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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 Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 113
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions arise as to the value of the current home and what ...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 55
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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 62
IT'S A HOT MARKET ~ I THINK I WILL GET IN TO REAL ESTATE!   Our south Texas market is HOT, HOT, HOT right now!  With this real estate boom, I hear from more and more people that they are getting into real estate because they believe that they will make some quick and easy money?  WHAAAATTTT??...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 30
OK so attack is a bit dramatic but, my husband ahem, I mean business partner, spent several hours this morning rebuilding a gate at one of the properties we own and manage. The gate that was on the property had recently been kicked in and was in need of some serious repair.  Rumor has it that it ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 33
Here is how you can know how good your windows are even if the builder says they are Energy Star windows. First of all - we need some definitions.  Lots of buzz words and catch phrases get thrown around. Energy Star - this has been around since 1992, a program introduced by the EPA as a voluntary...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 64
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 Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner
(KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate)
Comments 34
This is a bit of a twist on those situations where family members use someone other than a family member or friend who is a real estate agent to represent them in the sale or purchase of a house - and it is discovered on accident. For the past four months, at his request, a realtor friend of mine...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
Comments 62
Agents everywhere lament the day they take on a buyer who does everything possible to irritate the seller. You know the story… The buyer skips appointments. Missing an appointment without calling ahead of time – is there anything worse? Inconsiderate buyers fail to realize that the seller’s spent...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 35
  I was a design build general contractor for more than 30 years and I have been a home inspector for more than 10 years.  I have seen a lot of interesting things in houses over all those years. At a recent inspection, I found a type of window installation from the 1930’s that I had never seen be...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 13
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers!   Guilty as charged fellow Rainers! I received an interesting email this week that said I was playing favorites in the Facebook Fridays Group and it was not fair. That person was absolutely correct! I have, do, and will continue to play favorites. Here is how and...
By MICHAEL SORENSEN, RE/MAX Top Producer: 200+ Deals Closed
(REMAX CITY CHICAGO)
Comments 3
*SOLD* 1122 Washington Blvd, Unit# 2A in Oak Park, Illinois 60302 Michael Sorensen represented the seller of this home   MICHAEL SORENSEN | REMAX CITY CHICAGO | TEL: (773) 987-8224 | 160 Listings Sold Since 2009             1122 Washington Blvd, Oak Park. IL 60302 VIRTUAL TOUR: www.tourfactory.co...
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 36
Ask An Ambassador: How Do I Add a Hyperlink?  After hosting a recent contest I realized that many people are not really familiar with how to post a link. It is not difficult but a little mystifying the first time or two. So while I am explaining the process, I am also going to explain why the hyp...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 7
Guess what? I am not a boy and I am not an attendee of Morris School for Boys in Searcy AR but I have been invited to their reunion!  The invitation is because of this blog.  I featured several old pictures of the school that were found on ebay from time to time. Several comments came in from bo...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 8
Is Zillow Buying Trulia?    According to Bloomberg Zillow is in talks to buy Trulia and it may happen as soon as next week.    This would combine the two largest real estate websites in the United States. Zillow and Trulia together get more traffic to their sites than any other website in the Uni...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 0
Charlotte Premium Outlet Mall Grand Opening July 31st - August 3rd   Charlotte Premium Outlets Mall opens in less than one week on July 31st. Opening celebrations will run through August 3rd. This is the city's first outlet mall and I, for one who has been driving an hour south to Gaffney, S...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 0
Forbes Names Charlotte Among The Top Cities In Which To Do BusinessCharlotte Ranked #12 On Forbes ListWhile 4,000+ New Jobs Come To Charlotte   With Forbes listing Charlotte as one of the top 12 places for business, Charlotte beat out Dallas, Austin, and Atlanta for this ranking. Needless to say,...
By James Dray, AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
(Wise Custom Realty)
Comments 11
  276   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.    President Thomas Jefferson the third POTUS said calling ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 18
Some work by one of my favorite artists I wanted to share with you. She does amazing work.....every piece of art is different. Her use of color is unsurpassed. A masterpiece every time......she never disappoints.....I always look forward to seeing her work The best part is, I never have to leave ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 18
 Will Zillow Buy Trulia?   “Zillow Inc. is seeking to acquire rival Trulia Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move to combine the two most-visited U.S. real estate websites. Shares of both companies jumped.” – Mortgage Technology If this acquisition is completed, I wonder if it ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 10
Imagine, my own Mother.....giving me the finger.   Mickey told me my brother figured out that she wins every Rummy game because she wears one of these rubber fingers when she plays.  She said he wore won the other day and he won.   So Mickey gave me the finger and told me maybe I'd win.....  ...