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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 Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Earth Week, Tree Planting with Machines   This week in honor of Earth Week I will be posting four blogs on Tree Planting the first one in the series is of a hand planter planting forest trees in a production setting, the second one will be another production crew planting in a field with a tree p...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Today 4-23-2014 is the 100 year Birthday of Wrigley Field home of the Chicago Cubs. I have to say happy birthday to the park. I have fond memories of the 1969 season with Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Fergie Jenkins as a kid. When the late 70s rolled around it went downhill and attendance was low. Now ...
By Roy Kelley
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
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Happy Birthday to Pat Kennedy   I have been busy today but not too busy to extend birthday greetings to DC real estate professional Pat Kennedy. For those that have not experienced Pat’s hospitality, she is an outstanding hostess and attending an ActiveRain MeetUp at her home is a special treat H...
By Inspiration Station
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In our webinar today, a member asked if she should continue to write about local events in her area or strictly focus on real estate.  I feverishly recommended she keep up the local event posts. By doing so, you're not only solidifying yourself as the expert in your community but you're also gett...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 7
To date, I've read 91 entries to Karen's Contest - Your First Real Estate Experience. It is bitter-sweet being a judge because for the most part, I feel every entry is a winner.  It's not about winning though. As my Mom always used to say "It's not about whether you win or lose, it's about how yo...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 7
Now this looks great!  Much easier and I can leverage much better for my biz.  I haven't been using Twitter too much and I had it on my "to do" list to reformat my page anyway, as I never changed it the last time they upgraded the format.  So, at least I can do it all at once. Thx Fred.  You're s...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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Sometimes the best intentions simply go sideways. Last week an agent in Florida contacted me about writing her bio. I sent her my usual reply, explaining how I work, and she wrote back to say "Let's do it." So far so good - until she decided to be double-sure that her deposit reached me right awa...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
Celebrate Earth Day Every Day! "Reduce, reuse, recycle" This mantra should be first and foremost when making decisions as part of our daily lives – at work, on vacation, when we're out, and at home. Do you know that every day you can make very simple changes . Here are a few more ideas to start w...
By Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 15
Do we really work on the art of getting referrals?  I think I could do a better job of getting more referrals just by doing some simple thinks that I forget about because I am to busy now but down the road I wish I would of done a better job. The ART of referrals is easy if you think about it.   ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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After two weeks on the go, I will return home tomorrow. I have had a wonderful and exciting time. Travel is a passion for me and it grounds and teaches me things I am likely to forget otherwise. When I travel I learn about the hardships in the world and how good people everywhere deal with their ...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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  I have to say I use certain Realtors (when I am asked for referrals) because I know them, trust them and know they are going to get the job done and overcome issues. While I could write many stories on this I am going to focus on one for this post. Buyer looking for a very small window of prope...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
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By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
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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 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 University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 70
Our fundamental blog training on ActiveRain is our Blogging Boot Camp series. This post is a hub to keep you updated on the most recent recordings from Blogging Boot Camp, as well as a way for you to sign up for the next live series of classes for Blogging Boot Camp. 2014 Blogging Boot Camp LIVE...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 46
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 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 Fred Griffin, Your Real Estate Broker for Tallahassee, Florida 850-339-4861, Call Fred 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 24
     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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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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...