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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 Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 26
Winter MeetUps are just around the corner.  The community voted for the week of January 19-24th and the gracious Rainers below have volunteered to host a MeetUp in their area.   The MeetUp locations and hosts are listed below.  If you have questions regarding a specific one, please contact the ho...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 29
So What Was In The Box Tom? A Whole Lot Of Love Mostly!   Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman had sent me a text yesterday saying that my package was “near”, she was concerned about it getting to me and it did arrive. Though it arrived yesterday, I was not home until late because of a busy day. Sally sent...
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 14
You can be an ACTIVE-REIN-DEER and all it takes is to do a post on anyone you wish to have a very Merry Christmas and a most satisfying New Year too while you are at it. Visit your favorite restaurant, movie house, shopping center or store or perhaps a tribute to someone who touched your life or ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
In business and personal communication effective listening is vital. Commit to getting better at it going forward. REDISCOVER IT FOR YOURSELF AS A NEW ARTFORM. Two things: Listen twice as much as you talk. Remember the two ears one mouth visual In keenly listening to another in a conversation, wo...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 5
A Gift from Jack Canfield for your Annual Review Rather tired tonight so I will keep it short. We took off work early to day to go to a Franciscan Christmas party over in Wisconsin Rapids which was tons of fun, but all that fun can sure zap your energy too. Just before taking off today I recieved...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 30
Sometimes the Kindness of Others Just Melts My Heart   I was out for a quick lunch with my husband and our two dogs today.  The boys stayed in the car while we went inside.    We leave the windows down about 6 inches so the boys can keep an eye on things and I noticed an older gentlemen with an o...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 18
I haven'tseen, heard or caught a mouse since the weekend. Monday my contactor found three in traps he set. Since then, nothing. It has beebn cold so maybe they got the memo or maybe they don't care for peanut butter. Whatever the case, with the gaps sealed with black guke and the traps baited and...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 7
Whenever somebody buys a new house, new construction, they are ususally pre-wired for cable tv, sound systems, theatre systems, media rooms... etc. Then when you start service the installer comes out to mount their equipment outside, in the garage or attic. If it's an older home, you could actual...
By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Comments 0
I love going to the library, especially on a cold or rainy day.  You can spend an hour or two enjoying everything there is to offer!  Every library I have been to in Greensboro and has a kids section decorated just for them with just their size chairs and other fun things for the kiddos. I take m...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 1
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! This is often the busiest month of the year for many of us with new biz, existing clients, family time, shopping, parties, events, travel, etc. and it is very easy to put our online presence on auto-pilot until the new year. Do. Not. Do. That. As Barbara Todaro m...
By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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I was out walking my son's dog this morning and thought this view of homes reflected in the water was delightful. A moment to stop and enjoy life and savour the moment. Love walking the dog, and enjoy the beautiful weather as well.   Always amazed at the great value homes seem to be in North Caro...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 224
  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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 30
I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer.  Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free!  No more defrosting!  No more blocks of ice forming inside!  It's frost free! While perhaps not so visible in a photograph...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 26
Sometimes you can have a lot of balls in the air, but that doesn't mean things won't work out. I'm closing two sales this week that are very intertwined. I listed a house for a great family, and I also helped them find a new home. Ironically, I also found a buyer for their house. My sellers had t...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 63
Gravity works, and I can see it especially in older homes when I perform the gravity check - insulation slips inside walls! This house was built in 1951.  And I see this all the time. Doing a thermal sweep around the house each room demonstrated exterior walls that looked something like this. Cav...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 89
For  a few bloggers, today was a day of lunch at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich. In some circles, a gathering of ActiveRain bloggers at this time of year might be called a Meet-up. That's when all are invited by a host, we had Ginny Gorman filling that role, and we had 10 people show up to meet a...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 23
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  The Miracle in Door #16.       Hau‘oli Hanukaha Celebrating The Festival of Lights  Hau'oli Hanukaha is Hawaiian for Happy Chanukah.   Kimo's Advent Calendar offers some illumination of the multi-cultural holiday celebrations during Hawai'i's Makahiki season. I'm posting ...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Comments 6
It is amazing how we are bombarded with lures and shinny objects every day . .  specially when a new year begins.. Have your heard it too?  "Use our latest marketing techniques and put your business in cruise control?" "We have the latest tricks and tips!" "Blog like a monk to make more money we'...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
Comments 0
Ok, yes I know it sounds a little crazy but just think about this.  Do you think the  agents you know would be interested in a better way for them to work their real estate business with by aligning with a State of Art RE company, with a Retirement Program based on Closing Real Estate PLUS earnin...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 35
Client-Free Lunch Can Be De-Compression Time   Since Don and I work together and then go home together.. sometimes it seems that all clients go everywhere with us.  You know what I mean, that on-going discussion, never-ending staff meeting.  You wake up in the morning thinking about what you need...