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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 ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 307
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 connec...
By Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 65
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 33
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 Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114)
Comments 56
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 Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 80
In our recent ActiveRain MeetUp, it was discussed that Google looks for articles that are now longer. When I wrote this eons ago, it was long then, it's long now. BUT. It spells out some of the people we are all forced to deal with and HOW to deal with them (after you understand them).  So......
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 Todd & Devona - Garrigus Real Estate, Southern California REALTORS®
(Coldwell Banker Kivett-Teeters)
Comments 92
The One Thing You're Not Doing Right on ActiveRain....   ActiveRain is a great community, and the platform can help you get calls and leads for your real estate business, but there is a feature available to you that you don't even know exists. I've seen only a small portion of the Act...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 42
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 Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 50
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
What do you do when ice flow becomes ice floe? Aren't they the same thing? An ice maker should be making ice!  Cubes form and flow, tray by tray, into a bin in the freezer. An ice floe  is defined as floating or damming ice.  In this freezer we have an ice floe! I have to say, I have never se...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 4
I am thankful for the knowledge and understanding that the yokes of the past and present do not have to bind me and hold me back from my future. A yoke is defined as "something that holds you in place or binds you." It is awesome to realize and embrace the fact that past mistakes, doub...
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 am up to any occasion as it is presented. However, if given the choice when I wanted to take something on, it would be in the early morning hours. I am an early riser. All my inner being and desires just line up so well that anything that takes place in the A.M. for me will be handled and well ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 35
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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 17
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 0
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 Rick Costa
(Bay Equity Home Loans NMLS #76988)
Comments 0
In Ukiah, CA. You Need To Be Pre-Approved For A Loan To Buy A Home When shopping for a loan in Ukiah, CA, it is important that you have been Pre-Approved for a mortgage loan. The market is very competetive and if you havent been Pre-Approved your offer will no doubt NOT be accepted by the seller....
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 48
Meet Up at Dagny's in Wilton, CT 8-14-14 We had record numbers !!!!   27 attendees!  We all had a really great time! Phil Faranda needed to do the ALS Ice Challenge with some witnesses..... Kirk's (Kirk Eason  = Dagny's husband) book was also admired by all - some actually bought it o...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 25
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 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 14
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...