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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 Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 39
This scenario seems to happen too often in this business, but it's most likely a very small % of agents that steal from people's houses. But everytime it does happen, both agents and homeowners can learn from these crimes. In this case, I thought it was strange that a buyers agent showed up ahead...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 31
  We can learn a lot from animals. Please watch the video and see how the horse and his trainer manage to overcome his fear. Blogging is a lot like testing the waters. Notice that when the trainer goes in and splashes around, the horse is curious and when trust is built, the horse has no problem...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 20
Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not sure? After you publish a public blog post, go back to that post and at the top you will see something similar to the below information (with your own blog title and contact information): The piec...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 23
All week I have been having a visit. Baby Boy, my youngest son, has returned, hopefully, for the last time after a half a dozen all-expense paid trips overseas, the last of many visits to Iraq and Afghanistan. That's him a few years ago on patrol, helping a neighborhood get ready for spring. The ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 17
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 18 to January 24 , 2015   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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
Sometimes things work out such that the phrase like father, like son comes to life. During the past many years, and many all-expense-paid deployments to two places Middle East places we are all familiar with, I have not had too much in-person interaction with my youngest son. Home now, I went to ...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 33
Recently, I received an inquiry from a fellow Active Rain Member asking, "How do I Add the Search For Homes in my Post?" I like to add a photo with a live "IDX Link" from my website to make it easier to drive potential customers to my website. Many of my Market Reports will have this Search for H...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
Comments 6
I came across this little chart courtesy of USA Today.  I find it very interesting that we tend to focus the most attention on our hair (this is why I'm glad I shaved my head) and what we wear.  The people we encounter notice our smile and eyes before anything else.   In the real estate business ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 40
Beware of Dropbox Phishing Attempt   As Realtors we are definitely used to receive our share of dubious email scams promising us the moon and the stars in exchange for some small "favor" on our part.  These are easy to recognize and usually dismissed and deleted quickly.  It seems though that the...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 26
We walked into the kitchen and saw quartz counter tops, which usually invites the question as to which is better - and so what's the difference - granite versus quartz counter tops. Walking into the kitchen on a home inspection my client asked what a quartz counter top was. So, when you walk into...
By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Realtors - Selling the Main Line, PA Lic AB067198
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
Comments 47
Are you seeing and hearing what you think you are? Our thoughts come at us like water flowing over a waterfall. We make quick decisions, because that is the type of people we are. We see or hear about a situation and we respond. We look at a photo or see a couple sitting in a restaurant and decid...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 45
Rocky Todaro Under Investigation For Possible Involvement in New England Patriots Deflate-Gate!   ActiveRain News Flash!   Check out the latest news ....Rocky Todaro Under Investigation For Possible Involvement in New England Patriots Deflate-Gate!   It has come to my attention through unnamed so...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 26
Today is National Compliment Day! How to celebrate? Why not pay a compliment to at least five people today? You'll make them feel good and you'll feel good yourself! The key is to be genuine when you do pay those compliments.   Compliments are apparently great motivators. One study  showed that p...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 18
Three Meet-ups in one: The Marathon Meet UP in Los Angeles! Dick Greenberg in Los Angeles? Is this an optical illusion? The faces of Ron & Alexandra Seigel  & Michael Jacobs  were priceless.          We covered a lot of territory for starters. The Meet up started at 1pm and it went on strong  and...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 34
     Every day, the ActiveRain blogging platform receives thousands of posts. When it comes to blogging content quality and quantity, and as long as one stays within the confines of acceptable content, each is to their own. It is not uncommon for me to see members roboblog. By this I mean blog po...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 35
Friday was Pajama day at school for Handsome Hudson! He was thrilled to wear his Spider Man PJ's that Nana and Paw Paw gave him for Christmas! Of course Beautiful Beckett was hanging out wondering why Hudson wasn't getting dressed for school! She was more than willing to tag along as she was alre...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 11
  I am Frustrated My Husband will not Open up to Feng Shui! ....Take a Breath   Email: My husband is not open to Feng Shui. I have made changes, noticed a lot of great energy coming into our home but my husband is not participating with the changes. I am Frustrated my husband will not open up to ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 5
Let it never be said that I am not cutting edge and don't rush out to you previews of the Super Bowl commercials so while you are eating your chips and dip and drinking a cold one with friends at your Super Bowl party, you can tell them your old pal Gary showed you this one already!! Kind of a me...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 21
The ActiveRain OC Meet Up in Newport Beach What a great time!!! Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor and I hosted this fantastic event at the Yard House in Fashion Island in Newport Beach. I have attended other ActiveRain meet ups and this was my first time to co-host with Karen. Karen and I work at the...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 19
Debbie Reynolds' Singing in the Rain challenge has been tremendous fun, providing us with a great excuse for some real-world interaction with our fellow AR members.   But as I wrote that, I thought "wait a minute, a telephone conversation isn't really real world", remembering those times before t...