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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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 39
Virginia Realtors, there is a new group being added to your Fair Housing list of discrimination candidates. No one should be discriminated against when it comes to housing. The list has grown since the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibited racial discrimination. In 1968, the Title VIII of the Civil...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 145
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 15
Three years ago when I first joined Active Rain, I had no idea what the whole blogging thing was about. It was a mystery. Active Rain helped me learn about the importance of blogging, SEO and web-based marketing.  I tried my hand at blogging after much trepidation, and much to my surprise, a few ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
My First Home Purchase    1989, after several years of traveling the country working for the US Forest Service, we had just had our third child, I had started my forestry consulting firm a few months earlier, and now it was time to really settle down and buy a home.  I didn’t think that I could a...
By Tammie White, TW Realty Group, Franklin TN
(Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net)
Comments 6
Franklin TN is located in the Bible belt. As a matter of fact, Nashville is referred to as the "buckle of the belt". Many businesses here will be closed on Easter Sunday. Even big chain stores like Target are closed. I have added a page to my website with the weekly update of the open houses for ...
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 4
Easter Celebrations in the 60's This weekend is Easter and for me it means that my family and I will be in church to celebrate the Resurrection. For me, this is the reason to celebrate Easter and it is a joyous occasion. When I was growing up in the early 60's Easter was a special time in our hou...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 2
Holy Thursday, Pivotal Night The first Passover had to be a scary time with the Jewish people trying to break free of the Egyptians and God raining down plagues upon the non-believers to get them to release His people. And God gave them a gift of the Passover to save themselves from the terror of...
By Mike Ferry
(The Mike Ferry Organization)
Comments 6
In having the opportunity of talking to, working with, training and coaching hundreds of thousands of great agents … I’ve discovered there is an interesting and very defined difference in the levels of productivity agents have. In most cases it comes down to the competitive nature of the agent. I...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 57
This is what you and I see. A pretty basement wall, in a flip, with new drywall, new receptacles, new floor molding and new carpeting. This is what my clients saw on line. Along with a couple dozen other photos. All of the photos were just as spectacular! My clients are in another state. We have ...
By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 111
MY BUYERS HATE ME Well...I can't make everyone happy! I would like to think I am a friendly person, a good salesman, a pretty decent Realtor...that being said, if this whole Real Estate Agent thing doesn't work out(15 years mind you)...I would probably throw my hand in at being a stand-up comic....
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 69
Our fundamental blog training on ActiveRain is our Blogging Boot Camp series. This post is a hub to keep you updated on the most recent recordings from Blogging Boot Camp, as well as a way for you to sign up for the next live series of classes for Blogging Boot Camp. 2014 Blogging Boot Camp LIVE...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 46
He was the star in my blog "Houston, We have a Problem." Then he was the protagonist in "The Case of a Dying Tree." If we happened to cross each other's paths, it was not my volition.  I saw a truck pulled in front of the house.    As soon as I recognized the face coming out of the truck, my jaw ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 129
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 38
My experience as a real estate investor is paying off as a real estate broker. One of the circumstances many agents find themselves in is the multiple offer scenario. I had one this week. The great young couple I'm working with fell in love with a house and so did a bunch of other people.  That s...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 78
It's time for Round III of the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge!   For those of you new to AR since last March, and those who missed participating in previous years, the Sensei/Grasshopper challenge focuses on two of the things this community does best - sharing skills and making connections with ot...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
Comments 33
On my planet, there would be no hearsay or scuttlebut. Just the facts, upfront. Hearsay is hereby banned on my planet due to the potential business risks involved. Of course, this would be quite an undertaking but nothing that is worthwhile comes with little effort.  We all have responsibilities ...
By Jon Zolsky, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 58
I owe a big “thank you” to all of my friends on AR for your support. A very big Thank you, indeed. Life is full of surprises. No surgery in the plans, but how little all our plans mean... My cardiologist did not like the results of a recent stress test, said they needed to look inside and, probab...
By Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent
Comments 46
I WENT TO SCHOOL: I just relocated from Kihei, Maui, Hawaii to Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to moving from Hawaii, I just finished the real estate sales person course and even passed the state and national real estate licensing exams. Regardless of my move, I still wanted to practice real estate so I...
By Mark Frederick
(ActiveRain)
Comments 10
I'm wrapping up my stay here in San Francisco at the Trulia offices and it has been great. All of the people at Trulia have just been fantastic and their commitment to and excitement about ActiveRain and our story is very apparent. I had a chance to talk about ActiveRain, the power of our communi...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 19
There are only two weeks left in the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   If you want to participate, you need to get going very soon.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   It's not a challenge that you can leave to the last minu...