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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 Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 96
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 79
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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 2
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 University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 111
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 Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 6
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 Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 2
I am thankful for the awareness of what stillness reveals. Choosing to do nothing for extended moments takes work in a world full of multitasking and on demand expectations. However, in the stillness is when the answers come. I have chosen to reduce my speed, say no to busyness and lower the amb...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 100
It's obvious to us, because we're here every day, that the nature of our real estate market will have a major effect on what our buyers and sellers experience in the course of a transaction. But real estate markets are complicated. While average consumers may have a general idea of what i...
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 0
When you understand how something works, you now own that understanding. When you can explain that understanding to someone else and they get it, you have mastered that understanding. When you were a child, you thought and acted as a child could, would and should. Now, as an adult more is require...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 10
There is nothing more exciting than having to become a part of the first-time buyers experience in their quest for home ownership. So when I do get calls from aspiring buyers, my vicarious excitement is obvious.   Reality Check:  Not all home buyers' aspirations and dreams are consonant with ...
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 30
An AH HA Moment, Sharing in the Successes of My ActiveRain Friends I realized that I depend on ActiveRain to give me a boost and to start my day. Checking in and reading makes me feel proud of those in my ActiveRain Family. I love seeing what is happening and commenting in ActiveRain. I like offe...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 34
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Blog Until You Hit Critical Mass The question that is often asked, especially by newer bloggers:  "Is blogging an effective way to generate business?". To us, the clear answer is YES!!!  Via agent to agent referrals and/or catching the attention of your area buyers a...
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 6
I discovered this when I was a kid but the impact of it didn't come until I was a young adult. It opened my eyes to the subtlety of life and circumstances that are no respecter of persons either. What makes one person have misfortune and another success? One little incident can change the cou...
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 2
In Australia, Sugar Cane farmers were being plagued by an insect in its larvae stage that not only attacked the Cane crop, but did it in such a way that required some action or whole fields of crops would be lost. You see the insect, while in its larvae stage, tunnels into the root of the Sugar C...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 18
When I first came across a teaser blog on the ActiveRain feature board my initial gut reaction was not positive. After all, I clicked on the post to get the information, and after having my appetite whetted I was directed to another site to read the complete article. But in hindsight, my negative...
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 16
For this week's Techie Tuesday, our son just did a segment on Local Channel 10 News on the Best Gadgets For High-Tech Students. If you don't mind waiting for the boring ad to end before the segment starts, you may find some gadgets that will help your family member students as they start ...
By Solutions Real Estate
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 3
I just got fired while trying to do the very best job of selling (a now former) clients home! Getting fired never feels good. In Real Estate it often comes as a "Cancelled" listing agreement. I tried to convince my client their property was overpriced & they wouldn't listen. Whe...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 52
Working outside of work.   Today after work I am helping friends get settled into their new apartment.  They called me on Friday and said "HELP! We moved on Monday and still aren't situated".  I'll whip that place into shape.     Tomorrow I have a home consultation with a new cu...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 25
  Yesterday should be one of my highlights for this week's events to remember. Aside from saving gas and mileage to attend this fun event, I had a great time getting to the destination and going back in my town with Joe Petrowsky's company.   The 1 hour and 25 minutes of travel from Manch...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 27
Photo Credit: Terry Whalebone, on Flickr Have you ever posted something on social media, or perhaps it was a comment on a post and just about one and a half seconds after you clicked the submit button… Oops! Why didn’t I see that typo!!   Well you don’t have to live with teh typo,go fixx it. :)  ...
By Janell Kittleson, Property Management Software & Tenant Screening
(Rentec Direct)
Comments 3
Yesterday an employee of an upscale apartment complex in Portland, Oregon, was murdered while she was working.  Family, community members and Property Management professionals are all asking the same question - Could something more have been done to avoid this tragedy?   While we do not know if t...