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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 Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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The Houston Metropolitan is young but growing at an unprecedented speed. Developers from all over America are dueling for rights to build on Houston Metropolitan soil. Meanwhile, the bountiful migration of new comers has got people asking... What is this phenomenon? What is this buzz all about?  ...
By Gary Raze, with RE/MAX Integrity
(RE/MAX Integrity)
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I am so thankful for my clients. My business is based on referrals. Here are some client testimonials that I thought I would share with you. Enjoy!Testimonials:CLIENT TESTIMONIALSGary, Thank you so much for everything that you did for us! You made everything a lot of fun and much less stressful. ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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What’s the RUSH? Just because the market is HOT and FAST doesn’t mean that every closing has to be FAST. Wouldn’t it make better sense for Sellers (Because it’s a Sellers’ Market) to negotiate a longer closing to give them the time they might need to have a reasonably non-frantic move? Many Home ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Happy Friday.  Hope the email finds you doing wonderful!   I just wanted to wish you and your family a early:  HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY.  May your weekend be filled with much happiness,special family or people, and remembrance of all the people that gave their lives while serving in the ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
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If you know me at all, you know how much I enjoy photo editing.  For quite awhile, Kathy Streib has been wanting me to show her how I do what I do.I've made some tutorial videos on photo editing, but it's not the same as actually working with someone in person.It's been our hope that someday we c...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
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I Hope There Is a Special Place In HeavenYesterday I wrote a post entitled, “I Hope There Is a Special Place in Hell”. It was about a family who set up numerous charities to supposedly help cancer victims. They collected $180,000,000…and then spent the majority of the money on themselves. The Fed...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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 Congrats to the ActiveRain Community as you were picked up by the Washington Post today!  I love seeing major publications quote your valuable insights.  Tammy Lankford, wrote a post,  Does Your Agent Look at Your Housing Needs or Their Commission First? which currently has over 100 comments.  M...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesI wedged in about 45 minutes of FB "update" time this week and I am pleased with myself for not skipping the fan page maintenance. Are you scheduling periodic time to give your FB page the once over to ensure links are working, the cover photo is updated, and you are caug...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 I wanted to run this by you all  to see how you feel about it. An agent in our area, is having Open Houses and this is how it works. He will have 4 houses Open and the requirement is that you go into the houses with your lock box and leave your card on the counter. This Open house will go on for...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
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 A Loooooooooooooooooooong haul.  What is this????
By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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1)     Self-Confidence We use this trait for power and control. The more you have of it the better your business will function. Like the sunlight that is neccessary for life on earth, self-confidence is neccessary for the life of our business.   2)     Keenness We use this trait to make decisions...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
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What better way to spend your Memorial Day weekend than with some fun in the sun (or let’s at least hope the weather cooperates)! Head to Galveston and make a day of it at the new Pleasure Pier or enjoy some time in Kemah or even the Downtown Aquarium. Three Parks - One Pass for $49.99. Enjoy unl...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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 On Saturday, May 16 a small group of ActiveRain members gathered together at Il Forno Trattoria a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Santa Monica.   The restaurant opened at 5:30PM and Ron and Alexandra Seigel arrived early from Santa Barbara and were sitting in the patio area as I walked up. We...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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Take Back Your Listings! If you are a listing agent you want to market your listings, you want to sell your listings and you should also want to attract more listings through your marketing.  Marketing your listings takes a plan and then, implementation of the plan.  Creating the strategy for eac...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Paying Tribute To The Women and Men Who Put Their Life's on The LineWe have a big holiday weekend approaching (Memorial Day Weekend), with great events and festivals in honor of the women and men who put their life's on the line. I have faith that one day, generations to come, they will not have ...
By Gena Bolton, Sandestin, Destin and South Walton 30A Real Estate
(SoWal 30A Your Beach Awaits | World Impact Real Estate)
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To all present and past U.S. servicemen and women, we thank you for your service.  A true HERO doesn't wear a cape, a true HERO wears dog tags.   Some people never get to meet their HERO,  I raised mine!!!   I pray Psalms: 91 over all the families who have their precious love-ones away serving ou...
By Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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A jubilant optimism has convoluted homeowners. And for good reasons. Fixed low interest rates, appreciating home values, and hopes of refinancing culminate to a rather bright outlook. However, one thing has changed… the Appraisal District has finally decided to wipe the sleep from its eyes and pl...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL.com Books on, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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How anything cannot be simple is how I look at things. Wherever you go, all that is seen and heard naturally requires no explanation but instead through observation which triggers experience, we take it all in. Somethings cannot be put effectively into words as to what we see and hear as it excee...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I know that not all millenials are like the one Julie Borowski portarys in the video below, but I've seen way too many that are. The truth is, all generations have their goofballs. Years ago, when it was generation X, Y, Z, I don't remember which one, I had multiple experiences with young workers...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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"I don't know how you do it""I couldn't imagine""I wouldn't be able to handle it""Your strength amazes me, there's no way I could...""I don't think I could even get out of bed"These are fairly common responses I get when people come to find out that I lost my 8 year old daughter to cancer 13 and ...