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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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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 265
  Where Did I Go Wrong? Where did I go wrong? As I was driving back home after the showing of a beautiful home to my buyers, this is the question I was mulling it over in my mind! "Where did I go wrong?" Few minutes after I completed my showing, I received a call from listing agent. I was and I w...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 6
When a wild animal gets caught in a trap . . . he’ll panic and struggle so vigorously that the cause of death is exhaustion . . . or he’ll leave a body part in the trap and subsequently bleed to death. Morbid but true. In a soccer match, the easiest way to get the ball from an opponent is to appl...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 56
When the screwdriver isn't just for screws. Not that I haven't seen this before.  It's just fun when you can use tools in different ways! The inspection on this house saw repairs on every single column in front of this house.  There are eight such columns. Very recent "repairs" on each one were m...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 51
Easter is next month and the upcoming egg hunts have children donning their best attire!  Kris Neese has been around AR for quite some time now and has proposed a challenge to all Rainers: Can you get more clicks on your Easter Egg Hunt post than he can? Kris's post:  http://activerain.trulia.com...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
The last few weeks have been busier than normal. What else is new, right? But really, it has been super busy. I've been working on creating a huge new project that has been keeping me up at night. Being busy is actually a good thing. I would rather be actively engaged in good causes than be bored...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
Comments 2
Statistics show that over 80% of buyer's today start their home searh on the internet.  Many buyers are looking to sites like Zillow, Trulia , Homes and Realtor.com to search for homes.  I'll tell you that most home buyers today aren't looking in the paper for their new home.   Seller's wake up a...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 16
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-March 22 to March 29, 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...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 21
This blogging platform has added a “day camp” for adults.  It’s a place to hang out and be entertained.  We actually entertain ourselves with ourselves but with the assistance of others!!  That doesn’t really sound like a very stable activity or environment, but that’s what it is. The question a...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 153
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 Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you!
(Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring))
Comments 7
Authentic Japanese designed home on private 7+ acre oceanfront beauty...tranquility awaits. Here is a magical 7+ acres, dramatic oceanfront, with exquisite crafted and authentic Japanese designed home. The spacious dwelling lends itself to a professional couple, working from home...it would also...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 23
Today is overcast and snowy. It is almost April but it could be January. I am resigned to the continuing winter, I am not happy but I don't have to be. Some days the sun shines and the old and heavy snow is starting to melt which is encouraging. If it all melted quickly there would be lakes. So m...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 16
  This Is My Kind Of Paycheck!     " Thank you again for all you did to help us through the stressful process of selling our home. Not sure how many buyers and sellers can hug at settlement.  True testament of your skills :)   I hope you will be able to post the below to your blog or otherwise. S...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 9
Blog..... And blog to our heart's content. As somebody out there could be watching and reading what we write.   Yesterday, I stopped by my office to pick up my mails on my way to a closing. While killing time by the lawyer's driveway, I browsed through the Realtor Magazine issue on my lap.   The ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
I went to the eye doctor yesterday. After the exam I wasn't getting new glasses: apparently my vision problem was from cataracts, in both eyes. I am dealing with this reality and I am unhappy. What I have, glasses will not fix. I am upset because I am very sensitive about my eyes, always have bee...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 9
On my first day on ActiveRain, I stumbled across Broker Bryant and TLW (The Lovely Wife).  They were both totally hilarious, and I questioned whether or not ActiveRain was actually a serious real estate site.  But as I read on, there was some serious, and prophetic stuff. Now, Broker Bryant is st...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 39
Are You Having Good or Bad Bananas? A real estate broker early in my career was a great inspiration to me. He wasn't all that educated but he knew real estate and he knew people. He wasn't afraid to ask for the business or to compete to get the listing. His methods worked then are still relevant ...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 8
Tide Pools  Tide pools are actually rock depressions filled with seawater when the tide goes out. The reason tide pools are fun to investigate , especially for children is that they can be filled with sea life left behind by the tide. There are also small sea creatures that can endure the extreme...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 16
Old Images of Time Gone By in Canton NC ...3.28.15   Check out the latest news from Bristol TN~VA ...Old Images of Time Gone By in Canton NC ...3.28.15   Canton, NC is just a short 2 hour drive from The Bristol TN~VA Area and it's a great place for a weekend getaway!   We are here this weekend an...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
Comments 10
  I wrote a blog this morning...and posted it...I thought...the little notice popped up and said it was successfully posted....and then went back to find it with not all the copy I had carefully saved in the drafts and not posted at all...    It was an important blog...(aren't they all ?)  It ask...
By Richard D. Rawdin, Hamptons Homes For Sale
(Saunders & Associates Real Estate)
Comments 0
The Mayonnaise  Jar When  things in your life seem almost too much to handle, When 24  hours in a day is not enough;remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of  coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy  classand  had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he  picked up...