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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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 64
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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 54
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 30
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)
Comments 33
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 Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 22
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 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)
Comments 2
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 Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 52
  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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
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 ...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
Comments 1
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 Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 252
  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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Because it checks off one of your New Year Resolutions After all – You’ve been talking about moving (or renovating) for a while now and just haven’t found the chutzpa to do anything about it. All the things you don’t like about your current place haven’t resolved themselves, yet you continue to s...
By Mary Weiss
(ActiveRain)
Comments 27
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 Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 34
  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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 16
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)
Comments 74
    "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 ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 78
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 Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 5
Merry Christmas to all my AR Friends and family and may your 2015 be the most prosperous of all. The parents have came and ate and went home. One of our college boys came with his new love and has now gone home. The other is spending a little more time shopping with us tomorrow. Everyone ate and ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 11
Not Able to Physically Connect with Loved Ones on The Holidays?   It happens and when that does there are many ways to remain connected. Before the holidays, not matter what you celebrate, you can send out Holiday cards to honor those connection with loved ones you can not see on the actual day o...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
The virtual assistant team members that we use also work for nearly all of my real estate private coaching clients and the real estate agents who are members of Listing Experts Academy.    The virtual assistant company has an entire writing team that write market reports, local events posts, list...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 28
       It has been almost a week now since the changes were made with the point system here in ActiveRain. I don't know about you, but I really have not warmed up to some of the changes. I do like the fact that there is a fixed point system for making comments. However, I am not wild that they ha...