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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 Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Leader in "Live Streaming" Online Education!
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 1
Do you need your mandatory Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License Post 45 Class?The Best Real Estate School in central Florida with the Best Post 45 Class in central Florida is offerint TWO Post 45 classes next week!One at our Main Campus in north Orlando and one at our Lake Nona Campus in s...

By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain Ambassador
Comments 224
Some of you may have already noticed, with the recent release, when you 'like' a blog post or a comment, you now get a few extra points.  8 points every time you 'like' a blog post (up to 20 per day)4 points every time you 'like' a comment (up to 30 per day) After this went live, it dawned on us ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 19
 We have seen some very lengthy spam comments recently. They are annoying so... Go ahead,Report them, Delete them and ...Poof all gone!  Noticed the same spam comment on another member's post. I reported it and then sent the member an email so it could be deleted. Within minutes, I received a rep...

By Irene D. Lockel, Let me help you unLOCK your dream home!
(Netter Real Estate)
Comments 5
My favorite Irish Blessing. 

By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
(Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker)
Comments 15
 I don't know what I would do without my Apple smartphone. And, I am sure there are many who agree they couldn't live/work without their smartphones. I am thankful that my smartphone works so well, and the photos this phone takes are unblievable.  Last week I was at The Retreat taking photos of a...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 5
Don't Waste Your Time Posting on Social Media Without a ScheduleSocial Media SchedulingSocial media scheduling is as important as the post itself.  Timing your daily social media posts builds your following and drives traffic to your website and blog.  Without a social media schedule, you could b...

By Valerie Almanzar, MBA
(Your Casa Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
2609 Alamogordo Drive Northwest Welcome to this fantastic townhome! This lovely townhouse features a very open living room space and kitchen/dining area. All the bedrooms are located upstairs. Perfect for privacy with the bedrooms and downstairs separated. This home features a spacious backyard. ...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 14
Dear Readers - Belinda Spillman offers other members of the ActiveRain Community easy to understand lessons for increasing technical skills. Here is another important one: ADDING LINKS!   Belinda Spillman shares ideas with humor, grace and skill. AR is lucky to have her so involved in Community ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 17
 Exploring ActiveRain and looking in the Inspiration category at the bottom of the page, I came across this beautiful featured post that needs to be read by everyone in real estate and everyone who has dealt with a REALTOR®  If possible, I would give Patricia Feager more that two gold stars and t...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 26
I ran across a friend's post, the other day.I read the post, and made my comment (I usually comment before reading the other posts... as I don't want to be influenced by their thoughts).  After making my comment, I started to read the comments, and found one of the commenters had posted a "drive-...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 14
Market Your Product in Your Own Post, Not Mine We come up with topics of interest, topics to discuss, topics which through discussion can move the profession forward. When I create a post, I expect and welcome comments.  When I receive comments, or even just likes, it shows me that I am writing a...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 29
Thank you for the 134,800+ Comments I have no idea how the number of comments that I have received on my ActiveRain blog posts compare with the number received by other members. However, I am thankful for every one of the 134,800+ comments that I have received. Thank you very much for your commen...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 81
4 Ways People Who Successfully Fix and Flip Arizona Properties Think Differently We were lucky enough to speak with Jenna Jacques, who specializes in fix and flip Arizona real estate properties. In this second part of a four-part series, we’ll reveal some of her keen insights that have led to her...

By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 17
So we get to that Valentine's time of year again and I was reading advice from married folks to single folks "without" a valentine, or to people broken up or in between relationships. Lots of people seeming to have all the wisdom on LOVE. I will just say, Love Is A Mysterious Thing. There is a re...

By Alan May, Helping you find your way home.
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 137
When you read a post, here on Active Rain or elsewhere, one that has bunches o'comments on it... do you bother to read through the comment stream before plopping down a comment? I know, I know... there are some who don't even read the entire post...  but this isn't about them. I have seen several...

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 16
Oops! How Do I Delete or Edit a Comment on a Blog Post at ActiveRain? by Michelle Carr Crowe Maybe it was an "auto-correct" error. Perhaps things have cooled off and your answer now seems inflammatory. Or you've just thought of a better way to express yourself. YES, you can delete or edit a comme...

By Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate
(Alliance Real Estate - Minot)
Comments 9
VBS (Vacation Bible School) in Minot North Dakota Are your kids "BORED" already now that school is out? Getting on your nerves? Don't forget about Vacation Bible School! It's free, every church has it, you don't need to belong to the church, and kids LOVE it! While our kids only go to the one hel...

By Judy Orr, SW & Near West Chicago suburbs
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
Comments 51
I became an editor of for Oak Lawn Illinois because of another Active Rainer, Bill Gassett.  It's been fun and I've started to interact with some of the readers in the Topix forum.  It only takes a few minutes a day to find articles to post as I have a Google alert set up for Oak Lawn. ...

By Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate
(Respect Realty LLC)
Comments 29
 I have to say I have one of the most amazing wives and one of the most amazing families. If you have read some of my past posts you have seen me talk about my family a lot, they really do mean everything to me!Today was my sixteenth wedding anniversary and though it was a happy day, it still man...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Comments 7
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