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 Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
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The Adventures of Whaa Cow at The Cody Hotel in Cody Wyoming- Customer Service Above and Beyond!!!   After spending the night in Custer South Dakota we made our way on our road trip to Cody Wyoming which is about 45 minutes outside of the east entrance of Yellowstone Park.    The Cody hotel is ou...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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When your client has a home inspector at their beckon call, it is best to dot I’s and cross T’s.  This is even truer if that home inspector happens to be your father or father-in-law. When my eldest son sent me pictures of the completed exhaust fan installation, that was done in conjunction with ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- October 12 to October 18, 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 co...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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There were a lot of terrific posts that I read last week on ActiveRain, and I'm sure that I missed a bunch of other posts that would have taught me something important or made me smile.  But these are the favorites of the ones that I did find: Anita Clark:  Hidden Home Buying Costs  Anita does a ...
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)
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No one is going at it with anyone else. No feuds? No tete to tete? No comment to post combat? I know we don't all agree, but have we reached the point where we can share and not take prisoners during the exchange? I haven't seen or heard of anyone declaring war on another here in ActiveRain-land ...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
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    Why We Need to Flex Our ActiveRain Muscles      Keeping Current Matters is a very popular website and news source for those within the Real Estate industry.  Their daily informative articles touch upon important and timely topics that are aimed at those hoping to buy a home, current homeowner...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
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  Much ado about nothing!   OK, what exactly are we trying to do now?   This installation accomplishes a few things, but I am pretty sure that none of these things are the real reason for the installation.   First of all, it took some money out of a bank account or wallet.   Secondly, it uses ele...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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  Motivational Monday - Advice From A Horse     We should all live for the moment.  Challenges will happen in our daily lives.  So. don't worry about the future and take things in stride.  Worry does not solve any problems or issues, which might not even occur.  We all need to relax and try not t...
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)
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There is always something going on behind the scenes. Learning to let others know what you do is no longer a secret or hard to do for that matter. Today, when you visit online in regards to anything, there is something to be learned about what you are looking for. Transparency and the sharing of ...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
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I missed a week of my favorite real estate links from around the web. But this is what I found interesting in the last week on the real estate interwebs......   On Rupert Murdoch Buying REALTOR.com I think I'm weird. If I didn't live in California, where it's between 75 and 85 every single day, I...
By Brian England, Realtor, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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This is a very nice post from one of my favorite bloggers, Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books and I wish more people would be as excited to give a compliment for a job well done, as they are to complain about an experience they just had.  It is definitely best to make sure you have ...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
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Even a "PERFECT" home can have its Flaws. So you have spent months on end searching for your dream home and you finally have found it!! You place an offer, it's negotiated and the Option Period (This is a time when buyers give the sellers a monetary amount for taking the home off the market and t...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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 Choosing Someone to Cover You While on Vacation   So often when I have taken vacation I have simply continued to tackle issues back home via email, phone and text, and my absence appears seamless. I have a transaction coordinator who manages much of the paperwork flow and process, and count on h...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
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VA Mortgage Loans in Sunnyvale CA and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the main features of this grea...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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For all of us this dog creature that surrounds us in life, well they sure are a model of love for all of us to shoot for. Serving without complaining, trustworthiness, never judging, giving to their utmost, loyalty, friendliness, companionship, full of fun, all wonderful qualities I think if we h...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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OCD? All Labels Face Forward Moving gives people a time to clean out, sort through and decide what is important to keep and what needs to go. It is a time to reorganize in the new place and make sure that the systems make sense and space is used efficiently. In my recent move it is all about orga...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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Many times Estates will not hire an attorney to represent the estate as they want to either save money (Attorney Fee) or they just don't know any better.  In my opinion this is wrong as what usually happens is more time is wasted with the Personal Rep doing the process tasks wrong thus court date...
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)
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Whoever thought this trio up should be in the hall of eating fame. Each one brings a function and pleasure to the sandwich of your choice. Most amazing little pleasure to have standing by to enhance your munching experience. Honorable mention to salt & pepper to while I am at it THE LINE-UP KETCH...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 56
30 Posts in 30 Days? What?   What is a 30 in 30 ActiveRain challenge? It's fairly simple. First ingredient? A month with 30 days. Nobvember will fit that criteria. Bam! Second ingredient? Pretty easy. A blog post for EACH day in the month! That's right. ONE post for each day. Not 3 posts for 1 da...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
VA Mortgage Loans in Antioch CA and 100% VA Loans -the best loan program in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic progra...