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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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 65
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Wow, talk about getting your panties bunched up this week! I have read several posts on various platforms this week (AR included) that have bashed using FB as part of our online marketing model. Hey, to each their own! Every competitor not using it is one less we...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 35
52 is too Much Young       I wanted to share about a client of mine that passed away at age 52. He died of Esophagus Cancer, as he battled years of Acid Reflux, something that I have battled for many years as well. Acid Reflux is a very serious disease and in his case turned deadly. I’m sure Geo...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 27
Did you know that you can tag others in your blog posts?   I must be missing some ActiveRain announcements. I knew that you could tag others in your comments but I did not know about the ability to tag others in the blog itself. “A cool new thing rolled out last Tuesday... you can now tag other u...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 132
2014 Summer Video Challenge, Show Us Your Local & Bring in the Juice We all know how great local events are for attracting clients and bringing in the Google Juice and we have been told how much Google likes Video, so this Challenge is going to combine the two for a great dose of SEO for all of o...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 14
Some Sellers Just Want What They Want No Matter What I was out touring some homes today as a preview for several sets of buyers who are moving to Carlsbad. Most people seemed to be at the beaches today – no wonder, with the holiday and absolutely spectacular summer weather!   At one home the agen...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 17
A common problem that I am finding with new construction is two car garages that a person cannot get two normal cars into. What is happening, is that while the garage itself is big enough, when stairs into the garage are added, the stairs take up some of the space where a car would have to go in...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 1
    Often times we go into a store and something catches our eye. This cought mine! OK Check it out now:))     If you are a consumer who is considering buying or selling a home, investment real estate, vacation homes, or beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 2
  This is what I plan on doing today, just kicking back.  Last year I was hoping to kick back, put some steaks on the grill, and enjoy them with the family.  However, Mother Nature had other plans and the weather did not cooperate.  So I am hoping for a different result today, and so far so good...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 1
On any one year warranty inspection - the electric panel box should be clean. This is an active adult community.  All residents are given a home-care guide when they purchase a home.  In this community the Home Care Guide says that "the electric panel boxes must have dust blown away from inside."...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
Comments 0
Do you wonder why every time you turn around the national, local or state board is mandating or hawking some 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 hour or more continuing education class? Some classes free, some costing hundreds or thousands of dollars?   If we weren't required to belong to the national or local board...
By Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
(The Jordon Wheeler Group)
Comments 7
Attitude of Gratitude   Yesterday I was watching a YouTube video featuring Tom Ferry.  He is doing a series of videos with takeaways from his recent Success Summit.  One of the things he talked about is how successful people tackle the start of each day.  Taking time to give thanks, having an att...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 14
How Come My Own Listings Don't Show Up On Google On My Own Site?  We have received several emails this week with this question from agents and brokers.  This is a great question with the answer being relative to each particular situation.  This is a tough question to answer if you can not also ad...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 11
The One Thing You Can Do Right Now to Compete Against the Big Z  Now that Trulia and Z merged with Z on top their plan is to continue to compete on the SEO organic landscape with both companies in tact- so in other words- as some agents had hoped, they won't be combining their SEO under just one ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 47
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I always get a bit giddy when I find FB tips that I know can help improve my Facebook Fan Page without costing me money or making me gnash my teeth as I try to implement the steps/tip(s). Such is the case this week, but don't take my word for it, click the links ...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
Comments 0
Do the math.   Financing was once a bargain.    Cheap money was everywhere when home prices were high.   The joke was that if your FICO score was -50, if you were a day out of bankruptcy, 12 hours out of foreclosure, you could still buy a house.   When home prices were plummeting, sinking, dropp...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
Comments 0
While banks were collapsing, hundreds of mortgage brokerages being shut down, corrupt government, foreclosures in the hundreds of thousands, corporate executives hauled off to prison and bankruptcies by the millions I thought we could use a nice message from the Great Schnozzola as a reminder. S...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
Comments 0
Do you get those stupid '5% cash back at the pump' offers ? Isn't it insulting ? Fuel is already being pirated and it seems like there's not a damned thing we can do about it ! Our colleagues are having the rear end of their trousers ripped out because of the cost of gas. So what difference does...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
Comments 0
I've put together a short list of what I consider benefits to the agent when taking a listing. If you can think of others jump right in. 1. You've got lots of other people working for you. Every time someone shows the listing, the showing agent and the agent's possible buyer are cooperating with...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
Comments 0
It was 100 degrees in Memphis.  A hot day. You could see the mirage on the asphalt on the avenue. Stray dogs looking for a cool drink of water. Nobody walking down the street. All the car windows up and the air conditioners on. I was a dog day in the Delta, and the local daily newspapers and bus...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 0
     Labor day. The last official holiday of the summer. I can only speak for myself. It seems as if this year has really flown by. All too soon, the warm weather and green leaves will give way to cool evenings and fall colors. All too soon, kids of all ages will be trick-r-treating, be feasting ...