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 Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 25
        I thought the Macy’s windows were adorable, but then when we changed Hotels and went to Midtown, oh my goodness, I could not decide whether I liked Sak’s 5th avenue windows better or Bergdorf Goodman’s. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did taking them and looking at the displ...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 54
Winter MeetUps are just around the corner.  The community voted for the week of January 19-24th and the gracious 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 ho...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 226
  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
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 Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 33
In the scheme of things this is not a big deal, but there is a concept known as “best practices” for a reason.  Take a look at the following picture and see if you can tell what is “wrong.”    Well, in the picture there is actually nothing wrong other than the hole needs to be properly sealed.  W...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 33
I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer.  Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free!  No more defrosting!  No more blocks of ice forming inside!  It's frost free! While perhaps not so visible in a photograph...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 40
So What Was In The Box Tom? A Whole Lot Of Love Mostly!   Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman had sent me a text yesterday saying that my package was “near”, she was concerned about it getting to me and it did arrive. Though it arrived yesterday, I was not home until late because of a busy day. Sally sent...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 68
Gravity works, and I can see it especially in older homes when I perform the gravity check - insulation slips inside walls! This house was built in 1951.  And I see this all the time. Doing a thermal sweep around the house each room demonstrated exterior walls that looked something like this. Cav...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 91
For  a few bloggers, today was a day of lunch at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich. In some circles, a gathering of ActiveRain bloggers at this time of year might be called a Meet-up. That's when all are invited by a host, we had Ginny Gorman filling that role, and we had 10 people show up to meet a...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 27
Sometimes you can have a lot of balls in the air, but that doesn't mean things won't work out. I'm closing two sales this week that are very intertwined. I listed a house for a great family, and I also helped them find a new home. Ironically, I also found a buyer for their house. My sellers had t...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 23
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  The Miracle in Door #16.       Hau‘oli Hanukaha Celebrating The Festival of Lights  Hau'oli Hanukaha is Hawaiian for Happy Chanukah.   Kimo's Advent Calendar offers some illumination of the multi-cultural holiday celebrations during Hawai'i's Makahiki season. I'm posting ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 45
A Goal Setting Fatal Mistake, and how to Prevent it. Practitioners of “The Secret”, along with plenty of other smart people know how important it is to keep our focus on the positive. Keeping our focus on the positive rather than the negative, on what we do have rather than what we do not have is...
By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
Comments 0
Happy Holidays.....     Hope all is well...let me know what you LIKE about this presentation I put together for Stacey......thanks...     Click here if it easier thanks Jay      http://www.brainshark.com/p3coaching/vu?pi=zH1zYnL1xz5Vj9z0          
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
4 Keys to Prospecting Success Proper prospecting is the lifeblood of a successful practice. Here are 4 ways to develop your prospecting skills into a art:   Ask for referrals, but at the right time. Timing is everything when asking for referrals, and asking prior to a closing is a tactless mistak...
By Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 9
     Every year at Christmas, some traditions are repeated year after year.  One of which is the making of gingerbread cookies for our families and friends.  Last year, we added Kathleen Daniels to our list of friends to receive gingerbread cookies.  The saga of the missing gingerbread men began ...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 36
Client-Free Lunch Can Be De-Compression Time   Since Don and I work together and then go home together.. sometimes it seems that all clients go everywhere with us.  You know what I mean, that on-going discussion, never-ending staff meeting.  You wake up in the morning thinking about what you need...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 12
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 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 23
You can be an ACTIVE-REIN-DEER and all it takes is to do a post on anyone you wish to have a very Merry Christmas and a most satisfying New Year too while you are at it. Visit your favorite restaurant, movie house, shopping center or store or perhaps a tribute to someone who touched your life or ...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 20
Austin TX ActiveRain Winter Meetup  is scheduled for January 21st, 2015 at Austin Cheesecake Factory located in the Arboretum at 1000 Research Blvd, Austin TX 78759    Kerrie La Guardia will award every member who  attends a Winter meetup 1000 AR points.   Event Time: 11:30 am - 1: pm    Join you...
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 5
I don't usually watch videos or get involved in politics as a rule but there are exceptions and this is one of them. Some guy was being interviewed by police and for minutes at a time conversed in a acceptable non-threatening manner when all of a sudden, a policeman jumps on his back and choke-ho...