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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 Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 32
Everybody has a friend who does . . . . You name it. You know, he's a carpet-layer, a plumber, a carpenter, a mechanic, a handyman, an electrician, etc. When a problem arises, or a need comes up, call the friend, or the friend's friend who does XYZ on the side. You'll get your job done, and you'l...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 14
I seriously doubt that I will ever be convicted of having been a traditional pastor. My twenty years behind the pulpit was anything but conventional, and that's OK. Jesus was a bit unconventional. Unfortunately, it got Him killed. I managed to hang on to my head until retirement.Today, I was thin...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 20
Home delivery milkman's son's story about real estate. Growing up in Doylestown, Pa back in the days when people didn't lock their doors, left their car keys in the ignition and knew their neighbors I had the privilege to join my father in his job.  He was a home delivery milkman.  Beginning with...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 32
 Is It Too Late?   How many times have you said and or heard “it’s too late.” I am sure most of us have used and or heard this excuse before. “It’s too late,” is often used as a pretext for inaction. “It’s too late,” justifies giving up, not changing, or not doing something. Usually, “it’s too la...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 33
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-April 19  to April 25, 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 Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 3
Businesses no longer have the one way street or the mighty "my way or the highway" position that they once enjoyed. NO. Today, if someone doesn't like the business for whatever reason valid or not, they can fight back via the Internet. The word of mouth goes into cyberspace! The business has a ch...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 3
Plants Have No Credence On How They Will Affect The Energy In Your Home This was a statement in a Feng Shui article I came across not to long ago. Essentially, this statement is saying the energy of plants cannot be measured, because Feng Shui is not a science.  Is that true, that Feng Shui is no...
By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Comments 9
As of 8/29/12 this home was improved in price to $229,900.UPDATE:  I SOLD this home in Boulder Hills Sub, Milford, MI  48381 for $226,000 IN 2012. This 2004 Built Colonial Home is located approx:Half-mile from Main Street in Downtown Milford Michigan (numerous Shops and Restaurants)3/4 of a mile ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 44
Ain't Nobody Got Time for That! I'm talking about all the crap going on "in the Rain" It's been 45 minutes just trying to log in read a few comments that were left on my post yesterday and try to comment on a few before I have to start getting ready for work. ActiveRain is like a fire or having b...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 23
When I moved a box that looked quite out of place, to see what was behind, I saw the leak, before the leak, before the future leak.  Was the box there to provide artistic concealment?  Sometimes it is!  I moved the box because it was empty.Future leak?I'll get to that.This house was built in 1993...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 38
I remember early on in my career that people used to talk about the "brass Ring" as if it was some mythical beast or accomplishment. Kind of like the ever dangling carrot in front of you that was supposed to motivate to do more and get more you was my take on the whole stupid mess but whatever.No...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 51
Nothing is better then Philadelphia and a Tastykake You know you are from Philadelphia when you come home and  eat a delicious melt in your mouth Tastykake .Made with the freshest ingredients . There are so many varieties to choose from. Nothing is better then a Tastykake . They can not be copied...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 6
As we travel through life, this little dynamic visits with us and will not take no for an answer. It requires a choice and many have trouble with it. Taking a side on something involves risk and can range from being popular to being condemned. What makes it even more compelling are the subjects t...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 1
PSALM 84:10 Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.GILL'S EXPOSITION "I have chose to cleave to the house of the sanctuary of God''
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 12
I like this challenge from Bob Crane about assessing where we are at the 100 day mark for the 2015 goals. Well I am happy and blessed to say we are way ahead of the high goals we had set for ourselves.We are ahead of all of our goals in marketing, closed loans, applications and only lacking in nu...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 13
     The Friday evening while I was on ActiveRain, I got the dreaded “Intermission” sign. Drats! I wonder what new bugs and glitches we will be encountering during the next few days? I was just getting used to the old ones…    Saturday morning I logged in to the same old scene. Not to worry, I’ll...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
The paint is barely dry in the newly rebuilt home at 527 Margaret Street in Old Town Key West. I got a chance to meet the new owners, Kirk Thompson and Brett Burch, this past week. The owners explained to me that they were visiting Key West in January when the passed by the house which was then s...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 14
Facebook Group: Flowers and Nature Facebook groups offer an easy way to expand your social media presence in areas of your business and personal interests. The Flowers and Nature Facebook group has close to 92,000 members. The photograph in this blog was posted in the group today.  Clivia, Conser...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 14
Alignment starts with the focused leader “You may be the owner, the manager, or CEO but that does not mean you are seen as the leader. You may be the manager but your team will follow you if you are the leader.   As managers we can influence the process through which people recognize our leadersh...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
In this case you can see gas fireplace charring - make no adjustment to your screen.  This is gas fireplace charring in the extreme.What you see is what you get.This charring could have started a long time ago.Or maybe it is recent.It appears old to me.  The charring extends up and onto the roof ...