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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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By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 149
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
Comments 102
2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging -----> Click here for other UPDATE !   HERE IS A LINK TO A CHART FOR KEEPING UP WITH YOUR POSTS!    Welcome to the 4th Annual BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge   Think of the 2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge as a 28-day Mini-Mester. W...
    1.        Roy Kelley Education & Training         12,325 Posts       2.       David Saks Education &Training               7,507 Posts        3.       Lenn Harley Real Estate Agent              7,350 Posts           As of Friday January 30th, 2015 Join 265,497 others on ActiveRain.It's Free.
By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 2
                                     Oh what is a Real Estate Agent to do...the fact is "Do people not think our job is not hard enough?"...that you need to throw in PROTECTION, or being protected?...and yes-it really is no laughing matter... I admit...I am scared to meet anyone new at a home, I ...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 4
We’re going to go through the 5 essential keys to a successful and reusable marketing campaign launch. Once you have these basics down, you can use them over and over again.   The 5 essential keys are: ·       Define your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) ·       Put an effective sales offer to wo...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 19
With all the Ringing and Singing in the RAIN this month, there are lots of posts being written about phone calls between ActiveRain members. As wonderful as these calls are, there can't possibly be any as special as the one I received. Yesterday I received a very special call from a very special ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 12
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Hey, hey, hey...I hope your Friday is starting off well and your social media presence is humming right along. If you decided to implement or change something with your FB presence at the beginning of 2015, hopefully you are seeing results by now. If not, it woul...
  REAL ESTATE     FRAUD FILES   “Greed, by nature, which includes reprehensible acquisitiveness and one's insatiable desire for wealth, at some stage of evolution, is like an x-ray machine that exposes the filthy soul and drags the culprit of that deadly sin into hell on earth.” ― David Saks   T...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
One of those sayings in life is that being grounded is good and getting screwed is not and usually it's one or the other - grounded or  screwed.  It's a vernacular thing. Can both happen at the same time? Apparently so in this kitchen! This is the receptacle on the kitchen island. It happens to b...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 12
Do you have an online marketing strategy?  The data clearly shows according to research that Copyblogger has done that only 39% of B2B small businesses have a  written content marketing strategy.  I will venture to assume that for B2C small businesses, it will be lower or about the same.  I hear ...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 15
A Double Rainbow In Harvest Alabama I stepped outside this morning at about ten minutes of 7:00 before leaving for work just to check on the weather and this is what greeted me.  It didn't last very long, but long enough for me to grab my phone to snap a little video. Hope you enjoy...it's only 1...
By Chris Mamone
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 1
So the last two weeks Tuesdays were the hard days, this week it was Thursday. This week has been interesting. I've gotten into the purchase side of lending this week and have found that its a real balancing act between the realtor and myself and the client. Alot to take in, but its all in the fol...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
Do you want to sell your house and are you wondering what to do with ugly concrete?  Should you veneer it?  The quick answer is NO, it doesn't work for long. Curb appeal.  First impressions.  Shiny and new.  All that makes a difference when you sell a house. Certainly it's hard to tell what was h...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 1
Northern Virginia area has seen some bizarre changes in the weather pattern over past decade. From winter blizzard weather to high winds & rain of hurricanes in the area. if you have setup for local county alerts they will keep you up to date on the progress of closure and important information. ...
By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
Comments 0
What an amazing roller coaster ride it has been these last 12 months.... 1 year ago Stacey and I married.  We also made the descision to change our brand and due to challenges it is best not to say much more here, we will let the lawyers handle that....however, the foundation of our business has...
By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Keller Williams West Sound Realty)
Comments 0
WHY I LOVE ZILLOW! (I recently posted this on a popular Facebook group, where it illicited quite a bit of response. Fortunately, most of the comments were positive and supportive. I though it would be helpful to post it here as well.)   With so much vitrolic criticisms of late, and calls for Spen...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 5
Markets change on a cyclical basis.  It doesn't matter if it's the stock market or the real estate market.  They cycle.  Unfortunately for most homeowners - they don't see cycles.  They see blood, sweat and tears and dollar signs.  Most market cycles are not devastating like the current one has b...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 8
Broker, Investor, Wife, Mother, Business Woman, and Great Blogger - Nicole Doty! A little under 4 months ago a new girl came on the scene in active rain, and created a big splash. I was quickly impressed with her in many ways. Sixty Eight blog posts in her first month, and very good blog posts at...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
The Nashville Real Market is HOT! It’s SO hot that the inventory of available houses is abysmally LOW to the chagrin and frustration of Local REALTORS and house buyer wannabes. Click for Virtual Tour One by-product of this “HOTness” is the emergence of Builder and Developer Strategies to offer mo...
By Steve Babbitt, President of the Rochester Realtors
(RE/MAX Realty Group)
Comments 1
When it is snowing and blowing and the temperature is in the single digits, do your buyers want to go out and look at houses? Last year I would say and emphatic YES!  But this year is different!  I would say a definite NO! Not really sure what has made the difference!  It is not the weather becau...