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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.

Here you will find all sorts of information about what makes ActiveRain members tick. We are spread far and wide and come from all walks of life together to build this one-of-a-kind platform. Anything to do with the community and happenings in the 'Rain can be found here. Dive in and take part of something uniquely special.

Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
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Do you give others a wide berth...or are you in a bumper car that is constantly getting hit and you did not see it coming? Do you carry a carrot in your pocket or are you armed and ready with a big stick with the safety off?  Do you bask in the sun and enjoy the moment...or are you loaded down wi...
By Richard Yates, Broker and Realtor Orange County, California
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How to blog like a Professional Becoming an accomplished blogger takes time, but also requires a proper education in Titles, Topics, Content, Layouts, Links, Keywords and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  It's not enough to write a post of great value without applying proven techniques, skil...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
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Some of you may have already noticed, with the recent release, when you 'like' a blog post or a comment, you now get a few extra points.  8 points every time you 'like' a blog post (up to 20 per day)4 points every time you 'like' a comment (up to 30 per day) After this wen...
By Erin Renzas, In love with creative content marketing!
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When it comes to meeting the best buyers and sellers on Trulia your first impression counts. If you sign into your Trulia account today, you may notice something different! In order to help you look even better than you already do, we’ve given our free Trulia Agent Profiles a makeover. The improv...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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2014 Summer Video Challenge, Show Us Your Local & Bring in the Juice We all know how great local events are for attracting clients and bringing in the Google Juice and we have been told how much Google likes Video, so this Challenge is going to combine the two for a great dose of SEO for all ...
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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It was a nice day for home inspection yesterday. Although the outcome would not be a beautiful one, instead of sulking in from another deal that would not go through, I requested for the home inspector's card with the buyer standing next to me.   Unexpectedly, the home inspector said that he ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Free Enterprise Encourages Everyone To Set And Achieve High Goals!   "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving it." Michelangelo (1475-1564) This defines the human experience.  Some of us want to strive, and ac...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
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Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest   It's my first ActiveRain contest!  After 2 and 1/2 years, I figured it was time to host one- so here it goes...   While not quite under the influence like the driver in the photo here, it's safe ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
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The Extra Mile.....Do you take that journey?   ********************   Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. Gary Ryan Blair   Heroes have a rough time becau...
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! With another week quickly winding down, have you taken the opportunity to show your Facebook Fan Page a little TLC? How about your followers...did they get some of your attention this week? Surely you stopped in and "hung out" with others in a few of th...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  What Makes You Leap?     Sometimes a picture can speak louder than words can. And if that statement is true “this picture speaks loudly” or at least it does for me.   I came across this picture and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I want to share this picture as it really inspires me. Most of th...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
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The Obituary Appears, When Do You Call For The Listing Appointment?     Gasp…   We know what you might be thinking   But...   Then reality sets in   You had previously called….   Maybe you knocked on their door…   Perhaps there was a casual conversation…   Or a mutual acquaintance had mentioned 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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On September 21st 2013, I was visited by ZILLOW undercover agents who were gathering data in regards to their future growth and potentials. They found out about me because I was an ACTIVERAIN active blogger. A RAINER! Someone hire up said...find out what you can from this guy...Here is the origi...
By Becky Kolb, Sun Lakes Arizona Expert
(ReMax Infinity - The KOLB Team)
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Sun Lakes AZ Homes For Sale 10145 Copper in Oakwood Country Club New Listing   Rialto Floor Plan - Golf Course Lot 2165 sq ft - $339,000 Are you looking for a golf course lot home in an active adult community that is move in ready?  We've just found your home!  Gated Oakwood Country Club in S...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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Under The Influence | Intoxicating Love As I reflect upon the people who have had the greatest, most positive influence in my life the first person who comes to my mind is someone I have not personally met, yet is definitely the most influential person in my life. That person is:   Jesus:  No one...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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This one is going to be fun!  It's a Summer Video Challenge from Bob Crane.  You'll be doing something that you can use for business and something we all love to see .... your videos!  You must write a post with it and you can do. Have fun and can't wait for the videos. 2014 Summer Vi...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Buying for folks whether employed, self employed, second home or retired is About Job Then Lifestyle. People RELOCATE to Des Moines for example for a JOB, then condo, apartment, home, they look at closeness to work. In self employment or retirement the job site may go away, but for ALL of them th...
By Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker, Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
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     Everyone knows that the "Like" button has replaced the former "Suggest" button on ActiveRain blogs.  Clicking the Like Button signals the staff at ActiveRain that you consider this blog worthy of a Feature on the ActiveRain home page.         It used to be that if you Su...
By Lisa Friedman, 25 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Lisa Consulting VT)
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This is my entry into Dennis Burgess' contest 'Who Are the Five People Who Have Influenced Your Life the Most'. I would have to say that the five people who have influenced my life the most are all vastly different and have influneced me in vastly different ways.   1. The earliest per...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Making A Difference In My Community Thank you Donna Foerster Some of you know that I'd prefer to just do things in the community and help individuals anonymously when I can, but being a team player I'll forego all that and let you know some of the things my company @Homes Realty Group and...