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 Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 16
Did you know, your Ambassador is here to serve?  The Ambassador's here in Active Rain are not paid, they do not receive any compensation for taking the time to answer your questions or to help you through a difficult and confusing negotiation.  Ambassador's are chosen for their unique abilities t...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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We all know, granite is heavy. Granite has to be supported.Granite has to be supported everywhere.Even the granite counter top is heavy.So when I saw this counter top to the left side of the kitchen sink beginning to crack from a lack of support I wondered about its support underneath.That is too...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
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Foto Friday:  Just FishingOne of the pleasures of living near water is the opportunity to go fishing whenever you feel like it. And in Florida, fishing opportunities are everywhere with 1197 miles of coastline, 663 miles of beaches, and more than 11,000 miles of rivers, streams, and waterways plu...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 54
Motivational  Monday Video by Intero RE Here is a Video I found on YouTube .Called "God made a Realtor" I have seen it on my sidebar on other internet sites that I am on .Today I watched it for the first time in quite a long time and decided to share it with the Active Rain Community . I think it...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Triple Treat In 'Rain!It was a sunny day in Boston area! And it was my lucky day, too! Because....I enjoyed a "Triple Treat in 'Rain!"First, it was a call from Sharon Paxson. I was about to leave for my small group meeting when I received a call from area code 949. As much as I thought it to be a...
By Chris Weilacker
(The Homefinding Center)
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Hello Activerain,       I am just starting this account and figured I can introduce a bit about me for my first post. I am Chris a Tech Geek and SEO Guy just turned real estate agent(license is in the mail).  Before I go into what I will be doing here I wanted to go into a little of my backstory ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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I have been collecting rocks all week. I need to line the base of my fence so my pups can't dig out. First I bought a beautiful metal fence that one of my dogs could squeeze through. Then I had metal grates that were two and a half feet high installed so that no one could squeeze out. Now it is r...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Yesterday as I was heading to a listing appointment, the skies were an angry mix of black clouds that were swirling and whirling.  My phone was being pinged with weather warning updates.  As I made it to my listing appointment safely upon arrival I asked them if they had a plan for sheltering in ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 12
Is Your Cloud Bursting?       For those that have been around Active Rain for a while, cloudburst contests are known as a great way to participate, learn the best ways to use the site, interact with others, and (for some, the best part) get a bunch of points!  For those that may be new, check out...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 8
Lemonade Day started in the Houston Texas area in 2007 as a teaching experience for children.  Groups of volunteer's coached, taught, and encouraged children on how to start, own and operate their own business---a lemonade stand!The objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership ...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 16
For some weeks now, I've noticed, quite often when I comment on a post and then go back later to see if the writer acknowledged my comment, that my comment is gone.I don't know when.SO, if I don't acknowledge your comment, I DIDN'T GET IT.Sorry. Kerrie asked me to send her the comments when I pos...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 4
Suppose a consumer finds my ActiveRain blog through Google, a social media link or email signature. They like the content about a neighborhood, but want to explore similar areas. That's nearly impossible for them to do when we can't add nav bars or categories to our blogs. Time for Wordpress.
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 4
It's a shame that ActiveRain is so big that posts automatically get points based on word count. It only takes a couple of sentences to reach the 50-word minimum, and then that post gets the same 225 points as a well-written, informative, consumer friendly post. ActiveRain points, market success -...
By Jackie Hillen, Tulare County ~ (559) 999-8088
(Melson Realty)
Comments 1
Ok, I have to admit that I've had my head in the sand regarding the new google changes regarding websites being mobile friendly.  I finally tested my website, and surprise, surprise, I'm not "mobile friendly"..And after looking at the example of my website, I had to agree - I'm not mobile friendl...
By Martin Kalisker, Synergy Metrowest, Inc.: MA Real Estate & More
(Synergy Metrowest, Inc.)
Comments 11
January 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index Report Just Released   The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) (the guys who warn consumers that "not all real estate agents are REALTORS®) just released the January 2014 edition of The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) Report, which provides monthly inf...
By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, LAS, LUTCF, Insurance Broker
(Robert J Russell Companies)
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We are happy to announce that we can offer discounts to Realtors and their clients for the following:Car Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Health Insurance, Temporary Health Insurance, Dental Plans, Vision Plans, Life Insurance, Retirement Plans and Group Insurance. We have 1...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 3
Custom Home for Sale in Move in Condition in Warren NJ 07059 Open Sunday 04/19/15 from 1 to 4   Fabulous home for sale in sought after Warren Township, steps from downtown shopping & restaurants. 10 Peach Tree Lane   Warren, Somerset County, NJ $925,000 Style: Colonial Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.1...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 14
I seem to be settling into a rhythm these days while Gene is in St. Mary's Hospital, recovering from his recent surgery. We'll see how much longer it continues, but I must say it's a rhythm that is working.Typical days go something like this:6:00 - 12:00: Work on and in my business - emails, call...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 31
The results are in, it was a close one but the majority has chosen May 11-16th for our 2015 Spring MeetUp week.  Now comes the fun part, hosting!Hosting a MeetUp doesn't take much, anyone is welcome and able to host.  Each attendee is on their own for food and drink so you're basically picking a ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Rainer Facebook Fan PagesWoohoo...we made it to Friday! Hopefully all ya'll have experienced a blessed real estate week! Mine has been good and just got even better because I am excited about sharing these Rainer FB Business Pages with you. Go check them out. It only takes a minute and really doe...