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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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 29
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 Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 37
     "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 Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 25
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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(Broker/ Owner HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 25
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 Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 24
  Who knew I had such a big family?  Recently I lost a part of my family and my “family” of ActiveRainers came to my side to deliver virtual hugs, share tears, and stories of their own firsts,  their own horse stories their own lost pets. I vowed to comment on each of those posts. After finally c...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Adams County Fair August 5-10 2014  dont miss the memories When I was a kid the fair was the event that we waited for all summer. A time to get away from the farm for a few days, see our friends, maybe take along a special girl. Also a time to show off our skills with 4-H and FFA exhibits where ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 22
Posting a Facebook Timeline Photograph in a Blog Strawflower   This strawflower needs no text to describe the beauty of this gift of nature. So, I will use this space to share a Facebook tip that may be helpful for some bloggers. This photograph was uploaded from my computer to my Facebook timeli...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 7
     20 Posts - 0 Comments…     Earlier this morning I logged into my ActiveRain account and saw that someone had posted ActiveRain’s maximum number of 20 posts. I also noticed that no one had commented on any of them. Sure, it is the wee hours of the morning and not too many rainers are stirring...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 3
Buyers Ask: Is There A Community On The South Shore of Long Island That Has Single Family Homes within A Homeowners Association?   Yes there is...Here is Lawrence And Sheila's, Real Estate Associate Broker and RE Salesperson, Community Profile for Mystic Oaks in Bay Shore Long Island that mee...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 11
The New Rumor...Another ActiveRain-Trulia Takeover By Zillow It seems like we get past one rumor that turned out to be true and yet we've survived despite all the apprehensions only to have another rumor gaining foothold.  I don't want to perpetuate a rumor, but it's out there and bei...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 15
Todays unsual and true "facts" are even more strange then ever. I hope you enjoy these wierd and even gross tid bits today. Have a great afternoon and enjoy a fine summer day.       A North American Brown Bat can eat 1000 insects in just one hour   Representative Lucas Miller  suggested...
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 21
Geraniums, A Hearty Summer Flower If you want a lot of color and a low maintenance flower for your flower Clarksville TN garden or plant containers, then consider geraniums. Geraniums can also grow well indoors.The beauty of the geranium is that it gives a big pop of color and lots of green scall...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 22
Hydrangeas Can Change Color When I selected my own Hydrangeas, I wanted the Blue Purple variety. While I was reading up on them to learn how to care for them, I discovered that you can actually control the color. Allow me to add, this is true only sometimes, because where they are planted can hav...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 16
Donna Foerster is sponsoring a ActiveRain Contest this month "What have you done to make a difference in your community?".  This is an easy contest for me, because I have been involved in several things in my community for many years.  Most of my involvement has been either because of ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
You know how it is when you pull up a listing and there is no photograph or only one? Or maybe you pull up a listing and there are ten photos of the exterior and none of the interior. I've always been a bit skeptical about looking at houses with no or few photos. There must be something wrong...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 11
I'm going beyond the actual top 5 for me, because I've already written plenty of posts about my mom, dad and grands and in the real world don't those people really influence us the best and most. (I am aware there are exceptions to this) Thinking back over my life... who and how have ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Real Estate Resource For Life!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC)
Comments 11
My daughter, Erin and I decided to jump in the car Wednesday morning and head west for an impromptu girls trip. We hada mini meetup with a favorite AR member, Debbie Laity in Cedaredge Colorado.   As we were driving along, I noticed this big truck hauling a load of logs. We immediately thought th...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
Comments 0
Do you do more than gather listings? What's your track record of actually selling houses? Clients demand agents with a good track record for sales. Agents who sell houses. Agents who can sell houses in a lousy, downturned market. Agents who represent commercial clients, too ! I'm not a s...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900
Comments 5
I am not able to offer any advise that would be of value when it comes to dealing with Moving companies other than checking them out before signing a contract with them. If you can lend Bob a helping hand I'm sure it would be greatly appreciated. I sincerely hope this story has a happy ending...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 8
Giving Back to my Community through Rotary It's been several years now since I joined the Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida.  What attracted me to Rotary was the idea of networking with other professionals in the community but also learning about and participating in the many community proj...