ActiveRain Community

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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesAre you inadvertently hiding in plain sight? I found a host (double digits) of FB page links this week on Rainer profiles and signatures that led to other social media sites or the Facebook Fan Page no longer existed. I sent a quick note to each and hopefully they will re...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Call them before they call you! EVERY TIME! Yep! Reduce the number of times YOUR phone rings every day simply by being proactive with your calls to follow up or advise or nudge or or just touch base to remind them you’re still alive, and you love them. Make this a game and keep score . . . Every ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 I'd be confused if I was a Millennial  Did you know that Millennials have been pegged with so many different names. No wonder I was confused about just what a millennial was and what they were all about.  And think about it - if you were a millennial you'd probably be just as confused as I was.....
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Don't Make Your Clients Feel Stupid I recently read a terrific post by Elizabeth Weintraub, “Never Say I Told You So About Choosing the Wrong Lender.” It’s well worth a read and raises a significant issue – how saying “I told you so” could certainly set the wrong tone with your client. That could...
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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Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain ChallengeIt's getting closer to summer and thoughts turn to taking trips, going to new places and exploring unknown parts. There is nobody better than those in the real estate industry to tout the features of a city or town. So with this challenge ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Tammy Adams had a different take on the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge offered this month by the one and only Dick Greenberg.  She does it "with a twist", which you know is always a winner in my book.This post should not only be Featured in BananaTude, but also "in the Rain".....there are so many t...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
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I loved this particular blog so much I decided to take action.  I am sure this will evolve with time, but here's what I came up with.  Michael Thornton - I appreciate you sharing this!! SARAH COLE VA ON DEMAND MVVBP  MISSION –SARAH COLE VA ON DEMAND PROVIDES QUALITY WORK ON AN INDIVIDUAL CLIENT B...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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My grandson, Joshua, is graduating next friday from Franklin High School and last night was awards night.  Joshua received his invitation and was awarded a scholarship from the Franklin Republican Town Committee.  Yes, Joshua is a registered Republican, and he wrote a powerful essay to receive th...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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    As my group coaching session with my Keller Williams coach winds down, we studied and discussed MVVBP and why it is important to our individual businesses. MVVBP is short for Mission, Vision, Values, Beliefs and Perspective.   Our home work this week is to write our MVVBP and send it into our...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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You never quite know about how you are viewed by others until you read a blog. Roy Kelley remains fascinating as he is social and eager to share. He pops up all over the place and makes relevant useful comments plus he goes the additional mile too. How? He likes to like! That's right! He goes dow...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(LinkUp Realty)
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We are pleased to announce that our very own Justin Marlow has just earned an award as the #1 top producing agent for sales volume and total sales in all of Northeast Florida for new construction home sales in the month of April through NEFBA (See Award)! Justin outsold over 3,000 real estate pro...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I wake each morning consciously present of the attitude I am going to wear. Just like I have to decide what clothes to wear, what shoes and accessories match I also choose my attitude intentionally. I know that I can wear a great outfit and look put together, but if my attitude is not in the rig...
By Tammy Adams ~ Realtor Maricopa, AZ, A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa
(Maricopa Real Estate Co)
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If I'm Going to Be Honest... My Sensei / Grasshopper is You! I have been reading a lot of these posts and they actually support something I have felt for quite sometime. And if I'm going to be honest, my ActiveRain Sensei is...All of You.  I am your grasshopper.  Let me explain.  I have found tha...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Gardener's Dream and a Lovely Home Lovingly Maintained Home in Sought-After Neighborhood. Front and Backyard -- Not Your Ordinary Gardener's Dream. Lavish, Gorgeous and Luscious Landscape in front, back and side yards is a BEAUTY to marvel at and is just one of the Highlights of this Property. H...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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Asian Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger I am now in my 8th  day of suffering from a significant head cold.  I don’t get sick often.  When I do, I take it personally.This morning I cooked up a witch’s brew, to help alleviate symptoms.  And, it seems to be working a little magic.It’s a...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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Roy Kelley remains fascinating as he is social and eager to share. He pops up all over the place and makes relevant useful comments plus he goes the additional mile too. How? He likes to like! That's right! He goes down a list of posts and comments and likes them all occasionally commenting but a...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Today was another long day and started with a flight from Lima to Cusco. While I saw little to nothing of Lima it is a big city like many I have benn in before: a lot of congestion, too much traffic and everything you would expect with 10,000,000 people. In constrast, Cusco is an old world place ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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There are no words or pictures that can truly convey the experience that is Machu Picchu. Some places are just magical and this is certainly one. I have never been anywhere, save Meteora in Greece, that is so soulful and so overwhelmingly incredible. From the breath and depth of this arena you kn...
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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Throwback Thursdays - CruisingSome of my favorite vacations have been cruising and this photo was taken on one of the several Caribbean Island cruises I took. I have visited more than a dozen islands but my favorite was Dominica where we ventured into the rainforest and got a taste of local cultu...