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 Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 60
And Now, Ladies and Gentlemen, It's Time for the Best Actress in a Drama and Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Awards Presentation!   Whew! Am I late? Sorry guys. I thought I had alolotted enough time to do this. But, I didn't expect to get mobbed on my way in from the Red Carpet by my adoring fan...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 119
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 Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 99
My wife had a girlfriend over to the house when I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My wife’s friend is quite a bit younger than my wife, and once was my wife’s boss. The woman has a mid-to-high level management position with her current company. She was explaining to the two of us that the owner...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 46
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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
Any day without laughter is a day wasted ~ Charlie Chaplin
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 38
Google Webmaster Tools is sending out notices to let you know your website is not mobile-friendly.    They ask you in the notice to follow the steps to make sure your website is mobile-friendly.    If you do not make your website mobile-friendly Google will not have your website indexed for mobil...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 50
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 Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 2
I decided that every weekend if I can I'm going out of town. My wife and I were driving back from Mt. Rainier this last weekend and realized how much heading back into the city can cause some anxiety. When I'm not working in mortgages, I'm doing my MBA degree, and when I'm not doing that I'm help...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 61
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 Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 16
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 32
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 Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 3
Can Furniture Pump Electromagnetic Energy into Our Bodies? If so, what does that Mean for Us? There is an article from CNN money sharing information about IKEA creating furniture that offers wireless charging stations. At first glance, this sounds like a great idea, no more fighting over outlet s...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 23
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 Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 45
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 Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
Comments 0
Greetings all!  I hope your real estate business is on fire.  We have jumped started our 2015 business and are averaging a probate deal per week.  This is my best start with probates in the 26 years I have been working them.   Why!  I have expanded from 2 Counties to 6 Counties and soon adding 2 ...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 14
When it comes to creativity, Anita Clark has cornered that market.  Many agents have turned their backs on offline market, but those who want their phones to continue to ring will integrate their marketing.  One method will complement the other.  This postcard was mailed to residential properties...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
Feng Shui Ascension: Spirits are Transferable  Feng Shui principles teach we are all energy that can be exchanged in less then a second. As you increase your understanding of this principle, chances are you will simultaneously be working on yourself to be the best you. You may also be creating a ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 49
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 Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 16
Design Associate/Project Manager Are you stirred by style? Intrigued by texture? Fascinated by Flooring? If you are the right fit, you will work with clients in their homes to help them fulfill their floor design dreams.    This is a new role we’ve created for the Flooring Girl/Floor Coverings I...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 12
Gracious Ranch on Corner Lot. One-Owner Home. Ample Kitchen Space Spacious Bedrooms Partially Finished Basement New Windows Shimmering Hardwood Floors throughout the Living Room and Bedrooms Attached 1-Car Garage Sprawling Level Yard Nice Neighborhood. New Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops Proximi...