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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 Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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Happy Tuesday …title order Tuesday that is,   Here are some great events for your business you do not want to miss:   Here at Franklin Title Agency we try to give more to our clients in terms of assisting in the growth of their business as a true business partner.   How a Realtor is FOUND! Are y...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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I've slowed down a little on my businesses that treated us well series and I apologize to the many I've yet to blog about.  I promise I will get to ALL of them.  For those that haven't read any past installments here is a background.  During my daughter's battle with cancer and after her passing ...
By Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate BloggingZillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a kill...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
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It's been a long time coming, but my husband and I decided last September to leave the community where we had lived for 43 years and move to "lower slower" Delaware. We contracted on a new home to be built in September, put our Crofton home on the market the day after Christmas, and moved into ou...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
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Every loan has turbulence, but there are many things both the lender and the realtor can do to help smooth the flight for the client. Here are some quick tips:Over Communicate Frequently. Lack of communication during the transaction causes turbulence. Tell your clients how the process works in la...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Bungee me. The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry.  As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.If you go to a site that describe...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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There will always be the person who lives on the Equator to whom you can sell an electric heater. As they say, there is a sucker born every minute.This is why cyber criminals will always have a field day, like the crook who posed as a tax man who got an elderly couple to send $100,000 to an offsh...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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Do you have three minutes and twenty two seconds today to remember? Remember someone who may have lost their life serving their country and fighting for our freedom?Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday day in the United States on which the men and women who died in active military service are...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Inspirational Movie Pick: "TommorowLand" "Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curious and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secretes of a place somewhere in time and space that exist in their collective memory."This is the description...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Which Wolf Are You Feeding?mdjunction.com This is the Cherokee Legend of two wolves that fight each other. It is told by a grandfather to his grandson to help teach him about life. Each wolf represents an aspects of ourselves, simply put one that represents our negative ego and one the represents...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548)
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Jerry Newman You are a wonderful organizer and host.  So glad the timing of ActiverRain meet-up and our trip to Texas fit so well.  Just like a family reunion an ActiveRain meet-up is a wonderful way to catch up with long time friends even though this might be the first time we actually meet in p...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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She said I was greedy, petty, and typically paranoid... I enjoy the Q & A section and asked a question about sign calls and got more than expected from a new member. She doesn't know me but felt free to call me greedy, petty, and typically paranoid, plus more... It is not okay to personally attac...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Gardener's Dream and a Lovely Home Lovingly Maintained Home in Sought-After Neighborhood. Front and Backyard -- Not Your Ordinary Gardener's Dream. Lavish, Gorgeous and Luscious Landscape in front, back and side yards is a BEAUTY to marvel at and is just one of the Highlights of this Property. H...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Pop Quiz: What Are The Deconstructive Cycles Of The 5 Elements?Knowing the Five elements theory in Feng Shui is always beneficial because it offers insight into personality dynamics along with simple ways to help check and balance the energy of your home, body, mind and spirit as needed...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Keep Your Phone Ringing Posts Up To DateAs bloggers, we all search for that Holy Grail, the posts that make the phone ring with ready now home buyers and sellers, or at least people that MAY become ready now clients.  What type of post that does that for you may vary based on ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Don't Make Your Clients Feel Stupid I recently read a terrific post by Elizabeth Weintraub, “Never Say I Told You So About Choosing the Wrong Lender.” It’s well worth a read and raises a significant issue – how saying “I told you so” could certainly set the wrong tone with your client. That could...
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 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 Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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The worst part of having a long three day weekend is that when we return to work, it seems like a Monday and it’s a Tuesday.  The entire week will be messed up!!I’m a member of the YMCA, and I workout there every day.  I’ve hired a personal trainer to create a complete program for using resistanc...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     There are those days when it seems as if nothing comes to mind when it comes to writing. Some call it writers block. I call it burn out. After writing almost daily here in AR, I think that there are days when I get burned out especially when I look at what all I have to do in building my bus...