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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 Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 92
Staging Your Offer   Yes, it can be done. And probably should, in particular if there are multiple offers and you want your offer, like a home, to show its best.   Perhaps the subtitle should be "Dressed for Success!"   Let’s face it – you want your offer to look great! You’ve made an e...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 54
It used to be that real estate agents, and sales people in general were judged on how successful they were based on the car they drove. First Impressions Although I never bought into this notion, I knew a lot of sales people and real estate agents who did...and still do.   I was sometimes asked w...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 22
Procrastination is something I must admit I have struggled with in my life. This complex psychological behavior affects almost everyone I know to one degree or another, and it seems a most difficult habit to break. Indeed, most of us even tend to procrastinate about getting rid of our practice o...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 95
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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 41
 It was one of those weeks that left just enough time for me to find some terrific posts on ActiveRain.  So here they are: Sharon Milligan:  No Thanks, I Can't Take the Commission. You Keep It!  Sharon clearly knows how to create raving fans who will send lots of future referrals. Chris Ann C...
By Mimi Foster, Realtor - Colorado Springs
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 60
Recently an agent gave me her business card. On it was her name, five telephone numbers (cell, office, home, fax, assistant), plus the name of her company, what she specializes in, her alphabet of designations, a photo, an address, an email, and a website. My first thought when I looked at it was...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114)
Comments 33
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 56
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- August 10 to August 16, 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! August 10:...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 20
Buyers get exhilarated when given the opportunity to select their kitchen cabinets color and finish, counters and flooring. The selection process is an adventure itself.    However, one pitfall that the buyers should try to avoid is to go way above the allowance  from the builder's specificat...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 135
I Got Asked to Take Down a Post Yesterday   This has only happened one other time, a little over 6 years ago, but yesterday I received an email asking me to remove a post.   The email was from a new home builder in the San Diego area.   They found a post I had written about a new home community i...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 34
Read the signs!   *************************   Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! Bob Marley     The jealous...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 59
Over the years, my favorite challenges and contests have always been associated with actions I believe ActiveRainers should do in their business already, even if you aren't getting points.  Recently, Trulia released new and improved Agent Profiles. As part of this release, there is a focus on...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 41
This is a custom home pre-drywall inspection - and a steel beam that's too short. How does a home inspector know that a steel beam is too short?  By looking at it.  This is what you can see. It is a large bump out, bay window style. The span is 16', supporting a load-bearing wall above. A...
By Alison Creamer, Realtor - ABR, CDPE, Virginia Beach , Virginia
(Keller Williams Elite)
Comments 5
I have been selling this house for a year now. We listed this home on 10-21-13 and with in a week had an offer. The short sale process started and was moving along fine. The 1st mortgage agreed to the terms and offered the 2nd mortgage 6k to settle. This is where is starts to fall apart. The 2nd ...
By Rick Costa
(Bay Equity Home Loans NMLS #76988)
Comments 0
In my marketing area, Ukiah, CA. or Mendocino County, business seems to have slowed a bit this summer. Maybe its just that time of year as it was the same last summer. Or, are the markets getting to the point where the price appreciation has made it more difficult for the buyers to qualify? Or pe...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 50
Grueling Week ~ I do NOT want more, PLEASE!! There are many in the general public, and even a few in the real estate industry, that think being a real estate agent is easy.   To those that may think this . . .  I would love to do a FREAKY FRIDAY and exchange this past week of GRUEL with them! It ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 13
Tired of that Nasty Dog when you try to Access Your Archives? Getting tired of seeing that little dog that used to be so cute every time you want to check out your archives?  Me too! I have been trying for the past few months to find a few old posts relating to the summer video blog and shooting ...
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 4
What I am suggesting with the title of the post is simply this. You buy a home. You make the payments and are content with having made it to that point. Then, year after year, your monthly mortgage obligation starts to diminish. Then, at some point down the line, you have no more monthly payments...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 46
Upon Further Review... Takeaways From My First ActiveRain Contest Upon Further Review... Takeaways From My First ActiveRain Contest   Well, I've had a bit of time to get past hosting my first ActiveRain contest- and to all who entered my "Under The Influence(s)" contest, I thank you...
By Jodi Goldberg, Top Realtor in Marlboro NJ/Manalapan NJ
(RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ)
Comments 0
"Walk With Joe" is an annual 5K walk honoring Patrick “Joe” Driscoll, Christopher Gray and Tom McCann, and other local area residents who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. This is the 13th year this memorial walk is being held. On September 6, 10AM, at Monmouth Battlefield State...