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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 Dirk Danos CPA CTRS, Protecting taxpayer rights by finding affordable s
(Tax Crisis Rescue )
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Excerpt from IRS Newswire Article...Full Article Here  IRS waives penalty for many whose tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short in 2018IR-2019-03, January 16, 2019WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is waiving the estimated tax penalty for many taxpaye...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
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LinkedIn is so much more than another way to put your profile online. It's designed to help businesses and individuals generate leads and enhance networking opportunities. More leads can translate into sales.Here are four ways I use LinkedIn to help promote brand awareness and leads. Prepare Your...

By Teri Barton, eXp Realty of California Inc.
( eXp of California Inc.)
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 You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last year. What you may not have heard, however, is that there is still a severe shortage of listing i...

By Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com
(Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty)
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With the exception of the Utah real estate student questions, I think the Q&A section's most popular question is "How do I edit my blog signature?". You've changed brokerages.  An email or website has changed.  You just want to freshen it up a bit.  You need to add your state's compliance requir...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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   In another week or so this single family home in Baltimore County will be photographed, measured, sign installed and ready for the MLS. This is one of the most versatile properties located in a neighborhood that could accommodate three separate groups, room mates, a blended family or a wonderf...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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After the Dodd-Frank, owner occupied hard money loans may be more difficult to acquire, but that does not mean that they are not out there. Talk to your hard money broker today to see the types of owner occupied hard money loans available to the public. After the last recession, the Dodd-Frank W...

By Dennis Dahlberg
(Level 4 Funding )
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Danger the banks may not approve everyone, and if they don’t approve you, what do you do in the aftermath? Residential hard money lenders are here to save the day by offering financing solutions that you may not have been aware of.Sometimes, conventional residential lenders just won’t finance the...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
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As we mentioned in part 1, this is our 10th year of marketing on social media.  And Active Rain is the only place outside of our own web site we post our blogs, these days.  With all the hacking of social media which included Twitter and Facebook we backed off.  It was easy to make this decision,...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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How high winds damage roofs. This blog is taken from a letter to an insurance company defending a client who had severe roof damage from a tornado, with ongoing subsequent leaks.  The insurance company took the position that the wind damage was "wear and tear," that the leaking was "coincidental...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
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This week, I have received many texts, emails, cards, letters and phone calls from wonderful friends and clients.  Of all the messages, the one below is my favorite:  Greetings Family, Friends & Acquaintances, This past year, we have had the pleasure of experiencing your existence.  Whether you h...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
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2019 New Year Dinner At The Souto House.  We had our New Year's Day traditional Dinner today, and once again it was worth the wait.  Every New Year's Day we get together as a family, and we celebrate the coming of the New Year with a special New Year's Dinner, which the main course is always lobs...

By Robert Newman, Creating Enduring Online Marketing Results
(Inbound Real Estate Marketing L.L.C.)
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Easy Agent Pro | Real Geeks Case StudyFor the last 7 years, I have been hearing great things about Real Geeks. I agreed to do PPC management for free so I could get access to a Real Geeks website. I have also seen ALOT of questions here on active rain about Easy Agent Pro which is another Real Es...

By Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Ok so I've been offline for a few days or so doing my annual elfing duties. I pop back on ActiveRain this morning and find a whole bunch of fun posts about rainers. And they all made me smile reading about what they like etc! A little more holiday cheer is always a good thing!  And of course our...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
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Rental properties like Airbnbs can bring in a great deal of extra money to your household. While you may be excited to jump into the rental game, there are a few things that are important to know before purchasing your first property.Banks are scrutinizing how properties are being used when it co...

By Mark Gowlovech
(HomeSmart)
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Airbnb hosting is a tempting opportunity for homeowners. Make money off the property you own by using it as a vacation rental.Hosting an Airbnb can be quite a nice chunk of added revenue stream. Currently, close to 3 million people have listed their homes as Airbnbs. Location will depend on the p...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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LISTED AND SOLD BY LAWRENCE AND SHEILA AGRANOFF. CALL FOR CURRENT LISTINGS ON LONG ISLAND CELL: 631-805-4400 55 And Over Condo For Sale At The Waterways    Moriches Long Island 11955         519 Highland Ct, Moriches New York is a Condo for sale at The Waterways. This is a 24 Hour Guard-Gated Com...

By Gary Lirette, Business & Investing in the Inland Northwest
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Last Thursday I enjoyed a fascinating interview with Jaclin Smith. No, not the one from Charlie's Angels. That one is spelled with a ‘y' in the name. This one is a prolific builder and entrepreneur, parent, world traveler, and philanthropist. I met Ms. Smith while volunteering to help with a Chri...

By Ness Lindsay
(CreativNess (Formally Ness Lindsay))
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Do you specialize in an industry that would add value to the real estate market? If so, CreativNess is now accepting applications to become a guest blogger and I would like you to share your voice. I had an intense discussion over coffee the other day with a friend of mine. During our conversatio...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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 This house is no longer available. Contact our Cell: 631-805-4400  for current Long Island Homes on the market. SEARCH HERE FOR LONG ISLAND HOMES      Wednesday Waterfront Series And Here's A New Listing...Currently Listed For Sale With Charles Rutenberg Realty   Roe Avenue E. Patchogue, New Yor...

By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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​ Sweetbriar Nature Center 62 Eckernkamp Dr. Smithtown - 11787 Tel: 631 979-6344     Date & Time 1:00 PM - 03:00 PM   Every Sunday through June 30 Cost:    $5.00 Members & Scouts             $6.00 All others     Description Learn about insects that live in our gardens and meadows.  Go on a bug sa...