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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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 75
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! You did not think I would let a little thing like a major holiday, family in town, or new buyers get in the way of getting this weeks Facebook Fridays post out did you? I do my best to bring you Facebook information you can use and new Rainers to go befriend each...
Top 10 Ways to Guarantee Your Busines$ Success This Year And Every Year In The Future!    1)  Haul out your dusty Business Plan.  It's NOT TOO LATE to get out your business plan from last year and see how you did.  You will be surprised.   2)  Determine your best Sources of Business.  Remember th...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 57
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-December 20 to December 27, 2014   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 c...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 34
This blog concerns a previous post and could be called A Front Staircase Disaster - A Follow Up. Getting an email from the agent it simply asked my opinion asking, "Do you think the items in this invoice will result in a good deck?" The last thing I said to my clients before leaving after the ins...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 69
Busting out of ICU and heading for a Private Room   **********   Last night we got news from Mickey's cardiologist and her primary physician that as soon as a private room became available, they were moving her from ICU.   Her heart rate, oxygen level, blood pressure and temperature are all stab...
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 84 New Years Edition   This next week we will leave 2014 and bgin 2015. One of the things I have on my list for 2015 is to take more photos and maybe even take some more photography classes. With that in mind I want to highlight some members that take great photographs. ...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
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Relationships are key to success in real estate.  Some relationships take longer then others to form and all need consistent nurturing, from both sides.  One-way relationships usually end up in a dead end.  This year I am committing to networking more and having meaningful conversations with the ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 36
You Really Seem to Know a Lot About the Area!!   I do a lot of work with relocations and often have buyers here who are not from the area and don’t know much about it; some have never been here before but are moving here, or want to, for one reason or another.   I recently had another buyer comm...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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One of the little aggravations of email and Facebook, is the mostly false rumors which are circulated time, and time again.   Some have been recirculating for years, while others are more recent.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if folks vetted these type of emails before they hit the “forward” button a...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 30
A few thoughts on "Life".....     How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver          A l...
By Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES HOMESALE REALTY)
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One of the most important overlooked and difficult tasks in a typical US household is purging of household items. In my opinion, it's easier to get rid of things if you can donate them - you feel like you are giving to others rather than taking from yourself.   In many situations though, maybe we...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 54
  Wishing All My Active Rain Friends a Very Merry Christmas, and a Joyous New Year! May 2015 be your BEST Year Ever! May you be Blessed with Family and Friends Through Out the Coming Year! May the "Real Reason for the Season" Be Alive and Well in your Hearts Always! Praise God!
By Paul Peck, Licensed Drywall and Painting Contractor
(Peck Drywall and Painting serving Brevard County, Florida)
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Nothing like spending a beautiful Sunrise at the beach with my dog Frisco. He has his own way of surfing the waves and enjoying the beach. This photo is from one of the beautiful beaches here in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Hope everyone on AR enjoy's the video.  Ps. Frisco loves long walks on the ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 258
  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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 64
In the process of clearing emails, checking out Active Rain and glancing over Facebook I came across a very disturbing Facebook post. It was written by a man who said, "2 down. 49000 to go. Not 'an execution' just a minor insurrection and a bit of humble revenge." The post included a copy of the ...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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I like to ponder which is to reflect and consider through observation or when something is presented. Perhaps that is why people enjoy sunsets or sunrises, looking out over a body of water or enjoying Forests or Mountain views. These living dynamics cause us to appreciate what is in that moment a...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
What you say?  Your new house is always what it's cracked up to be? Don't you mean ISN'T what it's cracked up to be? No, I mean IS.  When cracks abound that is... And you ask, "How can there be any cracks?  It's new construction?"  People are told that with the thousands of codes, and dozens of d...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
So, what do you think?  Martian writing or carpenter ant damage? That was my question!  Here I was deep in the woods.  It was a careful investigation of a 40 year old log home.  It was quiet out there.  It was lonely out there.  It was far out there.  It was the perfect place for space aliens to ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 40
  Words of Wisdom From Gandhi and Buddha      These are wise words of enlightenment for all to listen to and consider. Always ask yourself, are the people, thoughts, and events that surround me add value to my life or take away value.  If they are taking away, you may want to rethink the amount o...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
Comments 11
If you have time today or anytime... please read this post by Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books...  it is a very uplifting post.   He Has helped us. The plan of salvation for ones soul through repentance which is the asking and granting of a change of heart and beliefs together wit...