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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 72
Be Thankful For A Low Ball Offer    Are you kidding? I should be insulted.     Our Baltimore market is moving but it is not red hot. We  are  not receiving multiple contracts over list price.   When an offer comes in, be thankful.  You  might consider all the others,  who saw your  house and did ...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 122
Welcome to The Fourth Annual ActiveRain "BE THE STAR OF YOUR OWN MOVIE" Awards Ceremony      I'm Sharon Tara, and I'm very happy to be here on the Red Carpet for all of today's exciting festivities!   I will be announcing  all the nominees for the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Movie categorie...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 6
Only during a pre-drywall inspection can you see all of the material to determine if there has been a dangerous CSST installation. CSST is C orrugated S tainless S teel T ubing, and has replaced black iron in many areas and by many builders as the preferred gas supply tubing of choice.  It is a f...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 37
Some people still believe that social media has no place in their marketing plan.  They wonder how posting something on Facebook, for instance, is going to help build their business.  The secret is to get people to interact with your social media posts.  When done properly, this will not only he...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 53
When you see a small foundation crack, remember it for later! It might show up again! Small foundation cracks are normal. All foundations will move, some more than others. Usually a foundation will find its position and stop moving in 3 to 5 years. But not always! Can you see it?  This is a very ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 62
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 22
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages If you are like me you do not have a lot of free time, especially time to get caught up on social media doing unproductive things (pet photos always get me!). However, social media should always be social which is one of many reasons you should visit all 5 Rainers below...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Good morning.  Just wanted to share to everybody(except all the people in AZ and Hawaii)  Just a early remember to don't forget:   Remember to Turn Your Clocks Ahead this Weekend !!   Also a  great time to replace all the batteries in your smoke Alarms    Have an awesome day!   Tim  
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 34
I have always been convinced the best way to reach more real estate consumers is to do a lot of different types of marketing. Online, offline, print, and type...whatever it takes! I changed up my seller prospecting postcards this year from what I saw others doing in my area and it has already pai...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 47
March Madness Contest Hello all!  March is upon us and for those who live in snow regions know that spring is around the corner.  Those of us in the Northeast wish that it would come very quickly this year! But for much of the country, it’s March Madness time and even those who don’t watch or fol...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 26
Spring Forward 2015 | Don't Let it Mess With Your Internal Clock. This coming weekend is the appointed time to gain an hour of daylight in your day. On Sunday, March 8 2015, most of the states in the United States will spring forward in time.  We practice Daylight Saving Time in Tennessee. Every ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 51
Ask An Ambassador- Is It Really That Important to be a Rainmaker? Lot of members in the Rain are signing up just as members (Rainers) with no paid account and limited services. If you look around you will see some members that have been around ActiveRain for years that are not Rainmakers either. ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 66
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 10
Have you heard of : Shelter to Soldier? If you have not do not feel bad, neither have I, until today! Posted on Mar 6, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects  Have you heard of:   Shelter to Soldier? If you have not do not feel bad, neither have I, until today! We had our Be...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 141
No Commission is Worth Your Life   An agent in our area went on a listing appointment . The house looked run down , Upon entering the house the seller locked the door behind her . The home was in disarray and had a horrible smell . She had a sinking feeling in her stomach that something was amiss...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 0
Feng Shui Ascension: Manifest Authentic Relationships  There tends to be this "invisible line" with men vs women and it seems to create a sub conscious division and a barrier of defensive thoughts in a relationship. Or even before allowing yourself to get into a healthy relationship.    I wanted ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 14
     As I was reading blogs and writing comments this morning, I started thinking about how many folks I follow and vice versa. Sadly, due to time constraints, I physically not have the time to make comments on their posts. If I did, I would be here a zillion hours and never get any work done as ...
By Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
Comments 12
Back in Action | Did Someone Say Snow?   It was more than a breath of fresh air to get away and enjoy the warmth of the southern state of Florida with great 80 degree weather and stunning beaches to enjoy.  Leaving the single digit weather of New England behind for a few days was rejuvenating.   ...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 0
  “RealStir” The Next Big Thing in Real Estate…     Have you heard of RealStir? If not, I am sure you will hear and know about it real soon. RealStir is about to launch a new "home-search" technology platform putting real estate agents back in power.   So what is RealStir? RealStir is a marketpla...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
When most of us think of hypnosis we automatically envision someone whom is trying to quit smoking or lose weight.  In reality hypnosis is used for many different reasons today, not the least of which is to help people succeed in business. Proponents say that using the proper hypnotic technique ...