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 Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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When calling Tammy Lankford, I met an information filled ambassador. She actually helped me solve a technical I was having by giving me the "go to" person. Tammy is very rooted in her community.  Her family has nine generations buried in their local cemetary. She has been on activerain since 2009...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Comments 1
 Well, I choose Brandon Patton because we both list HUD homes. Brandon was a bit shocked by my call because he doesn't even recall having a profile on activerain muchless blogging. He is the designated broker with six realtors under him. He has been in real estate for five years. Perhaps my call ...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
Comments 1
 Since I apparently got on some sort of Tammy kick, I decided to switch it up. I called Brian Petrelli because I thought we shared a common link of listing HUD homes and both have a MBA and a GRI designation. However, Brian's team doesn't list them but they sale a ton of them! Brian has a mega te...
By David Saks
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How much interest would there be on an $87,400 loan for two years, eight month and 15 days at the interest rate of 4.5% annual interest rate using a bankers year ? Please take your time. The solution is below the wildlife photo.   A. $10,651.88 Lets first find the interest on one year by multipl...
By David Saks
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The mortgage company decided to lend the owner of a property an amount of money equal to 66.6666% of the appraised value of the property along with an interest rate of 5% annual interest rate. The first years interest in $20,000. A. What was the property appraised for ? B. How much was the loan ...
By Elite Team, Realtors/Career Consultants
(Keller Williams Realty Acadiana)
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As the sun rises on a new year, I want to wish every one of you a wonderful 2013 filled with health, love, success!   I apoligize for not writing those wishes sooner and I know it's been quiet here for the past couple of weeks. I'm sorry. One of my resolution for this year is to write more and so...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 152
  I don’t want to work with a Realtor®! I was reading Conrad Allen’s post on “Why a buyer should have a Realtor® represent them”, made a comment and realized I had a blog in the making. I got a call on one of my active listings that has a Contingent contract. The caller said he didn’t understand ...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
Comments 86
2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging -----> Click here for the UPDATE !   HERE IS A LINK TO A CHART FOR KEEPING UP WITH YOUR POSTS!    Welcome to the 4th Annual BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge   Think of the 2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge as a 28-day Mini-Mester. We ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 62
Prospecting is the real business even though we are in the real estate business.  In most states it is not too difficult to get your license to sell real estate. It is always less time and less money than any college degree. Lots of people have their license.  The low income averages of real esta...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 53
Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not sure? After you publish a public blog post, go back to that post and at the top you will see something similar to the below information (with your own blog title and contact information): The piec...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 18 to January 24 , 2015   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!  Or it co...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 55
What Do You Tell a New Blogger?   Recently I’ve been in conversations with several  new bloggers. They’re interested and want to get started with their blogging, or had already done a little, but are uneasy about the path to take and what to do.   Just Do It If you angst about it too much and wor...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 43
  We can learn a lot from animals. Please watch the video and see how the horse and his trainer manage to overcome his fear. Blogging is a lot like testing the waters. Notice that when the trainer goes in and splashes around, the horse is curious and when trust is built, the horse has no problem...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 39
This scenario seems to happen too often in this business, but it's most likely a very small % of agents that steal from people's houses. But everytime it does happen, both agents and homeowners can learn from these crimes. In this case, I thought it was strange that a buyers agent showed up ahead...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 88
     How do you deal with a Seller whose numerous adult children keep interjecting themselves into the transaction?  How do you handle them when they call you, when they advise the Seller?  What do you say when they give instructions to both you the Listing Broker, and to the Seller?      The Sel...
By Edward Gomez, Credit Score Boost USA
( Credit Score Boost - USA Credit Solutions)
Comments 18
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By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 50
Recently, I received an inquiry from a fellow Active Rain Member asking, "How do I Add the Search For Homes in my Post?" I like to add a photo with a live "IDX Link" from my website to make it easier to drive potential customers to my website. Many of my Market Reports will have this Search for H...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 60
Unicorn farts and false promises.   I just finished reading a post that said blogging is useless and does not bring income. That writing about local neighborhoods, local events and businesses is a waste of time.   I never expected to be visited by mythical unicorns who fart real estate leads but ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 137
Ringing and Singing in the Rain- An ActiveRain Challenge The New Year is a time to reconnect and connect and make new friendships. Our January Challenge will enable you to do just that and of course it will involve welcoming new members of the Rain.  Here are the rules and to earn the bonus point...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 35
Saturday Subscriber Finds 88  It's Newbie Week in the Rain and many new faces are being seen and new people are joining in on the fun. Could it have to do with New Year's Resolutions or the word getting out that ActiveRain in the best Real estate blogging community on the web? I think it may be s...