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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 Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 47
When I was a teenager, I would clip pictures of my favorite teen idol, clothing, sayings and other graphics out of magazines.  They would then be taped to my closet doors so I could look at them any time I wanted.  When my friends came over, they would be able to ooh and aah over them, too.  Too...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 75
It used to be that real estate agents, and sales people in general were judged on how successful they were based on the car they drove. First Impressions Although I never bought into this notion, I knew a lot of sales people and real estate agents who did...and still do.   I was sometimes asked w...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 18
As a landlord or Property Manager, dealing with a meth lab can be a daunting and very expensive task but did you know that even after the clean up you may still be required to disclose the fact that meth was previously cooked at your property? In fact, a little over half of the states in America ...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 97
A very important part of your ActiveRain blog is your profile page. In a recent post, I discussed all sorts of  things to consider for your profile photo. Now let’s look at the Cover Photo. I’ll follow with another post soon digging into the particulars of setting up your cover photo. In this pos...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114)
Comments 82
Comments are the key to community-building on Activerain. Or should I say they "can be" the key. It's not automatic, but it is simple.    Someone comments on one of your blog posts. You comment on one of theirs. They comment on one of yours. You comment on one of theirs. Etc., Etc.,...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 83
How To Create Real Estate Flyers with Canva.com  Canva.com is a free service on the web where you can create all kinds of visual materials like your real estate flyers, graphics for your blog like watermarked images, infographs, images with text for Pinterest and memes.    You can also change out...
By Mimi Foster, Realtor - Colorado Springs
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 61
Recently an agent gave me her business card. On it was her name, five telephone numbers (cell, office, home, fax, assistant), plus the name of her company, what she specializes in, her alphabet of designations, a photo, an address, an email, and a website. My first thought when I looked at it was...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 9
Events At HAWS (Humane Animal Welfare Society) in Waukesha This Week!     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                THIS WEEK AT HAWS! First Aid for Pets Saturday, August 23, 1pm - 4pm Learn pet first aid skills ranging from basi...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 61
Over the years, my favorite challenges and contests have always been associated with actions I believe ActiveRainers should do in their business already, even if you aren't getting points.  Recently, Trulia released new and improved Agent Profiles. As part of this release, there is a focus on...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 4
How Come My Own Listings Don't Show Up On Google On My Own Site?  We have received several emails this week with this question from agents and brokers.  This is a great question with the answer being relative to each particular situation.  This is a tough question to answer if you can not als...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 58
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- August 10 to August 16, 2014.   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! August 10:...
By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 11
  It's Blooper Blog Friday, so hang onto your hats, my friends. The MLS and the local real estate ads were ripe for the pluckin. Carla Muss-Jacobs of Portland  and Patrick Martin and Jane Peters of L.A. made some witty and wild contributions. You may choke on a few of these unwitting wittici...
By Todd & Devona - Garrigus Real Estate, Southern California REALTORS®
(Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters)
Comments 95
The One Thing You're Not Doing Right on ActiveRain....   ActiveRain is a great community, and the platform can help you get calls and leads for your real estate business, but there is a feature available to you that you don't even know exists. I've seen only a small portion of the Act...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 31
It crept up slowly building steam over the last 3 years. I started in Feb 2011 with only 1 post.  3 months later I wrote 3 more.  3 months later, I met a 30 blogs in 30 days challenge and the soon to become infamous Kerrie La Guardia and it was on. She and others told me about content, and links,...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 10
  After much anticipation because of being canceled last week due to rain, the Middletown, CT Motorcycle Mania 2014 Show final went off yesterday.  I made it a point of being on Main Street Downtown Middletown, CT  right at 5:00 p.m. once all the bikes were there and set up.  It was well worth t...
By Rick Costa
(Bay Equity Home Loans NMLS #76988)
Comments 1
I do wonder if the Hype about Social Media is way overblown? I post to all the usual outlets but question whether it is a waste of time or if someday I might actually get somebody who says to me "found you on Google + or Facebook!" I am easily found if somebody types in certain key word...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 113
On July 28th, ActiveRain released a new feature that allows you to 'tag' another member in a comment. By doing such, that person is then notified, via email, that you are speaking about them when you left your comment. In order to tag another member in a comment, all you need to do is sta...
By Will Hamm, Where There's a Will, There's a WAY!
(Hamm Homes)
Comments 31
Don't shoot the messenger!   What do you mean you want to low ball the price in a market that is hot.  Well, Dad thinks that just because there are only 2 condos on the market in the complex that we should at least try to low ball it.   Ok, I know these people a long time and I agree, I neve...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 2
Eastvale CA - Quarterly Market Report of Homes Sold   Homes Sold for May, June and July 2014   Data pulled from CRMLS 8/20/14    In order to determine where the market of Eastvale CA is heading, one must understand and study past data to predict where it is heading.   For the months of May, June ...
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 1
He was sent as well as volunteered to come here and carry out his Fathers will on what THEY wanted done. He was absolutely perfect in his performance causing God, his father and our Father to proclaim and exclaim.."this is my beloved son in who I am well pleased". This makes one very im...