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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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 4
Good morning.  Hope this email finds you and your Monday going well.  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you:   STRESS LESS:   1)  Dance it out 2)  Go for a walk 3)  Talk about it 4)  Breathe 5)  Go to bed earlier 6)  Focus on what you can control 7)  Reminisce about good times 8)  Ask for...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 37
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 29
When bad news comes along with some good news. Especially when you are the patient.   ********************   Yesterday when I was visiting Thoroughly Modern Mickey, a liaison for the hospital and rehabilitation facility came in to speak to Mickey.    The good news, Mickey will probably be release...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 21
Welcome to The Fourth Annual ActiveRain "BE THE STAR OF YOUR OWN MOVIE" Awards Ceremony      I'm Sharon Tara, and I'm very happy to be here on the Red Carpet for all of today's exciting festivities!   I will be announcing  all the nominees for the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Movie categorie...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 61
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 33
  Agent.Watch   With the rise in crimes against real estate agents, it is time to be proactive. We need to take precautions and pay attention to safety in the workplace. And just short of hiring a bodyguard “Agent.Watch” sounds like the perfect app for real estate agents.   I just read an article...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 26
Sellers, there are more expenses to selling your home than commissions if you're not ready to sell. One of worst things a seller can do is overprice his/her home when it first comes on the market. A small overage is one thing, but when that overage hits 10, 15, 20, 30% and beyond, it's like burni...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 196
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 29
The Caller Says My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis Can You Help Me?   Blogging, as many of us know, can bring phone calls and inquiries.   And lots of interesting questions.   So when I received the phone call and I heard:   My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis, Can You Help Me?   I stopped f...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 22
It hasn’t been so many years ago that the specter of Chinese Drywall began to materialize and create some major issues for homeowners.  It was the toxicity of the drywall products that posed major health concerns. Tonight while watching a segment on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” a new concern has arrived. ...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 37
Whew, I'm just under the wire on this one. Here is my entry into Roger Mucci's Fourth Annual "Be the Star of your Own Movie," contest.  Naturally, I chose the Best Movie category and here is  my original video "The Story of Us." ( If I'd done anything other than a video, you all would NEVER have ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 20
In some homes anomalies are obvious, like with this passive kitchen vent. You can see that something use to be here - some sort of vent mechanism, or microwave. But it's been removed, to leave this attractive spot on the wall! Holding my hand up there cold air could be felt coming through the hol...
By David Saks
Comments 3
A local construction company recently purchased 75 acres of land and decided to build a number of storage facilities on the property for the storage of building matrerials and machinery. What is the most significant and notable condition which has been satisfied by the construction of the storage...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 28
Our AR Member Could Use Your Support Now. Yesterday I learned that Bobbie Smith’s husband passed away this weekend.  You may know that he had colon cancer, and Bobbie has been missing from AR for some time.  I asked her permission if I could let the members here know, and I know that she misses e...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 30
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages Hey now! Do you have your social media fingers on the keyboard this AM? We can all learn and grow our social media presence together but it takes each of us making the time to engage with others to make it happen. So make it happen today! PLEASE stop by these Facebook F...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
Comments 0
Well I guess all I had to do was add more training material to my Probate Real Estate Course and those wanting more out of their business have came out of the woodwork.   I’m very happy that so many of my fellow Active Rain Agents are taking advantage of this.  The Complete Probate detailed syste...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 6
Design Associate/Project Manager Are you stirred by style? Intrigued by texture? Fascinated by Flooring? If you are the right fit, you will work with clients in their homes to help them fulfill their floor design dreams.    This is a new role we’ve created for the Flooring Girl/Floor Coverings I...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 2
PROVERBS 14:23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Labour of the head, or of the hand, will turn to some good account. But if men's religion runs all out in talk and noise, they will come to nothing.
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 32
All Who Thought They Had Been Through a Worst February Were Wrong   It seemed as if we had gotten snow almost every day. Well it was close, as there were only 9 days in this February of 2015 when we did not get snow.     As for the temperatures, we had only 1 day in the entire month when the temp...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 4
Small Business USA (www.SmallBusinessUS.com) talks about 7 specific areas you need to consider in your business process. Here are all seven again: ·       Management Strategy ·       Primary Aim ·       Organizational Strategy ·       Strategic Objectives ·       People Strategy ·       Marketing...