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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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 21
I seriously doubt that I will ever be convicted of having been a traditional pastor. My twenty years behind the pulpit was anything but conventional, and that's OK. Jesus was a bit unconventional. Unfortunately, it got Him killed. I managed to hang on to my head until retirement.Today, I was thin...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 52
 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 Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 23
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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 45
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...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 13
As Richie says:  EVERYONE IS A REPORTER.TRUE.  Or, at least everyone can be a reporter. However. what has changed and changed dramatically, is the appearance of theCITIZEN PUBLISHER.A Citizen Publisher today doesn't need a printing press or a newstand or a system of delivery. ALL THEY NEED IS AN ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 37
It's funny but just writing the title makes me think about going to the doctor: must be a senior thing. In any event, my year has been a good one so far. I am moving right along in my new old home. Almost all of my construction projects were complete and then I had an ice damming problem and it w...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 34
When there were things like phone books, it was smart to get to those funny colored pages to find a professional for the job that needed to be done. Those books today are now museum pieces and when something is sourced, it is a quick turn to the Internet. This morning I received a call from an ou...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 11
    Let’s face it, we all need goals. IMHO, this is what keeps purpose driven people alive and on the cutting edge of life. Yes, there are those who’s goal is to, hopefully, strike it rich in the lottery or sleep in late yet another day. These folks are existing and are nothing more than wanderin...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548)
Comments 11
After many posts and comments back & forth here at ActivRain & Facebook Bob Crane and I finally meet-up at Avonia Tavern in Erie County.  Bob was traveling with his son, Nick, and acquaintance, Malcolm on their way to forestery assignment in Adirondack Mts.What a great way to  catch up with old f...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 8
Beth it is amazing the power that our thoughts have in how we act and the things and people who are attracted to us simply by how we think.   It is not what is in the world that determines the quality of your life. It is how you choose to process your world in your thoughts.The Dutch philosopher ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 4
Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the worldOscar  WildeAs a song once said "We dreamers have our ways!" Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 4
Success in sales requires you to stay focused.  As you grow however you start  to have many balls in the air.  Suddenly sales is not all that you have to worry about.  Now you need a balanced approach to management in order to obtain great business results. Why? You need it because your team will...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 2
10.25 Acre Equestrian Estate Now For Sale In Caloosa!Wonderful Caloosa Equestrian Property On 10.25 Acres! 4345 Under Air CBS Home With 5 Garage Spaces Includes Gourmet Kitchen Including Double Ovens, Granite Counter Tops, Cherry Cabinets, Huge Pantry! Formal Living And Dining Rooms, Family Room ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
Quote of the Day. April 27, 2015All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. - Charles Kingsley 
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 0
They were all shelved and shimmed, but they weren't all stuck.  And they should all be stuck.What?  Really, what?Obviously this steel beam, and all the steel beams in in this new construction in fact, is resting comfortably.The steel beam support code is simple.  It says that a steel beam should ...
By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
The Climer School of Real Estate is offering a Free Workshop for anyone who is considering a career in Real Estate.What are the steps involved in getting my Real Estate License?How long will it take to get my Real Estate License?How much will it cost to get my Real Estate License?After I get my R...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 34
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 41
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesConsistency and engagment are the answers. What is the question? How do you generate new clients from Facebook (or any social media site for that matter)?!?! It sounds easy but it does actually take some effort as anyone who actively works on their social media presence w...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 48
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-April 19  to April 25, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could b...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 158
 It finally has happened! After writing 367 blog posts, reading thousands, leaving 10,000+ comments, answers, likes and reviews, taking part of many contests, hours and hours in front of my MacPro, etc. I reached one of my goals for 2015: 500,000 AR blogging points.  This milestone made me think ...