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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 Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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Well I'll be! I have seen pictures of stuff like this, never thought I'd see it though. A couple days ago I inspected a house right at the base of the Sandia Mountains. When I was on the roof, I got a great view looking either way! Anyway, back on task Mr Inspector... This house was built in the ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan Pages What better way to start your Friday than to share some Rainer love by visiting the 5 folks below and lighting up their Facebook Fan Page with a lot of new activity. It really only takes a minute per person AND I think we can all spare 5 minutes of our time today. Right...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the screwdriver isn't just for screws. Not that I haven't seen this before.  It's just fun when you can use tools in different ways! The inspection on this house saw repairs on every single column in front of this house.  There are eight such columns. Very recent "repairs" on each one were m...
By Julie Morales, Texas Realtor bringing my values to you!
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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Yesterday I became a Rainmaker. For some of you this may not be a big deal, but for me it is. Can any of you think back to the time when you made the transition? People in this community have a presence and seniority that I admire. You have long been in the Real Estate game and are sitting high ...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
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Thank you for all the great emails and comments about our marketing posts! I thought some of you might be interested, or know someone interested, in this event. The ActiveRain family has been incredible and so, so kind to me since I've joined. I hope some of you will find this valuable and not s...
By Ricky Khamis, NMLS 173141 | CADOC 173141 - 480-339-1565
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc.)
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How to Break Through Common Mental Barriers to Success You're no doubt familiar with the concept of "standing in your own way," but it can be difficult to come to the realization that you're sabotaging your own efforts. It's easier to blame anyone or anything else for your failures, from your par...
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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Are You Having Good or Bad Bananas? A real estate broker early in my career was a great inspiration to me. He wasn't all that educated but he knew real estate and he knew people. He wasn't afraid to ask for the business or to compete to get the listing. His methods worked then are still relevant ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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ActiveRain platform is for people of the world - from different countries, speaking different languages. Here is my humble attempt to make this known to everyone - in 20 different languages....   I Love You activerain!. --------------------------------------------------- Te amo activerain (Spanis...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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There was a time in my life when I was very little that I set up an ironing board in my parents Philadelphia row home and placed things for sale there. My parents had a really good woman come in to clean. Etta was lovely and nice as well as a great cleaner. Once she was done cleaning I would invi...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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100 Day Checkup, and April SEO Super Charge Challenge We judge our presidents on how they are doing in the first 100 days for a reason. It is a good round number that lands nearly a quarter of the way into the first year of the first term, enough time to get a good start, and yet early enough in ...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
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    Thanks to William Johnson for this information on what the public is suppose to do with broken CFL bulbs.  These bulbs can be a real hazard and extremely harmful to humans and other living things! What to do if You Break A CFL Bulb   The replacement of incandescent bulbs with CFL bulbs to con...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
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Today is a memorable day for me. A year ago I went to the Hospital for check up, something did not go well, and they put me to sleep and when I woke up, they told me that I needed quadruple bypass. I do not like the word "bypass", but luckily they have a gastronomical name for it: Cabbage. Yep, a...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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  The beauty of life is; while we can't undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change... unknown   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...
By Chris Shull, Your Realtor For Life!
(ColumbiaLand Realty)
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Question: How would you feel if you lost an Olympic Gold Medal by two-thousandths of a second?  You probably wonder, "How could they measure that closely?"  Mathematically speaking, the distance you can swim in two-thousandths of a second is about the thickness of a coat of paint or about one-ten...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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Quote of the Day. March 27,2015 Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. - Napoleon Hill   
By Emily Medvec, Realtor, Santa Fe NM |CNE CRS RSPS | 505-660-4541
(Keller Williams Santa Fe)
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Earlier today I wrote a post about what happens when you leave the screen of real estate and look around at what nature has to offer outside your door. The lead character in the blog A Natural Beauty Discovered in Santa Fe New Mexico was a prickly cactus yellow blossom. What I forgot to mention w...
By Carrie Higgs
(Branson House Realty)
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It's been the buzz the past week on Twitter when Sir Richard Branson of Virgin had written a blog article this month about his family history. See this link-https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/reuben-s-branson-the-original-entrepreneur Very exciting news for a small town that is transforming f...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Where Did I Go Wrong? Where did I go wrong? As I was driving back home after the showing of a beautiful home to my buyers, this is the question I was mulling it over in my mind! "Where did I go wrong?" Few minutes after I completed my showing, I received a call from listing agent. I was and I w...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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So you didn’t buy a house last year. That’s OK—you haven’t missed the boat yet on lowmortgage rates or a healthy inventory of homes. In many ways, 2015 is a great time to buy a home, not the least of which is for certain tax breaks. Here’s how you could enjoy three significant tax benefits if you...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Reading The Tea Leaves, Why Local News & Market Reports Matter! Housing markets are volatile.  Up, down, left, right, sprinkle in a new construction development or some local economic news and the direction can shift quickly.  The home that had no competition is now up against...