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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 Laura S. Baker, Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
(First Weber Group)
Comments 45
  Happy Thanksgiving ActiveRain! Today I'm taking a moment to say Thank You to all of my ActiveRain Family.    You have touched my life in so many ways, enriching it beyond belief.  Some of you have become incredible friends, some have shared knowledge and education, some have challenged me and c...
By Joanne Gillet & Danah Prophet The Edge Of The Beach Team, Top Producers
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
Comments 3
It's all about the view!  Feel like you are on vacation in this fabulous open floor plan.  3 BDRM, 2 BA, very spacious Condo with a wall of Glass doors overlooking this splendor of nature.  How would you like this Creek/Marsh view right from your own Balcony?  A great view of the Marsh from most ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 13
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 2
With the Black Friday Frenzy starting to fade into the evening I wanted to share how you can save thousands a year on shopping and travel. Five Tips To Help You How To Save Thousands By Shopping Online 1. Shop For Deals Online on sale Days Like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 2. Create an Account ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 0
     Days like this can be very challenging for me. For some reason, my internal clock goes off and I start tossing and turning. Rather than fight the insomnia, I drag my stinky butt out of bed, grab a cup of coffee and stare into the eye of the Cyclops. There is something different about visitin...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 44
Happy Thanksgiving - It’s Time for Lemonade!   It’s become a Thanksgiving tradition for me to try to make lemonade out of lemons.  That was a favorite phrase of a good friend when we ran into one of the speed bumps of life. I have so much to be thankful for… so many blessings that I’ve been given...
By Fred Griffin, Real Estate Technology
(Get There Social Media, LLC)
Comments 12
     Speeding Tickets to the Real Estate Caravan... and I was the lead car!       We were traveling to a one-day seminar in Jacksonville, Florida that was scheduled to start at 10:00AM.  The plan was to meet at our Tallahassee office at 7:00AM, and caravan in 3 or 4 cars from there.        It was...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 3
I am thankfully for the ability to boldly ask for big things. My dreams are not small. What God called and created me to do has purpose and impact. I will not be intimidated by my calling or gifts, but will pray with boldness expecting God to show himself strong. There is no dream that God desig...
By Mark Organek, Las Sendas Homes for Sale REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
Comments 3
This lovely home for sale is perfect for those that need a compound with a separate two bedroom three bath guest house in between the 5 bedroom Gilbert homes for sale with a well built workshop RV garages and loft area in your own man-cave Temple with a concrete load distribution system LDS foote...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 8
Thinking About Skipping a Blog Post Today It has been a busy week this week with more things to blog about than I had time or energy to write. Probably should have written more Forestry blogs, or maybe even a few of those deer hunting posts that attract my clients like bears to honey.   But after...
By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
Comments 3
Sandpoint Food Bank still taking donations               With Black Friday on us nationwide and not just in Sandpoint Idaho, I believe it is important that we all remember what the Holiday Season is really about.  With parking lots full and store isle's busting take a moment to remember those muc...
By Hugh Thomas Lorch, Specializing In Luxury Homes
(Clients First Realty)
Comments 0
Arden Park homes for sale are now being featured on our luxury home website AzLuxuryLiving.com. Some of the fabulous amenities in the Arden Park community are the fabulous parks and greenbelt areas, great schools and shopping nearby including the Chandler Mall, and so much more. In addition to al...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 46
What Happened? Do You Know? Why Are You Blaming Me? by Bill Roberts. What happened to our business over the last ten years? Do you know or just think you do? And why are you blaming me? I routinely "follow" the blog posts of the mortgage professionals that I know here on ActiveRain. I read their ...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 74
Thanks to my lovely community for getting my butt in gear.  I miss you guys and I know you miss each other so let's plan our next round of MeetUps. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about...MeetUps are informal get-togethers for members of ActiveRain to hang out and talk business, sport...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 37
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! After the feast many of us had yesterday, and the Black Friday madness that others partook in last night/this morning, many real estate professionals will not be thinking about social media today. I say it is the perfect time to go against the grain and do a bit ...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 6
I locked the door with the keys inside the house-November Activerain contest-I cannot believe I just did that.   Well this happened around maybe June 2008. This is actually my first client who so happens to be one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. That person happens to be my brother...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 38
Never thought I would be writing about this unpleasant incident, but my friend from San Jose, Ms. Kathleen Daniels has a contest going on called, "I can't believe I just did that", and it's was NOT featured on the Contest page. However, Thanks for Kathleen's reminders, and a reblog from Sussie Su...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 54
I get this question a lot:  What do I do about broken window seals? For sure, sooner or later, most double-pane windows (gas filled) will develop a broken seal.  The intert gas inside, argon or krypton, will leak out, get replaced by air, and that air will bring in condensation. People often ask ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 73
Is the open house dead? Ignore my opinion because I hate open houses, but on the flip-side if something is valuable I want to use it even if I don't think it's valuable. Today, one of my new agents did an open house for me on a great property. It was well advertised and ready to be shown. Zero, n...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 16
Every Listing is Won Before You Ever Step Foot in The Seller's Front Door   Sun Tzu said over 2,500 years ago in the 'The Art of War',  "every battle is won before it is ever fought."   Before you ever step foot on the battlefield the battle has already been won.   If you want to be a listing age...