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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.

Here you will find all sorts of information about what makes ActiveRain members tick. We are spread far and wide and come from all walks of life together to build this one-of-a-kind platform. Anything to do with the community and happenings in the 'Rain can be found here. Dive in and take part of something uniquely special.

Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate BloggingZillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a kill...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  If you are in the market for a new place to live in a gated golf community, then the homes listed for sale in Vanderbilt Country Club Naples Florida might be of interest to you.  This is particularly true if having a full golf membership to the club comes with being a homeowner is important to ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain ChallengeIt's getting closer to summer and thoughts turn to taking trips, going to new places and exploring unknown parts. There is nobody better than those in the real estate industry to tout the features of a city or town. So with this challenge ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
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  I don’t want to work with a Realtor®! I was reading Conrad Allen’s post on “Why a buyer should have a Realtor® represent them”, made a comment and realized I had a blog in the making. I got a call on one of my active listings that has a Contingent contract. The caller said he didn’t understand ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Real Estate agents are teams of independent contractors.  But that does not mean that the team leader should let go to the point of disconnecting.  Why do you have a team in the first place--more success for all while building your brand.  An effective leader does not simply say you know what to ...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging      Leave a comment HERE!!!!!!  Participation COMPLETE: Did all 24 posts of the 2015 BIG BLog Jumpstart Challenge. OR   PARTIAL participation: a) Weltanschauung post completed (or not done) b) Community Guidelines post completed ...
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)
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  On a regular basis we usually blog about our communities, and the daily happenings in this business, but we have not shown another side of Long Island... Click Here For More To Do On Long Island: Long Island Tourism Port Jefferson Village  Long Island Vineyard Our Private Beach            We Lo...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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The Perfect Baltimore Condo42 Barbican WayAvalonPikesville, Md. 21208 Take a look at 42 Barbican Way in Pikesville's  Avalon Community.Rarely available...three bedroom two bath condo on the first level with an attached garage and no steps!   Surrounded by lush greenery and views... this feels mor...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
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  Many people come in and say should I build or buy an inventory home? My answer is it depends. It depends on many factors including the people’s personality itself. Some people do not have time they have to be in a home immediately for many reasons. So therefore an inventory home is best for the...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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Just like the National Association of REALTORS® has said, most of the Buyer's I have worked with over the last two and a half years are in the age bracket between 25 and 35.  That's OKAY with me...Give me a millennial any day of the week! Client Care is one of my passions Upfront sit down meeting...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I know wealth is the manifestation of my state of mind. Where my mind is .... is where I will be. Just because I earnestly strive for abundance I will not reside in it if I maintain a poverty or lack consciousness. If my mind is filled with fear, or the acceptance of lack and limitation, I will ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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There are a lot of agents in Sacramento who do not use virtual signage tools when advertising homes for sale in Sacramento. I suspect part of their reasoning is because almost every home buyer today starts a home search online and continues to look at homes online. They pull up all of their favor...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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The drive to the Amazon from Quito was long and hard, principally because of the altitude and the hair pin turns. It was the same this morning going to the thermal spas, but the end was terrific. It is cold and raining, but once in the water: magic. Some shots from along the way. Later onto Peru.  
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
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Timothy Gee lived next door to us from the time I was 3 and a half and he was 2 and a half.  We moved from Los Angeles to a little town called Baldwin Park in 1952 and the Gee's lived next door. It is rare to see a picture of us kids that Timmy or his twin sisters Denise and Elizabeth aren't in. ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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This post by Beth was too precious to not pass on.  I think the quote from Mother Theresa is one we should all think about.  "We shall never know all the good a simple smile can do." Mother Teresa 1. Smiling Makes Us Attractive - Did you ever notice how people are drawn to you when you smile. 2. ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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A llittle late this year for my Mother's Day greetings as this was my first Mother's Day without my Mom.So:  Mom, I know you are listening from the heavens above. There’s nothing that I value more, than your love. No matter where I am or what I am doing, your memories will always keep me smiling....
By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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These words, attributed to John Wesley, offer sage advice to us all. I believe the application of these principles extends into our personal businesses. As individuals and organizations I see evidence of Wesley's words being applied business and individuals  within their communities. Americans ar...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Amaryllis, Longwood Gardens When you need a blog topic, simply take a photograph of a flower and you will have a topic. Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA is one of our favorite travel destinations.  Amaryllis, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2603Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4, ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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The quieter you become,the more you can hear.Ram DassTeacherThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored and the photo taken by Paul S. Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verifie...