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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 61
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 28
  Agent.Watch   With the rise in crimes against real estate agents, it is time to be proactive. We need to take precautions and pay attention to safety in the workplace. And just short of hiring a bodyguard “Agent.Watch” sounds like the perfect app for real estate agents.   I just read an article...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 19
Sellers, there are more expenses to selling your home than commissions if you're not ready to sell. One of worst things a seller can do is overprice his/her home when it first comes on the market. A small overage is one thing, but when that overage hits 10, 15, 20, 30% and beyond, it's like burni...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 20
In some homes anomalies are obvious, like with this passive kitchen vent. You can see that something use to be here - some sort of vent mechanism, or microwave. But it's been removed, to leave this attractive spot on the wall! Holding my hand up there cold air could be felt coming through the hol...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 29
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages Hey now! Do you have your social media fingers on the keyboard this AM? We can all learn and grow our social media presence together but it takes each of us making the time to engage with others to make it happen. So make it happen today! PLEASE stop by these Facebook F...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 20
Our AR Member Could Use Your Support Now. Yesterday I learned that Bobbie Smith’s husband passed away this weekend.  You may know that he had colon cancer, and Bobbie has been missing from AR for some time.  I asked her permission if I could let the members here know, and I know that she misses e...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA
Comments 4
Small Business USA ( talks about 7 specific areas you need to consider in your business process. Here are all seven again: ·       Management Strategy ·       Primary Aim ·       Organizational Strategy ·       Strategic Objectives ·       People Strategy ·       Marketing...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 22
Are Property Brochures Outside a Help or a Hindrance?   Flash back to fifteen years when most listings had a brochure box outside with flyers about the home.  Curious buyers would drive through neighborhoods looking for homes so they could let their Realtor know which homes they wanted to tour.  ...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 11
      Dr. Frederick Laing Griffin, Sr. was a natural leader and a very charismatic man.  He was loved and admired by everyone who knew him. Dr. Griffin was the father of 6 children. He practiced dentistry in Palatka, Florida from the early 1960's until shortly before his passing in 1979.         ...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 13
      The topic of legalization of marijuana is mushrooming. Like it or not, as homeowners, voters, students, children, teachers, tourists, law abiding citizens, and human beings, state legalization of marijuana impacts everyone. It wasn’t long ago when I lived in the dark ages, the Age of Aquari...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 14
Safety has to come first in our profession even though we want a sale or a new listing. We must be smart and not take chances when it comes to our personal safety. It is much more dangerous than it used to be as people are bolder, some are weird and out to do us harm. Be on alert, let someone kno...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 28
ActiveRain-Welcome to Our International  Writing Group! This is like a giant mastermind class, that gathers every single day, 24-7 (usually) and offers each of us a chance to learn, teach, experiment, empathize, and it even allows for some free group therapy or a bit of anger management classes t...
By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 8
Hi Friends,   Several of you have been kind enough to inquire as to my whereabouts of late. I promise I will be back soon with The Blooper Blog, but in the meantime, I wanted to share what I have been doing. I am still at Sotheby's International Realty on Sunset Blvd, but two of my colleagues and...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 11
Everyday I see homes in person or online that aren't quite there. Some are run down, others are overpriced, but most frequently these homes are tired and just don't sing. The difference that creativity can make is incredible and if you have an eye you can make magic. The other thing that you can ...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 2
March Madness Contest Hello all!  March is upon us and for those who live in snow regions know that spring is around the corner.  Those of us in the Northeast wish that it would come very quickly this year! But for much of the country, it’s March Madness time and even those who don’t watch or fol...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
Quote of the Day. March 3, 2015 Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. - Desiderius Erasmus  
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Comments 0
Hello and welcome to the first week of March, 2015 Thank you for taking a moment to read this blog... I am always trying to come up with new ways to help and support my clients business through networking, business events, social media, social media support and training, public speaking, educati...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
Good morning.  Hope this email finds you and your Monday going well.  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you:   STRESS LESS:   1)  Dance it out 2)  Go for a walk 3)  Talk about it 4)  Breathe 5)  Go to bed earlier 6)  Focus on what you can control 7)  Reminisce about good times 8)  Ask for...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 0
Did you know 92% of all homeowners search the internet as part of their home search.  43% of buyers in 2014 went to the internet first in their homebuying process.  These numbers will only continue to climb.  It is important to maximize your internet presence.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could ki...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 33
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 ...