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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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By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Comments 64
This is an entry into with the bonus video  "A 'Sneak Peek' Into Sedona Businesses " The Perks of Living in My Community – March 2020 ActiveRain Challenge BY JEFF DOWLER, CRS  What Makes the Red Rocks of Sedona so Special?Ship Rock from my backyard with a telephoto lens... "God made the Grand Can...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 13
   I am so proud of our industry for being so positive. We are moving forward virtually. Education and real estate do not stop. We adapt. There are so many ways REALTORS are helping each other, our clients, and the public. We are looking for ways to show the good, the kindness, the compassion, an...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 24
   It started with ActiveRain when I first made a phone call to Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556, a couple of years ago. I liked her way of thinking...outside the box. Karen had an idea to open a kiosk in a mall in Florida. There were lots of comments, and 98% were against this idea. The purpo...

By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers
(The Flooring Girl)
Comments 11
I really hope most of you are staying at home!  I'm on Day 29 of my self quarantine.  Of course, I'm right in the epicenter and immuno compromised, so I'm being safe.  Trying to tune the world out now...because the news around me here in New York is not so pleasant. Anyway, I know many of you are...

By Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Comments 8
It's time to just be happy. Being angry, sad and over thinking isn't worth it any more. Just let things flow. Be positive!!! Your faith can move mountains and your doubt can create them. Life is too ironic. It takes sadness to know what happiness is noise to appreciate silence and absence to valu...

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.)
Comments 6
"There is a fine line between staying well-informed and not allowing yourself to become overwhelmed, crossing the line into fear."  -Carol WilliamsThis is going to be a different kind of Second Chance Saturday.  I only had a couple of posts bookmarked to feature here this week so I've decided to ...

By Robert Newman, Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results
(Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C.)
Comments 0
Every year I do 200 to 400 consultations with real estate professionals all over the world. It's surprising how often the topic of what blogs or websites I follow and why. In 2018 my list was more the real estate blogs you SHOULD read. This year in 2020 I am simply listing the blogs I actually re...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 29
 R-E-S-P-E-C-T   More than just some memorable lyrics and a toe-tapping song by Aretha Franklin.  Respect like many words brings forth a wide range of definitions.   Interpretations as well as examples can be found in dictionaries and sources elsewhere.  Taught by some in all ways of expression a...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 16
Austin Texas is practicing "Shelter in Place" like many other cities in the country and all over the world. I can't help but marvel at all the love most residents are exhibiting in their commitment to protect  citizens,  parents, grand parents and loved ones.                                      ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
Yesterday my trip to Alaska for June was suspended. They call it suspended rather than canceled to try and keep hope alive, and in my view, retain the monies already paid. I reached out to my contact to try and get the monies paid refunded now. I have dealt with this person, a Vice President, for...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 12
A video was just produced with the "Minister of Culture," Matthew McConaughey speaking to Austin and students of UT. He is's reality time so each and everyone needs to deal with it! Sorry we have to grow up sooner and accept responsibility for our actions, but it's what the world expect...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 19
I made a run to get some food yesterday, and went to Costco, didn't get everything I wanted but got some lovely Wild caught Cod, obviously there is too much just for me, so I thought how can I cook this all now and enjoy. So came up with the idea of a Mediterranean Fish Stew/Soup. The finished pr...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 18
In the past, I was a reader of many books!  However, for one reason or another in recent years, I've bought them, put them on the shelf in hopes of reading them soon.  Alas, the pages rarely turned! However, with California under a "Stay at Home" order, I thought it to be a good time, to remove a...

By Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 13
This morning the Aurora Association of Realtors had out first Zoom marketing meeting.  We had 68 people that was sign in and Realtors got to marketing their listings, and others had a chance to tell people about buyers wants and needs.  Inspectors discuss lots of suggestions what to do for inspec...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 6
 The Flying Fickle Finger Of Fate  For those who may not be aware or know of the origin of this term or its once-popular usage, it's okay.  Actually it's more than okay.  It's time once again to go back, way back, in time to the magical period known as the 1960s and a at-the-time outrageous telev...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
As the quarantine continues, what are you doing with yourself? Have you put any thought into what things will be like when the shackles of confinement are released by the sounding of: “ALL CLEAR” (or “clear enough”)? Will the world as you have known it for all these years be changed? Have you con...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 8
You can't miss when it's sponsored by RealBird, AND it's FREE.... We are hosting a free RealBird webinar with guest speaker Janie Coffey on April 8, 2020 at 12 PM EST (9 am Pacific)   Title: Actionable items you can do NOW to help your real estate business not only survive, but GROW, in uncertain...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 3
My friend Jeff Dowler, CRS consistently has well-written community posts and the reasons that he gives to write them are definitely accurate! 7 Reasons Why You Should Write Community Reports Follow-up on the March ActiveRain Challenge   First of all I’d like to thank the 28 Rainers who shared the...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 26
 If there has been a silver lining to the current imposed California stay-at-home orders, it has been they at least came with the advent of early spring, when flowers and signs of renewal and hope exist. I found these scenes while out on a walk yesterday morning. I spent a little more than usual ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau reported nationwide construction spending lower 1.3% to $1,366.7 billion in February of 2020 from $1,384,5 billion January of 2020, but rose 6.0% from $1,289.0 billion in February of 2019.Nationwide private construction down 1.2% to $1,025.8 billion in Feb...