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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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By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 1
     Years ago before deregulation in the airline industry, planes from Northeast and other lines catered to and service little towns like Houlton Maine.   The government helped support the airline to these smaller off the beaten path areas but from a practical standpoint, you do not have 757 or ...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 108
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions arise as to the value of the current home and what ...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
(REALTY EXECUTIVES OTF)
Comments 81
The Role of the Real Estate Agent is Changing There has been discussion among brokers and agents that real estate agents are going the way of the travel agent.  Some of my experiences assisting home buyers, in particular, with the purchase of their new home, whether for personal residence or inve...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer Hall of Fame (773) 987-8224
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 5
SOLD: 586 S Edson Ave 586 S Edson Ave, Lombard, IL 60148  Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home     Search Lombard Real Estate Listings: Lombard Real Estate New Listings (44) Lombard Real Estate Foreclosure Listings (24) Lombard Real Estate Short Sale Listings (14) Lombard Real Est...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer Hall of Fame (773) 987-8224
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 0
*SOLD* 740 River Walk Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home   www.bestrealestateagentsinchicago.com Search Wheeling Real Estate Listings: Wheeling Foreclosure Listings (8) Wheeling Short Sale Listings (15) Wheeling Single Family Homes for Sale (38) Wheelin...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 57
Who's ready to rock and roll?!?!?  I'm so very happy to announce the 2014 Summertime ActiveRain Meetup Locations!!  Thank you to the hosts for organizing this round, without you there would be no MeetUp love.   If you have any questions regarding the MeetUp, please feel free to contact th...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer Hall of Fame (773) 987-8224
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 0
SOLD 1841 Illinois St, Des Plaines, IL 60018 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home. Sellers. Free Market Evaluation (CMA) Buyers. Search Des Plaines Real Estate Des Plaines Real Estate New Listings (52) Des Plaines Real Estate Foreclosure Listings (34) Des Plaines Real Estate Short...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 57
OK so attack is a bit dramatic but, my husband ahem, I mean business partner, spent several hours this morning rebuilding a gate at one of the properties we own and manage. The gate that was on the property had recently been kicked in and was in need of some serious repair.  Rumor has it that it ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 63
IT'S A HOT MARKET ~ I THINK I WILL GET IN TO REAL ESTATE!   Our south Texas market is HOT, HOT, HOT right now!  With this real estate boom, I hear from more and more people that they are getting into real estate because they believe that they will make some quick and easy money?  WHAAAATTTT??...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 38
More Than Home Buyers & Sellers Find You When You Blog Obviously our primary target audience when we post about local communities and events is home owners and home buyers.  But we've found that those posts get us found by more than just area home buyers and sellers, but others that indir...
By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 66
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 Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner
(KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate)
Comments 43
This is a bit of a twist on those situations where family members use someone other than a family member or friend who is a real estate agent to represent them in the sale or purchase of a house - and it is discovered on accident. For the past four months, at his request, a realtor friend of mine...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 65
Inman's Real Estate Connect conference was last week in San Francisco. For those of you not familiar, twice a year the technology crowd in the real estate industry descend on either San Francisco or New York to hash out where the industry is headed technologically.  Just about every great new...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 104
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 35
Here is how you can know how good your windows are even if the builder says they are Energy Star windows. First of all - we need some definitions.  Lots of buzz words and catch phrases get thrown around. Energy Star - this has been around since 1992, a program introduced by the EPA as a voluntary...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
Comments 62
Agents everywhere lament the day they take on a buyer who does everything possible to irritate the seller. You know the story… The buyer skips appointments. Missing an appointment without calling ahead of time – is there anything worse? Inconsiderate buyers fail to realize that the seller’s spent...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 63
Remember your firsts? They are markers in your life.   Let me start by saying that this is a bittersweet post. I am losing someone precious to me that is a first. But, to begin, let’s go back to those firsts. The firsts in our lives are true MOMENTS. Remember your first car? Your first kiss? Your...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 41
  I was a design build general contractor for more than 30 years and I have been a home inspector for more than 10 years.  I have seen a lot of interesting things in houses over all those years. At a recent inspection, I found a type of window installation from the 1930’s that I had never seen be...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, The Naked Blogger 541-659-1620
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
Comments 111
Over the course of 15 years of selling real estate, I've made some mistakes.  It's easy to do when you don't have a "How-To' manual or a Mentor to guide you.  I thought I'd share a few of my blunders... just in case there's a newbie out there who could benefit. 1.  Br...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 39
Well this was a nice article to wake up to:  Home Guru - The most frequently asked questions about refinishng hardwood floors.   This is an article in a local online paper by a local real estate agent known as "The Home Guru." (Bill Primavera).   Now, let me tell how this transpired.   ...