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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 Peter Spain
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 Peter Sarkis & How Tenerife Forum Began You know when you get the urge to do something that helps others without thinking of the monetary value or expecting much in return for the time and effort you put into it?Well, this was one of those times!On old discussion boards pre Facebook era, many of...

By John Lapotaire, CIEC, Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS
(Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS)
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After the recent hurricanes we have found ourselves faced with the misclassification of rain water from the hurricane as Category 3 water (Cat 3).  The classification of water is defined by the IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration as either Category 1,...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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When they think real estate agent, my company name, my name or REALTOR® and put any of these names or partial names in their address book search, my full contact name will come up and they can call, text or email me right away. How to Share Your Contact on Your Cell Phone It isn't always easy to ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
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There is so much to learn each day. Do you take the opportunities? Every time my dog gets up from a nap he does something that is a lesson for us smarter, but sometimes unaware humans. He stretches. It's good for his body, and it gives him a few seconds to become aware of his surroundings. Script...

By Sebastian Miller
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When you work in a commission-based industry like real estate, it is critical that you stay current on marketing strategies, homeowner needs, and the real estate market. This makes it pertinent that you read and learn what you need to thrive among other realtors. Instead of browsing book writing ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 A new listing will be on the market this weekend. Just met the seller this afternoon and it was just a bit too late, in the day, for the professional photographer. That will happen in the morning. This Pikesville Condo Townhouse has garage parking. All three levels have been meticulously rehabbe...

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
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Water always finds a way. The Grand Canyon was formed by the never ending flow of water over a long period of time. The result is a beautiful, majestic site that millions of people visit every year. However, water flowing into your basement is a different story. Now add some pressure actually pus...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
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When I first took sales training one of the things we were required to do was to gather packet of testimonial letters. I real up to date testimonial was to actually put your client on the phone with a satisfied customer. Today we have things such as Yelp, Angie's List, Home Adviser, You Tube,Goog...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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So, think about the Yule Log tradition - is it your rule to hook up a mule to drag in the Yule Log? We've mostly all heard of the Yule Log tradition.  But what is the tradition of the Yule Log anyway? It's a tradition probably extending back before medieval times, and said to be Norse. In Scandin...

By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate)
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Billy Ray Cyrus sang this song years ago. I first heard it when I bought the CD Achy Breaky Heart and it was just a track on the CD. It meant a lot to me then, it means more to me today. I pray daily that serve our country today. Here is the chorus... how true these words are.     All gave some a...

By Bill Cobb, Greater Baton Rouge's Home Appraiser
(Accurate Valuations Group, LLC)
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LOVE this reminder to an ACTION TAKER!!  Tonight I came across this entry to a contest from a year ago and thought is was worthy of an encore, I hope you enjoy it. Bob     The #1 Thing that it Takes to Be Successful in Real Estate and Life. In Melissa Zavala 's challenge she asks us to talk about...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities)
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  Woodland Owners Conference in Menomonie this Saturday   This Saturday Woodland Owners from around NW Wisconsin will be gathering to learn a little more about how to manage their forested lands.   There will be foresters and other Natural Resource Professionals speaking and coaching folks on wha...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
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 I'm not the world's biggest fan of labels.  It's a personal pet peeve.  Used improperly, labels instill bias, default to a stereotype, a complete judgement without facts in evidence.  It's the easy way out, not much (if any) thinking required.  I've seen it time and again. Take the phrase "part ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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ActiveRain Practices: Deceased Members Some of the newer members of ActiveRain may not know that some of the blogger members have passed away. Many of the reblogs were written by deceased members. It would be nice if there were some kind of designation or note indicating that they are no longer a...

By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(The Climer School of Real Estate)
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If You Are Ready to Start Your Real Estate Careerin 2019 the Right Way atThe Climer School of Real EstateYou will have to register for January becauseWE SOLD OUT FOR OUR LAST CLASS OF 2018!Free eBook"How To Get Your Florida Real Estate License" The Climer School of Real Estate is registering for ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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 If you are in a marriage and own a home...make sure you have a will.  You need to see, understand and possibly change the previous will. Lately, I've had two situations that could have been prevented by a simple opposed to these words...''Don't worry honey, you'll be taken care of." Fo...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
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 This was not the post I was going to write...and may not have taken the time to write tonight.   Returning from a Packer Party clicking the remote to catch the weather....instead there was a Christmas program with a gal singing...."Let there be Peace on Earth."      In my former family, it was ...

By Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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What do you need for your business in 2019? Is it new tools – such as a camera, a new cell phone, or a new laptop? Is it new marketing materials – such as prospecting letters, postcards, yard signs, or business cards? Is it a new bio, new buyer and seller pages, or community pages for your websit...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
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Fellow ActiveRainer, Kathy Streib, has challenged us to reveal our innermost secrets. Who are we, she wants to know? So here goes!Age: I'm older than the godsBest Trait: Outrageous creative ideas that pan out when they shouldn’t Biggest fear: That we aren’t leaving a better planet for our childre...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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One of our Active Rain friends Carol Williams  is sponsoring a challenge and she raised the question: What Inspires you?I have read numerous Philosophers  in my lifetime and their  various messages resonated with me. Having also spent time in the military and  specifically in the Infantry as an A...