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 32
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 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 Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA
Comments 5
Small Business USA ( 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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 4
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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 17
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
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 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 Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 33
'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 Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 28
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 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 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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 7
      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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 16
There are a lot of ActiveRain bloggers who are completely sick of snow and temperatures that are way too cold to melt the stuff.  And here in DC,  it's really windy, so while the thermometer only gets down into the single digits, it feels like Minnesota.  Or Massachusetts.  I, for one, found myse...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 25
I hear it a lot, and have for years...."one day I will be in___________", fill in the blank. And so I wonder what so many people I know are waiting for: it must be something. I have had clients who were waiting for the market to improve so they they wouldn't have to take a loss or sell for a numb...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 31
  Shoebill Stork This intriguing bird was a fun capture. Every time I pointed my camera at him he seemed to disappear before I could get a shot. I decided to wait him out and voila, the clear shot. Not the best looking bird of the day but after a while he got better looking. Guessing I just got u...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 11
Just got a call about a listing presentation from last week and because you are not on this list we will list with another who is. We saw you did have recommendations on other sites but we were told to disregard those site as they are not reliable when it comes to real estate. Is it really necess...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 1
  The secret to having it all is knowing you already do... unknown Secret be known, I really feel this way... Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and the photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable how...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 8
We have an apartment in our home for my 86 year old Mother.  Her kitchen window faces our back door and we had a system in place to let us know she was ok each morning.  She would wave to us or put her light on when she would get up.  We would then know that all was well. Now, she's so little sh...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
        TODAY     These are a few of my favorite things             MY BELIEF SYSTEM     Rise before the dawn   Pray   Family first   Embrace nature   Exercise body, mind & soul   Take care of business   Treat people right   Maintain discipline   Be responsible   Always be accountable   Do the ri...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 2
Just when I think my day can't get any better, with my ISP on the blink, my iBox not working, the fact I have to make a special one-hour trip this afternoon to pick up Lactated Ringer's solution, which is on a nationwide shortage list -- none of that is going to ruffle my great attitude. Not even...