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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 23
I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer.  Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free!  No more defrosting!  No more blocks of ice forming inside!  It's frost free! While perhaps not so visible in a photograph...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 25
Sometimes you can have a lot of balls in the air, but that doesn't mean things won't work out. I'm closing two sales this week that are very intertwined. I listed a house for a great family, and I also helped them find a new home. Ironically, I also found a buyer for their house. My sellers had t...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 75
For  a few bloggers, today was a day of lunch at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich. In some circles, a gathering of ActiveRain bloggers at this time of year might be called a Meet-up. That's when all are invited by a host, we had Ginny Gorman filling that role, and we had 10 people show up to meet a...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 25
  Are You Making It Happen?     The older I get I can’t help but reflect and mull over time, especially at the end of each passing year. I think about time and how it keeps ticking away regardless of how it’s being spent. Time passes by so quickly when having fun, and conversely it moves very slo...
By David Saks
Comments 2
    Admit it !   Some stick around AR for the game !   The point chase !   Period !   They snatch their point totals daily till their boring, toady-suggested, irrelevant front page post is kicked to the back pages and forgotten like most !!!   They suffer from serious back and neck pain from sitt...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 18
Who knew!!!!  Well, Katerina Gasset is one who knows and if you're one of the agents that fit into this category, you'd be wise to text Katerina at the number listed below and follow her guidance.  For those who do not follow Katerina on Active Rain, I highly recommend that you subscribe to her b...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 16
SEO For Agents- The Story of A Million Links    If you do your own SEO for your real estate sites and blogs then you most likely know that having website domains with high authority linking to your website or blog is important and always has been.    Years ago, any link would do to help get Googl...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 3
When these Gen Y  First-Time Home Buyers started looking, they were hunting down their home in four towns. At  first, they were not sure of the style of home to pick. They could not decide between a condo and single family house. And the distance to work also played a role in the process.   It wa...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 38
DAGNY - AMBASSADOR 1,000,100.  Dagny writes some of the most interesting blogs about the communities that she works in.  Living in New England we have a rich history.  Being a bit of history nut I love her blogs.  There are almost novel like in their length.  She puts a lot of hard work into writ...
By Sharon Lee
(Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance)
Comments 31
Good morning everyone-It is probably not just on mine but today, yesterday and maybe even the day before. NO comments are showing up on the home page when someone comments on your blogs. What does show up is if someone LIKES it or TAGS you in it. Also comments you make for the day don't show up o...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
( and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 5
Buildings, parks and roadways are often named after a person who had memorable influence and impact within a community. When my Dad retired I wanted to do more than just buy some gift - I wanted to establish a legacy to commemorate his impact on the lives of several generations of families within...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 25
Sometimes the Kindness of Others Just Melts My Heart   I was out for a quick lunch with my husband and our two dogs today.  The boys stayed in the car while we went inside.    We leave the windows down about 6 inches so the boys can keep an eye on things and I noticed an older gentlemen with an o...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 4
Happy Chanukah or Hanukkah! The Festival of Lights started a few hours ago on Wednesday and I regret that I forgot to wish my Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah. Fortunately this wonderful holiday lasts for eight days so I will have a few more opportunities to wish them well in this festive season. ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 25
I have always thought of myself as handy. I have done all sorts of manual labor, gardening, painting and the like. Yesterday however I got this gunk all over me and it was almost impossible to remove. Beware of black spray foam used to seal cracks in and out of the house. I had mice in my basemen...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 12
I enjoy shopping for unusual things in unusual places. I tend to buy things when I travel and enjoy the process. When I see something special, I put it aside for friends and family. There are times I hold things, and other times I just give my treasures away when I return. This year I traveled tw...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 21
  Squaready is an easy and fast way to post your photos on instagram, your camera, or social media sites. There are different ways to create your own spin. You can make a rectangle photo into square shape, and you can choose different colorful backgrounds.There are various filters, text input, fr...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 1
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  Song & Dance in Door #18.       The Macadamian Nutcracker  Ok, it's really just the "Nutcracker" but Hawaii loves the Mac Nut and we love to give them as gifts over the Holidays, so why not give it a little holiday spin or pirouette, en pointe!    Most children are introd...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 14
What a week - and I’m missing my Rain time.  We’ve been to Bend, and back, for a granddaughter’s first piano recital and a grandson’s first play. Needless to say, the family (kid) time put us both in a festive mood. Today is my husband’s birthday, and the celebration continues at home.   The Caro...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 4
Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas Dale Evans This why I love being Santa, it's not seasonal! Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2014, all rights reserved. All inf...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 7
She Looked at Me and Said, "YOU Have a Reputation!"   I was showing a house today and the buyer was one that I had shown houses to a couple of years ago.  She kinda' just keeps her eyes and ears open for something she might like and until the perfect house comes along, she's content with the one ...