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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 Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Comments 75
Imagine for a moment, a perfect world - one in which you had access to absolutely everything you need to know about the purchase of a potential new home.  And by everything, I mean exactly that.  Access to listing information, county data, mortgage history, neighborhood and demographic data, how ...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 279
How To Get Started on ActiveRain - A quick route to a successful Journey on ActiveRain. The ActiveRain Staff,  along with our members and ambassadors, wish to welcome you to the ActiveRain community.  We know you have a choice, and we're glad you've chosen our network as a place to connect with o...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 45
Not much more saddening in new construction could be the discovery of footprints in the hardwood flooring finish coat. Silly and disconcerting.  Uncaring and disappointing.  Unbelievable and dishonorable. DISPLAYING THIS AS THE "REVEAL" TO BUYERS SHOULD EMBARRASS ANY BUILDER.  BUT IT APPARENTLY D...
By Fred Griffin, Your Real Estate Broker for Tallahassee, Florida 850-339-4861, Call Fred 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 12
     Wow!  Twitter has a completely new look.   Talk about photo-centric!  Your Profile photo is larger.  Your Header is huge.  Twitter Profile Pages now boast a 3 Column format that is easy to surf and easy to understand.        Here is what you need to know about the New Twitter:      Adjust y...
By Fred Griffin, Your Real Estate Broker for Tallahassee, Florida 850-339-4861, Call Fred 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 79
     Facebook!  Where are those Pages that I liked?  Why is Facebook hiding a lot of the things that I want to see?  How can I decide what I want to see?  Is Facebook going to control my views, or will I control my views?      Good news! You can regain control over what you see on Facebook by usi...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 69
How Much Is TOO Much To Pay For A Domain Name? I guess the answer to that question depends on who is asking, who is buying, and who is selling. I spent several hours shopping for a dot com domain name for my new line of business.  More on that later. I'm still actively involved in real estate. I'...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
How to Add a Social Media Button to Your Signature Line. After a post I wrote on learning about Pinterest,  Gayle Rich-Boxman wrote and asked me how to get the Pinterest button in the bottom of my blog.  It’s easy but like most of us, we placed the Social Media Buttons when we set up our ActiveRa...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 18
  The short answer is NONE. The long answer is NONE. Wet insulation will obviously become less efficient as an insulator the wetter it becomes.  At some point it ceases to be insulation at all.  Part of the “building science” of insulation is keeping it dry. We must construct homes that are capab...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 50
ActiveRain Taught Me to Really Share and Like It I grew up in a family of five children. Sharing was forced on us because we were not rich and in fact we were financially challenged. Though I respected the family unit and was forced to share, I didn't particularly like it. You see if I lost somet...
By Max VanNatter
(First American Title)
Comments 1
It started with a challenge in June of 2012 when my brother-in-law Steve told me I should try and qualify to run in the Boston Marathon.  7 months later, January 2013, I qualified for Boston by running a marathon (26.2 miles) in 3 hours and 7 minutes, placing 3rd overall in my first race.  3 week...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 45
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Find Your Blogging Carrot! For most of us here, the big carrot is obvious:  an increase in business from our blogging efforts.  Whether from direct consumer calls or agent to agent referrals, we hope our blogging efforts pay off don't we? But the challenge for many bloggers is...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 145
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
By Tom White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN
(Benchmark Realty, LLC)
Comments 6
Before I was a real estate agent, before I was even a homeowner, I was a Parks and Recreation Director in the suburbs of Chicago. I loved my job. One of the best things about it was that I could help shape our community by acquiring land for public parks. Parks that would benefit the residents of...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 172
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
  501 Springfield Avenue   Berkeley Heights, Union County, NJ   Looking For Work Email mcoskun@edengourmet.com     CLICK IMAGESTO ENLARGE     PROPERTY DETAILS   Garden of Eden Culinary Mecca for Savvy Shoppers Paul Stillwaggon and NJ Estates Real Estate Group proudly announces that the prime mark...
By Cathy Wolters, Your Brevard County Property Management Expert
(Wolters Realty & Property Management Company)
Comments 3
We got a phone call Saturday that nobody ever wants to get.  The kind of call that changes everything. That makes you question everything, makes you want to hold your love ones close and appreciate every minute you have with them. My husband's stepson from his first marriage's beautiful vibrant ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 14
What is going on today? I was clueless until I opened Google's page asking me to share a photo and a Banana Republic ad offering discount on any green items.   Today is Earth Day. That is what it is.   What is Earth Day! According to Wikipedia, Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 29
The sequel to "No sense having a big one"..... When the "big one" doesn't fit, you need to explore other options, which is exactly what happened yesterday. The owner spoke to the young man with the "big one" and suggested he come into the store and that I would help him with his dilemma. No small...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Comments 1
  16023 Pipers View Dr, Webster, TX 77598   Check out this new listing in Webster, TX. Close to Baybrook Mall and only a 25 mile drive to Downtown Houston.       16023 Pipers View Dr, Webster, TX 77598      Active on Market       $130,000 Single Family Homes, 3-4 Beds, 2 Full & 0 Half Bath(s)    ...
By Donald Payne
(Vision Realty)
Comments 8
Are You or Your Clients Ready for a Natural Disaster?  There’s been a lot of natural disasters going on in the news lately such as the mudslide in Washington state, tornadoes in the Midwest and tragic snowstorms in the Northeast.  Are there ways to plan, prevent or avoid these disasters or at lea...