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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 Candy Miles-Crocker, Realtor - Real-Life Real Estate Training
(Online Real Estate Agent Training)
Comments 75
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 Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 96
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 Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114)
Comments 80
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 Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 3
When I was a teenager, I would clip pictures of my favorite teen idol, clothing, sayings and other graphics out of magazines.  They would then be taped to my closet doors so I could look at them any time I wanted.  When my friends came over, they would be able to ooh and aah over them, too.  Too...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 60
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 Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 7
Events At HAWS (Humane Animal Welfare Society) in Waukesha This Week!     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center                THIS WEEK AT HAWS! First Aid for Pets Saturday, August 23, 1pm - 4pm Learn pet first aid skills ranging from basi...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 113
On July 28th, ActiveRain released a new feature that allows you to 'tag' another member in a comment. By doing such, that person is then notified, via email, that you are speaking about them when you left your comment. In order to tag another member in a comment, all you need to do is sta...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 9
It crept up slowly building steam over the last 3 years. I started in Feb 2011 with only 1 post.  3 months later I wrote 3 more.  3 months later, I met a 30 blogs in 30 days challenge and the soon to become infamous Kerrie La Guardia and it was on. She and others told me about content, and links,...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 25
Saturday Subscriber Finds 64 Hi, and thanks for stopping by the 64th edition of Saturday Subscriber Finds. Today I would like to introduce you to three members with no particular theme in mind. I stumbled across these members this week, and I've enjoyed reading each one of them, so I wanted t...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 2
I am thankful for the awareness of what stillness reveals. Choosing to do nothing for extended moments takes work in a world full of multitasking and on demand expectations. However, in the stillness is when the answers come. I have chosen to reduce my speed, say no to busyness and lower the amb...
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
He was sent as well as volunteered to come here and carry out his Fathers will on what THEY wanted done. He was absolutely perfect in his performance causing God, his father and our Father to proclaim and exclaim.."this is my beloved son in who I am well pleased". This makes one very im...
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
When you understand how something works, you now own that understanding. When you can explain that understanding to someone else and they get it, you have mastered that understanding. When you were a child, you thought and acted as a child could, would and should. Now, as an adult more is require...
By Rick Costa
(Bay Equity Home Loans NMLS #76988)
Comments 1
I do wonder if the Hype about Social Media is way overblown? I post to all the usual outlets but question whether it is a waste of time or if someday I might actually get somebody who says to me "found you on Google + or Facebook!" I am easily found if somebody types in certain key word...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 100
It's obvious to us, because we're here every day, that the nature of our real estate market will have a major effect on what our buyers and sellers experience in the course of a transaction. But real estate markets are complicated. While average consumers may have a general idea of what i...
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 32
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...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 36
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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 10
There is nothing more exciting than having to become a part of the first-time buyers experience in their quest for home ownership. So when I do get calls from aspiring buyers, my vicarious excitement is obvious.   Reality Check:  Not all home buyers' aspirations and dreams are consonant with ...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 21
When I first came across a teaser blog on the ActiveRain feature board my initial gut reaction was not positive. After all, I clicked on the post to get the information, and after having my appetite whetted I was directed to another site to read the complete article. But in hindsight, my negative...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
Comments 1
As a Probate Agent in California there are two Probate Processes which can be used to sell an Estate Home during Probate.  The process we use with the Independent Administration of Estates Act which was enacted in 1987 and allows the estate to take the home out of the court supervision process an...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 5
  After much anticipation because of being canceled last week due to rain, the Middletown, CT Motorcycle Mania 2014 Show final went off yesterday.  I made it a point of being on Main Street Downtown Middletown, CT  right at 5:00 p.m. once all the bikes were there and set up.  It was well worth t...