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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 31
Everybody has a friend who does . . . . You name it. You know, he's a carpet-layer, a plumber, a carpenter, a mechanic, a handyman, an electrician, etc. When a problem arises, or a need comes up, call the friend, or the friend's friend who does XYZ on the side. You'll get your job done, and you'l...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 20
Home delivery milkman's son's story about real estate. Growing up in Doylestown, Pa back in the days when people didn't lock their doors, left their car keys in the ignition and knew their neighbors I had the privilege to join my father in his job.  He was a home delivery milkman.  Beginning with...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 30
 Is It Too Late?   How many times have you said and or heard “it’s too late.” I am sure most of us have used and or heard this excuse before. “It’s too late,” is often used as a pretext for inaction. “It’s too late,” justifies giving up, not changing, or not doing something. Usually, “it’s too la...
By Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Comments 9
As of 8/29/12 this home was improved in price to $229,900.UPDATE:  I SOLD this home in Boulder Hills Sub, Milford, MI  48381 for $226,000 IN 2012. This 2004 Built Colonial Home is located approx:Half-mile from Main Street in Downtown Milford Michigan (numerous Shops and Restaurants)3/4 of a mile ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 23
When I moved a box that looked quite out of place, to see what was behind, I saw the leak, before the leak, before the future leak.  Was the box there to provide artistic concealment?  Sometimes it is!  I moved the box because it was empty.Future leak?I'll get to that.This house was built in 1993...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 44
Ain't Nobody Got Time for That! I'm talking about all the crap going on "in the Rain" It's been 45 minutes just trying to log in read a few comments that were left on my post yesterday and try to comment on a few before I have to start getting ready for work. ActiveRain is like a fire or having b...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 9
I like this challenge from Bob Crane about assessing where we are at the 100 day mark for the 2015 goals. Well I am happy and blessed to say we are way ahead of the high goals we had set for ourselves.We are ahead of all of our goals in marketing, closed loans, applications and only lacking in nu...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
In this case you can see gas fireplace charring - make no adjustment to your screen.  This is gas fireplace charring in the extreme.What you see is what you get.This charring could have started a long time ago.Or maybe it is recent.It appears old to me.  The charring extends up and onto the roof ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 22
     I find it very perplexing as to the reason that most folks do not use or visit the Q&A section of ActiveRain. I understand that as busy professionals, our time is limited and we must make the use of that precious resource. That being said, I find that it takes less than five minutes a day to...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 13
Facebook Group: Flowers and Nature Facebook groups offer an easy way to expand your social media presence in areas of your business and personal interests. The Flowers and Nature Facebook group has close to 92,000 members. The photograph in this blog was posted in the group today.  Clivia, Conser...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 10
Motivational Monday: Never Assume When I was studying to become a Feng Shui Consultant back in the early 2000's, one of the earliest lessons I learned from my mother (Carole Provenzale) and my mentors, was to never assume a consultation was going to be easy or challenging. You simply stepped into...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
Comments 1
PSALM 84:10 Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.GILL'S EXPOSITION "I have chose to cleave to the house of the sanctuary of God''
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 7
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-April 19  to April 25, 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 could b...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 0
I seriously doubt that I will ever be convicted of having been a traditional pastor. My twenty years behind the pulpit was anything but conventional, and that's OK. Jesus was a bit unconventional. Unfortunately, it got Him killed. I managed to hang on to my head until retirement.Today, I was thin...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 10
When there were things like phone books, it was smart to get to those funny colored pages to find a professional for the job that needed to be done. Those books today are now museum pieces and when something is sourced, it is a quick turn to the Internet. This morning I received a call from an ou...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 36
For me a good garage sale is a great day and a wonderful opportunity. After a bitter winter it is good to see the ads again. So Yesterday on an unusually chilly day I drove to two sales well advertised and appealing. Neither sale was on. No notes, no explanations: in essence no nothing. I was bum...
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
Saturday Subscriber Finds 101We are nearing the two year anniversary of this series and it is hard to believe. I have had such fun introducing members and getting to know them better myself. This week is I am mixing it up with some Oldies but Goodies. Following people makes them feel special and ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 12
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves...James BarrieSmiles are just another form of sunshine for me!Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All infor...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 14
I have read some more critiques of social media lately and one thought is now with so much proliferation of "selfies" posted and also the search for more and more LIKES to a particular page or comment or photo whether Facebook, Instagram, blogging, Google Plus, favorites on Twitter, we who partic...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 7
     The Friday evening while I was on ActiveRain, I got the dreaded “Intermission” sign. Drats! I wonder what new bugs and glitches we will be encountering during the next few days? I was just getting used to the old ones…    Saturday morning I logged in to the same old scene. Not to worry, I’ll...