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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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By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Sometimes you can have a lot of balls in the air, but that doesn't mean things won't work out. I'm closing two sales this week that are very intertwined. I listed a house for a great family, and I also helped them find a new home. Ironically, I also found a buyer for their house. My sellers had t...
By Jackie - computer-training-atlanta.com
(770.498.7333)
Comments 3
Excel 2010 Comprehensive Course - Atlanta, GA A comprehensive MS Excel 2010 course, covering Excel functions, formatting, PivotTables, PivotCharts and more. Ideally suited for job seekers.  This course covers objectives included in the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) Exam  . Are...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Happy Chanukah or Hanukkah! The Festival of Lights started a few hours ago on Wednesday and I regret that I forgot to wish my Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah. Fortunately this wonderful holiday lasts for eight days so I will have a few more opportunities to wish them well in this festive season. ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 221
  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 21
I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer.  Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free!  No more defrosting!  No more blocks of ice forming inside!  It's frost free! While perhaps not so visible in a photograph...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 22
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  The Miracle in Door #16.       Hau‘oli Hanukaha Celebrating The Festival of Lights  Hau'oli Hanukaha is Hawaiian for Happy Chanukah.   Kimo's Advent Calendar offers some illumination of the multi-cultural holiday celebrations during Hawai'i's Makahiki season. I'm posting ...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Comments 1
  If you hear someone say “This is my slow time” or “December is always slow” that is a fancy way of saying “I don’t want to work in December” and hey, if you’ve exceeded your goals then good for you – You deserve it! But, if you have not exceeded your yearly goals for your business: If you reall...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 74
For  a few bloggers, today was a day of lunch at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich. In some circles, a gathering of ActiveRain bloggers at this time of year might be called a Meet-up. That's when all are invited by a host, we had Ginny Gorman filling that role, and we had 10 people show up to meet a...
By Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.
(UTR Texas Realtors)
Comments 23
Three Days ...   In three days I will step out of my security box. I have been in this box for 20 years. Twenty years of having health care and a for sure paycheck.  I have been in other boxes just like this one for 22 other years.   I am going to miss all the great people that I have worked with...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 32
Client-Free Lunch Can Be De-Compression Time   Since Don and I work together and then go home together.. sometimes it seems that all clients go everywhere with us.  You know what I mean, that on-going discussion, never-ending staff meeting.  You wake up in the morning thinking about what you need...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 49
Do you have a Pinterest board for your city?   If you wish to be identified with your city, you may wish to create a Pinterest board for your city. I will use Austin, Texas as an example of what can be done. Whole Foods promotes Austin as the best city in the world with the Pinterest board titled...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Switch it Up at Work: Sit, Stand and Walk   North Americans do lots of sitting—on average they do it about 9.3 hours per day. The effects of sitting for long periods of time are none too healthy: constricted circulation, slowed metabolism, tightened tendons, and shrinking muscles, to name a few. ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 23
  Are You Making It Happen?     The older I get I can’t help but reflect and mull over time, especially at the end of each passing year. I think about time and how it keeps ticking away regardless of how it’s being spent. Time passes by so quickly when having fun, and conversely it moves very slo...
By Heather Frye, Fredericksburg Mortgage - The Frye Team
(Movement Mortgage - Fredericksburg Mortgage)
Comments 5
For the month of December my office held a coat drive to give back and pay it forward in our community.  We sponsored a holiday appreciation party in our area for our local partners, realtors, insurance agents, title agencies and mortgage companies.  We served a nice dinner, drinks and dessert.  ...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 12
A friend forwarded me an email asking the question, "What happens when you stick a cotton swab too deep in your ear?"   In a nutshell, the email said that you would have to dig all the way down to your eardrum---about an inch!--to do any real damage.  Even if you hit the deeper part of your ear c...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 13
SEO For Agents- The Story of A Million Links    If you do your own SEO for your real estate sites and blogs then you most likely know that having website domains with high authority linking to your website or blog is important and always has been.    Years ago, any link would do to help get Googl...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 15
Who knew!!!!  Well, Katerina Gasset is one who knows and if you're one of the agents that fit into this category, you'd be wise to text Katerina at the number listed below and follow her guidance.  For those who do not follow Katerina on Active Rain, I highly recommend that you subscribe to her b...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
The loss of a loved one is especially difficult at this time of year, especially if this is the first Christmas without them. While everyone else is seemingly enjoying the festivities, the sense of loss that those of us left behind feel can be overwhelming at times. I have found that there is on...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
VA Mortgage Loans in Sunol CA and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the main features of this great pr...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 2
Foreclosure in Midtown Mobile, AL OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $76,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom1 Partial BathroomInterior: 1,545 sqft Location 514 W Barksdale DriveMobile, AL 36606USA The Cummings Team The Cummings Company LLC(251) 602-1941kelly@ccllc.cohttp...