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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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 9
My son is a health and fitness buff. Despite the normal conundrum that a young kid his age would bring into the household, I enjoy having him around as he is a funny and loving son. One afternoon, in a spur of the moment decision, we found ourselves beating the humdrum by hopping into his Honda S...
By Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney & Serving Rural Nebraska)
Comments 22
I saw an AR contest blog by Grant Schneider on what we have given up in 2015 that was not working. I thought about this a little...and looked back in the mirror on the road my career has traveled and realized that I, indeed, had given up on a few things this year!! In fact two major changes in my...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
Glancing at something isn't always revealing, but looking close enough you might find the cause!  Apparently the hardwood flooring in this dining room had been mysteriously getting soft and damaged.  And nobody knew why, or investigeted why. Well, the proximity to the rear door is a clue as to wh...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
Hi every one!I know you are all very busy, but if you have a moment, can you please help me out?    I recently revived an old Facebook Business Page of mine, Waukesha County, WI Real Estate - Kristin Johnston.  Can you stop by and Like the page?  I would really appreciate it!  And, I would be hap...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 38
Saturday Subscriber Finds 97 Today is Saturday Subscriber Find Time and I hope to introduce you to a few that you don't know yet but will know from here on out. With spring blooming in various parts of the country it means people are out stirring more and getting to know their neighbors. Let's ge...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 43
Many have requested to bring the Cloudbursts back so here we go!!  If you're new to the 'Rain or new to Cloudbursts, they're simply a list of tasks for you to complete within a time frame.  The activities are aimed at getting you more involved with ActiveRain, helping your business, marketing & e...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 180
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 30
One of the most complimentary moments and actions on ActiveRain is when another member subscribes to your blog.  Subscribing to another member’s blog is a token of appreciation for that member’s thoughts.  It’s a method of showing gratitude for that agent’s information that’s being shared. Shari...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 21
Today in Bristol TN~VA 3.29.15 ...Go Hiking Today ...You Just Never Know What You'll Find!   Here's a great find while hiking in Canton, NC this weekend ....     Canton, NC is a great weekend getaway location that's just a couple of hours away from Bristol TN~VA ...Check it out sometime ....You'l...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 42
If it's Friday, there must be an update on Thoroughly Modern Mickey         Most of you know that Mickey was released from rehab and has been home since last Sunday.   She's a fighter, very strong willed and determined.   Suffice it to say that each set-back is a little more difficult for her to ...
By Annette Lawrence, Making Real Estate EZ Remax 727-420-4041
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 5
$433! That is the amount I saw on the check as I walked away from the closing. Eight open houses, 9 weeks, countless phone calls and not a single REALTOR call. $433! Is that the reward for delivering a dream? That day, Mr and Mrs Home Seller wore the frightened look of those about to realize thei...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
Every time I see a vulnerable gas supply line - I think it can be better, and safer. We are in brand-new construction and the buyer and I are having a final inspection just prior to his final walk through with the builder. The supply line is an uncovered and unprotected  Corrugated Stainless Stee...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
Very often I see a taped blower door safety switch.  This is an important switch!  It is there for a reason! The blower door safety switch turns off the furnace operation should the lower protective door be removed. In some units that cover has to be removed to be able to change or clean the air ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 29
I have been watching the birds outside my window for a long time. This one is really red and really relaxed. I finally got a good shot and I think that this is my best. Through the snow, a moment in time frozen and appreciated. Let's hope he had a good dinner.
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 11
      Gawd how I hate Windows especially 8.whatever. It would seem as long as Microsoft has been in business that they would eventually come up with a user friendly, stable and usable operating system.  I am proud of them though they shaft their customers a little more each day and they are still...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 0
Take time to look people in the eye and make sure they are doing well even if you have just a few minutes with a person. At times all it takes for someone to feel His care and compassion is a little bit of kindness from one of God's children.   EPHESIANS 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one anot...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 14
What Made the Easter Bonnet and Colored Eggs an Easter Tradition? As I mentioned in a previous blog, (If you missed it, click this link) " What came first? The Easter Bunny, or the Easter Egg? That's Easy, but Why?  "  I explored how the Easter Bunny and the Easter Eggs became part of the Easter ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 14
Not long ago, I spoke with a young woman who was trying to buy a house. She was pre-approved and ready to go. She called her agent, but her agent was on vacation. The buyer was given the back-up agent who said, "Sorry, you're on your own." It might be me, but if I discovered that my staff was tur...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 3
Your attitude determines your direction  (unknown) Change it as many times as you need to reach your goals~ Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 11
Falling In Love Is Why Some People Move     There are so many reasons people move depending on their circumstances. Some of the reasons may be: Needing a larger or smaller space Financial changes School systems Easier lifestyle Age-Health-Marriage-Divorce-Retirement- Job loss- Job transfer-Death-...