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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 ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 80
Our fundamental blog training on ActiveRain is our Blogging Boot Camp series. This post is a hub to keep you updated on the most recent recordings from Blogging Boot Camp, as well as a way for you to sign up for the next live series of classes for Blogging Boot Camp. Blogging Boot Camp is a seri...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 23
Can't just don't get it. Can does! Growing up in the 60's in the south meant women wore dresses, were prim and proper and mothers taught daughters from their example. Playing tackle football with the boys was not an option for girls. So when Bobby Boyer said, "You can't tackle me!" I got my short...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 63
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Why Write Market Reports? Say market report to many bloggers and the first response is UGGH.  I don't wanna. I don't wanna read them. I don't wanna write them. They're boring. They're tedious. They are NOT fun. They don't get any comments. No one reads them. Yeah, we get all t...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
Comments 159
As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of Trulia means for Trulia and Zillow on a broader scale, take a look at th...
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 182
I want each contestant to come up with their personal, unique, one of a kind tag-line, slogan or short mission statement for themselves. It can have to do with your business product, service or name. It has to be short, sweet and pack punch. Choose Me, I'll work hard for you or I'm the best! .......
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,
Comments 54
I am sure many of us have done our share of phone duty or floor time as it is called in many of our larger brokerages. As a new agent back in 2002, I was excited at the opportunity to be able to do my time on phone duty, since I thought I would generate some quick leads for buyers and even some s...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 56
Are you moving a parent into your home?    There are many issues to discuss with the parent and possibly others living in your home.   The parent may have some physical and/or mental condition, a chronic illness or flare-ups.    Even if the parent is still relatively healthy and independent, you ...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 81
I Reached my Goal... Come Celebrate with Me    Another milestone for the record books...   500,000+ ActiveRain Point    September 7, 2014   I am not one to toot my own horn, but I am very proud of this milestone. I been an ActiveRain member since January 2011 and for the past 3.5 years I must say...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 89
ActiveRain Tips: Following Has Never Been Easier! I try not to get too excited about the periodic changes that take place here in the Rain (ok, maybe a time or two) but lately I have found myself giddy about all the recent "social" changes that the staff have loaded us up with. Sharing on social ...
A RealBird webinar not to be missed ! Please join Katerina Gasset and us on September 17 for our upcoming RealBird Webinar. The webinar is free to attend is information packed: "How to Dominate Online flying under the radar of the Big ZTRs of the Real Estate Industry. Discover the tools and touch...
By Steven Schafer, CDPE, SFR, ABR, SRES
(Balsley Losco Real Estate)
Comments 6
Over the years Google has tried hundreds of new search enhancements. I can't really remember any that significantly changed search as we know it but they keep a coming. Google Plus was designed to merge what we willingly give up on our social media with the search term to bring us the best possib...
By Susan Haughton, Cheerfully Helping You Buy or Sell in Alexandria
(Long & Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
Comments 78
So, I started to write an answer to Marte Cliff 's post on Agents with Tattoos  and I had so much to say, I deleted what I had written and decided to write a blog post on the subject myself. Mainly, though, I wanted the opportunity to show off my photos with Rob Ruckus of The Vermin and Bad Ink f...
By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
Comments 1
If you have been paying attention to financial or realty news lately you have probably heard of the plans some members of government have for winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replacing the Government Sponsored Enterprises or GSE’s with a Federal Mortgage Insurance Company. This plan ha...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 10
I will be the guest speaker for Realbird on Wednesday September 17-2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  This is a FREE webinar and you do not need to be a member of Realbird ( although I would highly recommend you become a member) in order to join us on the webinar.    On this webinar I wil...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
What could be better - Flipper foam - the new leak stopper and toilet holder downer. Holder downer  is a new, technical home inspection word.  People are finding more and more creative ways to hold things, like toilets, down.  Forget those old, stodgy flanges and screws!  How old fashioned!  We n...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 54
     Google Authorship is Dead.   Google pulled the plug on "rel=author" last week.  That tag is history!      iAcquire reports, "Not only will authorship snippets not be showing in any capacity in search results, Google is removing all processing and support for the “rel=author” tag."          F...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 35
A thought on change.   “If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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 5
My pal and yours Wanda (can) Kubat Nerdin has written a post that edifies and supports the premise to never give up, stay focused, practice responsibility and finish what you start... all proven under fire where it is refined and honed. In this realm, idle boasts don't last long and results don't...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 25
Combining Multiple Adobe Acrobat Files Into One Document A large part of what we do is electronically compile FHA condo approval files for submission to FHA.  We collect required documents from various sources.  Some send the files in portable document format (.pdf) and some are mailed and/or fax...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(First Coast Realty Associates)
Comments 0
Welcome Justin Marlow to First Coast Realty Associates Justin has made a career of helping people achieve the great American dream. Starting in 1999, Justin spent his first decade in the business as a loan officer helping Jacksonville families navigate the mortgage market by explaining all of th...