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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 33
When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 2
Paramus home for sale ~  New Paramus Colonial home for sale!!Paramus real estate update presented byyour Paramus real estate specialist, Jeana Cowie of RE/MAX REAL ESTATE LTD.Paramus home for sale listing is proudly presented by Jeana Cowie cell 201-982-2200 Completely renovated Paramus Colonial ...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
Comments 3
I loved this particular blog so much I decided to take action.  I am sure this will evolve with time, but here's what I came up with.  Michael Thornton - I appreciate you sharing this!! SARAH COLE VA ON DEMAND MVVBP  MISSION –SARAH COLE VA ON DEMAND PROVIDES QUALITY WORK ON AN INDIVIDUAL CLIENT B...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 3
Looking for a open house in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend?There are twelve open houses in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome? BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 7
Incorporating real estate as part of your retirement plan is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Most people think of more traditional investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. For those of us that are self employed or small business owners the stock market can be an optio...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 30
Bungee me. The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry.  As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.If you go to a site that describe...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 12
Stay Calm and Do Not Feed the Internet Trolls! An Internet Troll is a person whose sole purpose is to search out people to argue with online over mundane or trivial issues in an attempt to provoke. Such disputes happen on blogs, facebook and a number of other sites. The best thing you can do is t...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 9
    As my group coaching session with my Keller Williams coach winds down, we studied and discussed MVVBP and why it is important to our individual businesses. MVVBP is short for Mission, Vision, Values, Beliefs and Perspective.   Our home work this week is to write our MVVBP and send it into our...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 13
  On a regular basis we usually blog about our communities, and the daily happenings in this business, but we have not shown another side of Long Island... Click Here For More To Do On Long Island: Long Island Tourism Port Jefferson Village  Long Island Vineyard Our Private Beach            We Lo...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 89
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 Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 18
Everyday is Memorial Day for me. Since I live just a short distance from Joint Base Lewis McChord and Madigan medical center; I see the sacrifices that our service people make daily and I read of some that won't be coming home also.   As a drafted Vietnam era  Army veteran my heart bleeds for tho...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 62
Hellllooo May!  Where is this year going?!?! A new month brings along a new challenge.  I know you're up for it because, well let's face it, you're a Rainer after all!We're mixing in some oldies along with new challenges that will hopefully keep you connected, help your business, bring in the cli...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 51
 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 Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 1
Imagine a lifeguard at the beach sitting on his perch. His job is to patrol and monitor for signs of trouble. He sees a surfer being attacked by a shark. Wow, a lot of good it does that he’s in a completely helpless position; by the time he scrambles off his perch and runs towards the water, the ...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 15
Asian Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger I am now in my 8th  day of suffering from a significant head cold.  I don’t get sick often.  When I do, I take it personally.This morning I cooked up a witch’s brew, to help alleviate symptoms.  And, it seems to be working a little magic.It’s a...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 16
Amaryllis, Longwood Gardens When you need a blog topic, simply take a photograph of a flower and you will have a topic. Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA is one of our favorite travel destinations.  Amaryllis, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2603Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4, ...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 15
  Many people come in and say should I build or buy an inventory home? My answer is it depends. It depends on many factors including the people’s personality itself. Some people do not have time they have to be in a home immediately for many reasons. So therefore an inventory home is best for the...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 11
 This Is A Deck House This Deck House offers an efficient post and beam building system with exposed structure, making a powerful statement of beauty, strength and function. Interesting that there are no load bearing interior walls so you can create your own space!This  natural environment create...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 15
I was really looking forward to Peru and Ecuador was just something that sounded good too. I loved Ecuador and so far Lima is just a big city: the capital and a big and bussling one with 10,000,000 plus people. Tomorrow off to Cuzco with a blended large group and I have decided to call it a night...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 10
Newport is one of those quaint little town in parts that you could see yourself living in if you like that sort of thing. New England has such a charm just of its own. We did drive up to the Mystic Seaport and see the rebuilding of the Mayflower II which will be a later post. I just wanted to tak...