog: You Are Meant For More! The message you may need to hear today is that you are MEANT for more!  Your struggles don't define you. Your depression is only a sign that means you KNOW that you are truly meant for more!  Its not a bad thing...its that feeling th...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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Tip #3 in my Prosperity Video Tips Series is a question: Are You To Busy to Prosper? Tip #1: You Have To Persevere to Prosper Tip #2: Set Some Goals I run into a lot of people that are "BUSY"...they are running around and doing this, that and lat...but I dont get the vibe that they are ...
By Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
(The Jordon Wheeler Group)
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Active Rain Challenge - Five Days of Gratitude...My Day One I was fortunate enough to see Donna Foerster's post about this challenge started by Laura Cerrano.  The challenge starts today, and I have just enough time to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to remember moments of gratitude...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Staging Your Offer   Yes, it can be done. And probably should, in particular if there are multiple offers and you want your offer, like a home, to show its best.   Perhaps the subtitle should be "Dressed for Success!"   Let’s face it – you want your offer to look great! You’ve made an e...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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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 ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of Trulia means for Trulia and Zillow on a broader scale, take a lo...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
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It used to be that real estate agents, and sales people in general were judged on how successful they were based on the car they drove. First Impressions Although I never bought into this notion, I knew a lot of sales people and real estate agents who did...and still do.   I was sometimes asked w...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114)
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Comments are the key to community-building on Activerain. Or should I say they "can be" the key. It's not automatic, but it is simple.    Someone comments on one of your blog posts. You comment on one of theirs. They comment on one of yours. You comment on one of theirs. Etc., Etc.,...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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57 Million People in U.S. Live in Multi-Generational Households.    Multi-generational families are about 18% of all families. This is a record number of 57 Million people living in multi-generational households.      Many families living together consist of the owners of the home caring for thei...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Procrastination is something I must admit I have struggled with in my life. This complex psychological behavior affects almost everyone I know to one degree or another, and it seems a most difficult habit to break. Indeed, most of us even tend to procrastinate about getting rid of our practice o...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
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In our recent ActiveRain MeetUp, it was discussed that Google looks for articles that are now longer. When I wrote this eons ago, it was long then, it's long now. BUT. It spells out some of the people we are all forced to deal with and HOW to deal with them (after you understand them).  So......
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- August 10 to August 16, 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! August 10:...
By Todd & Devona - Garrigus Real Estate, Southern California REALTORS®
(Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters)
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The One Thing You're Not Doing Right on ActiveRain....   ActiveRain is a great community, and the platform can help you get calls and leads for your real estate business, but there is a feature available to you that you don't even know exists. I've seen only a small portion of the Act...