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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 Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 34
We all remember this advice: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.”   Reading Richard D. Rawdin blog post Things I Will Never Ever Say   I thought: as a real estate professionals, what are expressions that we should never use and/or never want to hear from others? One of the...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 8
2011: I was 2 months into first real full time job out of college working at a used car finance company learning how to become a loan officer. It was grueling work and felt like a rat race. I remember not fitting in well at this job. I was let go that October with my boss saying "your a great per...
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 0
Moving to a new area code? Don't get rid of your old phone number! Get a free local number instead, here's how...       Google Voice
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 97
Welcome to The Fourth Annual ActiveRain "BE THE STAR OF YOUR OWN MOVIE" Awards Ceremony      I'm Sharon Tara, and I'm very happy to be here on the Red Carpet for all of today's exciting festivities!   I will be announcing  all the nominees for the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Movie categorie...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 90
My wife had a girlfriend over to the house when I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My wife’s friend is quite a bit younger than my wife, and once was my wife’s boss. The woman has a mid-to-high level management position with her current company. She was explaining to the two of us that the owner...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
Not everyone is ecstatic about the shift that just happened in the Middle TN real estate market. In the past 12-18 months, We shifted from too many houses on the market and not enough Buyers – To virtually NO houses on the market and many (VERY Frustrated) Buyers. Just as Nashville’s streets are ...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 0
Taking Control of Your Credit Score offers 3 CE credits in the general category.  See the flyer below for RSVP information or register by clicking This Link.  Seating is limited to the first 18 to RSVP.  Class will be held at the First American Title office in Avondale.  Save yourself a drive int...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 47
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
How to Capture More Clients Online Recent research by the National Association of REALTORS® shows that 92 percent of buyers conduct their home search process online. If you're not maximizing your online presence, you're missing out on opportunities to connect with prospective clients. How can you...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 4
Good morning.  Hope this email finds you and your Monday going well.  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you:   STRESS LESS:   1)  Dance it out 2)  Go for a walk 3)  Talk about it 4)  Breathe 5)  Go to bed earlier 6)  Focus on what you can control 7)  Reminisce about good times 8)  Ask for...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 57
When bad news comes along with some good news. Especially when you are the patient.   ********************   Yesterday when I was visiting Thoroughly Modern Mickey, a liaison for the hospital and rehabilitation facility came in to speak to Mickey.    The good news, Mickey will probably be release...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 0
Did you know 92% of all homeowners search the internet as part of their home search.  43% of buyers in 2014 went to the internet first in their homebuying process.  These numbers will only continue to climb.  It is important to maximize your internet presence.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could ki...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 4
Another Caloosa Home Sold By Mark Loewenberg! 13997 Coco Plum RoadPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418   OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $295,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,400 sqftLot: 5.00 acre(s) Location 13997 Coco Plum RoadPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418USA Mark L...
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Comments 3
Thomas Craig shares a story about life that will put a smile on anyone's face.  Wisdom comes from many directions and many are those we have experienced in our own lives.  The young girl that asked his opinion received an answer she will remember for the rest of her life.  Enjoy your day! My wife...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 19
Google Webmaster Tools is sending out notices to let you know your website is not mobile-friendly.    They ask you in the notice to follow the steps to make sure your website is mobile-friendly.    If you do not make your website mobile-friendly Google will not have your website indexed for mobil...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 60
Rainers are the best as we all know but what about those who don't?  I'm starting a new series and you're all invited.  Some amazing Rainers will be highlighted  through social cards that we'll create.  These cards will be blasted on our social outlets and within AR as well linking back to your p...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 64
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 196
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 30
Sellers, there are more expenses to selling your home than commissions if you're not ready to sell. One of worst things a seller can do is overprice his/her home when it first comes on the market. A small overage is one thing, but when that overage hits 10, 15, 20, 30% and beyond, it's like burni...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 46
  Agent.Watch   With the rise in crimes against real estate agents, it is time to be proactive. We need to take precautions and pay attention to safety in the workplace. And just short of hiring a bodyguard “Agent.Watch” sounds like the perfect app for real estate agents.   I just read an article...