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 41
Rainers are the best as we all know but what about those who don't?  I'm starting a new series and you're all invited.  Some amazing Rainers will be highlighted  through social cards that we'll create.  These cards will be blasted on our social outlets and within AR as well linking back to your p...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 16
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages Hey now! Do you have your social media fingers on the keyboard this AM? We can all learn and grow our social media presence together but it takes each of us making the time to engage with others to make it happen. So make it happen today! PLEASE stop by these Facebook F...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 57
In an attempt to make the homepage the best it can be, we continue to tweak the algorithm of what gets displayed.  Last night we implemented a new requirement; minimum word count.  In order to be eligible for a popular or high traffic blog, you post must have x amount of words.  If not, it doesn'...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
Meet Wrench. He is a bit skewed.  You can probably see that. He runs into problems, real problems. He finds solutions to the problems, real solutions. And Wrench will wrangle with each one and post the solution. The wrenching problem could be something with furniture, an appliance, a tool, or wha...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 31
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 Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
Comments 1
Lakefront Housing in the Poconos has steadily been the most popular purchase of any home in the Pocono Mountains. Bodies of Water flow throughout the entire Mountain Region. The Lehigh River flows through Pocono Communities such as Bear Creek Lake. Most of the State Parks in the Poconos come equi...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 6
I have written about clutter many times, and so has every other Home Inspector here on Active Rain. It still amazes me that people would not care enough about the sale of their home... which was their idea in the first place(most of the time) to make sure there are no snags and the transaction is...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 41
Yesterday was my son's first day in Real Estate Class. I waited for him to come home as a curious Realtor mother.   At around 9:15 P.M. the noise from his car muffler went louder as he got closer to the driveway. Then it died down. As soon as he entered the house in conjunction with the voice fro...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Comments 21
One reason you should be blogging and as well as posting your listings on Active Rain is because it gets you and your properties seen. In addition to selling our listings, part of our job is to keep our sellers happy during the process, partly by showing them that we understand the Internet and h...
By Tina Parker, CNE, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax, NS
(Century21 Trident Realty)
Comments 22
To Hootsuite or not to Hootsuite? I've read online discussions recently about the negative aspects of using this social media posting platform or something similar. I have to admit, I love using it to help manage my various accounts. It allows me to organize postings well in advance that are rele...
By Inspiration Station
Comments 12
New homeowners, old homeowners, 2nd property owners and more are now searching for information regarding this year's tax breaks.  This is an excellent way for you to get in on a timely subject and expand your exposure online. Check out this post here regarding first time homebuyer tax credits for...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 33
 MY Blog is About Real Estate and The Hudson Valley Guilty as charged!! Thing is, I LOVE to blog! While many brokerages and agents pay big bucks to get some well deserved over paid leads, I just blog and get leads. No, it is not really quite that super simple. It takes time, and it does cost mone...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 26
Top Gun is a mega hit in the 80s. Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, is a bold, daring, ambitious and reckless fighter pilot who breaks the rules of engagement in his quest to be named the best of the best.   Fervent Ambition and Wrong Execution   Maverick had busted the towers twice while requestin...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 47
Snow And Ice Storm Hits Huntsville AL Huntsville, Alabama was hit with a little snow and an ice storm on Friday that pretty much brought the city and most of Northern Alabama to a stand still. Streets in entire towns and counties were proclaimed impassable. In fact I didn't heed the warning and c...
By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
Comments 1
How far must we as a Nation drift away from the PROVIDENCE OF GOD before we come to OUR SENSES...???   Just to illustrate my point.......Play a short ‘GAME’ with me...WHO SAID THE FAMOUS QUOTES BELOW (answers to follow in comment section)...!!!   “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 21
Why There Was No Blog yesterday   Last night my friend Cheryl asked me to describe my daily routine. I had to laugh. There is very little that is routine but my days go by quickly and I am pretty productive. Going to try and recap my  " typical" example of yesterday...Wednesday.      Up between 5...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 34
The world is made up of all kinds of people, all kinds of religions, political believes, different moral compasses, different ideas of ethics and different measure sticks for success.   I am a square peg who's hovered by the round hole all my life. My motto, why be normal?  I don't measure someon...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 5
Small Business USA (www.SmallBusinessUS.com) talks about 7 specific areas you need to consider in your business process. Here are all seven again: ·       Management Strategy ·       Primary Aim ·       Organizational Strategy ·       Strategic Objectives ·       People Strategy ·       Marketing...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 1
Feng Shui Ascension Tip: Practice Being Discerning  I know for me this is always an ongoing practice in my life. I remember my mother teaching me as a young girl with daily interactions and when mentoring me for Feng Shui, she would remind me sometimes certain thoughts that come to mind are best ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
Take something as innocuous as indoor house plants - home health and indoor air quality - and you will get boisterous arguments on both sides! It's healthy to have indoor plants!  It's not healthy to have indoor plants! It's inarguable that house plants remove CO2 from the air and replace it with...