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 Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 36
Rainers are the best as we all know but what about those who don't?  I'm starting a new series and you're all invited.  Some amazing Rainers will be highlighted  through social cards that we'll create.  These cards will be blasted on our social outlets and within AR as well linking back to your p...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 11
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages Hey now! Do you have your social media fingers on the keyboard this AM? We can all learn and grow our social media presence together but it takes each of us making the time to engage with others to make it happen. So make it happen today! PLEASE stop by these Facebook F...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 27
My wife had a girlfriend over to the house when I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My wife’s friend is quite a bit younger than my wife, and once was my wife’s boss. The woman has a mid-to-high level management position with her current company. She was explaining to the two of us that the owner...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 6
Meet Wrench. He is a bit skewed.  You can probably see that. He runs into problems, real problems. He finds solutions to the problems, real solutions. And Wrench will wrangle with each one and post the solution. The wrenching problem could be something with furniture, an appliance, a tool, or wha...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 41
Yesterday was my son's first day in Real Estate Class. I waited for him to come home as a curious Realtor mother.   At around 9:15 P.M. the noise from his car muffler went louder as he got closer to the driveway. Then it died down. As soon as he entered the house in conjunction with the voice fro...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 5
I have written about clutter many times, and so has every other Home Inspector here on Active Rain. It still amazes me that people would not care enough about the sale of their home... which was their idea in the first place(most of the time) to make sure there are no snags and the transaction is...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Comments 16
One reason you should be blogging and as well as posting your listings on Active Rain is because it gets you and your properties seen. In addition to selling our listings, part of our job is to keep our sellers happy during the process, partly by showing them that we understand the Internet and h...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 31
 MY Blog is About Real Estate and The Hudson Valley Guilty as charged!! Thing is, I LOVE to blog! While many brokerages and agents pay big bucks to get some well deserved over paid leads, I just blog and get leads. No, it is not really quite that super simple. It takes time, and it does cost mone...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 26
Top Gun is a mega hit in the 80s. Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, is a bold, daring, ambitious and reckless fighter pilot who breaks the rules of engagement in his quest to be named the best of the best.   Fervent Ambition and Wrong Execution   Maverick had busted the towers twice while requestin...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 47
Snow And Ice Storm Hits Huntsville AL Huntsville, Alabama was hit with a little snow and an ice storm on Friday that pretty much brought the city and most of Northern Alabama to a stand still. Streets in entire towns and counties were proclaimed impassable. In fact I didn't heed the warning and c...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 18
Why There Was No Blog yesterday   Last night my friend Cheryl asked me to describe my daily routine. I had to laugh. There is very little that is routine but my days go by quickly and I am pretty productive. Going to try and recap my  " typical" example of yesterday...Wednesday.      Up between 5...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 5
Small Business USA (www.SmallBusinessUS.com) talks about 7 specific areas you need to consider in your business process. Here are all seven again: ·       Management Strategy ·       Primary Aim ·       Organizational Strategy ·       Strategic Objectives ·       People Strategy ·       Marketing...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 31
The world is made up of all kinds of people, all kinds of religions, political believes, different moral compasses, different ideas of ethics and different measure sticks for success.   I am a square peg who's hovered by the round hole all my life. My motto, why be normal?  I don't measure someon...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
Take something as innocuous as indoor house plants - home health and indoor air quality - and you will get boisterous arguments on both sides! It's healthy to have indoor plants!  It's not healthy to have indoor plants! It's inarguable that house plants remove CO2 from the air and replace it with...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 34
'A' is always going to be the first letter of alphabets! I am not sure why there is so much of concern and talk over the recent changes in Real Estate Industry. And even more concerns about the future of ActiveRain! Don't we know that..... We, at ActiveRain, have our own community. We, at ActiveR...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 36
Ron’s Rustic Birdhouses Presents Gardening Blog 2015 Volume III   I have been remiss in getting one of these out again…and here are some tips….some were asked in the form of questions….others are just great information for planning your garden this year.    The big one was radishes….they grow to...
By Jenna Dixon, Assoc Broker - Let's Talk Cobb County Real Estate
(DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate )
Comments 63
As a real estate professional, I deal with many different people every day.  From buyers and sellers to other agents, lenders, appraisers and closing attorneys and all of these people have a single commonality, they are INDIVIDUALS.  Each of them walking their own path in life, dealing with their...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 8
      Wow! These past few days have been fast and furious. As is typical with events like I just attended, a lot of information was presented and it will take several days if not weeks to process everything. Events like this have a propensity to make one want to implement everything and as we all...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 17
ActiveRain-Welcome to Our International  Writing Group! This is like a giant mastermind class, that gathers every single day, 24-7 (usually) and offers each of us a chance to learn, teach, experiment, empathize, and it even allows for some free group therapy or a bit of anger management classes t...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 3
With social media comes many, many new relationships. If you guys are like me, you're creating and meeting many, fellow industry peeps right here on places like AR. With that comes a very, heavy price - one that cannot be bought, negotiated or ignored - death.  We all die - there's no question, d...