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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 Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 60
In my business, we don't have access to market reports or data.  But, if I were a real estate agent, I would be publishing market reports every month (and yes, I used to do something similiar in a previous career).  It would be a great way for local buyers/sellers to find me and for me to build c...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 51
  What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- August 23 to August 30, 2014.   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it co...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 27
Do We get Intimidated with a First Look? I was getting ready to play golf this morning at a course named The Preserve. The name alone set the tone for the course as it is a nature sanctuary with a championship curse running through it.  The practice range was set up with island greens for testing...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 20
There are a lot of good real estate agents in the Winchester, VA market, and there are a few things that make working with other agents a gift. I'm not much for drama, and I don't like to see people give up on a challenge before it's overcome. Those two items seem to be work practice of a lot of ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 26
 OK, this is late once again.  You know how it is with real estate and planning for a vacation.  So here are the favorites for this week: Marie Graham:  Buyers Can't Buy It if They Can't Find It!  This might seem really obvious, but I'm amazed at how hard it can be to find some listings. Marte Cl...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 43
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this phrase - "It's going to rain.  Should we cancel the inspection?" well, you know the rest.  End the if-I-had-a-dollar phrase any way you want. Dontchaknow, I hear that question all the time! What's my answer?  NO!  WE CAN SEE THINGS DURING RAINS THAT W...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 56
From the home page of ActiveRain, there is a link that you can click "Membership Roster" that is a neat tangent to explore when you are surfing the site. As you click on each of the years of ActiveRain's existence, you realize it looks a lot like a school yearbook. Which class are you in? Are you...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 38
Saturday Subscriber Finds 66 Welcome to the 66th edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. For new readers...this is a series where you will learn about three different Active Rain members each week. Sometimes there's a theme, but often times it a random selection of members I've discovered over the ...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 14
I want each contestant to come up with their personal, unique, one of a kind tag-line, slogan or short mission statement for themselves. It can have to do with your business product, service or name. It has to be short, sweet and pack punch. Choose Me, I'll work hard for you or I'm the best! .......
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 11
Labor Day: What it Means   Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and w...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 46
Best Comments On Your Blogposts-What They Say About Your Writing Style Sometimes when writers write, they are baring their souls to the readers. Other times, it's "strictly the facts, ma'am."  Whatever it is, the comments that you get from your followers can make you belt out a laugh, create an "...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 17
These pictures seem to be a sequence of fun photos showing a boy and girl "horsing around" on a possible date long ago.  They are dressed up so they must have been trying to impress each other.  They have been identified by our Super Sleuth Mary Fraser Dunn as relatives of hers.  ZL Fraser was he...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 50
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Free exposure is what first attracted me to FB as a legitimate social media option for my business. I was on a strict budget and did not have a lot of extra money to spend on marketing. The purse is a bit fuller now and I have recently been testing ways to best u...
By Donna Harris, Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
(Donna Homes, PLR)
Comments 80
I started blogging back in the Summer of 2006, when ActiveRain was just a couple of weeks old. It was fun to write and that was back when you could write several posts a day, and see your posts on the blog scroll for hours throughout the day.  Now, you're lucky if your post is on the blog scroll ...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 14
    I Had No Idea That I Wasn’t Following You Already   With the latest changes here at ActiveRain, I get to see how many of the members that I read and comment but not follow. How can this be? Some of these members I read on a Daily basis and just assumed that I was following them, but that was ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 93
It’s Time Again For Every Agent’s Favorite Game -- Find That Lockbox   I’ve written on the subject of lockboxes many times.      They end up in some unusual places.   As evidenced by this post from   September 2013   Another Head Scratching Moment in Real Estate   Or trying to identify where the ...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 4
If you’re wondering if businesses, who’ve been targets of cybercrime, have been properly handling the fallout, you have company: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC is investigating this very issue. Key Questions Include: Did the businesses adequately protect data? Were investors...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 26
Critical FHA Condo Approval Requirements to Sunset 8/31/14Unless FHA releases a new Mortgagee Letter in the next few days, the temporary guidelines for condominium approvals created in Mortgagee Letter 12-18 will expire on August 31, 2014.The highlights of the 12-page document include: Clarificat...
By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 39
Most real estate agents I know are very cautions about giving out any information about their clients, past or present. Of course, there is the occassional social media, or blog post blunder, but that doesn't happen too often. As a group, we tend to be especially cautious when it comes to giving ...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 2
Eastvale CA - Fitness Centers   Summer is almost over and the holidays will soon be upon us. I am not trying to rush anything. I learned a long time ago that it is important to enjoy everyday as if it where your last.    So what is the point of this blog? Well, in three month we will soon be visi...