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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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 60
Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not sure? After you publish a public blog post, go back to that post and at the top you will see something similar to the below information (with your own blog title and contact information): The piec...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Hello again and good morning!  Hope this e-mail finds you doing fantastic this Monday morning!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:   POSITIVE CHOICES:     You can choose to be happy just as easily as you choose to be sad.  The choice, no matter what the situation, is always UP TO YOU.   You ca...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 18 to January 24 , 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 co...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
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PR Equals Free Publicity   There are three key areas of public relations you can use to boost your advertising results ten-fold over your paid advertising. The key to public relations lie in: ·       Public relation or publicity ·       Merchandising ·       Promotions With a solid plan in place ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When I saw the hot tub crushing, I mean, resting on the rear deck I stuck my hand in and the water was feeling hot, hot, hot. Looking at the horribly unprofessional, I mean, interesting wiring to the hot tub and entering the house I knew it was a homeowner job. Going into the basement and seeing ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 56
What Do You Tell a New Blogger?   Recently I’ve been in conversations with several  new bloggers. They’re interested and want to get started with their blogging, or had already done a little, but are uneasy about the path to take and what to do.   Just Do It If you angst about it too much and wor...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 44
  We can learn a lot from animals. Please watch the video and see how the horse and his trainer manage to overcome his fear. Blogging is a lot like testing the waters. Notice that when the trainer goes in and splashes around, the horse is curious and when trust is built, the horse has no problem...
    "Wind Beneath My Wings" from Samo Kiterij   Written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar & Larry Henley   Have a Great Day   -David-  
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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Suzanne's post on a positive mindset growing her business and relationships is spot on. Do you share a genuine smile, wear your name badge and bring business cards when you go out on errands? You should! You never know who the people you interact with might know who need help to buy a home, sell ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 61
Unicorn farts and false promises.   I just finished reading a post that said blogging is useless and does not bring income. That writing about local neighborhoods, local events and businesses is a waste of time.   I never expected to be visited by mythical unicorns who fart real estate leads but ...
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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People buy from people first is a well know marketing dynamic. It works off emotional energy. It is as simple as that. You engage someone at the point of sale and if a like, connection, trust, or feeling kicks in, then the sale is fast becoming a done deal with minor obstacles. The thing is, some...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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Attaining the American Dream: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy                 Heading into 2015 many people have their sights set on buying a home. The personal reasons differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Har...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 41
We walked into the kitchen and saw quartz counter tops, which usually invites the question as to which is better - and so what's the difference - granite versus quartz counter tops. Walking into the kitchen on a home inspection my client asked what a quartz counter top was. So, when you walk into...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 5
Charlotte's Levine Museum Of The New South is a history museum focusing on the history of life in the Piedmont after the Civil War. The "centerpiece" of the museum is its "From Cottonfields too Skyscrapers: Reinventing Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont in the New South" exhibit which spans some...
By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
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Are you seeing and hearing what you think you are? Our thoughts come at us like water flowing over a waterfall. We make quick decisions, because that is the type of people we are. We see or hear about a situation and we respond. We look at a photo or see a couple sitting in a restaurant and decid...
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 14
Verdict Is In on The New England Patriots Deflate-Gate ...Rocky Todaro Found Innocent!   ActiveRain News Update!   Check out the latest news ....Verdict Is In on The New England Patriot Deflate-Gate ...Rocky Todaro Found Innocent!   I know this is a shocker to many (Including Me), but all indicat...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 19
Let it never be said that I am not cutting edge and don't rush out to you previews of the Super Bowl commercials so while you are eating your chips and dip and drinking a cold one with friends at your Super Bowl party, you can tell them your old pal Gary showed you this one already!! Kind of a me...
By David Saks
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If you bought a house for the listing price less 20% and sold it for the listing price, what percent of profit would you make ? Take your time. The answer is posted below the wildlife photo. A. 25% Here's an example for you. Let's say we bought the home with a listing price of 500 thousand dolla...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 27
A Fun Meetup in Westcliffe Colorado   Yesterday morning, my daughter (Erin Bates) and I jumped in the car and headed to Westcliffe, Colorado for John G. Johnston 's ActiveRain meetup.  It is about 3 hours southwest from our home with some wonderful views along the way.   There was still quite a b...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 42
Friday was Pajama day at school for Handsome Hudson! He was thrilled to wear his Spider Man PJ's that Nana and Paw Paw gave him for Christmas! Of course Beautiful Beckett was hanging out wondering why Hudson wasn't getting dressed for school! She was more than willing to tag along as she was alre...