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 Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 162
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
    Forty students from the   Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance   flash mob and flash waltz   Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers at the   Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Jerusalem. -------------------------------   The surprise concert was part of   Good Deeds Day,   an annual event t...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
Dogs let us know when they’re not happy with us. They do us this tremendous favor of audible and visual warnings. Pretty much everyone knows not to approach a growling dog baring his teeth with a ridge of hair standing up down his spine. When we see and hear those warning signs, we retreat or app...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 90
Do you ever find yourself simply at a crossroads in your life?  I know that many of you have been there, are currently there or about to be there!  We all face those times when we must stop, take a breath and assess where we have been, where we are now and where we are going.   When life, family...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 13
When my oldest son was about 2 years old, I wrote a letter to him explaining what I did for a living. I was a pastor of a church. In that letter, I explained how my job came about. It wasn't a role I chose. It was a calling I responded to. I explained to Jonny that he didn't need to follow in my ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 3
  Life Lessons Learned From Horses - Setting Boundaries                                                                               When working with horses, we need to set boundaries with them or they end up walking all over us (sometimes literally).  They will try to go into your pockets for ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 30
I think we can all agree that we want consumers to locate our content online, find it useful, and call us for both more information and to assist with their real estate needs. For a few, their blog posts, videos, or social media posts go viral bringing hundreds and sometimes thousands of visitors...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 13
  Copper, limestone, glass and a myriad of angles make a dramatic space for City Hall in Austin, Texas. These photos celebrate the Antoine Predock award winning building – designed to be a welcoming and open space for the conduct of the city’s business. And it is LEED Gold Certified – in keeping...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 64
Hello Rainers, On January 26th starting at 8:30pm Pacific, we had a successful deployment of bug fixes and enhancements for the ActiveRain community. The site was down for approximately 50 minutes while we made these changes. Here is a list of the improvements that were made to your community. Bl...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 16
This is the start of a new month of blogging and a lot of other stuff relating to the actual selling of real estate.  But even with the spring season creeping up, I managed to find a little time to find some great posts, and here are some that I liked a lot: Pre-Agent Training, What Is Your Polic...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 12
There is always something to do in Waukesha County, WI.  Check out these options in Feb and March 2015!     2/6/15 Oconomowoc Arts Center presents Ko-Thi Dance Company Ko-Thi Dance Company is part of the OAC’s diversity offering. Comprised of artists trained in the history, mythology and techniqu...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 16
Serendipity Sundays - Tips for Public Speaking Did you know that public speaking is so feared by people that it is right up next to death? I know this to be true and remember how nervous and jittery I would be even to the point of being sick at my stomach when I had to get in front of people. Her...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 36
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 25 to January 31 , 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 ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 0
  ActiveRain awards points to our members as a way to motivate them to engage with others and share their expertise.  You can earn points through community events like entering a contest, taking a survey, attending a meet-up, but most of the points you accumulate will come from the daily interact...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 42
With all the Ringing and Singing in the RAIN this month, there are lots of posts being written about phone calls between ActiveRain members. As wonderful as these calls are, there can't possibly be any as special as the one I received. Yesterday I received a very special call from a very special ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 74
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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 165
Ringing and Singing in the Rain- An ActiveRain Challenge Time is running out. You can still get those calls made and posts written. Come on, join in the fun. The New Year is a time to reconnect and connect and make new friendships. Our January Challenge will enable you to do just that and of cour...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 13
    Talking About Your Final Real Estate Move.   No one likes to talk about funeral arrangements but having a plan in place can make life so much easier for your loved ones when you either become so ill or are incapacitated so that it is even more difficult or even impossible.      Here are some ...
By Greg Harrelson, Myrtle Beach Real Estate
(C21 The Harrelson Group / C21 Charleston Expert Advisors)
Comments 2
Real Estate Agents HELPING Real Estate Agents   I recently returned from an Inman Connect conference in NYC. The event organizers did a fantastic job making this an enjoyable convention as well as delivering a great lineup of speakers and industry leaders.   One day, I learned from the following:...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 19
Serendipity Sunday – What is Your Attitude?  Does It Need Adjusting?   As the real estate market improves, I see some behaviors from realtors and brokers that are reminiscent of the mid 2000 market, and it concerns me.    We are all doing what we are called to do but from our own viewpoint.  Whe...