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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 Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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Hello and welcome to the first week of March, 2015 Thank you for taking a moment to read this blog... I am always trying to come up with new ways to help and support my clients business through networking, business events, social media, social media support and training, public speaking, educati...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope this email finds you and your Monday going well.  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you:   STRESS LESS:   1)  Dance it out 2)  Go for a walk 3)  Talk about it 4)  Breathe 5)  Go to bed earlier 6)  Focus on what you can control 7)  Reminisce about good times 8)  Ask for...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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OK, I admit it. I'm a sucker for red hair. Don't let a redheaded Girl Scout get close to me with a case of thin mints or I'm toast. Yep, it's follicle kryptonite for me. Don't pass that around because I'll have a line around the block of little redheaded salespeople knocking on my door. This is o...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 22 to February 28, 2015   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 c...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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Rainers are the best as we all know but what about those who don't?  I'm starting a new series and you're all invited.  Some amazing Rainers will be highlighted  through social cards that we'll create.  These cards will be blasted on our social outlets and within AR as well linking back to your p...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The Caller Says My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis Can You Help Me?   Blogging, as many of us know, can bring phone calls and inquiries.   And lots of interesting questions.   So when I received the phone call and I heard:   My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis, Can You Help Me?   I stopped f...
By Chris Shull, Your Realtor For Life!
(ColumbiaLand Realty)
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Question: How would you feel if you lost an Olympic Gold Medal by two-thousandths of a second?  You probably wonder, "How could they measure that closely?"  Mathematically speaking, the distance you can swim in two-thousandths of a second is about the thickness of a coat of paint or about one-ten...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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In some homes anomalies are obvious, like with this passive kitchen vent. You can see that something use to be here - some sort of vent mechanism, or microwave. But it's been removed, to leave this attractive spot on the wall! Holding my hand up there cold air could be felt coming through the hol...
By Vickie Nagy, Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton
(Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932)
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I am looking for an agent class-action lawsuit against Trulia. If I can't find one I want to identify other agents with similar issues. I know they are out there. My Trulia rep, Alice Pak said so. The story begins with an in-office presentation by Alice Pak, who sold me some mobile advertising an...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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  Agent.Watch   With the rise in crimes against real estate agents, it is time to be proactive. We need to take precautions and pay attention to safety in the workplace. And just short of hiring a bodyguard “Agent.Watch” sounds like the perfect app for real estate agents.   I just read an article...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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It hasn’t been so many years ago that the specter of Chinese Drywall began to materialize and create some major issues for homeowners.  It was the toxicity of the drywall products that posed major health concerns. Tonight while watching a segment on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” a new concern has arrived. ...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
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Instead of writing one quote like I usually do, I'm going to put 5 great quotes below. Make Monday great! Remember that everything comes together when you least expect it and that persistence pays off in the long run!   "Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the succe...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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Hope you'll enter Grant's March Challenge because we'll all learn from this!  Head over to Grant's post to leave your comment!!!! Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
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Whew, I'm just under the wire on this one. Here is my entry into Roger Mucci's Fourth Annual "Be the Star of your Own Movie," contest.  Naturally, I chose the Best Movie category and here is  my original video "The Story of Us." ( If I'd done anything other than a video, you all would NEVER have ...
By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
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Come on down to Stroudsburg and learn about the wildlife here in the Pocono Mountains in the month of March. The Poconos is full of wildlife and an abundance of trees, wetlands, and very rare creatures. Learn about all of this at some of the Mountain's fun and full of nature information activitie...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Speechless Sundays: Poinsettia Bush on our walk with Chachi!       If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Speechless Sunday: for our East Coast Friends a bit of color!       If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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The world is made up of all kinds of people, all kinds of religions, political believes, different moral compasses, different ideas of ethics and different measure sticks for success.   I am a square peg who's hovered by the round hole all my life. My motto, why be normal?  I don't measure someon...