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 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 Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
 A Gist of Grit. . .   I recently put aside a book. I had finished reading it but wasn’t exactly through with it.  Maybe you know what I mean - maybe not.  Some things stay with me.  I read a lot.  This and that. Admittedly, I sometimes skim - skipping through a story.  I certainly miss things.   I also return to re-read.  Review.  In part. And then some. This time, the book Grit The Power of Passion and Perseverance written by Angela Duckworth captured my attention.  Aura Alex first mentioned it in a post written in December.   I commented then that her post prompted me to reserve a copy from my local library. The book shares examples of grit as well as thoughts behind the trait. While informative, there was still much to make me think. That seems always to be the case for me even as I...
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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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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   A press release is a write-up about you, your business, or your service.  A press release is an excellent way to get free publicity for your business and generate your own credibility as an expert in the field.   Press releases are one way to generate traffic to your website or business.  Begin by deciding what your story will be about; the news you want to inform the public about.  Are you launching a new product or introducing a new type of service that will affect your customers?   There are many press release submission services on the internet; some have strict requirements; others will print nearly anything you submit.  Some charge fees; many are free.  O...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
 A press release is a write-up about you, your business, or your service.  A press release is an excellent way to get free publicity for your business and generate your own credibility as an expert in the field. Press releases are one way to generate traffic to your website or business.  Begin by deciding what your story will be about; the news you want to inform the public about.  Are you launching a new product or introducing a new type of service that will affect your customers? There are many press release submission services on the internet; some have strict requirements; others will print nearly anything you submit.  Some charge fees; many are free.  One important thing to remember is that a press release is not a classified advertisement; a well-written press release should read ...
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By Mark Maupin See Blog Free Investors Training, National Real Estate Investors Network Host
(National Real Estate Network, LLC)
Reasons Why Real Estate Investor Association (REIA)Is Important To Your Success As An Investor Any real estate investor who has the right information and a network of helpful people is likely to achieve much more success. This is because an investor with the right information and networks will always be able to foresee and understand the various changing factors in the market and hence be able to make informed real estate investment decisions. One of the most ideal ways to get updated information and the right networks amongst other benefits for real estate investors is being a member of a Real Estate Investor Association (REIA). This means that both seasoned and new real estate investors who aspire to be successful can benefit from joining a REIA which is a group formed for the continu...
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By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!
(Fathom Realty Washington LLC)
Real Estate 101  1/25/2023  (Quotes to help & motivate you!)Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great!Attributed to John D. RockefellerThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored, and photo by Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, ©2008-2023, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable; however it should be however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any reproduction of this blog post is prohibited without the prior written permission of the author…
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By Catina Willis, Real Estate Broker, Business Loans, Coach
(Next Level Realty & Investments)
If you're a real estate agent, odds are you're always looking for ways to make a little extra money. Why not use your entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to start a side hustle? From network marketing to becoming a property manager, there are plenty of opportunities out there for those who are willing to put in the work. Check out our list of three side hustles that are perfect for real estate agents!1. Network MarketingAs a real estate agent, you have the perfect skill set for success in network marketing. You know how to build relationships, communicate effectively, and most importantly, you know how to sell! Network marketing health product memberships at LiveGood are the perfect side hustle for real estate agents because it allows you to leverage your existing skillset to make extr...
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By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
It's been a year since I have written anything on Active Rain. Just by logging in I realize how much I have missed reading the articles and writing my own articles. Most of my articles were about mortgage loans because I have been a lender since 1968 but this year will be dedicated to real estate sales. I am not new to real estate; have my Brokers License more than 30 years and have averaged just over 7 real estate transactions a year for the past 10+ years.I have been marketing by YouTube Videos and have three YouTube accounts and will add my Magic You Tube next month.www.buyersrealtycalifornia.com/youtubewww.mortgagemagic.com/youtubewww.salesmagicsuccess.com/youtubeI am glad to be be back.    
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By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
2614 Molton Way 21244, Kingswood Commonis SOLD & SettledMLSBC2054802We found the right buyer for this adorable and affordable two-bedroom townhouse with two assigned parking spaces right in front.One and a half baths, an eat-in kitchen, dining and living room, and a full-sized washer and dryer. The sliding glass doors lead to the patio—no grass to cut or snow to shovel.  This is an energy-efficient interior Townhouse with low Condo fees of $165 per month.2614 Molton Way is conveniently located to the beltway, shopping, and metro station.This brick two-level  Kingswood Common Condo is in Baltimore County but is SOLD & Settled.Click To See PhotosFor information on any homeCall Margaret Rome
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By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
“Don't let circumstances determine your commitment level. Worthy commitments are prioritized regardless of circumstance.”― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr.  ..We call it working smarter, not harder, and it’s something your colleagues, competitors, & those highly successful in your field are already mastering... why shouldn’t you too?  .Find out how we work with you by texting, “Start Now” to 561-502-1577 today!  .. #Delegate #VirtualAssistant #SeeYouAtTheTop
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Las Vegas Vantage speaks with renowned real estate agent / manager / trainer Debe Maxwell. Debe Maxwell has been living in North Carolina nearly her entire life. She has been residing in the Charlotte area since 1985.Debe's experience as a nurse has helped as a real estate agent and a manager has been a great asset as working with patients gave her the compassion and patience to help her sellers and buyers. This is why Debe has become the top agent in the Charlotte market.In today's episode of Las Vegas Vantage, Debe Maxwell discusses with Rocky Dickerson the perception of today's marketplace and how to take advantage of it. 
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