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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.

Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
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I participate in several blogger groups on Facebook (and BTW, these groups have been amazing for my learning and networking).  Earlier in the week, someone asked us to post our number 1 article, and there were some awesome articles in a myriad of categories. Anyway, as the discussion continued, i...

By Kenneth Edelstein, The only A+ Accredited BBB NYC Notary
(kenneth-a-edelstein.com)
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Disgusting - Nobody wanted the JobI write this with a combination of sadness and rage. First, let me clear up the use of the word disgusting. That refers to the “so called” “Notaries” who flat out refused the assignment that will be the topic of this entry. I hope some of them will read this blog...

By Kenneth Edelstein, The only A+ Accredited BBB NYC Notary
(kenneth-a-edelstein.com)
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It’s NOT “Finger Licking Good”SLURP! Went the borrower, like a giant St. Bernard eager to welcome the children home from school, and lick their faces. SLURP – again went the borrower to their fingers to “wet” them so they could grasp the page of paper. At that time near “barf” went I.I do not lic...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
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Pay It Forward....Indian Grocery So here I am with my 'Pay It Forward' for this week. (I HAVE WAITED TILL 12:01 SO I CAN START MY MAY CHALLENGE WITH PAY IT FORWARD POST!) This time again, it's just a small gesture. It is a routine for us to visit a Hindu Temple every Saturday evening. The temple ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
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There has been lots of information on how to get points on ActiveRain. This post is limited to accumulating points for 'work' YOU do on day-to-day basis. This is what I have understood so far - and if anyone can add to this - wonderful. (I'll get some more ideas on adding points to my account, to...

By Alan Boggs
(Re/Max Professionals)
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Redo in 2006. This home features a new roof, paint, carpet, tile, ceiling fans, and CH&A.

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
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Feedback Please.... It was a long day. In fact the whole weekend was busy. A few showings for my buyers, late hour open house preparations and open house today. (Wow! I felt I worked very hard this weekend!) As I get ready to 'relax' on ActiveRain, my Outlook showed an incoming email activity. We...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
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Are you using ListingsToLeads? What's your opinion on Listings-To-Leads? I'd say, it's been a while since I knew about Listings-To-Leads as an excellent tool for CraigsList Ads, specifically for the agents who are HEAVY on listings. Most of my business came from buyers last year - not that I did ...

By Joanne Gillet &The Edge Of The Beach Team ---- Pawleys Island, SC, We advise- You Decide! No Hassles...
(Pawleys Seaside Realty)
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New listing coming up - pass it along to anyone who may be looking for a home in Pawleys Island. This is a charming            3 BDR/2BA home with a one car garage that has been newly remodeled and is just waiting for a new owner to add their personal touches. Granite counters, new cabinetry, vin...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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4 Tips to Improve Social Media Traffic When You Don't Have A Lot of TimeUsing social media to drive traffic to your website is smart.  It's free and levels the playing field.  It offers opportunities to build brand recognition as well as loyal followers.  In January 2018, I wrote a post called, "...

By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
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View the Tour  Stately and exquisite are two words that come to mind upon viewing 8508 Chatsworth Lane, which is located in the beautiful horse country of Waxhaw, NC! This custom 5 bedroom home is found in the Somerset neighborhood, a community which offers a pool, walking trails, and tennis cou...

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.)
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  "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  Does getting Featured here in The Rain sometimes feel like a roll of the dice? Not anymore.  I'm always...

By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
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BY NOW...all of us have been saturated with the LAUREL/YANNY ‘DEBATE/VIRUS’... AND WHETHER YOU HEARD ‘YANNY’, ‘LAUREL’, or ‘BOTH’...the point is... WE CAN ALL LISTEN TO THE SAME WORD(S), but WE DON’T ALL HEAR THE SAME MESSAGE...!!! AND AS A PRACTICAL MATTER, isn’t this the reason there are thousa...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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I had two interactions today that reminded me how important it is to be the sunshine with the people you interact with. You never know where a person is in his/her life, and a little act of kindness can be like a gift.I stopped by a convenience store on the way to the health department for a sept...

By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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by Patricia Feager, 5/16/2018  At times our own light goes out & is rekindled by a spark from another person.Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitudeof those who have lighted the flame within us... -- John F Kennedy I don't know what is going on in your life today; however, let me say so...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Today was a special lunch with an ActiveRain member. As wonderfully busy as we both are.. it's the middle of May, we spent over three hours enjoying great food and even better conversation. What do two very active ActiveRainers talk about for that long. The answer .. absolutely EVERYTHING !   Ch...

By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive)
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View the Tour Location, location, location! This beautiful FIVE bedroom home, in the highly sought after pool community of Fullerton Place, is super convenient to 85, 485, and Concord Mills – plus it is zoned for Cabarrus County Schools! Welcome home to 1227 Bridgeford Drive in Huntersville, NC....

By Ben Kinney, We do real estate:Tech, Training, Sales, Brokerage
(Ben Kinney Team)
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9203 Sahara Woods, Universal City, TX 78148 Beautiful 4 bed 2.5 bath home in the gated community of Springwood! this 2485 sq.ft home sits on a big corner lot and is conveniently located in a cul-de-sac across from the neighborhood park. Spacious home offers an open floor plan, vinyl plank floorin...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 Maybe by next week this spectacular home will be on the market. This is a fabulous property that I sold back  in 2011. The new owners took my favorite home... updated, restored and made this four level home just about perfect. Does anyone remember when we had a MeetUp at,  what Carolyn Tann Star...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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 During the height (or depth) of the 2008 Recession (which lasted into 2012 or so), I was taking photos of a bank owned home located in the South of Truman Area of Old Town Key West. A neighbor came outside to talk to me and told me a family member of his used to own the bank owned property. And ...