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 Chad Hyams
(Ember Seminars and Keller Williams Southeast Region)
Comments 19
Are you heading to Keller Williams Mega Camp 2014? This can be a scary few days with so much going on.  If you don't know me, my name is Chad Hyams, and I have had the opportunity to attend Keller Williams Mega Camp for many years in many different roles... Agent Team Leader Trainer and vendor wi...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 82
In a recent update, we made some changes to the blog editor. If you've written a blog post today you will know about this. I'd like to take a minute to explain a few of the new changes. As we mentioned in the blog post explaining the upcoming changes, we focused on three areas.  We hoped to make ...
By Donna Harris, Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
(Donna Homes, PLR)
Comments 66
I started blogging back in the Summer of 2006, when ActiveRain was just a couple of weeks old. It was fun to write and that was back when you could write several posts a day, and see your posts on the blog scroll for hours throughout the day.  Now, you're lucky if your post is on the blog scroll ...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 80
Tonight, at 9pm Pacific time, ActiveRain will go offline for approximately one hour in order to bring online some improvements to the blog editor (that fun little place that you write blog posts). The improvements launching tonight all fall into three buckets. They either make things a little eas...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
When it comes to attic access ladder installation - dangers abound. Sometimes I pull the ladder down and look at it and don't want to use it!  I go out to the car and get my ladder.  My ladder is trustworthy! This, however, is the one year warranty inspection on an "active adult community" house!...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 79
It’s Time Again For Every Agent’s Favorite Game -- Find That Lockbox   I’ve written on the subject of lockboxes many times.      They end up in some unusual places.   As evidenced by this post from   September 2013   Another Head Scratching Moment in Real Estate   Or trying to identify where the ...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 12
Computer viruses are here to stay, which means users need to know the best way to eradicate them the moment they attack. Like disease viruses, computer viruses evolve and get “smarter.” The many different kinds of computer viruses (such as worms, Trojans, spyware) are called malware: malicious so...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270)
Comments 43
I've been a real estate agent for about three years now, and one of the things I've had trouble with is freely communicating what I do to people I meet.  What I mean by that is that I am not an in-your-face kind of person. I prefer a softer approach. For example, I prefer sending letters to expir...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 45
The Art of Client Selection . . . Fine Tuning Over The Years There was a call left on my voice mail last week.   The introduction was nice enough, then got a little rambling.  A caller who is going to retire in about 3-years wants to find a place here in town, rent it out, then move upon retireme...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 53
Getting Started on ActiveRain - Ask an Ambassador   Today while I was going back looking at my numbers on what posts are effective and what posts are just so so I ran across MY First Blog Post.  I had to stop and smile and take it all in. You see, I thought that I was a 'late starter' on ActiveRa...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 73
Over the years, my favorite challenges and contests have always been associated with actions I believe ActiveRainers should do in their business already, even if you aren't getting points.  Recently, Trulia released new and improved Agent Profiles. As part of this release, there is a focus on 'Re...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 31
When it comes to technology, I know nothing.   But I must ask you AR Gods.....do you think I need a notification every time one of my Comments or Blog Posts are liked?  Or when the Comment like button was clicked or Blog Post button?   Seems like a lot of "crap" to me on that points page.   Can't...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 36
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Readability Matters There's been rumbling again about how many words it takes to make Google happy.  Is it 300?  Now on to 1000?  Does it even matter?  Do we just write what we write and let the chips fall where they may?  Perhaps two standards, one for Rainers, shorter and mo...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 28
Old US Naval Bi-Plane One of the joys of photography for me is capturing images that are unique and different but also part of Living the San Diego experience. This photo was taken a couple years ago at the Naval Centennial Flyover. Naval Aviation had a very strong beginning in part due to the im...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 16
Motivational Monday.....Bob Marley Quotes     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center              “You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not p...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
Paul Harvey (RIP) Gets it! Labor Day ”is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country....
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 112
It's obvious to us, because we're here every day, that the nature of our real estate market will have a major effect on what our buyers and sellers experience in the course of a transaction. But real estate markets are complicated. While average consumers may have a general idea of what is going ...
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)
Comments 6
The magical dresser. Do you have one? For over 42 plus years, I have gone to my dresser, chose a drawer, opened it, and low and behold there was something in it neatly laundered, smelling fresh and folded. The magic doesn't stop there. I can go to my magical clothes closet and slide the door open...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 38
ActiveRain Community 5 Day Gratitude Challenge    I was challenged by my friend Lou Scalise to take part in a 5 day gratitude challenge. You pick 3 things in life you are thankful for and for five days straight share those thoughts of gratitude. As Lou put it, you may end up learning something ab...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 5
Although indexing the pages of the forms signed by the buyers and the sellers seems like a good practice, it may turn into an issue if not done accordingly.   Our Greater Hartford Association of Realtors Real Estate Purchase Contract Form is consisted of 5 pages. Along with the Real Estate Purcha...