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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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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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. It's chea...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 16
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 22
 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 Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 1
Museum Quality Dedham Contemporary houses are different than your regular Colonial or Federal style home you find everywhere in Dedham.  Dedham, MA is a community just south and west of Boston and the original and ongoing county seat of Norfolk County. Dedham and Dedham real estate has a rich his...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 40
While the garden stores were open and busy in the last week, it snowed yesterday. Yes, my pansies had snow on them and it was a bit harder to get and place more rocks. There is no spring in New England. It is just the way it is, no spring here just winter summer and fall.
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 11
This morning I wrote Q and A asking about peoples pet peeves in real estate and mine is Buyers who want to look at houses way above what they are pre-approved to buy. I understand we could still make an offer which would fall into there range however if the house is fresh on the market, low ball ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 38
Heads Up, Get Your Cameras ReadyAnother challenge is coming in May thanks to Kerrie and since trees and flowers are in bloom I wanted to give everyone a head start on the contest.Be sure to take your camera with you while you are out doing your day to day work. While you are around your town capt...
By Julie Morales, Your partner is Real Estate!
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
Comments 13
Proper home staging is the foundation to a successful, quick sale. According to some home stagers, it is best for the seller to detach themselves from the home, including removing all family photos. However, when my client asked, “Should I remove our family photos?” Perhaps she had read about it ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 16
 What one loves in childhood stays in the heart foreverMary Jo PutneyAuthorThank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verifie...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
Comments 13
Vegas Bob almost missed Inna's post on hitting 500K at the Activerain network.VB has known Inna for many years at AR and she is quite a asset to the network.With a "Gold Star" from the God's at AR and over 120 comments to Inna's (original) post ...  Wow you go girl and here's to your next 500K to...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 12
Active Rain Meetup-Opportunity for Growth.  I have been an active blogger for many years. I have had the privlige to serve this Active Rain community as one of it's Ambassador's for many years as well.  I am often asked by non members about blogging and Active Rain. What are the benefits, how muc...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 19
Life begins at the end of your comfort zoneUnknownGo turn up the heat!Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 1
Quote of the Day. April 25, 2015 Hope is a talent like any other. - Storm Jameson 
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 10
Do not allow negative people to turn you into one of themDan GoldbergIt is toxic!    Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independent...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 9
Do You Hand Out Promotional Notepads? I have been meaning to order some handy dandy notepads for the past year or so and I finally accomplished this task today. Our good friends at Captain Notepad layed out a snazzy new notepad for me to hand out to people on every corner of the state.  Ok – mayb...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 4
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 Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 2
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves...James BarrieSmiles are just another form of sunshine for me!Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All infor...
By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida)
Comments 4
Rowlett Real Estate School is right on target with the goals we set at the beginning of the year.  We are almost finished with our video library in our Student Resource Center.  You could say we may even be a little above schedule. We still have big plans and changes coming for 2015 that are stil...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 7
Yesterday as I was heading to a listing appointment, the skies were an angry mix of black clouds that were swirling and whirling.  My phone was being pinged with weather warning updates.  As I made it to my listing appointment safely upon arrival I asked them if they had a plan for sheltering in ...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Pacific Realty)
Comments 1
On April 22, National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that regional existing home sales in the Northeast gained 6.9% to an annual rate of 620,000 in March of 2015 from February of 2015, and 1.6% higher from March of 2014. The median price in the Northeast was $240,500, in March of 2015 dec...