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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 11
    Help Me Welcome Another New Member   So I do believe in breaking bread with clients- present, past and future. Take time to check out Erica's contest and you will see  this one is right up my real estate alley.    A call from a previous seller, suggested I meet with a friend who is a very tal...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 20
“One of Kyle’s Favorite Topics, Outrageous Marketing”   Even though I have heard Kyle share about this topic a number of times, I can’t wait to hear him address this topic in the social media marketing seminar that we are doing on November 6th.   Details are at the end of the video. You can sign ...
By David Saks, Memphis
((retired))
Comments 0
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By Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
(Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA )
Comments 79
Every October - November I push off an intense 7-week challenge for myself, personally, so I can fill the pipeline for January. Don't get sucked into blindly accepting the fact that November and December keep us busy with holidays. That leads to an even slower start to the year! This challenge is...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 5
 In Times Like These, The Rest of the Story "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these." -- Paul Harvey, broadcaster   When I was a kid, I spent thousands of hours listening to an old AM radio while milking cows, and every day we could always count on ga...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 13
  Memorabilia for a Widow (Sample of what the widow gets from a Volunteer/Paramedic)         October 24, 2014 - Today's headlines reported the first Ebola case in New York City. Dr. Craig Spencer, if you and other doctors are listening, would you object to reporting to the public health official...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 32
Okay, it looks like I goofed and I just discovered it.   My FB biz page was created in 2010 BEFORE I came up with The Flooring Girl.  I can't believe I didn't catch this sooner.  This is what I get for barely using FB.  But, at least I caught it now.   I want to test some targeted boost ads on FB...
By Lynn B. Friedman, REALTOR ATL BuckheadMidtownWestside 404.939.2727
(- - - Concierge Real Estate Services for YOU - - - Providing SERVICE for Sellers & Buyers is our BUSINESS)
Comments 12
Dear Readers - Kerrie LaGuardia, our ActiveRain Community Manager, clarifies the situation about posts and comments. AR moved back to the previous standard for posts.   POINTS FOR POSTS ???AR members may write up to 10 posts per week for points. Of course, one may write as many posts per week as ...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 5
With the best weather Denver has seen all year I am so glad we are finally getting back to our normal BLUE skies and Sunshine with perfect temps again. yes its the best top down driving and outdoor weather we have had this entire year. The good news is that being on the lending side of this indus...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 1
  The 35th Annual Fall Hartford Home Show will be going on this weekend at the Connecticut Convention Center, in Hartford, CT.   This is the largest Home Show in the Northeast, and with over 350 vendors it is a must go event for any homeowner planning any type of home improvement project. Beside...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
We are in the business of building relationships and acquiring more business through multiple avenues - and whether you like it or not, Social Media should be one of them. And what better resource you can have than Facebook Fridays from Anita Clark ? Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I get it. Usi...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
Comments 2
I am going to write what flows out of my in this post.  I am a very spiritual person AND I am CALLED to do BIG THINGS financially.   You see there are some people out there for whatever reason think you CAN'T be spiritual and RICH.  That some how Jesus wanted us to be poor!  Just live our life to...
By Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
(Hoffacker Associates LLC)
Comments 10
      New home sales centers and real estate offices across the land, join in celebrating National Coffee Day - today (and everyday)!   Learn how you can have  a more powerful, effective, and consistent performance selling new homes, real estate, or aging-in-place/universal design renovation solu...
By Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES HOMESALE REALTY)
Comments 77
Everyone involved in marketing and sales should be familiar with the Fair Housing Act.     Buzz words in advertising, often associated with discriminatory actions of the past, especially those based upon race, religion, gender, disabilities, or familial status should be avoided. Be especially vig...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 49
External Obsolescence ,as defined by the Real Estate Appraisal , is "An element of accrued depreciation; a defect, usually incurable, caused by negative influences outside a site. External obsolescence causes a loss in value to your property caused by forces that you can not control. That's what ...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 53
Identity Theft And What We Can Do To Prevent It.  Identity theft is one of those things that never goes away, and those who steal other peoples identity keep on coming out with more and more creative ways to do it.  Therefore, we need to always be on the lookout for anything which looks unusual w...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 38
Yesterday I read a post here on ActiveRain where a member was looking for an agent to send a referral. My first thought was... well why didn't they just check the area on on the membership? I read further and they had, but the problem was that no one in that area was "active" here at ActiveRain. ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 28
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I get it. Using Facebook as part of a social media plan is not in the cards for some. Perhaps you have no idea how to do it, maybe you are holding a grudge against FB, hey you might be skeptical about its effectiveness, or you just cannot find the time. I get it ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 125
I know the cost of living is different around the country, and the thought of losing commission on a $500K sale is no big deal in some areas, but in my area that is an upscale property and the loss would sting quite a bit. A recent client who was moving to another state asked for my assistance in...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 91
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Blog Angry! One of my favorite movies is Bill Murray's Groundhog Day.  SPOILER ALERT:  There's a scene where Bill's character groundhognaps Puxatawney Phil and includes one of my favorite quotes from the movie: Don't drive angry, right?  Bad things happen, mmmmkay? Well ...