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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 23
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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 25
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 David Saks
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Admit it !   Some stick around AR for the game !   The point chase !   Period !   They pick up their point numbers daily till their boring, toady-suggested, irrelevant front page post is kicked to the back pages and forgotten like most !!!   Isn't that what competition is all about ???   If Activ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 25
Sometimes the Kindness of Others Just Melts My Heart   I was out for a quick lunch with my husband and our two dogs today.  The boys stayed in the car while we went inside.    We leave the windows down about 6 inches so the boys can keep an eye on things and I noticed an older gentlemen with an o...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 25
I have always thought of myself as handy. I have done all sorts of manual labor, gardening, painting and the like. Yesterday however I got this gunk all over me and it was almost impossible to remove. Beware of black spray foam used to seal cracks in and out of the house. I had mice in my basemen...
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 21
  Squaready is an easy and fast way to post your photos on instagram, your camera, or social media sites. There are different ways to create your own spin. You can make a rectangle photo into square shape, and you can choose different colorful backgrounds.There are various filters, text input, fr...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 4
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 Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I enjoy shopping for unusual things in unusual places. I tend to buy things when I travel and enjoy the process. When I see something special, I put it aside for friends and family. There are times I hold things, and other times I just give my treasures away when I return. This year I traveled tw...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 23
It's the first night of Chanukah tonight and I can't find my good Menorah or the candles I know I have somewhere. Since moving to my new old house, this happens a lot. I know exactly where things were stored in my old home but here there are still times, like today, where I know I have it, I just...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 0
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  Song & Dance in Door #18.       The Macadamian Nutcracker  Ok, it's really just the "Nutcracker" but Hawaii loves the Mac Nut and we love to give them as gifts over the Holidays, so why not give it a little holiday spin or pirouette, en pointe!    Most children are introd...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 6
She Looked at Me and Said, "YOU Have a Reputation!"   I was showing a house today and the buyer was one that I had shown houses to a couple of years ago.  She kinda' just keeps her eyes and ears open for something she might like and until the perfect house comes along, she's content with the one ...
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 Lisa Udy, Logan Utah Realtor
( Platinum Real Estate Group)
Comments 183
  Marketing Let's get down to business, you can't be successful if no one knows who you are.    The Internet 1. Get a Website- Seems basic, but it's invaluable. The largest market in the world is the Internet. You must have a presence. If you don't have a website already, here is a place to start...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 0
Bob Crane explains how to use photographs from your Facebook albums in your ActiveRain blogs. Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. Ask an Ambassador, A Facebook Photo Loading Hack. Over the past few months I have had a few friends suggest that I write a post about this ti...
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 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...