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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 ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 69
In a recent update, we made some changes to the blog editor. If you've written a blog post today you will know about this. I'd like to take a minute to explain a few of the new changes. As we mentioned in the blog post explaining the upcoming changes, we focused on three areas.  We hoped to make ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 74
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 ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 72
Over the years, my favorite challenges and contests have always been associated with actions I believe ActiveRainers should do in their business already, even if you aren't getting points.  Recently, Trulia released new and improved Agent Profiles. As part of this release, there is a focus on 'Re...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 2
Although indexing the pages of the forms signed by the buyers and the sellers seems like a good practice, it may turn into an issue if not done accordingly.   Our Greater Hartford Association of Realtors Real Estate Purchase Contract Form is consisted of 5 pages. Along with the Real Estate Purcha...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 26
A Million Dollars To Change Your Life ? We all probably wish we had an extra million dollars, I am sure I do. While a million dollars today isn't what it used to be, if someone offered you a million dollars with the previso that you had to use it to change your life, what would that look like to ...
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 4
  My pal Rob wanted to make some points about a few things and this topic allowed the freedom to do it. In regards to how society and authority get along, it doesn't take deadly force to keep order but force is necessary to establish and enforce boundaries. It should be respected TAKE RESPONSIBIL...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 8
OK I pale in comparison to our AR friend Roy Kelly but in my first outing taking a cue from his stellar pictures I decided to get my own, up close and perosnal, so you can judge for yourself. Dont judge me against Roy, just tell me a Yeah or Nay that you enjoyed the pic...  
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 10
Five Days Gratitude Challenge Day 2 Continuing with Laura Cerrano's challenge to ActiveRain Members to share for five days about things we are thankful for, here is day 2. The hard part of this challenge is to just list 3 things each day because I am so blessed and my cup runneth over. I am thank...
By Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 4
This home just was put on the market today, address is 4103 S. Andes Way in Aurora, Co.   Price is $243,500.  Cherry Creek Schools and within walking distance of middle school.  This home has maintenance free vinyl siding., new carpet, wood burning fireplace, 4 bedrooms energy efficient double p...
By Chad Hyams
(Ember Seminars and Keller Williams Southeast Region)
Comments 13
Are you heading to Keller Williams Mega Camp 2014? This can be a scary few days with so much going on.  If you don't know me, my name is Chad Hyams, and I have had the opportunity to attend Keller Williams Mega Camp for many years in many different roles... Agent Team Leader Trainer and vendor wi...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 54
Trulia Pro just launched the Hidden Gems Photo Sweepstakes.  You're a real estate pro and you're out there in the field every day.  You know about the less-obvious highlights of your city so share it with us all.   Everyone knows about the Space Needle in Seattle but what about the Gum Wall or th...
By Donna Harris, Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
(Donna Homes, PLR)
Comments 55
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 Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 78
Tonight, at 9pm Pacific time, ActiveRain will go offline for approximately one hour in order to bring online some improvements to the blog editor (that fun little place that you write blog posts). The improvements launching tonight all fall into three buckets. They either make things a little eas...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
Comments 2
NOVA SCOTIA COUNTRY REAL ESTATE COUNTRY REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE IN THE COUNTRY 71 Birch Hill Drive, Nine Mile River $299,900 MLS   Spacious 4 bedroom home secluded on 1.8 acre lot. Only 12 minutes from the Airport. New addition added in 2006. Detached 20x30 heated and wired garage. Deck off maste...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 201
ActiveRain Traffic Skyrockets Over 65% In The Last Three Weeks I've been looking at the traffic numbers on ActiveRain for 8 years. Not since our very first year, in 2007, have I seen the type of traffic growth in such a short period of time that we are currently experiencing on ActiveRain. In our...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 2
Instagram Releases Hyperlapse App- Awesomeness!!!    Instagram just released their new stand alone app called Hyperlapse. This is like have a $15,000 Steadicam and tracking rig all rolled into one app. No longer do you need expensive over the top video equipment!    And Hyperlapse is FREE!    Now...
By Brian Brady, VA Home Loans/San Diego
(San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751)
Comments 28
I was in a bit of a funky mood today and I couldn't figure it out.  I posted on Active Rain for the first time in over three years; I was trying to drop a backlink for a post on my San Diego mortgage blog.  Bob Stewart reached out to me, over the summer, and invited me to start posting here again...
By Rob Spinosa, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 44
Ferguson Is My Problem Too   Warning:  Reader discretion is advised.    This is not meant to be a commentary on race relations.  It's not meant to be an analysis of who is right and who is wrong.  But I am going to tip toe on some third rails here.  Amid the turmoil, heavy with unresolved, centur...
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 17 to August 23, 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! August 17:...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 34
Would you ask your auto mechanic about brain surgery? No? Why not? I hope the answer is because he is not qualified to give advice about brain surgery or is not trained to perform it. I've never asked my physician about auto mechanics either. It's not his area of expertise.  So, why do so many ho...