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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 Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 37
Dear Listing Agent:  Put the details in the MLS sheet If you want feedback, don't get defensive when I give it If I tell you that my client isn't interested, don't continue to bug me Last week, I showed houses all day for three days (25 to 30 houses), and I have been showing houses th...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 63
You Don’t Have to Comment! We spend a lot of time suggesting that we engage in ActiveRain by not only reading posts here, but also making comments.  And, that is absolutely true.    Commenting: 1. Lets people know that someone read their post 2. It can let them know who we are- tell them a little...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 68
The easiest way to get business is by referral. Referrals are far more likely to work with you than people you've cold called because they've already heard from someone they trust that you're the right person to work with. Imagine this conversation.      Stranger: I'm thinking abo...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004
Comments 43
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  But I Was Going To Write About That!! It happens regularly!  I'm mulling an idea for a blog post and cruising around in the Rain and ...uh oh....someone beat me to it!  The topic is almost identical to what I'd planned, now what?  There are a few choices: Throw the top...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 50
If Everything goes according to the plan, ActiveRain will release our next round of enhancements to the community on July 28th (along with a squashing a huge pile of bugs.....your 'following' button will definitely be back). On Monday the 28th, we will let you know for sure if the updates...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 92
Some posts "expire" within days or even hours of their publication date.  Others live on indefinitely and continue to provide "searched for" information to consumers year after year.  The recent increase in number of posts for points was the catalyst for my research into my m...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 41
Albert Einstein said, and I'm paraphrasing here, people fall into one of two categories.  Either everything is a miracle or there are no miracles.  I side with the believers in the miracles group.  That said, I have my glass extended for more Google Juice, but I know it takes more than click...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 35
"I think I'm up.......right?" "No, I'm up, you just spent 20 minutes with a customer". "But we didn't have what they wanted". "And I'm not the Queen of England, but I'm up". "I don't understand". "I do.....I'm up, ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 19
What is the difference between high performing teams and dysfunctional teams?  In many cases it comes down to leadership.  If you lead any type of sales team in Westchester County, NY you know the importance of having a dependable team.  The fact that you are the owner or the boss will earn you l...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
One of the unique features of property management with Cornerstone Business Group, Inc. is that we reserved the right to inspect every property once a month. We do that when clients are new, and if they have shown a pattern of care, we may stretch that out to every other month.  I learned a long ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 32
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ayMy, oh my what a wonderful day!Plenty of sunshine heading my wayZip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ayMister Bluebird on my shoulderIt's the truth, it's actch'llEv'rything is satisfactch'llZip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay Today I hit 125% of the goal set...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 13
I Read Your Blog On ActiveRain About Shorts Sales And I received a message yesterday from someone calling from New York.  She said she read my blog on ActiveRain about short sales and a specific mortgage company.  The name of the mortgage company is intentionally omitted here. She did not get int...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 3
Andover Lake is one of the cleanest lake in the State of Connecticut. No electric or motor boats are allowed in this 159-acre lake. Andover is only approximately 30 minutes away from Hartford during normal traffic hours. Andover Lake is operated by two non-profit organizations, which are ALMA (An...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 6
Happy Birthday to Anita Clark!   I was glad to receive a Facebook reminder that today is Anita Clark’s birthday. Please stop by her blogs with your best wishes and birthday greetings. Anita Clark is one of the most focused real estate bloggers that I follow. She knows her market areas and shares ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 14
Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our seventh week! Each week, some ActiveRain bloggers are spotlighted to take us somewhere we may not have been on some kind of virtual travel (and it doesn't cost a dime!). Here is the purpose:   " to enjoy the ri...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 5
Still Made in Bristol TN/VA USA!   Today I went to a factory in Bristol TN to buy my favorite pair of jeans... Pointer Brand.     They are the only kind I like to wear because they are made from soft denim and I like the way they are cut.     They even hemmed them for me on the spot in under 10 m...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Real Estate Resource For Life!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC)
Comments 13
  What Will I Do With My Million   Today I became the newest millionaire in ActiveRain.  I’ve been giving some thought to what I might do with my new million.    First – I would like to buy a Winnebago and head across the country visiting all my AR friends.  Wouldn’t that be too much fun! Since I...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 19
I enjoy my cell phone. I love my MacBook Air, and my car is a pleasure to drive. Some things make life easier and then some things simply interfere with what makes the day to day special. I miss the days of easy and uncomplicated. I remember calling people instead of using email, writing letters ...
By Nancy Laswick, Your Phoenix/Scottsdale REALTOR®
Comments 8
"Dr James Richardson Your Trulia Profile My name is Dr James Richardson, I'm a Surgeon, I am looking for a property to buy and need a real estate expert to put me through, please let me know if you are available to help me out, I am at work right now and its a busy day for me so please c...
By Fred Griffin, Tallahassee Real Estate Broker. Buyer Brokerage and Flat Fee MLS, Tallahassee Florida Real Estate: Call 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 8
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