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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.

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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 48
Facebook has made a very important announcement which should concern every marketer out there.   If you are an agent who takes listings- you are a marketer.  If you are a stager who networks with agents- you are a marketer.  If you have any business where you use a Facebook business page,  watch ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 45
Local Posts Get Read and Can Lead to BusinessIt happens over and over. I get calls, emails or texts based on the local "What's Happening" information I have posted on my blog or personal website.  The one I posted a couple of years ago on Serendipity Sundays featured a field of flowers. The photo...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 19
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain  January 14 to January 20, 2018. 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, something about Real Estate, about a place or person! ...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 41
Life is full of lessons.  Some of those lessons create opportunities for us, and some of those lessons have the potential to mark us for failure and misery.  How we deal with them will make the difference.When I was 4, my dad told me he had to run an errand.  I didn't see him again until I was 17...

By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
Warren Crossing is a new condominium development brought to you by the award-winning homebuilders at Elite Properties. Warren Crossing is thirty-five (35) new townhomes built on Parkview Drive, a cul-de-sac in desirable Warren Township. Each new home features three (3) bedrooms, two and one-half ...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
Comments 25
"If You Want To Increase Your Success Rate, DOUBLE Your Failure Rate" a Thomas J. Watson Quote by Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweIf you think of yourself as successful, I would guess that you're picturing a version of you that lives in a dream house of your design with little to no fin...

By Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
(Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, -)
Comments 2
How to prevent or solve a government shutdownHere is my remedy for the problem.#1  When people go on strike they don't get paid, neither should you Congress.#2  After the shutdown is over, you don't get back pay like the people who you shutdown will.#3  Each house, Senate and House of Representat...

By Erika Albert, Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire in Austin, Texas
(E*Rae Realty- Powered by eXp Realty LLC)
Comments 19
Hello Newbies!  I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with others, and there is so much I wish I had known when I first got started in real estate.  There are so many aspects to this business and it can certainly be a bit overwhelming at the beginning when you don’t know where to start.  I hope my ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 9
 Take a page or two out of my book Real Estate The Rome Way and find a newer agent to help. Give someone a hand and be a mentor. As I say in the book, mentoring is one of the most rewarding parts of this business. You don't have to  mentor in person.  Continue reading below.                      ...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 7
Debbie Reynolds is hosting a January 2018 challenge - Making 2018 the Best Year Yet.  Debbie challenges us to pick 3 goals or things we are going to pursue this year that are important to us and explain why we chose the goals and why they are important to us.   January 2018 marks my 15th year rea...

By Inspiration With April, ...grateful...thankful...blessed...
Comments 0
PROSPER3 JOHN 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.PULPIT COMMENTARY The apostle wishes that his earthly career may be as bright as his spiritual career is; may he have a sound body for his sound mind, and may his fortunes be ...

By Patricia Harris
(eXp Realty)
Comments 5
I am proud to announce that I have moved to eXp Realty.It was a hard decision, as I have spent my last 7 years in the profession at Keller Williams, which is a fantastic brokerage. But it is the right time for me to move on, and be part of this fast-growing company.In 2009, eXp Realty launched th...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(PK Real Estate Utah South)
Comments 5
Southern Utah Growing Season  Unlike some aspects of nature, we continue to mature, to grow better to be better, no matter the season. When happy, it can feel like Spring everyday! In life we must intentionally evolve, to progress, to make a show of it. Of course, if clients are in town looking t...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Fred Griffin Real Estate)
Comments 12
     General Robert Edward Lee was born on this date in 1807.  He is honored and remembered as a great statesman, a great military strategist, and a great American.  Robert E. Lee is an icon to many of us in the South.       The state of Florida, and several other states, honor General Robert E. ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 27
My best friend came up for dinner last night from New Jersey. We had a wonderful day together visiting, shopping and going to the best restaurant around. This morning she left early, and backing up she ran over one of my new solar lights purchased in March of last year. Stuff happens but these li...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 21
"Only by giving are you able to receive more than you have."-Jim RohnThe overriding theme in the ActiveRain Guidelines is RESPECT.  There is a long list of bullet points about how to respect the community.  One of the bullet points is a specific directive to avoid sending any unsolicited emails, ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On January 02, 2018, CoreLogic reported nationwide home prices including distressed sales gained 1.0% in November of 2017 from October of 2017, and higher 7.0% from November of 2016; while predicted to rise 4.2% to November of 2018.Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic, stated “Growing num...

By Ajay Pandya, Realtor Ajay Pandya
(e-Merge Real Estate)
Comments 2
Whether you like it or not, Social Media is here to stay.So why not market a listing on Social Media?A re-post from Praful Thakkar.The ART and SCIENCE of Social Media The ART and SCIENCE of Social Media   Whenever we talk about the Social Media, most of the time, we stop our thought process at Fa...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 22
  'What do you write about?' is a  question asked frequently...especially when talking to a potential new blogger. Mine is more like an online real estate diary. Every day there is something to learn or someone to learn about. It may be a recent listing, it may be a Terry Watson seminar, it may b...

By Tim Maitski, Truth, Excellence and a Good Deal
(Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage)
Comments 1
 I'm so glad she called to chatKey Points The Activerain challenge to call another member Debe called me and we had a great conversation If you are afraid to call someone, start by calling Debe  Yesterday on my way out the door my cell phone rang.  I looked at the phone number and saw that it was...