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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 Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 27
Another Apex, North Carolina Home Sold by Craig Rutman! But Don't Worry. I have others in and around the Raleigh, Cary, Apex, NC area! OK, maybe this one got away from you. Sometimes the good ones sell before you even have a chance to go see them. Or maybe you didn't even know this one wa...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 110
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 298
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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 23
My real estate board, Houston Association of REALTORS has what I believe to be one of the best MLS sites in the country.  Now I may be the slightest bit biased but from what I hear from our clients and other agents who visit our site, many agree with this statement.     When they added the blog ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 5
Located in Lower Bolton Lake area, this Home is Absolutely Delightful. Lower Bolton Lake is 178.4 acres. This is the biggest among the three Lakes in Bolton. Middle Bolton Lake is 114.90 acres and Upper Bolton Lake is 35.5 acres.    For fishing aficionados, a variety of fish species thrives on th...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 19
Zillow Buys Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock    The purchase should close in 2015. It still does have to pass the U.S. Antitrust waiting periods.    Trulia's CEO Pete Flint will be reporting to Zillow's CEO Spencer Rascoff.    Then Spencer Rascoff goes on to say: I don't know which co...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 39
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 Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 21
Zillow Acquisition of Trulia is Official According to Inman News After the rumblings last week I knew it was not a matter of if, but when. The when is estimated to be in 2015 according tot he Inman article I just read here. My favorite quote (tongue in cheek) from that article is below: "Ras...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 47
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
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 66
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 Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 16
  Politics, ego and selfishness all play roles that sometimes blur the more altruistic desire to do what is right for the planet, the country, and our families. In the widest of contexts, most people involved in the Green Movement are well meaning, well intentioned, thoughtful and serious folks. ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 70
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 Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 12
     The merger of Zillow and Trulia signals the death knell for NAR and the MLS.  Zillow is buying Trulia for $3.5 billion dollars.  The newly created behemoth will absolutely dominate Internet Search.  The Real Estate Industry as you have know it for the past 100 years is over.            The ...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 62
OK so attack is a bit dramatic but, my husband ahem, I mean business partner, spent several hours this morning rebuilding a gate at one of the properties we own and manage. The gate that was on the property had recently been kicked in and was in need of some serious repair.  Rumor has it that it ...
By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 43
     "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 Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 1
Amazon Job Fair 2014 in Hemet CA on July 28th     Job Fair on Monday, July 28th 2014 from 8am to 5pm at 930 North State St. Hemet CA       Amazon.com is having a job fair this coming Monday, July 28th for their new fulfillment center in Moreno Valley. It will be held at the empower youth center i...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(Broker/ Owner HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 51
Please Keep This Confidential   You Don't Have To Ask!   A call received this morning was a referral from a mutual friend. This potential client was guarding her words not wanting to share any information and asking... 'Please Keep This Confidential.'     As a former Registered Nurse,...
By Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.
(MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC)
Comments 13
Good Morning! When we as agents make referrals of friends, clients, leads or prospects to another agent many times the consumer doesn't really know how that all happens. A former client of ours is considering moving to Port Charlotte, FL and asked if I could suggest any agents in that area.  ...