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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 Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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A Day in the Life of a Silicon Valley Real Estate Agentby San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweSometimes people are curious to know what a Silicon Valley real estate agent does all day. Here's a summary of Monday.9-11 Taught Seller Pre-Listing and Listing Class as part of Keller Williams Ignite Su...
By Laura Coffey, ReMax of Santa Clarita
(REMAX Santa Clarita Real Estate and Homes)
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I just finally hit the big 200K in points on Activerain! I started blogging back in 2009 and was pretty diligent about blogging on a regular basis. Personal life and being crazy busy with business put blogging on the back burner the end of 2011. The amazing thing was that the blogging I had previ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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My 100 Day Check-up   The Patient Needs a Transfusion As part of the April Challenge for SEO, Bob Crane is requesting we put an analysis of our 100 day business situation. I did not need the challenge to know this year is not going as well as last year.  I had a very strong year last year with cl...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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I almost missed this good news, so I thought that others may have too. Take a few minutes to stop by and wish Beth the best and congratulate her on the diagnosis.   On March 16th I posted "I Won Lotto This Week".....  Approximately 40 years ago I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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After a rather unusually LONG and constant rain we finally got a break this afternoon as the rain did in fact STOP!Now worrying about needing an ark may be a bit dramatic and overkill but we just don't get rains like that our here in beautiful sunny Denver Colorado so when it hits (and I cannot r...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
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A Change Has Come - Welcome Steve  For years, my husband has worked "behind the scenes" in real estate working on marketing and all of the details that go in to making certain that a real estate brokerage is running. This year, we decided that it was time for him to get his license and work a bit...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Earth Day in San Diego San Diego was alive and active in every part of the county and the downtown and seaboard were bustling too.  I don't recall a time that had more activities at one time to celebrate the day. I started the day attending a giant art festival in Little Italy. Naturally the firs...
By Richard and Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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  On March 16th I posted "I Won Lotto This Week".....  Approximately 40 years ago I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at Mt. Sinai Hospital and The Lahey Clinic....  Once I understood that their was no cure for the disease I decided not to see any doctors... Understand my Father wa...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Everybody has a friend who does . . . . You name it. You know, he's a carpet-layer, a plumber, a carpenter, a mechanic, a handyman, an electrician, etc. When a problem arises, or a need comes up, call the friend, or the friend's friend who does XYZ on the side. You'll get your job done, and you'l...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  It's Monday and what a wonderful day!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Just wanted to share "Tim's Time Outs" with you: SUCCESS IS... To laugh often and MUCH. To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. To earn the appreciation of honest critics and to en...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I seriously doubt that I will ever be convicted of having been a traditional pastor. My twenty years behind the pulpit was anything but conventional, and that's OK. Jesus was a bit unconventional. Unfortunately, it got Him killed. I managed to hang on to my head until retirement.Today, I was thin...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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Get ready Rainers, MeetUps are happening!!  Come one, come all.  A MeetUp is an informal gathering between ActiveRain members and anyone else in the real estate world that would like to attend.  No agenda but usually stories about ActiveRain, Rainers, business and more come up.I'd like to thank t...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 Is It Too Late?   How many times have you said and or heard “it’s too late.” I am sure most of us have used and or heard this excuse before. “It’s too late,” is often used as a pretext for inaction. “It’s too late,” justifies giving up, not changing, or not doing something. Usually, “it’s too la...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
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Ron’s Rustic Birdhouses Goes to the Minnesota Zoo! Ron’s Rustic Birdhouses has been chosen to provide seven trinket houses and two “hobbit houses” for the new Crossroads Park Project for the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley Minnesota While this is quite an honor, I was less than thrilled to find out...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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 There are many fun things to do in May 2015 in Waukesha County, WI!  5/1/15Downtown Oconomowoc Spring Gallery NightThe Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association celebrates the onset of spring with the group's annual Spring Gallery Night throughout downtown. Shops stay open late hosting artists, l...
By Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney Serving Rural Nebraska)
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I do not know how you do it.  You parents. Those of you who have children in the military for the first time...(and probably for the entire time)...or parents of students studying abroad for extended periods.How do you get through the days with the constant curiosity/worry/lack of info happening ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Home delivery milkman's son's story about real estate. Growing up in Doylestown, Pa back in the days when people didn't lock their doors, left their car keys in the ignition and knew their neighbors I had the privilege to join my father in his job.  He was a home delivery milkman.  Beginning with...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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How Do You Tag?  Are You Tag Crazy?Let me preface this by saying I love the idea of our “tags” at ActiveRain.  I’ve always wanted a way to signal someone that you had mentioned them or replied to a question or statement they’d made in the comment section.BT (before tags) you had to check back in ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesConsistency and engagment are the answers. What is the question? How do you generate new clients from Facebook (or any social media site for that matter)?!?! It sounds easy but it does actually take some effort as anyone who actively works on their social media presence w...
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-April 19  to April 25, 2015 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 could b...