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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, and you'l...
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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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 Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(Climer School of Real Estate)
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If you have been thinking about getting your Florida Real Estate License and starting your Real Estate Career; you are in luck! The Climer School of Real Estate, the Best Real Estate School in Florida, is beginning a Sales Associate Pre-License Class this Monday, April 27th. Your Instructor is An...
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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     I find it very perplexing as to the reason that most folks do not use or visit the Q&A section of ActiveRain. I understand that as busy professionals, our time is limited and we must make the use of that precious resource. That being said, I find that it takes less than five minutes a day to...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 44
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 13
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 MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Real Estate Expert & Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
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In Wisconsin, the home inspector can only inspect what he can see.  As such, he/she is certainly not pulling drywall out, as described in this exceptional blog.  And I have to agree with the writer....everyone has a "friend" in the construction business in Door County....roofing, plumbing, electr...
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 Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
I love living in Key West. You can be who you want to be and love who you want to love. Nobody cares what you do or who you sleep with other than the guy who parades around town with his anti-fags sign. Gays and straights and rich and the not-so-not rich mix at work and at play with ease. We have...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
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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 Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 17
 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 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 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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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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 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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 4
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...