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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 25
I'm glad there is not a song called Frosty the Freezer.  Okay, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. One of the great innovations to the freezer was making it frost free!  No more defrosting!  No more blocks of ice forming inside!  It's frost free! While perhaps not so visible in a photograph...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 222
  Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For December   Are you up for a fun challenge this month?  I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge.  It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big h...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 25
Sometimes you can have a lot of balls in the air, but that doesn't mean things won't work out. I'm closing two sales this week that are very intertwined. I listed a house for a great family, and I also helped them find a new home. Ironically, I also found a buyer for their house. My sellers had t...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 60
Gravity works, and I can see it especially in older homes when I perform the gravity check - insulation slips inside walls! This house was built in 1951.  And I see this all the time. Doing a thermal sweep around the house each room demonstrated exterior walls that looked something like this. Cav...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 79
For  a few bloggers, today was a day of lunch at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich. In some circles, a gathering of ActiveRain bloggers at this time of year might be called a Meet-up. That's when all are invited by a host, we had Ginny Gorman filling that role, and we had 10 people show up to meet a...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 0
How to Decorate a Home Office Whether you work from home or are simply interested in a dedicated space to manage the monthly bills, respond to emails, or work with your children on schoolwork, crafting an environment based on personal needs can be accomplished regardless of the space available. ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 7
When these Gen Y  First-Time Home Buyers started looking, they were hunting down their home in four towns. At  first, they were not sure of the style of home to pick. They could not decide between a condo and single family house. And the distance to work also played a role in the process.   It wa...
By David Saks
Comments 3
    Admit it !   Some stick around AR for the game !   The point chase !   Period !   They snatch their point totals daily till their boring, toady-suggested, irrelevant front page post is kicked to the back pages and forgotten like most !!!   They suffer from serious back and neck pain from sitt...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 20
Who knew!!!!  Well, Katerina Gasset is one who knows and if you're one of the agents that fit into this category, you'd be wise to text Katerina at the number listed below and follow her guidance.  For those who do not follow Katerina on Active Rain, I highly recommend that you subscribe to her b...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 25
  Are You Making It Happen?     The older I get I can’t help but reflect and mull over time, especially at the end of each passing year. I think about time and how it keeps ticking away regardless of how it’s being spent. Time passes by so quickly when having fun, and conversely it moves very slo...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 16
SEO For Agents- The Story of A Million Links    If you do your own SEO for your real estate sites and blogs then you most likely know that having website domains with high authority linking to your website or blog is important and always has been.    Years ago, any link would do to help get Googl...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 12
  Save Lives "Mark It Red…     Do you know what I’m talking? Hopefully, you know, and this will serve a nice reminder. Just in case you are not aware. I’m promoting a “Red Thumb Reminder” and for those of you in the dark, marking your thumb serves as an important reminder to drivers to NOT text a...
By Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor
(Re/Max Professional Associates)
Comments 38
DAGNY - AMBASSADOR 1,000,100.  Dagny writes some of the most interesting blogs about the communities that she works in.  Living in New England we have a rich history.  Being a bit of history nut I love her blogs.  There are almost novel like in their length.  She puts a lot of hard work into writ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 26
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  CURTAINS!  Foiled Again!! There's a reason we prefer to blog earlier in the day rather than later in the day.  The earlier in the day, the less likely circumstances start dictating our actions.  Take last night for instance.  We'd gotten our blog post up earlier in the day, bu...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 8
Happy Chanukah or Hanukkah! The Festival of Lights started a few hours ago on Wednesday and I regret that I forgot to wish my Jewish friends a Happy Hanukkah. Fortunately this wonderful holiday lasts for eight days so I will have a few more opportunities to wish them well in this festive season. ...
By Sharon Lee
(Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance)
Comments 31
Good morning everyone-It is probably not just on mine but today, yesterday and maybe even the day before. NO comments are showing up on the home page when someone comments on your blogs. What does show up is if someone LIKES it or TAGS you in it. Also comments you make for the day don't show up o...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
(iPartnerMedia.com and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 5
Buildings, parks and roadways are often named after a person who had memorable influence and impact within a community. When my Dad retired I wanted to do more than just buy some gift - I wanted to establish a legacy to commemorate his impact on the lives of several generations of families within...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 25
Sometimes the Kindness of Others Just Melts My Heart   I was out for a quick lunch with my husband and our two dogs today.  The boys stayed in the car while we went inside.    We leave the windows down about 6 inches so the boys can keep an eye on things and I noticed an older gentlemen with an o...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 15
Welcome to the ongoing weekly series called Tuesday Travelogue. We are in our twentyfourth week! Each week, some ActiveRain bloggers are spotlighted to take us somewhere we may not have been on some kind of virtual travel (and it doesn't cost a dime!). Here is the purpose:   " to enjoy the ride" ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 22
We Rainers, all ten of us, had lunch together at the Bistro 9 in East Greenwich.     My day started at 8 am when I pulled out of my driveway on one of the prettiest days we have had in a while.   I had a 2.5 hour drive ahead of me before I would pull into Ginny Gorman 's driveway.   I had never b...