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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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 29
Let's face it.  There are a lot of amazing bloggers on ActiveRain who could make this list every week.  They've been around here forever, they write good stuff, and I've gotten to meet many of them at various meetups and RainCamps over the years.  But today, I tried a little variation on my weekl...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 37
I have discussed flipped houses in the past. Flipping houses has become as much a part of the American lexicon as Apple Pie and the 4th of July. The whole topic has been building up pressure in my head like a napping volcano for quite some time. It has finally melted through and flowed onto my ke...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-December 13 to December 20, 2014   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 c...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 43
The government gives with one hand, but takes away with the other.   Yesterday I got notification from the Social Security Administration that my benefits for 2015 will be increased by 1.7 percent.   But.....there is always a but.....because I was younger than full retirement age in 2014, there w...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 43
I told Santa that you have been nice!   Dolores and I had the opportunity to meet with Santa Claus during a recent visit to Colonial Williamsburg. I was surprised to discover that Santa was familiar with the ActiveRain network. He is a pretty smart guy and I suspect that he knows that real estate...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 45
3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too. 2.7 years ago I finally got serious about blogging, I had decided a few months earlier that doing the blogging thing was a smart way to drive some business my way, but I just could not think of anything worth saying, so I didn't. Then in Ap...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 54
Saturday Subscriber Finds 83 Christmas Edition   This week I want to highlight some members that I want to send some special Christmas cheer their way. These Members have had some real challenges with health issues or taking care of family members that were sick. In spite of that they popped in a...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 33
Has 2014 been the type of real estate year you envisioned when you set your goals for it near the end of 2013? Were your goals attainable? Too easy? Too hard to reach? Pushed aside and forgotten about? Re-evaluated periodically throughout the year? You did set goals, right? I admit I was pretty e...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 35
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! This is often the busiest month of the year for many of us with new biz, existing clients, family time, shopping, parties, events, travel, etc. and it is very easy to put our online presence on auto-pilot until the new year. Do. Not. Do. That. As Barbara Todaro m...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Good morning and hello there again.  It is Monday again and wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you, entitled "Don't Be Afraid"   *  Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I made a mistake." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I need help." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I'm so...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 30
As so many of us go about our daily activities trying to work our jobs as well as getting our Holiday preparations completed, we should also try to keep a though for friends and family members that may be going through some personal hardships  and we lose thoughts of them, temporarily. Possibly t...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 22
    Serendipity Sunday – The Generosity of ActiveRainers!!  Thank You All!!   I was very pleasantly surprised this morning to log in briefly and find comments of three or more from Bob Crane, Kevin Tolbert, Michael Jacobs and Bruce and Sharon Walter!    They are certainly giving me a great boost....
By Jill Moog, Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale
(Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc.)
Comments 51
  Christmas in San Diego County CA 2014 Thanks Active Rain, I'm going to jump now! Yes, finally after months of observation, I am ready to take the plunge - into blogging that is. I've spent quite a bit of time reading blogs, watching Active Rain videos and interacting with others here on Active ...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 12
I have been sharing holiday photos from the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Tonight is the last night, and if you want to see it, I highly recommend it.  Imagine the amount of work to create the themes for each yacht! Also, investigate the settings on your camera in order to get the best pho...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 6
 I love patting folks on the back, and Michael Thornton has made a great point here about our Like buttons - use them  when you feel a post or comment is a good one!         What is there not to like about being liked? When ActiveRain started imitating Facebook with the "Like" feature I thought i...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Comments 14
Holiday decorations is all about bringing old traditions to the present and after living in Germany for so many years, I have to bring the German way of celebrating to my home to make it a true Christmas. This includes the straw ornaments on the Christmas tree and ornaments that I have made, as w...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 25
  Save Lives "Mark It Red…     Do you know what I’m talking? Hopefully, you know, and this will serve a nice reminder. Just in case you are not aware. I’m promoting a “Red Thumb Reminder” and for those of you in the dark, marking your thumb serves as an important reminder to drivers to NOT text a...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 24
In the area in which I live winter has been around for some time, although not officially so. It has been cold and snowy, and it is really cold today. The forecast for Christmas is rain and pretty warm temperatures. It's good because I am driving to New Jersey shortly thereafter and was hoping th...
By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Comments 2
A “White Christmas” may be more of a dream than a reality here in North Carolina. But as Father Time slowly takes his final lap of 2014, his good friend Old Man Winter is just beginning his run. And the freezing rain, sleet, and snow that he leaves behind can make driving even more of a challenge...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 5
Every Christmas ornament has a story   Colorado real estate professional Debbie Laity has issued a challenge to ActiveRain bloggers to Show Us Your Home for the Holidays...December ActiveRain Challenge. Debbie has asked each of us to photograph some holiday decorations in our home or in our home ...