ActiveRain Community

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.

Recent blogs on ActiveRain Community
By Dr. Paula McDonald, Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Beam & Branch Realty)
The world we all live in has become more and more divisive, difficult, and dark. I see social media posts that constantly tear other people down. And of course, there are those posts that lift you up and give you a lot of encouragement.As I pondered on our human behavior, the words edify and eradicate came to mind. When we edify another, it means to "build up". On the other hand, to eradicate means to completely "destroy" something. Why others spend so much precious time and energy trying to destroy others is beyond me. I just cannot wrap my brain around people who desire to annihilate others. What is the end game? Our time on this earth is fleeting, precious, and unknown. As we lost a precious member of our Active Rain family, Grant Schneider, yesterday, his death reminds us of this fa...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
In today's digital world, eye-catching website design is essential for any business looking to succeed online. A great website can help you attract more customers and make your brand stand out. But how do you create a website that captures people's attention? This article provides ten ideas for creating a practical and attractive website design that will attract more customers. From SEO strategies to partnering with a digital marketing company, these tips will help ensure your site stands out from the crowd and draws in potential customers. So read on to learn how to optimize your website design and prepare for success! Understand Your Digital Marketing Goals: Before creating a website, it is essential to understand your digital marketing goals. By understanding what you want to achieve...
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By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
This is Data Privacy Week, when everyone who uses the Web is encouraged to think about, and limit, the amount of personal data they share online. We often think of data privacy and data breaches in terms of someone stealing information we have shared. During this week, that thinking should be reversed: Ask what you share, where you share it and whether sharing is even necessary.Data Privacy Begins with YouThieves cannot steal what you do not share. If you never give your credit card number, name, address or phone number to any website, you have zero data privacy risk. This is impractical if you want to shop online or use services such as email and social media. Most people get so used to sharing personal information to do things online that they share freely in all spaces online, making...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love." - Maya Angelou..Our team of VAs/ISAs is dynamic and focused, working continuously within specific task requirements & tight task deadlines, so that YOU, however independent you might be, are definitely NOT WORKING ALONE!  .Remember, there is no “I” in “TEAM.” 👨🏼‍🤝‍👨🏼.Start building your systems and leveraging your time! Text “Start Now” to 561-502-1577 today!  .. #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #SeeYouAtTheTop
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
Are you running a business and looking for new ways to reach potential customers? If so, digital marketing companies in San Antonio could be the answer. Digital marketing is the process of using digital tools and techniques to promote your business and increase visibility. It can involve SEO, website design, content creation, social media marketing, email campaigns and more. We'll take a closer look at what digital marketing is and how it can help your business.  What Is Digital Marketing?   Digital marketing is the use of digital tools and techniques—such as websites, search engines, social media platforms, email campaigns and more—to promote your product or service online. The goal of digital marketing is to increase awareness of your brand and attract new customers.  A good digital m...
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By Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager
(Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.)
"Sometimes you deserve a second chance, not because you weren't fabulous the first time but because the timing and circumstances weren't quite right. You just got overlooked."-Carol Williams   Create a New Comfort Zone By: Grant Schneider Little did we know this would be the last post by our dear friend, Grant Schneider. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. RIP, Sir! What To Pay Attention To and What To Ignore By: @Lou Ludwig"As I see it..." Thankful Thursdays... For the People I Don't Know By: Kathy Streib  "Life is beautiful because of the people we meet."  Why Are Stock Experts Giving Real Estate Advice On TV?By: Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty "What we need to do is stop comparing 2023 to 2021-22 and look at it with a historical view. Average days on market,...
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Very sad news: Grant Alan Schneider 7.21.49-1.25.23 Visitation will be Sunday, January 29th 12pm-4pm at Ballard-Durand Funeral Home, White Plains, NY. Funeral services to take place Monday, January 30th 10am at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, White Plains, NY. In lieu of flowers, we ask you to consider making a donation in his memory to The Prostate Cancer Foundation.     GRANT SCHNEIDER OBITUARY Grant Alan Schneider, (73), of Armonk, New York passed away on January 25th surrounded by his loving family. Born to George and Marie Schneider on July 21st, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Grant was a graduate of Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, PA, class of 1967, and Rider University (formerly College), class of 1971. As a Human Resources Executive, he spent over 20 years at Brunschwig...
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Friday Flag' shows some very nice color contrasts with the dark morning back ground.  Impressive display and welcome as you enter the Schweitzer Resort Village and Lodging area.  With another storm on the way this weekend good snow predicted for all the enthusiasts.Thank you Schweitzer Ski Resort for proudly flying 'Ole Glory' in such a fine fashion.   'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.   Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
One of the most important things you'll have to do in order to guarantee the success of your SEO campaign is to have fresh, new, and unique content.  On the web, content really is king; it is what distinguishes one web property from the next one.  Well-written and informative content establishes the value of your website and other web properties.  Your content (or lack thereof) will tell the world (and the search engines) how much authority you are on your particular subject matter.Without significant content, search engines (like Google) will check out (or crawl) your web properties and quickly determine that your sites are nothing special – relegating your sites to the black hole of insignificant websites.So the obvious question is how do you begin to develop your own unique content; ...
