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 Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 120
Welcome to The Fourth Annual ActiveRain "BE THE STAR OF YOUR OWN MOVIE" Awards Ceremony      I'm Sharon Tara, and I'm very happy to be here on the Red Carpet for all of today's exciting festivities!   I will be announcing  all the nominees for the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Movie categorie...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 51
When you see a small foundation crack, remember it for later! It might show up again! Small foundation cracks are normal. All foundations will move, some more than others. Usually a foundation will find its position and stop moving in 3 to 5 years. But not always! Can you see it?  This is a very ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 53
Be Thankful For A Low Ball Offer    Are you kidding? I should be insulted.     Our Baltimore market is moving but it is not red hot. We  are  not receiving multiple contracts over list price.   When an offer comes in, be thankful.  You  might consider all the others,  who saw your  house and did ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 33
I have always been convinced the best way to reach more real estate consumers is to do a lot of different types of marketing. Online, offline, print, and type...whatever it takes! I changed up my seller prospecting postcards this year from what I saw others doing in my area and it has already pai...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 9
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages If you are like me you do not have a lot of free time, especially time to get caught up on social media doing unproductive things (pet photos always get me!). However, social media should always be social which is one of many reasons you should visit all 5 Rainers below...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 50
Ask An Ambassador- Is It Really That Important to be a Rainmaker? Lot of members in the Rain are signing up just as members (Rainers) with no paid account and limited services. If you look around you will see some members that have been around ActiveRain for years that are not Rainmakers either. ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 25
Spring Forward 2015 | Don't Let it Mess With Your Internal Clock. This coming weekend is the appointed time to gain an hour of daylight in your day. On Sunday, March 8 2015, most of the states in the United States will spring forward in time.  We practice Daylight Saving Time in Tennessee. Every ...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 6
Have you heard of : Shelter to Soldier? If you have not do not feel bad, neither have I, until today! Posted on Mar 6, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects  Have you heard of:   Shelter to Soldier? If you have not do not feel bad, neither have I, until today! We had our Be...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 0
Only during a pre-drywall inspection can you see all of the material to determine if there has been a dangerous CSST installation. CSST is C orrugated S tainless S teel T ubing, and has replaced black iron in many areas and by many builders as the preferred gas supply tubing of choice.  It is a f...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 6
     As I was reading blogs and writing comments this morning, I started thinking about how many folks I follow and vice versa. Sadly, due to time constraints, I physically not have the time to make comments on their posts. If I did, I would be here a zillion hours and never get any work done as ...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 1
I'm not a President, Governor, Mayor or anything else so I'm guessing that precludes me from declaring anything a "DAY". However, social media affords us the opportunity to get the word out on things we may otherwise not be able to, so I'm declaring April 9th "Abby Tizzano's I Love This Day" Day....
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 24
I enjoy my property and love to play around with gardening, design and lighting. Thinking about that I am eager to get my hands dirty again but with this harsh and seemingly never ending winter it may be awhile. Until then I will think about what plants I have coming and remember last year. 
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 13
This Sunday, March 8th is Daylight Savings Time, so It's Time To Spring Forward And Lose One Hour's Sleep!  I don't know about everyone else, but as much as I like getting an extra hour of daylight, and moving closer to Spring, I hate losing an hour's sleep. This year with all the snow and freez...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 9
Back in Action | Did Someone Say Snow?   It was more than a breath of fresh air to get away and enjoy the warmth of the southern state of Florida with great 80 degree weather and stunning beaches to enjoy.  Leaving the single digit weather of New England behind for a few days was rejuvenating.   ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 5
Please Welcome Michael Del Grosso To ActiveRain.  Michael is the newest Loan Originator to join my team, and he has hit the ground running.  Michael wrote his first blog yesterday, and I hope all of you take the time to stop by, read his blog, and give him an ActiveRain welcome. Michael has sever...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 1
I'm prefacing this by saying I'm writing about a topic I have little knowledge on, however I'm going to share what I would do to sell my condo.   1. Updates. If you have popcorn ceilings, any other carpet color than white or beige, your cabinets are dark, or have glass all over the place, chances...
By Tim Bray, B.S. Real Estate (UConn)
(Sotheby's Intl Realty (William Pitt))
Comments 1
  “ Sometimes the path you’re on is not as important as the direction you’re heading.”   Kevin Smith In the real estate industry, like many other industries, knowledge is a highly valued commodity.  The generally accepted thinking is that the more time you have in the business, the more knowledge...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 12
  Attitudes Are More Important Than Facts - George MacDonald, Scottish Novelist   Do you know someone that is so smart and has all the answers but can never seem to get the job done?  And what about that saying, "Knowledge is Power."  Knowledge alone is not power but rather the application of tha...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 18
Sometimes there are lessons we learn early and then some lessons are only learned through experience. In my experience, if something doesn't seem or feel right it just isn't no matter how hard we want it to be. Whether it is in business or in our larger lives, putting a square peg in a round whol...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 9
What do you need to stop doing in your business this year?  What belongs on your TO-DON’T list?   That's right. Instead of making our TO-DO lists, let's talk about TO-DON’T list! It is incredibly useful strategy for keeping track of unproductive habits in our business.   Here is a new AR March co...