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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 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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Saturday Subscriber Finds 84 New Years Edition   This next week we will leave 2014 and bgin 2015. One of the things I have on my list for 2015 is to take more photos and maybe even take some more photography classes. With that in mind I want to highlight some members that take great photographs. ...
By Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC
(ProStead Realty)
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  This evening I am going to work on my dream board.   I have found that if I take my written goals and move them from the written word to a dream board of pictures it helps me to stay focused.  It helps me to believe in my goals as well as to achieve my goals.   "Setting goals is something we'r...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
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Snow Removal in North Idaho - Snow holds on valley floors First snow storm to finally hit the lower elevations in North Idaho.  Sandpoint Idaho easily saw 4 to 6 inches this afternoon it and is sticking.  Traveling home north to Naples Idaho it was falling even harder.  I followed Deep Creek Loop...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! You did not think I would let a little thing like a major holiday, family in town, or new buyers get in the way of getting this weeks Facebook Fridays post out did you? I do my best to bring you Facebook information you can use and new Rainers to go befriend each...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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This blog concerns a previous post and could be called A Front Staircase Disaster - A Follow Up. Getting an email from the agent it simply asked my opinion asking, "Do you think the items in this invoice will result in a good deck?" The last thing I said to my clients before leaving after the ins...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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The holiday season is upon us and with it comes feelings of joy, nostalgia, and often stress.  Entertaining, shopping, finances and other obligations often add up to people dealing with stress and not enjoying the holiday season.  Here are a few tips to avoid stress so you can enjoy all the wonde...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Busting out of ICU and heading for a Private Room   **********   Last night we got news from Mickey's cardiologist and her primary physician that as soon as a private room became available, they were moving her from ICU.   Her heart rate, oxygen level, blood pressure and temperature are all stab...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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You Really Seem to Know a Lot About the Area!!   I do a lot of work with relocations and often have buyers here who are not from the area and don’t know much about it; some have never been here before but are moving here, or want to, for one reason or another.   I recently had another buyer comm...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
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  Wishing All My Active Rain Friends a Very Merry Christmas, and a Joyous New Year! May 2015 be your BEST Year Ever! May you be Blessed with Family and Friends Through Out the Coming Year! May the "Real Reason for the Season" Be Alive and Well in your Hearts Always! Praise God!
By Jason Rose, www.123ConEd.com
(123 ConEd LLC -- Michigan real estate continuing education)
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SAVE 10% on all real estate con ed courses! Michigan Con Ed Deadline is December 31! Only a Few Days Left!   www.1StopConEd.com The Smartest, Most Convenient and Efficient Way To Complete Your Courses!   1 Stop ConEd is all you need! Do you still need your real estate continuing education?  You'...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
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Relationships are key to success in real estate.  Some relationships take longer then others to form and all need consistent nurturing, from both sides.  One-way relationships usually end up in a dead end.  This year I am committing to networking more and having meaningful conversations with the ...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
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Pricing a home is more art than science.  Get beyond the standard information you can search online like square footage, bedrooms, bathrooms, year built, etc. Homebuyers should be on the lookout for some of these hidden gems that may undervalued (or not even included) in the listing price. We ask...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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  Words of Wisdom From Gandhi and Buddha      These are wise words of enlightenment for all to listen to and consider. Always ask yourself, are the people, thoughts, and events that surround me add value to my life or take away value.  If they are taking away, you may want to rethink the amount o...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
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If you have time today or anytime... please read this post by Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books...  it is a very uplifting post.   He Has helped us. The plan of salvation for ones soul through repentance which is the asking and granting of a change of heart and beliefs together wit...
By Mary Weiss
(ActiveRain)
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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful peeps!   We are closing the office early today (noon PST) and will return to the office on Monday, December 29th.   During this time, we hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing break from all your hard work. If you need any...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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Just what did this famous character created by Charles Dickens in the story "A Christmas Carol" do from Christmas day on until his death? He lived for another twenty five years and in that time period caused many changes to take place that history records well. How many were attributed to him? TE...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Merry Christmas to all of our Subscribers/Followers We wish you, each and every one, a very Merry Christmas this year.  May you be blessed with the joy of joining in celebration with your family and friends.  May you be filled with the spirit of the season, one of generous giving and gracious rec...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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    "I WILL HONOR CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART AND TRY TO KEEP IT ALL YEAR LONG"   By Charles Dickens       My community is home to a very special tree that has grown over time in a remote area around a place called Bartonville. If you’re not a local, you would have a difficult time finding this tree a...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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So, what do you think?  Martian writing or carpenter ant damage? That was my question!  Here I was deep in the woods.  It was a careful investigation of a 40 year old log home.  It was quiet out there.  It was lonely out there.  It was far out there.  It was the perfect place for space aliens to ...