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By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 )
Friday Flags  A Waterbury CT Flag Waving ProudlyThere is a cemetery directly across the street from our office.  There is a flag there, but it is sheltered by several large trees, so it is very seldom doing anything other than just on the pole.Yesterday was a different story as the wind direction was perfect and my timing likewise.I try to be observant while doing my routines, but I do not see many flags aside from residential properties. I wonder if the business owners would rather be in some other country.  I will keep a mental note of that when I look for goods and services in the future.Friday Flags  A Waterbury CT Flag Waving Proudly 
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Click on the link below to watch my short video. Also, do not forget to subscribe to my YouTube page to see my other videos on similar topics. I am a loan officer who lends in 45 states and I handle the loan from start-to-finish. My cell phone is 1-216-780-1103 and I can be reached at anytime for questions, Pre-Approvals or anything else needed.
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By Kathy Streib, Home Stager/Redesign
Saying Good-Bye to a Gentle Soul We learned that yesterday our dear ActiveRain friend and member passed away.  Grant Schneider was a staunch supporter of the members here and those whom he met.  Along with Elyse Berman, PA, and Eileen Burns, I had the privilege of meeting Grant and his wife, Phyliss, on their visits to South Florida.   Phyllis, Grant, and Elyse BermanAugust 2017 A few weeks ago, I texted Grant to check on him because his presence was missed here…no posts or comments. His daughter texted me to let me know he was receiving chemotherapy.  He loved this platform so if you’d care to share something in the comment section below, I’ll be forwarding this post to his family.  Here is a link for more information.  You can read his posts here.
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
Is it time to redesign your business website? Digital marketing is essential for the success of any online business marketing, and a modern website design can make all the difference. A well-designed website will help improve SEO rankings, attract more customers, and boost sales. But how do you know when to invest in a website redesign? Here are ten telltale signs that your current site needs an upgrade. With these tips in mind, you'll be able to create an engaging web experience for your visitors that will keep them coming back for more! Your website is not mobile-friendly – Mobile devices are now the most popular internet access, so your website must be optimized for mobile use. If your site isn't responsive or fails to display correctly on different screen sizes, it may be time to in...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
Traditional and Digital marketing are two distinct forms of promotion that businesses use to reach their target audiences. Digital marketing leverages technology, such as the internet and mobile devices, while traditional methods rely on more established mediums, such as radio, television, or billboards. While both have advantages and disadvantages that you should consider when developing a promotional strategy for your business, it's essential to understand the differences between them to make an informed decision about which is right for you. Digital marketing is more affordable and can reach further audiences than traditional methods. Digital marketing allows businesses to quickly get their target audience with less cost for materials and labor and the ability to track metrics such a...
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
“Delegation is the passing on of actions, actions, not the passing on of responsibility.” ― Eric Edmeades..Quit going solo and TEAM UP with a group of task mavericks who are in the know on how to help you and your business grow!  .Find out how we work with you by texting, “Start Now” to 561-502-1577 today!  .. #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #SeeYouAtTheTop
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
  Online marketing is an inexpensive, but effective way to market your business.  Many business owners write articles to generate credibility for themselves and show that they are an expert in their field.  A good article is one that grabs the reader’s attention and keeps them interested while demonstrating that the writer is someone they want to do business with. Some people make the mistake of writing a very long, detailed article, that drones on and on about how great and knowledgeable the writer is.  How many times have you started to read an article, just to lose interest in the first paragraph?  Short paragraphs, containing useful information, will hold the reader’s attention.  Adding some humor helps if it is appropriate for the subject that you are writing about.  Here are some ...
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By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
1325 Peppoli Loop Southeast Wow what a great opportunity in Rio Rancho! This beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath home is nestled in the heart of Cabezon! The first floor features laminate flooring throughout, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and two spacious living areas! Upstairs features a loft or family room area! The master bedroom features 2 large closets, balcony, double vanity, and a jetted tub! Call today to find out how to make this home yours! ​Contact Information:Valerie AlmanzarKeller Williams RealtyYour Casa Team 505-923-4670 / 505-897-1100​​
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By Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227
(Sandpoint Realty LLC)
Sandpoint Realty 'Thursday Thought', while humorous, should fit in with how many of us are feeling.  This time of year many, in Northern Idaho, are anxious to see the white gone and the thermometers to show above 32 Degrees. Knowing time does not actually change, and it is actually how it is perceived, I believe this is an excellent remedy to having spring show up sooner.  Enjoy your weekend.  'Experience the Difference' in working with a full time Professional Sandpoint Realty REALTOR®.  Your wants and needs will always be my priorities.   Mark Don McInnesBroker - REALTOR®208 255-6227SandpointNorthIdaho.com - North Idaho Home & Land Searches Sandpoint Realty LLC1205 Highway 2Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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By Ritu Desai 703-625-4949, Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor
(Samson Properties)
Are you planning on attending a townhome open house this weekend? Whether you're considering a future purchase or ready to buy now, it's important to ask the right questions to ensure you're making an informed decision. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the 5 most important questions to ask, plus a bonus question for good measure.1. What's the parking situation? Townhome parking can be a challenge, even if the unit has a garage. Be sure to ask about the number of parking spots, their location, any additional parking fees, and visitor parking options.2. What are the noise levels? Some townhomes have thin walls, which can make it easy to hear your neighbors. To get a sense of the noise levels, visit the unit at different times of the day.3. What are the major upgrades that have be...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP Click on the link below to find out the answer. Also, do not forget to subscribe to my YouTube page to see my other videos on similar topics. I am a loan officer who lends in 45 states and I handle the loan from start-to-finish. My cell phone is 1-216-780-1103 and I can be reached at anytime for questions, Pre-Approvals or anything else needed.
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