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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 Lupe Soto, Lupe Soto GLOBAL Real Estate Agent International.
(Equistar Realty Group)
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Feng shui offers many exciting new possibilities for practitioners once they begin investigating this ancient science of space.  You are in good company when you incorporate feng shui as an additional management tool. here are some easy ways to use feng shui to improve business.  I will divide th...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 307
How To Get Started on ActiveRain - A quick route to a successful journey on ActiveRain. The ActiveRain Staff,  along with our Members and Ambassadors, wish to welcome you to the ActiveRain community.  We know you have a choice, and we're glad you've chosen our network as a place to connec...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 83
When I was a teenager, I would clip pictures of my favorite teen idol, clothing, sayings and other graphics out of magazines.  They would then be taped to my closet doors so I could look at them any time I wanted.  When my friends came over, they would be able to ooh and aah over them, too.  Too...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 79
Our fundamental blog training on ActiveRain is our Blogging Boot Camp series. This post is a hub to keep you updated on the most recent recordings from Blogging Boot Camp, as well as a way for you to sign up for the next live series of classes for Blogging Boot Camp. Blogging Boot Camp is a seri...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 63
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Wow, talk about getting your panties bunched up this week! I have read several posts on various platforms this week (AR included) that have bashed using FB as part of our online marketing model. Hey, to each their own! Every competitor not using it is one less we...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 49
In the beginning there were just a lot of agents scattered across the lands doing their best to work their business. Technology was rapidly in development mode and as many agents were struggling to keep abreast, others were falling to the wayside. Then came a new source of potential with a founda...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 32
Is your business at a crossroads? Mine is. It's time to make a few major decisions about the future. I'm a big hands on kind of guy, but there comes a point in business where growth potential is determined by adding other hands to the process. I'm at that point. I have added office st...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 45
New construction inspections are always interesting - especially when attic insulation is a mess - One small step for man, one giant leap for a poor indoor environment. Attic insulation is very often a problem in new construction.  How? Usually the builder advertises a high R-value (which can onl...
By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 20
Facebook seems to be the topic of the week.  I first read Nathan Froelich's post 5 Reasons Agents Should Dump Their Facebook Business Pages and then Anita Clark's post Put On Your Tapping Shoes & Tap Into This Resource.   Facebook has over 1.3 BILLION USERS as of 2014.  This is suppos...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 37
As a landlord or Property Manager, dealing with a meth lab can be a daunting and very expensive task but did you know that even after the clean up you may still be required to disclose the fact that meth was previously cooked at your property? In fact, a little over half of the states in America ...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 65
I don’t quite know how this escaped me as long as it has, but it did! It all started with the enhancements to the ActiveRain platform awhile back. I noticed something different. At first I suspected a glitch when I typed two spaces after a period, and sometimes at the beginning of the next line, ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 39
With Google's new... we want 1000 words for value for your post to rank well I have put a LOT more time into the my posts recently.  I also wanted to get the most "bang for my buck" out of those posts and not only do my business page "INSIGHTS" let me track, but so do my &...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 42
Procrastination is something I must admit I have struggled with in my life. This complex psychological behavior affects almost everyone I know to one degree or another, and it seems a most difficult habit to break. Indeed, most of us even tend to procrastinate about getting rid of our practice o...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Markets In A Minute For The Week Ending 8/22/14     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center              We are all busy.  It is tough to keep on top of all the markets and how they are performing.   That is why, I always enjoy Mike's Mar...
By Barbara Todaro, "New Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 17
This week one of the administrative assistants in my office suggested that I speak with a couple of agents in our office who seemed to be gaining a lot of weight.  I was really shocked by that suggestion.  One’s weight is a very personal topic, and it’s probably the most sensitive to females.  A...
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 12
There are people who do this and get criticized for it. Then, there are people who don't do this and suffer from it. What is the middle ground here? How does one say or promote what they do and at the same time keep the "I" do this and "I" do that from becoming a boast? Th...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 14
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate-Writer's Block? Get Unstuck   On one of my other blogsites, my original Fishhawk Lake blogsite; I recently had a comment that went like this: First of all I would like to say excellent blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curiou...
By Rob Spinosa, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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Ferguson Is My Problem Too   Warning:  Reader discretion is advised.    This is not meant to be a commentary on race relations.  It's not meant to be an analysis of who is right and who is wrong.  But I am going to tip toe on some third rails here.  Amid the turmoil, heavy with unresolved, ce...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Welcome Back UWSP Students- a Wealth of Art on campus 2014   Like many Universities, UWSP has a wealth of art.   Today I mainly took pictures of some of the outdoor art.   You can find art in several buildings including the College of Fine arts, the Library, and the University Center.  You can al...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
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In light of the recent death of Robin Williams, it is more important than ever to reach out to people who may be struggling, who may need a kind heart or just someone to listen.   Thinking of YOU...   Granted, most people hide the unhappy part of themselves well because that is what society expe...