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.


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Trending blogs on ActiveRain Community

 
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 58
Winter MeetUps are just around the corner.  The community voted for the week of January 19-24th and the gracious Rainers below have volunteered to host a MeetUp in their area.   The MeetUp locations and hosts are listed below.  If you have questions regarding a specific one, please contact the ho...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 30
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! This is often the busiest month of the year for many of us with new biz, existing clients, family time, shopping, parties, events, travel, etc. and it is very easy to put our online presence on auto-pilot until the new year. Do. Not. Do. That. As Barbara Todaro m...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 15
As with all things in life, expectations often exceed reality. That said, hoping for something is different than making it happen. Particularly at this time of year expectations run high: the perfect family, the perfect holiday, the perfect get together. I have found both personally and professio...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 35
In the scheme of things this is not a big deal, but there is a concept known as “best practices” for a reason.  Take a look at the following picture and see if you can tell what is “wrong.”    Well, in the picture there is actually nothing wrong other than the hole needs to be properly sealed.  W...
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 42
So What Was In The Box Tom? A Whole Lot Of Love Mostly!   Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman had sent me a text yesterday saying that my package was “near”, she was concerned about it getting to me and it did arrive. Though it arrived yesterday, I was not home until late because of a busy day. Sally sent...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 11
     Every year at Christmas, some traditions are repeated year after year.  One of which is the making of gingerbread cookies for our families and friends.  Last year, we added Kathleen Daniels to our list of friends to receive gingerbread cookies.  The saga of the missing gingerbread men began ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 18
3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too. 2.7 years ago I finally got serious about blogging, I had decided a few months earlier that doing the blogging thing was a smart way to drive some business my way, but I just could not think of anything worth saying, so I didn't. Then in Ap...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 17
      What is there not to like about being liked? When ActiveRain started imitating Facebook with the "Like" feature I thought it was goofy. I thought to myself, "Self, whose brain fart was this? It will never catch on." I will admit, it took me quite some time to warm up to this feature. Not th...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 22
Austin TX ActiveRain Winter Meetup  is scheduled for January 21st, 2015 at Austin Cheesecake Factory located in the Arboretum at 1000 Research Blvd, Austin TX 78759    Kerrie La Guardia will award every member who  attends a Winter meetup 1000 AR points.   Event Time: 11:30 am - 1: pm    Join you...
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 8
I don't usually watch videos or get involved in politics as a rule but there are exceptions and this is one of them. Some guy was being interviewed by police and for minutes at a time conversed in a acceptable non-threatening manner when all of a sudden, a policeman jumps on his back and choke-ho...
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 25
You can be an ACTIVE-REIN-DEER and all it takes is to do a post on anyone you wish to have a very Merry Christmas and a most satisfying New Year too while you are at it. Visit your favorite restaurant, movie house, shopping center or store or perhaps a tribute to someone who touched your life or ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 3
Your Free Will Can Override the Feng Shui In Your Home and Business It is possible that you can do all the "right" Feng Shui cures and suggested remedies; yet if you chose to ignore the inner work that needs to be addressed emotionally, mentally and spiritually, your Free Will can override those ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 19
This is an older log home, and meets the "over the river and through the words song," and while I liked the house I wondered why the staircase was so wobbly... The staircase was the circular kind, and exactly what you would expect to find in a log home. It makes for a fun way to get to the upstai...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 15
Today is the closing for my listing in Middletown. Thank you Joe Petrowsky for being a part of this process-- the loan officer for the buyers.   My folks told me that you can't please everybody. That is just the way it is.   Anyway, the real testimonial from the parents is still in the works :) T...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 41
There have been two good days in the the financial markets but they don't in any way make up for my loses in the last couple of weeks. I am down real money and the reduction of gas prices does very little to offset what I have lost. I used to panic big time but in the last six months I have learn...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 0
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  Joyous Greetings in Door #20.       "Habari Gani" is Swahili for"What's the News?"    Kwanza is just a week a way   and there is something for everyone to reflect upon in this contemporary holiday celebrating the traditional African philosophies of community and family.  ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
I grew up in a family where you were encouraged to get a job and stay there until you retire. I was told from an early age that you should count yourself lucky if you found that job, and you would be crazy to give it up. When I left my first good job after 5 years, my family thought I had lost my...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 23
  Save Lives "Mark It Red…     Do you know what I’m talking? Hopefully, you know, and this will serve a nice reminder. Just in case you are not aware. I’m promoting a “Red Thumb Reminder” and for those of you in the dark, marking your thumb serves as an important reminder to drivers to NOT text a...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 6
  Fixating Roots An Uneasy Feeling….     Especially during the holidays it’s easy to feel this can’t be it! Have you ever felt like you are lacking? Have you ever said why can’t I have that (and or) why can’t I be like that? Chances are you have. It is human nature to fixate on things you want (a...