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 Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
Comments 97
ActiveRain Traffic Skyrockets Over 65% In The Last Three Weeks I've been looking at the traffic numbers on ActiveRain for 8 years. Not since our very first year, in 2007, have I seen the type of traffic growth in such a short period of time that we are currently experiencing on ActiveRain. In...
By Susan Doig
(Charlesgate. Realty Group)
Comments 73
300 Days on Market? What’s wrong with this house?     BUYING ADVICE “What’s wrong with that property?”   “I don’t want to see this property. It has been on the market for over 300 days.” “Something has to be wrong with it! If it was a good property, wouldn’t someone else have bought it by now?” A...
By Right Choice Realty, Buying or Selling a Home, Make the Right Choice
(Right Choice Realty)
Comments 160
Right Choice Realty   Internet leads can be hazardous to your health and your wealth as I found out the hard way a few short years ago.  Here's a quick recap of my story.  Between January and May 2012 I accumulated 685 internet leads from a push ad campaign targeting buyers from cities around...
By Bob Willis, Whittier Realtor® Sells Homes in Southern Cal
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties)
Comments 6
I am still testing these miniature listing posts.  This time, I am comparing Postlets Minis.  They are similar to the Vflyer Widgets; but the Postlets Minis come in three sizes:  small (160 x 200), medium (250 x 225) and large (385 x 495). ....Later... I tried inserting them, but the code simply ...
By Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
Comments 45
Today I emailed a past client just to touch base, fill her in on my life and asking about hers. In her response back she made the comment that 'we all seem to always be waiting for something' and it struck me as such a profound statement. Waiting.... Waiting for the coffee to stop brewing...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 24
Walking around back I saw a custom-fit patio. There's nothing wrong with that, if it is professional and takes common sense into account. In this case there is not a lot that takes common sense into account. For example, a small pocket was created in the patio to house the AC compressor. OK, ...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, Jumbo loans)
Comments 59
36,500 ActiveRain Points Available            Points are a topic that comes up pretty regularly here on ActiveRain.  Whether it's status, personal satisfaction, membership discounts, the highly coveted free membership, or entry to the millionaires club, everyone seems to want their points.  I...
By Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
Comments 24
This post is in memory of my Golden Retriever. Her name was/is Maggie and she left this earth yesterday. It was sudden and quick and as many pet owners know ever so heartbraking. She was so much more than a pet to me. She was my best friend, my office buddy, my constant companion around the house...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 68
“Why Don’t More People Leave Comments”   I loved being asked this question and I have an immediate response. “You don’t get, until you are willing to give and you need to be consistent” .    I got a call from an AR member that joined about a year ago and he comments on my post from time to time a...
By Kerrie La Guardia, ActiveRain Community Manager
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 67
Break out the flip-flops and sunscreen, it's MeetUp time! Are you ready to hang out with some awesome people again? Maybe you're new to AR but want to get out from behind the computer and relax with some Rainers who know good business.  The time is almost here! You might be asking what a ...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
Comments 17
WHY ARE YOU S-H-O-U-T-I-N-G??? To my realtor associates who enter listings in the MLS... PLEASE STOP SHOUTING!!! I get it that you are enthusiastic about your multi-million dollar lake front listing but writing your description in all capital letters is not helping you. People who know a lot more...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 53
Filling Up Your Social Media Toolbelt with Quality Tools   We've all been there...having good intentions but for whatever reason we have one of those "failure to launch" moments and the project, process, or new marketing tool never gets implemented. As busy as we all are...It happen...
By Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland Homes
(UTR, Texas Realtors)
Comments 129
In the real estate business, we have the opportunity to work with all types of brokers and agents. Most of them are nice, but some are not so. There are a few in my area that I really don't like working with because the experience is usually difficult or just not pleasant.   It's a shame,...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 44
What Sets You Apart: Your Value Added Benefit? The Winners Are... Everyone that participated was a winner of 500 bonus points. Those of you that read the entry posts are winners because you learned what set these people apart and make them special in their segment of the industry. For the challen...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 6
Abington township is located in Montgomery county Pa. It is a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. If you are in the area on 4th of July 2014 and would like to see the fireworks here is the information. Location : Abington High school Address 900 Highland avenue Fireworks start at 9pm There will be a...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 32
  Capturing New Audiences “Plus” Create a Competitive Sphere     If you’re like me, you haven’t created a real estate video yet. I have wanted to do short real estate based videos for the longest time, but for whatever reason “procrastination keeps rearing its ugly head.   I was reading an articl...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 46
The Winners of the ‘What events in your life/world lead you here where you are today’ Contest on Active Rain!   One of the hardest things to do as a Realtor is to do a self analysis and then share it with everyone who is willing to read your post. We are so focused on our client’s needs and wants...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 54
OOPS!  I HAD Ants in the House!  Not Anymore! Quick Organic Solutions!   When I came back from walking the dog this morning, I noticed a few “scouts” on my kitchen counter!   Now, admittedly, though I am a pretty fastidious housekeeper, I might have missed wiping a spot or two when preparing the ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 14
Taste Of Chicago begins today July 9th through the 13th in Grant park. It brings a huge list of food and music and is an annual event that people come to attend from all over the country. You can walk around and sample tons of different ethnic or classic food in small quantities and try many diff...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 101
Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest   It's my first ActiveRain contest!  After 2 and 1/2 years, I figured it was time to host one- so here it goes...   While not quite under the influence like the driver in the photo here, it's safe ...