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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 85
Do you ever find yourself simply at a crossroads in your life?  I know that many of you have been there, are currently there or about to be there!  We all face those times when we must stop, take a breath and assess where we have been, where we are now and where we are going.   When life, family...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 104
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 7
  Copper, limestone, glass and a myriad of angles make a dramatic space for City Hall in Austin, Texas. These photos celebrate the Antoine Predock award winning building – designed to be a welcoming and open space for the conduct of the city’s business. And it is LEED Gold Certified – in keeping...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 0
We are so proud to announce that Coach Rick Andreassen is receiving the "Heroes Among Us" award.  Coach Rick Andreassen is the founder of SAINTS International, Christian Homeschool Athletic Association. Here is a photo of Rick with the coaching staff at our homeschool convention with Tristan when...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 37
Time management?   It doesn't exist in my world. Knowing what is a priority is key.     Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. John C. Maxwell   ...
By Kris Neese, Mr. Behind the Scenes at ActiveRain
(Trulia | ActiveRain)
Comments 0
Hi everyone, As part of our release on January 26th, we released a beta version of the new activity feed that we are planning to add to the home page. We set up this test page so you can look through the feed and provide us with feedback on the quantity and quality of the information that you see...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 59
Hello Rainers, On January 26th starting at 8:30pm Pacific, we had a successful deployment of bug fixes and enhancements for the ActiveRain community. The site was down for approximately 50 minutes while we made these changes. Here is a list of the improvements that were made to your community. Bl...
Find out about credit, credit reports and scores, repairing your credit scores, and protecting yourself against credit fraud and identify theft at the links that I've provided for you below. The federal government has many web pages that provide useful information about credit topics. For more in...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 132
Winter MeetUps are happening this week, January 19-24th.  All of the Rainers below have volunteered to host a MeetUp in their area.   The MeetUp locations and hosts are listed below.  If you have questions regarding a specific one, please contact the host directly. To attend a MeetUp, simply show...
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 31
People buy from people first is a well know marketing dynamic. It works off emotional energy. It is as simple as that. You engage someone at the point of sale and if a like, connection, trust, or feeling kicks in, then the sale is fast becoming a done deal with minor obstacles. The thing is, some...
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 88
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 ...
  I Wrote This Song Many Years Ago Thinking About   Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan   A Few Questions   Helen May Have Asked Anne   About Today's World.   It's Called   "Why"   This Is My 7,500th Blog Post for ActiveRain   Save a Families Home   -David-  
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 70
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...
Note that this is a very basic explanation and applicable to the State of Ohio.  Other states may be different and many counties have various Local Rules established by the Court.  It is strongly encouraged to engage competent counsel to assist you.   If the idea of acting as receiver is of inter...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 35
It has been quite a journey. When people ask me, how did you keep blogging all these years? I look back and there is only one constant throughout this journey and that is perseverance.    My journey actually started before writing my first post here on June 27, 2007.    I was looking for a place ...
By Jodi Goldberg, Top Realtor in Marlboro NJ/Manalapan NJ
(RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ)
Comments 3
    I am excited and honored to be amongst the Top 1% of all agents on Trulia and to have earned a spot on the exclusive "Best of Trulia" list.  I am so very thankful and appreciative of my clients, & for them to have taken time our of their day to share their home buying/selling experiences!  
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 45
Sherman Oaks 2015 Winter MeetUp Eludes Hollywood Paparazzi Or Did They?   It seems fitting that the Tri-County(Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara) 2014 Winter MeetUp took place relatively close to the studios and sound stages of Los Angeles.   Some of the best in movies and television has been f...
By Walt Fish, Upper Michigan's Most Experienced Home Inspector
(Bay Area Home Inspection, LLC)
Comments 0
  Even on newer construction, I often find code violations that affect the value of a property. Toilets, for instance, that won't flush well because the sewer stack is undersized (but appears to be proper sized). In my view, after many years as a home inspector, the buyer should most always get ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
When I saw the hot tub crushing, I mean, resting on the rear deck I stuck my hand in and the water was feeling hot, hot, hot. Looking at the horribly unprofessional, I mean, interesting wiring to the hot tub and entering the house I knew it was a homeowner job. Going into the basement and seeing ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 11
As soon as I looked at Rocky Todaro's photograph, I knew that fellow was trouble!  Yes, I know, he looks innocent - sort of.  But he's just the very type who would chase a ball and try to nip it just enough to well, create an national scandal!  I enjoyed this one a lot.  Hope you do, too! Rocky T...