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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 40
     As a home inspector, I am paid to notice things. However, there are some things that I notice that have noting to do with real estate transactions. I have long suspected that a member has found a way to “game the system” in an attempt to rack up points. So I started tracking. I noticed that ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 60
The updates, glitches, and fixes to the AR platform this past week got me thinking about the sea of changes we have seen on ActiveRain in 2014. There have been plenty of highs, a few lows, lots of debate, some surprises, and in the end I believe the changes/updates have helped the community grow ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 38
This week, there is a collection that range from whimsical to really helpful, practical stuff.  Here's this week's list! Customer Service-There's Got To Be A Better Way Toni Weidman:  Here is a reminder of how we can learn from the companies we rely on. 3 Ways Kim Kardashian Could Help Real Estat...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 49
I get this question a lot:  What do I do about broken window seals? For sure, sooner or later, most double-pane windows (gas filled) will develop a broken seal.  The intert gas inside, argon or krypton, will leak out, get replaced by air, and that air will bring in condensation. People often ask ...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 58
Thanks to my lovely community for getting my butt in gear.  I miss you guys and I know you miss each other so let's plan our next round of MeetUps. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about...MeetUps are informal get-togethers for members of ActiveRain to hang out and talk business, sport...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 1
That's the question.  Who really cares about us as professionals, about our clients, and our industry?  And why should we care? I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of fighting against greed.  There are too many huge corporations that don't care about our buyers and sellers, vendors tha...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 53
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 16 to November 22, 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 Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 30
We're working with out-of-state buyer clients who asked, "Should We Buy A Long Island Home Without A Basement"?   These buyers are from an area that does not have basements, but have heard that on Long Island a basement is a necessary feature in a home.   A house with a basement may be common dep...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Good morning and hello there again.  Hope this email finds you doing well.  Wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you.     A Cup of Coffee:   An interesting fact of physics:   If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.   ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 9
Listed at $174,900, this Immaculate Home in Bolton Connecticut is now under contract. This property is ideal for first-time home buyers.   It offers more than a quarter of an acre level land with privacy, new siding, new roof, new furnace, new hot water tank and new well water tank. Bolton Public...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 49
Tonight I watched a movie entitled "The Book Thief".  I was not able to see this movie when it first came out but was lucky enough to watch it this evening.  If you haven't had the opportunity to see it, make it a priority.   A beautiful yet heart-wrenching story set in Germany during the 2nd Wo...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 51
For most of us who have lived awhile we have learned the importance of timing. Everyday is special, but some days afford us opportunities we don't come across that often. On those days it is important to, as Saul Bellow would say, seize the day. We aren't always lucky enough to have the luxury of...
By Sarah & Les Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 7
I took the stairs...   Paris - October 2014  Eiffel Tower - Paris   This photo shows the magnitude of the tower...     Front view of the Eiffel tower     View from Trocadero      Paris...the land of lovers. We had the great opportunity to visit Paris on our recent European trip in October 2014.  ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 16
Congratulations to Gita Bantwal   Congratulations to Bucks County and Philadelphia real estate professional Gita Bantwal on passing the two million points milestone on the ActiveRain Leaderboard. Gita is well know for her continued commitment to assist seniors with their housing needs. Gita is th...
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 8
Will someone tell BILL COSBY to call BILL CLINTON please. WHY? He never had sex with that woman either. Look, there is a pattern forming with sexual accusations of rape, drugging, oral sex, and false promises. First, deny everything which puts the burden and the accuser on the defensive. That sho...
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
Have you had enough..no not that! That is the problem. Sex is not love and will never substitute for it either. Stop pursuing the desires of your heart incorrectly and know that trial and error in this realm inflicts damages. Emotional, mental, psychological, spiritual and even physical deep down...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 70
Yes, I know it will for a fact.  I recently read an excellent post by a Newbie in our community which was titled, ”How to use a Blog to establish your online presence”. All of her points were excellent, but the biggest omission was the fact that you need to have a Rainmaker Account to reach the p...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 99
If you're an ActiveRain newbie, there's something you need to know. If you want to buy ghost written marketing materials for your web site or for print "advertorials", that's one thing.  But here on ActiveRain?  Not such a great idea. Last week, while I was doing Google checks on some of my Last ...
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 2
COMM-MINTS...Tasty little mint visits these are. Imagine getting a box of these in the mail? Next time you visit a posting of your liking, leave that original poster (OP) a comm-mint. It can be 1-2 words worth or a one liner or if you have chocolate-giving heart, a paragraph of sharing COMM-MINTS...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - San Jose Probate Agent
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 20
Gratitude Is More Than A Word | Gratitude Is What I Feel   Sally Cheeseman’s ACTIVERAIN CONTEST: Defining Gratitude and GOALS asks us to write about 2 topics in 1 post. First we are to Define Gratitude:  Gratitude for me is a feeling deep within my soul. There are no words that can adequately con...