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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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 57
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- October 12 to October 18, 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 co...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 24
There were a lot of terrific posts that I read last week on ActiveRain, and I'm sure that I missed a bunch of other posts that would have taught me something important or made me smile.  But these are the favorites of the ones that I did find: Anita Clark:  Hidden Home Buying Costs  Anita does a ...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 68
No one is going at it with anyone else. No feuds? No tete to tete? No comment to post combat? I know we don't all agree, but have we reached the point where we can share and not take prisoners during the exchange? I haven't seen or heard of anyone declaring war on another here in ActiveRain-land ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 19
When your client has a home inspector at their beckon call, it is best to dot I’s and cross T’s.  This is even truer if that home inspector happens to be your father or father-in-law. When my eldest son sent me pictures of the completed exhaust fan installation, that was done in conjunction with ...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender -, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
Comments 74
    Why We Need to Flex Our ActiveRain Muscles      Keeping Current Matters is a very popular website and news source for those within the Real Estate industry.  Their daily informative articles touch upon important and timely topics that are aimed at those hoping to buy a home, current homeowner...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 33
  Much ado about nothing!   OK, what exactly are we trying to do now?   This installation accomplishes a few things, but I am pretty sure that none of these things are the real reason for the installation.   First of all, it took some money out of a bank account or wallet.   Secondly, it uses ele...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 6
There is always something going on behind the scenes. Learning to let others know what you do is no longer a secret or hard to do for that matter. Today, when you visit online in regards to anything, there is something to be learned about what you are looking for. Transparency and the sharing of ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 2
  Motivational Monday - Advice From A Horse     We should all live for the moment.  Challenges will happen in our daily lives.  So. don't worry about the future and take things in stride.  Worry does not solve any problems or issues, which might not even occur.  We all need to relax and try not t...
By Brian England, Realtor, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 2
This is a very nice post from one of my favorite bloggers, Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books and I wish more people would be as excited to give a compliment for a job well done, as they are to complain about an experience they just had.  It is definitely best to make sure you have ...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
Comments 0
Many times Estates will not hire an attorney to represent the estate as they want to either save money (Attorney Fee) or they just don't know any better.  In my opinion this is wrong as what usually happens is more time is wasted with the Personal Rep doing the process tasks wrong thus court date...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 56
30 Posts in 30 Days? What?   What is a 30 in 30 ActiveRain challenge? It's fairly simple. First ingredient? A month with 30 days. Nobvember will fit that criteria. Bam! Second ingredient? Pretty easy. A blog post for EACH day in the month! That's right. ONE post for each day. Not 3 posts for 1 da...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 24
Are you a chameleon?   Do you change your opinions or behavior according to a situation?   Do you not show your true colors in order to fit in and not stand out?     Are you afraid others may see your true colors?   Is that a way of protecting yourself?   What are you afraid of.....the truth? Afr...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 46
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Ok Rainers, are you ready to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of FB befriending, online socializing, and Fan Page learning? I know I am and hope many of you are as well! With Ello hitting the social media scene (look it up) it was a busy week of push and shove f...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
For all of us this dog creature that surrounds us in life, well they sure are a model of love for all of us to shoot for. Serving without complaining, trustworthiness, never judging, giving to their utmost, loyalty, friendliness, companionship, full of fun, all wonderful qualities I think if we h...
By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 7
Starlight Dining Venetucci Farm If you’ve been in Colorado Springs for any length of time, the name Venetucci is synonymous with autumn, harvest, pumpkins, and community service. This year on Monday, October 20th, they will host a Starlight Dinner at Venetucci Farm, where you can enjoy edible and...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 98
A good buddy of mine told me a story about one of his clients and their home buying process.  She was a single mom with a 5 year old daughter.  The mom couldn't find a sitter, so she asked Brian if she could bring her along for the 4 showings.     Not only did Brian say yes, he went above and bey...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 27
Around here, when people move out of a house for sale it should be left "broom clean." I'm not sure I know what broom clean means, but it probably meant something entirely different to my grandmother than it does to me. But still, what does it mean? For instance, I have never seen a toilet or a c...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 18
No, I'm not referring to a dance but another intonation of the word, the more common word - CLOG. Let's get some definitions out of the way. Clog - noun - anything that impedes motion or action; an encumbrance; a hindrance. Clog - verb - (used with object) -    1.  to hinder or obstruct with thic...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
Good morning and happy Monday!  Hope your weekend was wonderful!  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you:     I was driving from a appointment one day, I stopped to watch a local Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near me.   As I sat down behind the bench on the first-b...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 10
OCD? All Labels Face Forward Moving gives people a time to clean out, sort through and decide what is important to keep and what needs to go. It is a time to reorganize in the new place and make sure that the systems make sense and space is used efficiently. In my recent move it is all about orga...