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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.


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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 44
3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too. 2.7 years ago I finally got serious about blogging, I had decided a few months earlier that doing the blogging thing was a smart way to drive some business my way, but I just could not think of anything worth saying, so I didn't. Then in Ap...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 22
    Serendipity Sunday – The Generosity of ActiveRainers!!  Thank You All!!   I was very pleasantly surprised this morning to log in briefly and find comments of three or more from Bob Crane, Kevin Tolbert, Michael Jacobs and Bruce and Sharon Walter!    They are certainly giving me a great boost....
By Jill Moog, Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale
(Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc.)
Comments 49
  Christmas in San Diego County CA 2014 Thanks Active Rain, I'm going to jump now! Yes, finally after months of observation, I am ready to take the plunge - into blogging that is. I've spent quite a bit of time reading blogs, watching Active Rain videos and interacting with others here on Active ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 2
 I love patting folks on the back, and Michael Thornton has made a great point here about our Like buttons - use them  when you feel a post or comment is a good one!         What is there not to like about being liked? When ActiveRain started imitating Facebook with the "Like" feature I thought i...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 14
I attended a wonderful holiday party last night and that along with other holiday festivities has gotten me a little behind with blogging. I am going to share holiday photos of the Christmas Boat parade over the next few days and hopefully will add to your Christmas spirit and celebration. It was...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Sellstate Pacific Realty)
Comments 7
We have arrived to this time of the year to give, share, enjoy, and celebrate with friends and family this Holiday Season. I want to wish each and every one to my friends and all the members at Active Rain community a warm, joyful, success, and the best holiday season this year. SEASON GREETINGS...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Every week I pick 10 posts that I think that could use a second look, a little more exposure, or that are so good that I want all my friends to have a chance to experience it. This week is no exception and it has been a challenge to narrow the list down to 10, I hope that you enjoy these along wi...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
Identify the good things in your life and happiness is sure to follow.  Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments.   Fixating Roots An Uneasy Feeling….     Especially during the holidays it’s easy to feel this can’t be it! Have you ever felt like you are lacking? Have you ever ...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 16
  When you believe it you'll see it   In many ways we've been raised to believe only what we see. If you can't see it - it's not real - that's what we're taught. The truth is that “When you believe it you’ll see it” and not before.  Thus believing is vital to our survival and success. If you cou...
By Rick Phillips, I care about you and your transaction.
(Frankly Realty - Old Town)
Comments 13
FHA Appraisals - The Issue of Transferring Them Transferring an appraisal has always been a confusing concept.  I know this because I spent a good deal of time going over contradictory information prior to putting up this post.  For FHA, it is clear that the appraisal now has "portability." And p...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 4
Happy Holidays To All Living In As Well As Visiting Caloosa! If you do not live in Caloosa yet but want to... Visit www.CaloosaRealty.net to pick out your dream home or vacant property!  Or you can call Mark Loewenberg PA, Caloosa Resident Realtor anytime at 561-214-0370 to learn more about this ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 28
Let's face it.  There are a lot of amazing bloggers on ActiveRain who could make this list every week.  They've been around here forever, they write good stuff, and I've gotten to meet many of them at various meetups and RainCamps over the years.  But today, I tried a little variation on my weekl...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 81
As with all things in life, expectations often exceed reality. That said, hoping for something is different than making it happen. Particularly at this time of year expectations run high: the perfect family, the perfect holiday, the perfect get together. I have found both personally and professio...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 36
I have discussed flipped houses in the past. Flipping houses has become as much a part of the American lexicon as Apple Pie and the 4th of July. The whole topic has been building up pressure in my head like a napping volcano for quite some time. It has finally melted through and flowed onto my ke...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 49
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-December 13 to December 20, 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!  Or it c...
By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
New Jersey Luxury New Homes NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors proudly presents a variety of new homes for sale in North and Central New Jersey. With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new constru...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 235
  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 53
I grew up in a family where you were encouraged to get a job and stay there until you retire. I was told from an early age that you should count yourself lucky if you found that job, and you would be crazy to give it up. When I left my first good job after 5 years, my family thought I had lost my...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 24
A front staircase disaster.  Lean to the left.  Lean to the right. Just looking at it from the car pulling up I knew I was in for some interesting work. And looking around the neighborhood I could see this house wasn't alone.  Some houses had similar schlock work (apparently builder done) and oth...
By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 3
Custom build your new home in picturesque Watchung in Somerset County, NJ. Take advantage of top rated school system, secluded and scenic setting, beautiful parks and convenient location close to main highways.   105 Washington Rock Road   Watchung, Somerset County, NJ Call for Price Style: Colon...