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 Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 62
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 Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 46
As with all things in life, expectations often exceed reality. That said, hoping for something is different than making it happen. Particularly at this time of year expectations run high: the perfect family, the perfect holiday, the perfect get together. I have found both personally and professio...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 6
New Price: Cute Cottage in Midtown Mobile, AL 60 South LAFAYETTE Street Mobile, AL 36604 Entertainers Cottage centrally located in Midtown with a large deck and patio in back. Updates in Kitchen with lots of cabinets and all appliances to remain including Refrigerator. The bathroom is very spacio...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 18
I grew up in a family where you were encouraged to get a job and stay there until you retire. I was told from an early age that you should count yourself lucky if you found that job, and you would be crazy to give it up. When I left my first good job after 5 years, my family thought I had lost my...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 31
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 Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 227
  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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 36
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 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 44
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 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 9
That click is not the sound of a gun chamber but of a mouse or keyboard instead. Hacking to steal is now the new way to commit a robbery. Jessie James famous...nobody move this is a hold-up is history! Now, its being done online, quickly and discovered after the fact. Think: Electronic pick-pocke...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 3
Foreclosure in Mobile, AL with 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1967 Summer Place Drive Mobile, AL 36618 Subject to the Alabama one Year Right of Redemption. Super location with woods on two sides. Lot of room to grow into this house. Enclosed garage makes for a huge play room or man cave. Formal living ro...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 34
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 Jane Nicastro-Disch, NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
Wonderful opportunity to custom build the home of your dreams in prized Castle Ridge at Warren Township in Somerset County, NJ.   50 Geiger Lane   Warren, Somerset County, NJ Call for Price Style: Colonial Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4.1 Acres: 1.11 Area: 5,135 SqFt. Contact: Paul Stillwaggon 908-310-...
By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
Comments 1
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 Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 1
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  Joyous Greetings in Door #20.       "Habari Gani" is Swahili for"What's the News?"    Kwanza is just a week a way   and there is something for everyone to reflect upon in this contemporary holiday celebrating the traditional African philosophies of community and family.  ...
By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 3
Oradell NJ Real Estate Update New home for sale listing proudly offered by your Oradell REALTOR®, Jeana Cowie of RE/MAX Real Estate Limited Cell 201-982-2200 Oradell home for sale           Oradell, NJ Ranch style home for sale offered at $415,000  3 Bedroom 2 baths Looking for your new Oradell ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 21
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 Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
(Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ)
Comments 14
     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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 20
      What is there not to like about being liked? When ActiveRain started imitating Facebook with the "Like" feature I thought it was goofy. I thought to myself, "Self, whose brain fart was this? It will never catch on." I will admit, it took me quite some time to warm up to this feature. Not th...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 5
Your Free Will Can Override the Feng Shui In Your Home and Business It is possible that you can do all the "right" Feng Shui cures and suggested remedies; yet if you chose to ignore the inner work that needs to be addressed emotionally, mentally and spiritually, your Free Will can override those ...