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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 Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 105
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions arise as to the value of the current home and what ...
By Bruce Walter
(Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana)
Comments 67
    How does a plan like bombing your enemy with bats(not the Louisville Slugger variety-we are talking Ozzy Osbourne BATS) materialize in the very depths of defeat after Pearl Harbor? Are you ready? Add one oral surgeon from Pennsylvania, a visit to Carlsbad Caverns with its robust bat populati...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
(REALTY EXECUTIVES OTF)
Comments 71
The Role of the Real Estate Agent is Changing There has been discussion among brokers and agents that real estate agents are going the way of the travel agent.  Some of my experiences assisting home buyers, in particular, with the purchase of their new home, whether for personal residence or inve...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 63
Inman's Real Estate Connect conference was last week in San Francisco. For those of you not familiar, twice a year the technology crowd in the real estate industry descend on either San Francisco or New York to hash out where the industry is headed technologically.  Just about every great new...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 52
Remember your firsts? They are markers in your life.   Let me start by saying that this is a bittersweet post. I am losing someone precious to me that is a first. But, to begin, let’s go back to those firsts. The firsts in our lives are true MOMENTS. Remember your first car? Your first kiss? Your...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Real Estate Resource For Life!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC)
Comments 80
  What Will I Do With My Million   Today I became the newest millionaire in ActiveRain.  I’ve been giving some thought to what I might do with my new million.    First – I would like to buy a Winnebago and head across the country visiting all my AR friends.  Wouldn’t that be too much fun! Since I...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 57
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  But I Was Going To Write About That!! It happens regularly!  I'm mulling an idea for a blog post and cruising around in the Rain and ...uh oh....someone beat me to it!  The topic is almost identical to what I'd planned, now what?  There are a few choices: Throw the top...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
Here is how you can know how good your windows are even if the builder says they are Energy Star windows. First of all - we need some definitions.  Lots of buzz words and catch phrases get thrown around. Energy Star - this has been around since 1992, a program introduced by the EPA as a voluntary...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 18
Taste Of Lincoln Avenue July 26-27th in Chicago The Taste of Lincoln Avenue is taking place this weekend July 26th and 27th. This is the 31st annual festival in the heart of Lincoln Park and is always a lot of fun with so much music with 5 stages, great food and the Lil Street Craft Fair with all...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 3
Top 5 Tips To Reducing False Alarms and the High Costs!    When you put your home up for sale in Palm Beach County Florida one of the considerations is should you turn your alarm off on days when your house is being shown.    This of course, is up to you and we do not recommend one way over anoth...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 155
Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest   It's my first ActiveRain contest!  After 2 and 1/2 years, I figured it was time to host one- so here it goes...   While not quite under the influence like the driver in the photo here, it's safe ...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 93
Some posts "expire" within days or even hours of their publication date.  Others live on indefinitely and continue to provide "searched for" information to consumers year after year.  The recent increase in number of posts for points was the catalyst for my research into my m...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 34
When doing all you can do still isn't enough.   ********************   Providing excellent customer service is right up there on the top of the list of things I do best.   Yesterday I took care of a gentleman and his wife that came in to see an adjustable bed.....it is for him since he is dis...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 20
I've had a few random observations over the past few months, and they have made me curious. Is anyone else seeing similar things? These observations are certainly not scientific, but it almost makes me want to go back to college to do research. Let me give you a for instance. Many people seem...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 31
Trying to figure out the "budget" thing.....it ain't easy. Moving brought on another whole set of issues.  Before, I paid my rent bi-weekly when I got paid......that was easy.   Unfortunately, where I live now, I have to pay my rent on the first of each month.   I'm making more ...
By James Dray, AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
(Wise Custom Realty)
Comments 5
  275   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.       Shakespeare we all know wrote some interesting plays ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 13
Sometimes the obvious is right in your face.....   **********   It's been a little over three weeks since I moved into my new digs.  Since I edited when I moved,  I got rid of the mirror I always had hanging over this black buffet.   I've been searching catalogs for weeks and combing the ...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 7
  Accomplish Your Objectives, Dreams, Goals, & Expectations     Objectives, hopes, dreams, goals, and expectations! Lets’ face it, fallen hopes and broken dreams lead to disappointment and unwanted tension in one’s life. In life, we have certain expectations of our self, just as we have certa...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 39
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ayMy, oh my what a wonderful day!Plenty of sunshine heading my wayZip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ayMister Bluebird on my shoulderIt's the truth, it's actch'llEv'rything is satisfactch'llZip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay Today I hit 125% of the goal set...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 26
“How did You Manage So Many Linkedin Recommendations”   I have been a strong advocate of Linkedin for a long time, actually just over 3 years now. While on the phone with a prospective client who called after reading one of my blogs, she asked why she should consider working with someone a couple...