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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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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 From Everyone at NJ Estates Real Estate Group Of Weichert Realtors                                    Warren Township Center, Warren New Jersey                                     http://www.njestates.net/agents   Linking the latest technology to old fashion service. Our realtor's commitment, pr...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
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I Hope There Is a Special Place In HeavenYesterday I wrote a post entitled, “I Hope There Is a Special Place in Hell”. It was about a family who set up numerous charities to supposedly help cancer victims. They collected $180,000,000…and then spent the majority of the money on themselves. The Fed...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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So, when is a drain leak not a drain leak?  Well, when it's a wall leak.I was called to investigate a drain leak.  In addition to other things.  But this one was a biggie to this homeowner.The floor outside the master bathroom shower, a bamboo floor, was staining, bulging a bit, and decidedly wet...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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If you know me at all, you know how much I enjoy photo editing.  For quite awhile, Kathy Streib has been wanting me to show her how I do what I do.I've made some tutorial videos on photo editing, but it's not the same as actually working with someone in person.It's been our hope that someday we c...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Unless I bitch once in a while, I just don't feel like "me". Some have suggested using the social blog.  Others have suggested when you see someone you follow on another post, click on their photo to get to their profile and then to their blog.  Are you frickin' kidding me!It shouldn't have to be...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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 A Loooooooooooooooooooong haul.  What is this????
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesI wedged in about 45 minutes of FB "update" time this week and I am pleased with myself for not skipping the fan page maintenance. Are you scheduling periodic time to give your FB page the once over to ensure links are working, the cover photo is updated, and you are caug...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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 Congrats to the ActiveRain Community as you were picked up by the Washington Post today!  I love seeing major publications quote your valuable insights.  Tammy Lankford, wrote a post,  Does Your Agent Look at Your Housing Needs or Their Commission First? which currently has over 100 comments.  M...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
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What better way to spend your Memorial Day weekend than with some fun in the sun (or let’s at least hope the weather cooperates)! Head to Galveston and make a day of it at the new Pleasure Pier or enjoy some time in Kemah or even the Downtown Aquarium. Three Parks - One Pass for $49.99. Enjoy unl...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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There are a lot of online marketing options.  Some of them take more time than money and it’s important to know which ones are best for you and your business.Here’s a list with descriptions and explanations of some online marketing options available today.  See which ones will work best for you. ...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 66
 I wanted to run this by you all  to see how you feel about it. An agent in our area, is having Open Houses and this is how it works. He will have 4 houses Open and the requirement is that you go into the houses with your lock box and leave your card on the counter. This Open house will go on for...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
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ActiveRain University offers a wide variety of real estate marketing and productivity training sessions for real estate industry professionals. As part of the Trulia member family of companies, you'll find listings on this page for classes offered by ActiveRain, Trulia, and Market Leader.   Featu...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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A little over a decade ago, the movie, Saving Private Ryan was released over a Memorial Day weekend as a tribute to those who fought in World War II.  The movie is intense, and if you haven't seen it - it's well worth an evening. At the end of the movie there is a scene where a much older Private...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Take Back Your Listings! If you are a listing agent you want to market your listings, you want to sell your listings and you should also want to attract more listings through your marketing.  Marketing your listings takes a plan and then, implementation of the plan.  Creating the strategy for eac...
By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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The Houston Metropolitan is young but growing at an unprecedented speed. Developers from all over America are dueling for rights to build on Houston Metropolitan soil. Meanwhile, the bountiful migration of new comers has got people asking... What is this phenomenon? What is this buzz all about?  ...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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 AEʻO at Ward Village Starting in the Low $400k's  Aeʻo is the anticipated high-rise topper to the proposed 30,000 sf Whole Foods Market scheduled for construction at the former Office Depot in Kaka'ako. With residences designed by internationally recognized architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jack...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Paying Tribute To The Women and Men Who Put Their Life's on The LineWe have a big holiday weekend approaching (Memorial Day Weekend), with great events and festivals in honor of the women and men who put their life's on the line. I have faith that one day, generations to come, they will not have ...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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I find it interesting how our society wants to place a label and tag on all of us. From ethnicity to age all of us fall into "some" category!Why is that?Can we not just be individuals do we all have to carry a label?I don't market to millenials and never will. I don't market to elderly and never ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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Do you worry about climate change?Do you know how a magician works?Do you even care?We have a lot of real problems. We have problems with our economy. We have problems in our big cities. We have problems in the Middle East. We have problems with Chinese and Russian aggression.And we have the prob...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     To many, Memorial Day, is just another reason to get out and enjoy a three-day weekend. It’s also marks the official start of summer and is devoted to getting great deals at the mall and getting gouged at the pump. However, the true meaning of Memorial Day goes far beyond barbecues, beer and...