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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 Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
(Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate)
Comments 75
Imagine for a moment, a perfect world - one in which you had access to absolutely everything you need to know about the purchase of a potential new home.  And by everything, I mean exactly that.  Access to listing information, county data, mortgage history, neighborhood and demographic data, how ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 141
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 Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 165
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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Earth Week, Tree Planting, Production Hand Planting. This week in honor of Earth Week I will be posting four blogs on Tree Planting this first one is of a hand planter planting forest trees in a production setting, the second one will be another production crew planting in a field with a tree pla...
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
ActiveRain Taught Me to Really Share and Like It I grew up in a family of five children. Sharing was forced on us because we were not rich and in fact we were financially challenged. Though I respected the family unit and was forced to share, I didn't particularly like it. You see if I lost somet...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 2
Not much more saddening in new construction could be the discovery of footprints in the hardwood flooring finish coat. Silly and disconcerting.  Uncaring and disappointing.  Unbelievable and dishonorable. DISPLAYING THIS AS THE "REVEAL" TO BUYERS SHOULD EMBARRASS ANY BUILDER.  BUT IT APPARENTLY D...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 11
I thought this was so interesting. This is an old film of Chicago in the 1940's that was just found.  I quote the Chicago Suntimes: "This film, a look at a sparkling Chicago in the 1940s, was produced by the Chicago Board of Education and recently surfaced by luck at an estate sale."  "It has thi...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
Celebrate Earth Day Every Day! "Reduce, reuse, recycle" This mantra should be first and foremost when making decisions as part of our daily lives – at work, on vacation, when we're out, and at home. Do you know that every day you can make very simple changes . Here are a few more ideas to start w...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 0
It is said that bacteria is toxic and can and does cause real harm to us physically and even emotionally. With that in mind we tend to avoid situations and people who are sick, because we want to stay well and not be impacted by anything that could bring us down. Work is a bacteria field too. It ...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 278
How To Get Started on ActiveRain - A quick route to a successful Journey on ActiveRain. The ActiveRain Staff,  along with our members and ambassadors, wish to welcome you to the ActiveRain community.  We know you have a choice, and we're glad you've chosen our network as a place to connect with o...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 189
Since July of 2013 when ActiveRain became part of the Trulia family, we've been exploring ways to help even more people find the amazing knowledge being shared every day on ActiveRain. Trulia.com has over 35 million unique visitors coming to their domain every month. ActiveRain has one of the la...
By Fred Griffin, Your Real Estate Broker for Tallahassee, Florida 850-339-4861, Call Fred 850-339-4861
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 75
     Facebook!  Where are those Pages that I liked?  Why is Facebook hiding a lot of the things that I want to see?  How can I decide what I want to see?  Is Facebook going to control my views, or will I control my views?      Good news! You can regain control over what you see on Facebook by usi...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 68
How Much Is TOO Much To Pay For A Domain Name? I guess the answer to that question depends on who is asking, who is buying, and who is selling. I spent several hours shopping for a dot com domain name for my new line of business.  More on that later. I'm still actively involved in real estate. I'...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
How to Add a Social Media Button to Your Signature Line. After a post I wrote on learning about Pinterest,  Gayle Rich-Boxman wrote and asked me how to get the Pinterest button in the bottom of my blog.  It’s easy but like most of us, we placed the Social Media Buttons when we set up our ActiveRa...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 46
This is brand new construction - is pre-drilling screw holes on doors really that important? Most of the doors in the house were like this.  They are cracked at the strike plate. On the door of a double door, and on the side wall of the door framing, the wood was cracked at the strike plates. Why...
By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 120
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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County Ohio
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 39
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Find Your Blogging Carrot! For most of us here, the big carrot is obvious:  an increase in business from our blogging efforts.  Whether from direct consumer calls or agent to agent referrals, we hope our blogging efforts pay off don't we? But the challenge for many bloggers is...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 82
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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
  501 Springfield Avenue   Berkeley Heights, Union County, NJ   Looking For Work Email mcoskun@edengourmet.com     CLICK IMAGESTO ENLARGE     PROPERTY DETAILS   Garden of Eden Culinary Mecca for Savvy Shoppers Paul Stillwaggon and NJ Estates Real Estate Group proudly announces that the prime mark...
By Alex Popovic MRP
(Semper Find My Home)
Comments 39
A recent breakthrough in Quantam Dot research is paving the way for windows that will double as solar panels, thanks to research conducted at Los Alamos Research Laboratories.  Researches synthesized, check this out, Quantam Dots in transparent polymers to capture the suns' energy.   What are Qua...