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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 18
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 29
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 Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 223
  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 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 19
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 Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Comments 5
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 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 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
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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 16
When these Gen Y  First-Time Home Buyers started looking, they were hunting down their home in four towns. At  first, they were not sure of the style of home to pick. They could not decide between a condo and single family house. And the distance to work also played a role in the process.   It wa...
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 Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 0
How to Decorate a Home Office Whether you work from home or are simply interested in a dedicated space to manage the monthly bills, respond to emails, or work with your children on schoolwork, crafting an environment based on personal needs can be accomplished regardless of the space available. ...
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 6
This Holiday season, the Riverside Trader Joe's and the Inland Valley Association of Realtor both share a very uplifting, edifying common gifting ground for all the employees of both these fine businesses. In their Stockings and under their trees the PEARLS FOR THE SOUL book will be awaiting to s...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 88
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 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 Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 3
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  Song & Dance in Door #18.       The Macadamian Nutcracker  Ok, it's really just the "Nutcracker" but Hawaii loves the Mac Nut and we love to give them as gifts over the Holidays, so why not give it a little holiday spin or pirouette, en pointe!    Most children are introd...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
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 David Saks
Comments 8
    Admit it !   Some stick around AR for the game !   The point chase !   Period !   They snatch their point totals daily till their boring, toady-suggested, irrelevant front page post is kicked to the back pages and forgotten like most !!!   They suffer from serious back and neck pain from sitt...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
Would you like to BLOW THE DOORS off personally and professionally in 2015? Let’s do it . . . This series of 4 two hour sessions is designed to take you from wherever you are now to a level of productivity and fulfillment that might just baffle even you. It’s a simple 4 part equation: 1. Who are ...
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...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 3
  Fixating Roots An Uneasy Feeling….     Especially during the holidays it’s easy to feel this can’t be it! Have you ever felt like you are lacking? Have you ever said why can’t I have that (and or) why can’t I be like that? Chances are you have. It is human nature to fixate on things you want (a...