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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 Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney & Serving Rural Nebraska)
Comments 50
I saw an AR contest blog by Grant Schneider on what we have given up in 2015 that was not working. I thought about this a little...and looked back in the mirror on the road my career has traveled and realized that I, indeed, had given up on a few things this year!! In fact two major changes in my...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Glancing at something isn't always revealing, but looking close enough you might find the cause!  Apparently the hardwood flooring in this dining room had been mysteriously getting soft and damaged.  And nobody knew why, or investigeted why. Well, the proximity to the rear door is a clue as to wh...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 64
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-March 22 to March 29, 2015   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could b...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 70
Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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My son is a health and fitness buff. Despite the normal conundrum that a young kid his age would bring into the household, I enjoy having him around as he is a funny and loving son. One afternoon, in a spur of the moment decision, we found ourselves beating the humdrum by hopping into his Honda S...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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When a wild animal gets caught in a trap . . . he’ll panic and struggle so vigorously that the cause of death is exhaustion . . . or he’ll leave a body part in the trap and subsequently bleed to death. Morbid but true. In a soccer match, the easiest way to get the ball from an opponent is to appl...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 44
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Reading The Tea Leaves, Why Local News & Market Reports Matter! Housing markets are volatile.  Up, down, left, right, sprinkle in a new construction development or some local economic news and the direction can shift quickly.  The home that had no competition is now up against...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
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What a fun time to be had by all at the Kemah Aquarium Restaurant. Not only is the food delicious the views are awesome with live fish tanks galore. This Easter weekend come and let the children’s imagination run wild while having breakfast with the very own Easter Bunny! Reservations are require...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 5
Yesterday I was absolutely shocked. I've been calling refinance leads for quite a while now, and had a wonderful conversation with someone local about 2 months ago. It wasn't the right timing, but we decided to reconnect at a later point.   I got a call yesterday from this refinance prospect and ...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
Comments 0
When was the last time you re-evaluated and re-adjusted your business direction?  I'm constantly in the mode of reviewing what is working and what is not.  For example, when I started my business 6 years ago I asked myself what could I do that could bring in some additional money to help out the...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Hi every one!I know you are all very busy, but if you have a moment, can you please help me out?    I recently revived an old Facebook Business Page of mine, Waukesha County, WI Real Estate - Kristin Johnston.  Can you stop by and Like the page?  I would really appreciate it!  And, I would be hap...
By Jeffrey Stevens, Jeffrey Stevens Realtor®/Associate Broker
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Special Thanks from a Special Buyer Recently I closed a deal in which I represented a Buyer from out-of-State. This is not just another Buyer but rather someone I really admire and hope to forge a long-lasting friendship with.  This is nothing new for Realtors, certainly nothing new for me but wh...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 38
One of the most complimentary moments and actions on ActiveRain is when another member subscribes to your blog.  Subscribing to another member’s blog is a token of appreciation for that member’s thoughts.  It’s a method of showing gratitude for that agent’s information that’s being shared. Shari...
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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Saturday Subscriber Finds 97 Today is Saturday Subscriber Find Time and I hope to introduce you to a few that you don't know yet but will know from here on out. With spring blooming in various parts of the country it means people are out stirring more and getting to know their neighbors. Let's ge...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
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Many have requested to bring the Cloudbursts back so here we go!!  If you're new to the 'Rain or new to Cloudbursts, they're simply a list of tasks for you to complete within a time frame.  The activities are aimed at getting you more involved with ActiveRain, helping your business, marketing & e...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 185
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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Take time to look people in the eye and make sure they are doing well even if you have just a few minutes with a person. At times all it takes for someone to feel His care and compassion is a little bit of kindness from one of God's children.   EPHESIANS 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one anot...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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Today in Bristol TN~VA 3.29.15 ...Go Hiking Today ...You Just Never Know What You'll Find!   Here's a great find while hiking in Canton, NC this weekend ....     Canton, NC is a great weekend getaway location that's just a couple of hours away from Bristol TN~VA ...Check it out sometime ....You'l...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Ring, Ring!  How May I Help You? 2000+ blog posts later we've got quite a foundation laid and it expands into our WP site (cross purposing material with custom IDX searches). Our phone rings regularly from that work.  Some days it doesn't ring at all, but most days it does, an...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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If it's Friday, there must be an update on Thoroughly Modern Mickey         Most of you know that Mickey was released from rehab and has been home since last Sunday.   She's a fighter, very strong willed and determined.   Suffice it to say that each set-back is a little more difficult for her to ...