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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 Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
Comments 48
 Reading Between The Lines Although ActiveRain is the combination of real estate professionals and others from many parts of the United States and Canada who have come together in one place to share stories about their take on the industry, their market and sometimes just the "stuff" that makes t...

By Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 22
 The Hidden Blessings in this CrisisThere are many reasons to be concerned with the Covid-19 crisis our country is going through, but there are a lot of reasons to have hope. While the talking heads in Washington are trying to work out the details for solutions, think on these things:         The...

By Inspiration With April, Pray Psalm 91 out loud every day!
Comments 1
BE RESPECTFUL OF A PERSON'S CURRENT SITUATION1 PETER 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY Christians must endeavour, in all relations, to behave aright, that they do not make their liberty a cloak or covering fo...

By Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149, No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients!
(K1 Realty Group)
Comments 7
 It's been over a year since I have blogged on the rain.  Every now and then I would come through and answer a question or two.  I met Margaret Rome on Active Rain.  My first call was from her was to welcome me on Active Rain.  Also, she had read one of my blogs and saw some of the comments.  I t...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
I can remember the overwhelming sadness I felt when I lost my parents and my best friend. Now I am feeling something new and it is something that I can not fully explain, but am experiencing deeply. I have never been afraid before, but I am now. I am afraid that life as we knew it may be gone for...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 42
 Monday afternoon, we were so delighted to finally make it to the beach.  On previous days, the winds kicked up to twenty miles per hour.   It was a perfect day for a long walk. Very few people were there.  Everyone said hello and smiled.   As we were strolling along, I noticed this man walking w...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 4
Not living in fear, perspective, hope and caring in this time of Covid-19, the offical title for the corona virus pandemic that is sweeping the world right now.  People all over the world are living with this new reality. A virus that is fast moving and very contagious has made it from China, thr...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
It's usually me, the REALTOR®  reassuring everyone during a transaction.    Here's an example of a buyer stepping up, reaching out to reassure both the seller and me.   Note from my buyer to me:Hi Margaret. Hope you’re staying in and safe. What a trip this has been! Wanted you to know I sent the ...

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 49
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 o...

By The Legacy Group, TheLegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Comments 0
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Renovation Loans in Cleburne TX.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amoun...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 4
Digital assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa, from Amazon, have a secret: they are secretly learning everything about you. They can hear your conversations, they know the tone of your voice, and they are recording it all.Now, all of this is important, according to Google and Amazon, because...

By John Henry, Florida Architect, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 5
Recently I have wondered about the construction industry in the Central Florida area as government shutdowns and stay in place orders proliferate here and around the country.Every business has been relegated status of Essential or Non-Essential.  Car mechanics, gas stations, food stores, hospital...

By Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI 623-582-4444
(Level 4 Funding )
Comments 0
I’m getting really concerned about the future of our great economy. As of now, we are ‘dead in the water’ and I’m wondering what the end game is. Will it end? May, June, July… November? Yes, it will and when it does, and we climb out of your home nest, will there be work for us to do?This is some...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 18
There is lots of stuff going through my head this morning. Being April Fool's Day I was thinking back to pranks my dad used to play on us as he was a big practical joker. The rubber fried egg for breakfast, camouflaged under bacon and tomatoes or mushrooms. Taught me never to be late to the break...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 2
“If someone corrects you, and you feel offended, then you have an ego problem.” ― Nouman Ali Khan ☝️🤔👌Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM #DelegateMy...

By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 9
Take moment now that we are in a forced pause and consider a few things. First, what was it like ages ago when there was no technology and life consisted of keeping the same hours as the sun i.e. from dawn till dusk and making that time count. There were no stores to visit to stock up on anything...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 20
Following Members of ActiveRain I have made it a habit to follow several new ActiveRain members each day for several years. It is an easy way to pay it forward and every now and then one of the members will follow my blog. You will earn a few points for following five members each day. Think of t...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 11
I wanted to share some information from Keeping Current Matters which I read this morning - and add my thoughts to it. There’s a lot of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the health situation, and the impact on the economy.  I believe our job is stay calm ourselves, follow the ...

By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
It is Easy to Love Kentlands in Montgomery County, Maryland   ActiveRain Ambassador Jeff Dowler has asked member bloggers to write about the perks of their home communities. Those have have followed my blog posts over the years are familiar with Kentlands, our home community, since I have posted...

By Aaron Rice Helps, The Future of Immersive Storytelling...
(eXp Realty )
Comments 0
People and Places: Episode #8 A Juanita Matthews Story#VirtualReality#AfroAvatar