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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 43
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Blog Angry! One of my favorite movies is Bill Murray's Groundhog Day.  SPOILER ALERT:  There's a scene where Bill's character groundhognaps Puxatawney Phil and includes one of my favorite quotes from the movie: Don't drive angry, right?  Bad things happen, mmmmkay? Well ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 58
The Adventures of Whaa Cow at The Cody Hotel in Cody Wyoming- Customer Service Above and Beyond!!!   After spending the night in Custer South Dakota we made our way on our road trip to Cody Wyoming which is about 45 minutes outside of the east entrance of Yellowstone Park.    The Cody hotel is ou...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 0
The largest mortgage provider in the United States is Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has agreed to settle these allegations for $5 Million.    The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development charged the allegations against Wells Fargo stating that Wells Fargo ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 39
When your client has a home inspector at their beckon call, it is best to dot I’s and cross T’s.  This is even truer if that home inspector happens to be your father or father-in-law. When my eldest son sent me pictures of the completed exhaust fan installation, that was done in conjunction with ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 122
I know the cost of living is different around the country, and the thought of losing commission on a $500K sale is no big deal in some areas, but in my area that is an upscale property and the loss would sting quite a bit. A recent client who was moving to another state asked for my assistance in...
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 9
Everyone who does some sort of work on their home has this question come up and it must be answered too. It cannot be ignored. You either decide YES or NO. I have done both in my lifetime. Many things cross into the mind of someone who approaches this subject. Let's look at a few yeses and no's W...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 32
There were a lot of terrific posts that I read last week on ActiveRain, and I'm sure that I missed a bunch of other posts that would have taught me something important or made me smile.  But these are the favorites of the ones that I did find: Anita Clark:  Hidden Home Buying Costs  Anita does a ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 61
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- October 12 to October 18, 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!  Or it co...
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 72
No one is going at it with anyone else. No feuds? No tete to tete? No comment to post combat? I know we don't all agree, but have we reached the point where we can share and not take prisoners during the exchange? I haven't seen or heard of anyone declaring war on another here in ActiveRain-land ...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 18
Been searching for an easier way to find Wi-Fi service with my iPad, and Wi-Fi Finder App is the one that keeps popping up.   Using the WI-Fi Finder with the GPS function on your iPhone or iPad, Wi-Fi Finder is supposed to tell you exactly where the closest Wi-Fi hotspot is, and how to get there...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 35
  Much ado about nothing!   OK, what exactly are we trying to do now?   This installation accomplishes a few things, but I am pretty sure that none of these things are the real reason for the installation.   First of all, it took some money out of a bank account or wallet.   Secondly, it uses ele...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
What small thing might YOU do today that could reshape your environment of the Future?     It’s simply mind-boggling to witness the effects/consequences of even the seemingly smallest thoughts, words, deeds, and accomplishments. These folks reintroduced Wolves to Yellowstone and could not possibl...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 17
“You Just Never Know When Someone Special Comes into Your Life”   As many of you know, our daughter Jill has been transitioning out of the mortgage business and into the travel agency business. She is doing amazing and sometime in 2015 will be devoting 100% of her time in that business.   She alr...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 9
  Internal Happiness Is A Journey!     Internal happiness can be attained by all that want it. And even though it may hard especially when distracted by life’s challenges, inner happiness is attainable and within our reach. It’s all about our attitude and how we deal with negativity. A poor outlo...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 1
VA Mortgage Loans in Atherton CA and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the main features of this great...
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 5
I just lost a post. This is not a complaint nor am I upset because I am taking the obvious LEMON episode and turning into lemonade right now instead of drinking it your reading it. What Happened? Only my fingers know for sure and they are not talking. I was putting together a post, typing and mak...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
VA Mortgage Loans in Bay Point CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic prog...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
I found this fascinating and wanted to see what things would show after knee surgery - before and after thermal images. A friend of mine damaged his knee playing soccer.  He ruined his ACL, which is the anterior cruciate ligament.  Not having this opportunity before, I wanted to see what Mighty M...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 9
Build It and They Will Come...but who is THEY? Controversy in Kaka'ako - Ward Village - and the Transformation of Kaka'ako, Honolulu The Howard Hughes Corporation in conjunction with Victoria Ward Ltd. is one of many developers with their hand in reshaping a huge swath of Honolulu into what some ...
By JEFFREY MANGUS, Any Transaction, AnyWhere
(SUMMIT TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT SERVICE)
Comments 3
Real estate is a wonderul and rewarding career. Hard work in this business will surely bring success. But we all know that with success, comes a price. That price is time away from family, stress, negative effects on your health and most of all no time to work in and on your business.  By outsour...