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Do you invite others from our industry, and from your area to join Active Rain?  I just did a post celebrating my 100th guest signing up.  Sometimes I use the "Invite Others" link on "My Home" profile.  Other times, I have sent out email invitations just like the one below.  I was asked by anothe...
Today, at 3:15 pm, I had my 100th member sign up on Active Rain.  His name is Zack.  He and his wife Christine are an awesome couple who do very well in the Real Estate Business.  He mentioned a couple of keywords today that made me think of Active Rain, and why I should invite him on board. He t...
Would You?  I know it's against the general guidelines of Active Rain and the Etiquette 101 Group to put links (SPAM) in the comments of other members posts.  I agree with this rule and will fully abide by it.  In this one case, can we make an exception?   I wanted to share with others, some of t...
  Do we know where our markets are today?  Can you tell where it is going tomorrow?  Are we ready to accept the challenges we face in any market?  Should we determine what's driving the market and it's destinations?  Do you feel that sometimes you're just hanging out there on a rope?   I have goo...
I was asked to do a post explaining what our "Eagle Policy" Covers and what the difference is between the ALTA Residential and CLTA Standard Policies. Letting your buyers know what they are getting when it comes to title insurance coverage is important. You may not realize, but title companies do...
What is it and how can it work for you?In a Short Sale, you have to negotiate with the bank holding the mortgage, and get them to accept less than what the seller owes.  We are seeing a lot of transactions like this in the current market.  Your buyers and sellers may have questions regarding the ...
Claim your homeowner's exemption.  What is the homeowners' exemption?  Property taxes are based on the assessed value of your home, which is determined by the County Assessor's Office.  In this post, I am referring to Solano County in California.  If the home is your primary residence and you are...
Have you invited others to the Active Rain Network?  Did you show them the manual?  Why not?  Because there isn't one..... yet.  Are you giving them instructions on what to do next or where to go for help?  I have spent quite a few hours this past week helping those I've invited, get setup in Act...
A "Virtual Office" Just Point and Click! It's Not just the next best thing to being there, It's BETTER!I got this idea from Craig and his "new door" idea for the Active Rain Network.  I've often dreamed ofan office that was equipped with everything I would need to do business, yet not have to be ...
This question comes up more often then you think.  This applies to California Real Estate purchases. I recieved this email from a fellow member of the Active Rain Network last night and wanted to share.QUESTION?Greetings Mr. Andersohn,   I hope this message reaches you doing well.  I came across ...

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ActiveBrad is "The Internetarian and Web Concierge." Helping Industry Professionals with technology, blogging, social media, mobile and more. Brad spends the majority of his time helping agents, brokers and other real estate professionals experience greater success.