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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 Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 138
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
On each of my last three pre-drywall inspections in Northern Virginia, I have wondered -- is this how builders will be attaching front porch roofs now? I have been astounded.  Contacting an architect friend of mine with photos, I asked if this is how they are teaching architects to draw stuff up ...
By Roy Kelley
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 19
Sharing family memories   My father, John J. Kelley, died 47 years ago today in Portsmouth, Virginia. My sister, Lynne E. Kelley, shared this photograph for family memories. He is the person that taught me how to invest in real estate.  Save those family pictures that will be so important in the ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 12
How can a huge jet disappear? Imagine how sad it is for the families to have no idea of what happened? This is the case with the missing jet of Malaysia Airways flight MH370. Lost at sea in the Indian Ocean? I really feel for the families. If a plane crashed or some horrible accident happened the...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
This is what you and I see. A pretty basement wall, in a flip, with new drywall, new receptacles, new floor molding and new carpeting. This is what my clients saw on line. Along with a couple dozen other photos. All of the photos were just a spectacular! My clients are in another state. We have n...
By Hella M. Rothwell, Real Estate Broker/Owner in Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
Comments 5
A client gave me the ultimate compliment yesterday when he said: "I have never heard anyone say anything detrimental about you in all the years that I have known you." And then I realized this was not a compliment, because these are usually suspect. You know what I mean, people are telling you so...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
  Everyone needs to break away now and then, to see how the other world lives, and to feel energized by new adventures by tasting the salt of the earth without putting table food into your body and to experience the day from morning to night without any interruptions, unnecessary chatter, moans ...
By Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
Comments 0
      A great home on a great lot! This 3 bdrm, 1bath cozy home is ready to move in. Enjoy your large open living room with gas fireplace, spacious kitchen, with eating bar and much more. Home is situated on .28acre lot with plenty of parking, a great front porch and covered back patio with all d...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 6
On My Planet, Everyone, Everywhere, Tells The Truth, All of the Time On my planet, is where dreams come true. We no longer need to be concerned about people playing us, or being dishonest, because everyone, everywhere, tells the truth, all of the time.   On my planet, telling the truth is automat...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 73
 Follow the three “A’s and you will have more business than you handle!   As a real estate agent I prefer a balanced market but unfortunately I have no control over that scenario. What I do have control over is systems and best practices that adapt to any market. Even though inventory is dangerou...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 68
Our fundamental blog training on ActiveRain is our Blogging Boot Camp series. This post is a hub to keep you updated on the most recent recordings from Blogging Boot Camp, as well as a way for you to sign up for the next live series of classes for Blogging Boot Camp. 2014 Blogging Boot Camp LIVE...
By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 78
MY BUYERS HATE ME Well...I can't make everyone happy! I would like to think I am a friendly person, a good salesman, a pretty decent Realtor...that being said, if this whole Real Estate Agent thing doesn't work out(15 years mind you)...I would probably throw my hand in at being a stand-up comic....
By Midori Miller, Homes In Fort Lauderdale, Real Estate Training - R
(Better Homes Realty - BH Referral Associates )
Comments 28
Today I have been working away and I logged into Activerain as well as Trulia.  Not for myself but for one of my clients.  Holy Cow, once you fill in every little blank, it's amazing.  Everything that a consumer needs is right there at their fingertips. Things to attract home buyers and sellers t...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 37
My experience as a real estate investor is paying off as a real estate broker. One of the circumstances many agents find themselves in is the multiple offer scenario. I had one this week. The great young couple I'm working with fell in love with a house and so did a bunch of other people.  That s...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
Comments 28
On my planet, there would be no hearsay or scuttlebut. Just the facts, upfront. Hearsay is hereby banned on my planet due to the potential business risks involved. Of course, this would be quite an undertaking but nothing that is worthwhile comes with little effort.  We all have responsibilities ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 121
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
By Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent
Comments 41
I WENT TO SCHOOL: I just relocated from Kihei, Maui, Hawaii to Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to moving from Hawaii, I just finished the real estate sales person course and even passed the state and national real estate licensing exams. Regardless of my move, I still wanted to practice real estate so I...
By Kerrie La Guardia, ActiveRain Community Manager
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 125
They're here, they're here!  The wonderful hosts have volunteered and organized a MeetUp in their area. All for the love of Rainers!   The MeetUp locations and hosts are listed below.  If you have questions regarding a specific MeetUp, please contact the host directly.  If you don't see one in y...
By Inspiration Station
Comments 40
Your clients are getting ready to sell.  They're asking you, the expert, what's the one room in their home they should spend time and money on to have the biggest impact on the sale of the house.     What do you say?   Which room should they choose? What's a Do-It-Yourself project they can easily...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 3
Here's a picture of A & W Root Beer which used to be located on East Race Street. It was located where the big building that says "Lunch Box" is located now. Somewhere underneath all that construction lurks the delightful little old food and drink place shown in this photograph found in a 1967 ye...