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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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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Somerset County New Jersey Commercial Listings For Rent  NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors offers a diverse inventory of commercial property for lease in North Central New Jersey. Here you will find commercial real estate for rent including retail space for lease, office for rent,...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction homes in desirable neighborhoods of Warren Township, Watchung, Basking Ridge, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Martinsville, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Har...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 45
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 Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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We're working with out-of-state buyer clients who asked, "Should We Buy A Long Island Home Without A Basement"?   These buyers are from an area that does not have basements, but have heard that on Long Island a basement is a necessary feature in a home.   A house with a basement may be common dep...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 49
My first dog was a wonderful mutt dog named Sparky. And while he was the world's goofiest looking pet, Sparky was in many ways the perfect dog (sorry, Willie!).  He was super affectionate and well behaved.  He never chewed socks or towels or designer slacks.  He never got car sick, and he wouldn'...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Most Realtors have a plan and a way they like to do a listing presentation. That is likely to involve a thorough study of the subject property, area comps and the market's strengths and weaknesses. It's always good to be prepared, but sometimes you come prepared and your potential client has alre...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 65
Updated 11/20 at 3:30PM... All of the Fixes in this post are live on the site.  You're good to go! We appreciate all of the troubleshooting you've sent our way the last couple of days (that was an awfully political way to say it, right?!). At 3:30PM Pacific on Thursday 11/20, our team of develope...
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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While first-time home buyers take the mortgage process in stride, I find that  repeat buyers are less resilient to the change.   I don't think that age has to do with the behavior as I have first-time home buyers who belong to the baby boomer generation--but provide what is asked from them consci...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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"No thank you, I'm fine." "No really, I'm good." "Trust me, I've got mad skills in this field. I really know what I'm doing, but I appreciate your persistence." That was my brief conversation with the salesman at a local big box hardware store tonight. After 40+ years in the electrical industry, ...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
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Simple Ideas To Make Your Home More Welcoming To Buyers   It may seem obvious, but many sellers fail to recognize that a home that feels, looks, and smells welcoming and homey will more likely raise a buyer's interest when they come for a showing.  Of course, you think your home is pretty comfort...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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For most of us who have lived awhile we have learned the importance of timing. Everyday is special, but some days afford us opportunities we don't come across that often. On those days it is important to, as Saul Bellow would say, seize the day. We aren't always lucky enough to have the luxury of...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The long ball can create MIRACLES! In virtually every sport (and in life), the momentum of the game can shift as a result of a successful Long Ball Play. In Basketball, it’s the 3 pointer . . . or the Fast Break. Football – “Hail Mary” passes or 98 yard kickoff returns. Golf – the Hole in One Soc...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I feel like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland this week. I haven't been late for anything but I have been scurrying to and fro with plenty of real estate activity to wear me out. Add in all the online "stuff", new marketing materials being designed, famil...
By Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  Click for All Town Listings ...    Kenilworth is a borough in Union County, New Jersey, as of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 7,914. The small community is located about 25 miles from NYC. New Jersey Transit provides bus service between Kenilworth and the Port Author...
By Kris Neese, Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain
(Trulia | ActiveRain)
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Thank you to everyone who helped to test out our new Q&A site yesterday.  This blog has some of the interesting questions we came across as our team closely monitored the new release. We finished the day with 80 questions and 240 answers, which in my opinion is a great ratio! Most Answered These ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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By changing your thinking,You change your beliefs;When you change your beliefs,You change your expectations;When you change your expectations,You change your attitude;When you change your attitude,You change your behavior;When you change your behavior,You change your performance;When you change y...
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)
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Is this even necessary anymore? I have stopped wearing a watch for decades now. I only used one for the alarm modes. My watches had the ability to set-off up to five alarms of which I used to make my way throughout the day. The first alarm woke me up. After that, it was appointments and miscellan...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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On home inspections I imagine hearing this question a lot - "Honey, can we please move the laundry room?"  And the answer - "Sure.  I can make it work." Ladies and gentlemen, let the games begin! Later - veeeeooola!  The new laundry room! It is now in the old, and current, furnace room!  The spot...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
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Yes, I know it will for a fact.  I recently read an excellent post by a Newbie in our community which was titled, ”How to use a Blog to establish your online presence”. All of her points were excellent, but the biggest omission was the fact that you need to have a Rainmaker Account to reach the p...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  Horses Way of Handling Major Snowfall       We all have heard about the major snowfall Buffalo, NY experienced this past week.  We have seen many photos and videos of how people are digging out of the 5'-7' snowfall and how they are handling it.   But how are the horses handling the huge snowfa...