ActiveRain Community

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 Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(Deborah Ward & Associates)
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With our Teams recent move to the brand new Keller Williams Seminole office it has been a real treat to watch it grow from from a fledgling office that was under the wing of our highly successful St Pete office to a new stand alone Market Center with forty four agents all in production! We may be...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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 NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors  New Jersey Real Estate for Sale and Lease        http://www.newjerseyestates.info/    New Jersey Commercial Real Estate                http://www.njestates.net/real-estate/nj/commercial   Please Click on Pictures for Complete Info and More Listi...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
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I had an inspection the other day in the beautiful town of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. It's almost a suberb of Albuquerque, but it's a separate little area that has grown to be almost as large as Albuquerque... it may be larger!Anyway, this was an older home, built in 1981. The first thing I noticed ...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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Get ready Rainers, MeetUps are happening!!  Come one, come all.  A MeetUp is an informal gathering between ActiveRain members and anyone else in the real estate world that would like to attend.  No agenda but usually stories about ActiveRain, Rainers, business and more come up.I'd like to thank t...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 Is It Too Late?   How many times have you said and or heard “it’s too late.” I am sure most of us have used and or heard this excuse before. “It’s too late,” is often used as a pretext for inaction. “It’s too late,” justifies giving up, not changing, or not doing something. Usually, “it’s too la...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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How Do You Tag?  Are You Tag Crazy?Let me preface this by saying I love the idea of our “tags” at ActiveRain.  I’ve always wanted a way to signal someone that you had mentioned them or replied to a question or statement they’d made in the comment section.BT (before tags) you had to check back in ...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
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A Day in the Life of a Silicon Valley Real Estate Agentby San Jose REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweSometimes people are curious to know what a Silicon Valley real estate agent does all day. Here's a summary of Monday.9-11 Taught Seller Pre-Listing and Listing Class as part of Keller Williams Ignite Su...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
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 There are many fun things to do in May 2015 in Waukesha County, WI!  5/1/15Downtown Oconomowoc Spring Gallery NightThe Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association celebrates the onset of spring with the group's annual Spring Gallery Night throughout downtown. Shops stay open late hosting artists, l...
By Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney Serving Rural Nebraska)
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I do not know how you do it.  You parents. Those of you who have children in the military for the first time...(and probably for the entire time)...or parents of students studying abroad for extended periods.How do you get through the days with the constant curiosity/worry/lack of info happening ...
By Laura Coffey, ReMax of Santa Clarita
(REMAX Santa Clarita Real Estate and Homes)
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I just finally hit the big 200K in points on Activerain! I started blogging back in 2009 and was pretty diligent about blogging on a regular basis. Personal life and being crazy busy with business put blogging on the back burner the end of 2011. The amazing thing was that the blogging I had previ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Lessons From The LotusWhat lesson can we learn from the Lotus flower?In Sacred Geometry, the Lotus is the symbol of purity. The Lotus rises from the muddy waters to bloom, symbolizing rising above the worldly problems of daily living.   In Feng Shui we have two types of wood (plants) elements on ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser Event at Vapiano in NYCTime and Location for Fundraiser: Thu, Apr 30, 7:00 PM EDT - 10:00 PM EDT at Vapiano at 113 University Place in New York City If you are not able to attend the event, please donate here:http://www.youcaring.com/emergency-fundraiser/nepal-e...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
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 'A Good Real Estate Agent And A Good Loan Officer Make A Great Team' This ActiveRain platform is more than just a real estate site. It is made up of connections and friendships. One example was evident at my open house today. We had a lovely turn out with a mix of potential buyers... with and wi...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-April 19  to April 25, 2015 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 could b...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Exploring California: Thien Hau Temple (Chinatown L.A.) The Los Angeles based temple is a blend between Chinese and Vietnamese heritage and beliefs. This is a Taoist temple in Los Angelese Chinatown, it is a popular site for worship and tourism. Thien Hau Temple is dedicated to Mazu, the Taoist g...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I am in gratitude for the opportunity to be bold. Often we are taught to be timid and only ask for what we need, not what we desire to see happen in our lives. Did you know God wants us to have more than we can possibly imagine. The only reason it is not present in our life right now is because ...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL.com Books on, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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I am talking about communication. All forms from breath to breath to global shout-outs and yes, even our phishing messages into outer space that we hope someone will answer. Nothing gets done anywhere unless we communicate it. How we communicate is another good subject too. The point is, it runs ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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They were all shelved and shimmed, but they weren't all stuck.  And they should all be stuck.What?  Really, what?Obviously this steel beam, and all the steel beams in in this new construction in fact, is resting comfortably.The steel beam support code is simple.  It says that a steel beam should ...
By Julie Morales, Your partner is Real Estate!
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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I always reach my clients on a personal level. So much about a home is intimate, and changing it can be an emotional event. These changes usually parallel a special occurance: a sweet couple who are first time home buyers and want to start a family, a divorcee getting back on her feet, a new job ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Plants Have No Credence On How They Will Affect The Energy In Your Home This was a statement in a Feng Shui article I came across not to long ago. Essentially, this statement is saying the energy of plants cannot be measured, because Feng Shui is not a science.  Is that true, that Feng Shui is no...