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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 Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 140
As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of Trulia means for Trulia and Zillow on a broader scale, take a lo...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 262
Big week around these parts! Maybe you heard about this? And as promised, we continue to march on to make ActiveRain even better. This latest round of enhancements has a core focus on allowing our members to more effectively connect with and communicate with each other. Here is a quick glance at ...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 82
Today, ActiveRain Mobile Users Got a HUGE Gift - Read it here first! Today is a Hallmark Day for those of us that like to use our iPads or other mobile devises. We now have the exact same functionality that is available on a desktop computer. Last night for about 10 minutes, I saw the full versio...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
(REALTY EXECUTIVES OTF)
Comments 85
The Role of the Real Estate Agent is Changing There has been discussion among brokers and agents that real estate agents are going the way of the travel agent.  Some of my experiences assisting home buyers, in particular, with the purchase of their new home, whether for personal residence or inve...
By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
Comments 72
Curious Minds Want to Know About the Likes   I am hoping the AR staff will inform us about the new Like Buttons.    Curious Minds want to know....   For each Blog post like button clicked-- you get 8 points. How many Blog posts can we like per day?  Kerrie aswered 20   For each Comment like butto...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 55
Ask An Ambassador:  How do I decide on an “ActiveRain Topic” category for my post? Before you publish a blog on ActiveRain,  you’ll be asked to select one of 14 choices for which category to place it in.  There are “Professional” choices and “Consumer” choices.  And I’ve noticed some of us have d...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 72
Yesterday morning, I got out of the shower to find a message in my voice mail.  The call came in at about 9:30 am.  It was an agent wanting to show a listing I have.  It's an occupied home, and in addition to the regular showing instructions (by appointment - call agent), I have (in all caps)...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 71
Feeling Blue?  SNAP out of it! Have you gone blue with changes in your life or around you?  Are you ready to rant and rave and lash out?   Seriously?   SNAP out of it.   Tuesday morning I listened to Amy VanDyken-Rouen( 6 time Olympic gold medalist)  on the Mike & Mike show talk about her lif...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 71
Who's ready to rock and roll?!?!?  I'm so very happy to announce the 2014 Summertime ActiveRain Meetup Locations!!  Thank you to the hosts for organizing this round, without you there would be no MeetUp love.   If you have any questions regarding the MeetUp, please feel free to contact th...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 37
Zillow Buys Trulia for $3.5 Billion in Stock    The purchase should close in 2015. It still does have to pass the U.S. Antitrust waiting periods.    Trulia's CEO Pete Flint will be reporting to Zillow's CEO Spencer Rascoff.    Then Spencer Rascoff goes on to say:    “Consumers love using ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 42
Free Enterprise Encourages Everyone To Set And Achieve High Goals!   "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving it." Michelangelo (1475-1564) This defines the human experience.  Some of us want to strive, and ac...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 30
My entry for Dennis Burgess's Under The Influence contest is a two-parter. This first one is for the good influences in my life, and part two is for the bad ones.     My grandmother, Bea Kleinman, was mostly responsible for shaping the person I am today. My home life was chaotic and dysfuncti...
By Christopher Lotte
(Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - www.TheBuckeyeRealtyTeam.com)
Comments 27
I am on a quest to find a formula that yields a 5% Conversion Rate of Internet Leads to Closings. My background for the last 12 years has been generating internet leads for real estate agents.. and then almost 5 years ago I first got my real estate license to start generating leads for myself.. S...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Agent
(Associate Broker, Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 66
Do You Want a Home Warranty with Your Home? The best advice I can give a Buyer is,  "Get a Home Warranty". Remember, when your Buyer is buying a new home, it is only new to the Buyer, unless he is the first owner of the home. It's just like buying a used car. You are buying all the ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 7
The Town of Willington Connecticut is Ranked Number 7 among the most desirable small towns in the State. "Those looking for good schools and relatively inexpensive housing, need look no further. Willington is the town to be in." Check this source: Town of Willington.   Center School and...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 68
Inman's Real Estate Connect conference was last week in San Francisco. For those of you not familiar, twice a year the technology crowd in the real estate industry descend on either San Francisco or New York to hash out where the industry is headed technologically.  Just about every great new...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
(Broker/ Owner HomeRome Realty-Author "Real Estate the Rome Way" 410-530-2400)
Comments 59
Please Keep This Confidential   You Don't Have To Ask!   A call received this morning was a referral from a mutual friend. This potential client was guarding her words not wanting to share any information and asking... 'Please Keep This Confidential.'     As a former Registered Nurse,...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 212
Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest   It's my first ActiveRain contest!  After 2 and 1/2 years, I figured it was time to host one- so here it goes...   While not quite under the influence like the driver in the photo here, it's safe ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your St. George Area Real Estate Agent
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
Comments 8
If we are lucky, we are given the gift of another day. A new day begins nature's promise, an opportunity to refresh and stretch, to energize, to restore! There are no guarantees going forward from this point, only what we have in the here and now. Take what the world offers up, celebrate!  Ca...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 24
The Extra Mile.....Do you take that journey?   ********************   Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. Gary Ryan Blair   Heroes have a rough time becau...