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 59
Get ready Rainers, MeetUps are happening!!  Come one, come all.  A MeetUp is an informal gathering between ActiveRain members and anyone else in the real estate world that would like to attend.  No agenda but usually stories about ActiveRain, Rainers, business and more come up.I'd like to thank t...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 13
"You Are So Stupid" -Words From An Upset MotherThese are exact words I heard on a train ride heading back home after providing a Feng Shui Tour in NYC yesterday. "You make me so mad," "Shut up, I have no patience," and the comments go on and on.  Now one could say, why didn't anyone on that train...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
Comments 0
Ok, this is a good one as I want to explain how I have been earning income from agents all over the Country when they close deals.   Yes!  They close and I earn.   Now my earnings aren't huge per deal but 3.5% of the gross commission is not to shabby and in my area this works out to an average of...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend and doing well on this beautiful spring morning!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:    Little bits:  If all you can do right now is a little bit, do it.  Those little bits will quickly add up! Value that is built over time, in small increments, ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 105
Does sex sell? We all know that sex sells and you can sell sex, but does it sell houses? Take a look at this virtual tour of a home in Prismo Beach Paradise and let me know your thoughts. Evidently  Patrick Raymond, Raymond and Associates thinks he's onto something here.   Selling a house and lif...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 4
Happy Monday ActiveRain Bloggers! Mistakes are good not bad. Mistakes teach us to grow, to learn, and to become who we need to be in life. Make as many mistakes as possible to become great! If your not making mistakes your not learning and not making something of yourself! From the words of my gr...
By Nurit Praeger
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I recently saw Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer.  It really opened my eyes as to the differences between gays and transgenders.  Having knowledge is important so that we can have understanding, tolerance  and compassion.  It must be hard to have a preternatal issue that is out of your c...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 48
In my years in the industry I have seen any number of folks who are paying significantly higher property taxes than their neighbors with comparable homes. Most people complain about their taxes but have no clue whether or not they are paying the right amount or not. Many years ago I had a listing...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 0
Why a Buyer's Agent is a MUST when looking and buying NEW CONSTUCTION home A Realtor's expertise is free to you - The builder pays the buyer's agent a commission for representing the buyers.  Many buyers mistakenly believe they will get a better deal if they do not use a buyer's agent. The buyers...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 0
Real Estate SEO Best Practices: Your Questions Answered!  Your Biggest SEO and Branding Questions Answered  The survey results are in. Thank you for helping out with submitting your biggest questions about your Search Engine Optimization for REALTORS® and small business owners.  As I am putting t...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 3
Price Reduced, New Pictures, Newton Luxury House.  Every Realtor® and agent alike faces this situation.  You have a great listing, lots of people are coming to see the home, the home is in move in condition, it is ready to go but it is not going the question is why?  There is not one reason, but ...
By Lisa Friedman, 26 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Comments 47
Yesterday was my Two Year Active Rain Anniversary. How nice it was to get to share it in person with Bob and Nick Crane while camping at Lake Ozonia in New York. Bob and Nick drove from Wisconsin and I drove from Vermont. These last two years have built many friendships for me – friendships that ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 43
Over the past several months I have posted several articles about how easy content curation is, why it is important for online networking, and how it can be used to generate more brand exposure, and drive more consumers to our main sites where they go from prospects to clients. Below is a recent ...
By Amy Bly, Styling Homes for Selling and Staying
(Great Impressions Home Staging/Interiors)
Comments 4
I know it's been said before, but after a couple of my recent experiences being shown rental apartments in Brooklyn, NY, for my 22 year old son who graduates college in a couple of weeks, I think it bears repeating to offer tips on showing houses or apartments, for sale OR rent.Whether you're a r...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 55
Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain ChallengeIt's getting closer to summer and thoughts turn to taking trips, going to new places and exploring unknown parts. There is nobody better than those in the real estate industry to tout the features of a city or town. So with this challenge ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 45
 I am not one for typically writing a bad review on anyone or any business.  This incident however, I just cannot shake and cannot walk away quietly.  While I will remain professional and not mention any names or groups, I will discuss the egregious manner in which I was subjected. I was invited ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 42
Isthmus be my lucky day!Found this on my Home Page this morning! Name Precious Tamba Email precioustamba15@hotmail.com Phone 7778855544  Subject HI Ip Address 41.208.186.184 Message Hello dear, how are you doing? i wish to contact you through here to share ideas and interest After viewing your pr...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL.com Books on, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 3
If the inner part of the human, the core where all your instructions, rewards, knowing, talents, abilities, skills and moral compass sit and await are not activated, one remains absent from ones self. Think a ship without a rudder and the tides, weather and circumstance having their way with it. ...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 34
 It's time for Round IV of the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge! The Sensei/Grasshopper challenge focuses on two of the things the ActiveRain community does best - sharing skills and making connections with other members.  ActiveRain is an information-rich environment. The skill sets of the membershi...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 30
I slipped away from town for the weekend and escaped to my mountain retreat. It's quiet and peaceful, and I love to get out here when I can. Unfortunately, that has only been a couple times in the past 18 months. One thing I love about this area is that it is constant. Change out here equates to ...