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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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By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 16
Build It and They Will Come...but who is THEY? Controversy in Kaka'ako - Ward Village - and the Transformation of Kaka'ako, Honolulu The Howard Hughes Corporation in conjunction with Victoria Ward Ltd. is one of many developers with their hand in reshaping a huge swath of Honolulu into what some ...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 12
OK for those of you who know the MNF (Monday Night Football) theme my post will not be construed as utter nonsensical ramblings but something that tugs at the heart lol. I am and always will be a fan of football, college more so than pro just because I love the purity in which they play and, whil...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 6
Case of the missing points   ActiveRain plans a Monday night release that will correct the way that points are awarded.   Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. As many of you have experienced (some of you even though you probably haven't noticed) there is an issue with the...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 64
The Adventures of Whaa Cow at The Cody Hotel in Cody Wyoming- Customer Service Above and Beyond!!!   After spending the night in Custer South Dakota we made our way on our road trip to Cody Wyoming which is about 45 minutes outside of the east entrance of Yellowstone Park.    The Cody hotel is ou...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
The largest mortgage provider in the United States is Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has agreed to settle these allegations for $5 Million.    The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development charged the allegations against Wells Fargo stating that Wells Fargo ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 60
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Blog Angry! One of my favorite movies is Bill Murray's Groundhog Day.  SPOILER ALERT:  There's a scene where Bill's character groundhognaps Puxatawney Phil and includes one of my favorite quotes from the movie: Don't drive angry, right?  Bad things happen, mmmmkay? Well ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 123
I know the cost of living is different around the country, and the thought of losing commission on a $500K sale is no big deal in some areas, but in my area that is an upscale property and the loss would sting quite a bit. A recent client who was moving to another state asked for my assistance in...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 42
When your client has a home inspector at their beckon call, it is best to dot I’s and cross T’s.  This is even truer if that home inspector happens to be your father or father-in-law. When my eldest son sent me pictures of the completed exhaust fan installation, that was done in conjunction with ...
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 20
Everyone who does some sort of work on their home has this question come up and it must be answered too. It cannot be ignored. You either decide YES or NO. I have done both in my lifetime. Many things cross into the mind of someone who approaches this subject. Let's look at a few yeses and no's W...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 33
There were a lot of terrific posts that I read last week on ActiveRain, and I'm sure that I missed a bunch of other posts that would have taught me something important or made me smile.  But these are the favorites of the ones that I did find: Anita Clark:  Hidden Home Buying Costs  Anita does a ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 61
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- October 12 to October 18, 2014   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it co...
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 72
No one is going at it with anyone else. No feuds? No tete to tete? No comment to post combat? I know we don't all agree, but have we reached the point where we can share and not take prisoners during the exchange? I haven't seen or heard of anyone declaring war on another here in ActiveRain-land ...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 28
In thinking about writing an entry for this contest, I kind of fell down a rabbit hole and got distracted with the whole idea of going "above and beyond".   It started simply as an exercise in picking the best instance of Mary and I doing something beyond the ordinary for a client. There was a lo...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 35
  Much ado about nothing!   OK, what exactly are we trying to do now?   This installation accomplishes a few things, but I am pretty sure that none of these things are the real reason for the installation.   First of all, it took some money out of a bank account or wallet.   Secondly, it uses ele...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 120
I have to admit that reaching the top 200 spot in Active Rain was not one of my goals, and I was certainly surprised when I checked the Leader board this morning after seeing Debbie Reynold’s Post on our Top Three Bloggers.  I checked in at No 199, and I remember how I felt when I did set persona...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 14
  Internal Happiness Is A Journey!     Internal happiness can be attained by all that want it. And even though it may hard especially when distracted by life’s challenges, inner happiness is attainable and within our reach. It’s all about our attitude and how we deal with negativity. A poor outlo...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 57
30 Posts in 30 Days? What?   What is a 30 in 30 ActiveRain challenge? It's fairly simple. First ingredient? A month with 30 days. Nobvember will fit that criteria. Bam! Second ingredient? Pretty easy. A blog post for EACH day in the month! That's right. ONE post for each day. Not 3 posts for 1 da...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Comments 107
A good buddy of mine told me a story about one of his clients and their home buying process.  She was a single mom with a 5 year old daughter.  The mom couldn't find a sitter, so she asked Brian if she could bring her along for the 4 showings.     Not only did Brian say yes, he went above and bey...
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)
Comments 21
Been searching for an easier way to find Wi-Fi service with my iPad, and Wi-Fi Finder App is the one that keeps popping up.   Using the WI-Fi Finder with the GPS function on your iPhone or iPad, Wi-Fi Finder is supposed to tell you exactly where the closest Wi-Fi hotspot is, and how to get there...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 50
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Ok Rainers, are you ready to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of FB befriending, online socializing, and Fan Page learning? I know I am and hope many of you are as well! With Ello hitting the social media scene (look it up) it was a busy week of push and shove f...