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 Richard Yates, Broker and Realtor Orange County, California
Comments 50
How to blog like a Professional Becoming an accomplished blogger takes time, but also requires a proper education in Titles, Topics, Content, Layouts, Links, Keywords and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  It's not enough to write a post of great value without applying proven techniques, skil...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 229
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 ...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 7
On September 21st 2013, I was visited by ZILLOW undercover agents who were gathering data in regards to their future growth and potentials. They found out about me because I was an ACTIVERAIN active blogger. A RAINER! Someone hire up said...find out what you can from this guy...Here is the origi...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 0
The Obituary Appears, When Do You Call For The Listing Appointment?     Gasp…   We know what you might be thinking   But...   Then reality sets in   You had previously called….   Maybe you knocked on their door…   Perhaps there was a casual conversation…   Or a mutual acquaintance had mentioned y...
By Jason Bernabei, TriCastle Realty - The Realty Insiders - Mortgage Loan Review
(TriCastle Realty)
Comments 22
Jason Bernabei, TriCastle Realty DEL MAR, March 12 2012 – Goooooood Monday morning San Diego! Spring is in the air! Daylight savings is upon us, and a chorus of pundits, experts, and industry folks are singing the good word of a slowly recovering real estate and mortgage lending landscape! Ah, t...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
Comments 24
Beckett Bridge in Tarpon Springs-Florida is one of several drawbridges in Pinellas County; but Beckett is unique in that it does not have a full-time bridge tender on duty. Tall boats have to provide notice to Pinellas County 2 hours prior to requesting a bridge opening!Stretching over Whitcomb ...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 144
As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of Trulia means for Trulia and Zillow on a broader scale, take a lo...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 262
Big week around these parts! Maybe you heard about this? And as promised, we continue to march on to make ActiveRain even better. This latest round of enhancements has a core focus on allowing our members to more effectively connect with and communicate with each other. Here is a quick glance at ...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Comments 71
Another Celebrity Endorsement for Craig Rutman Your Raleigh - Cary - Apex, NC Realtor!    David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey share a moment on the Late Show set, extolling their love for Craig Rutman! Clearly, Oprah is flashing the #1 sign when Dave asked her how Craig ranks among Real Estate agen...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 10
Do you give others a wide berth...or are you in a bumper car that is constantly getting hit and you did not see it coming? Do you carry a carrot in your pocket or are you armed and ready with a big stick with the safety off?  Do you bask in the sun and enjoy the moment...or are you loaded down wi...
By Simone Bercu, Montgomery Co, MD Real Estate - GRI, e-PRO, AB
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 7
6115 Dunleer Court Bethesda, Maryland: Wonderful Rambler For Rent!     The Living Room in 2010   When this house was on the market in 2010 and 2012  the competition was intense.  This is such a wonderful house on a very friendly cul de suc.  The house is very well maintained, efficient with all s...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 113
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions arise as to the value of the current home and what ...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor, Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395)
Comments 97
Here It Is! The Post That Makes Me A Millionaire   I've thought about this post for a long time. It seems that it should be something special, meaningful. Truth is, the post is not what is meaningful or lasting....it was the journey; this post is the blue ribbon, the cup, the glass of champa...
By Bob Marsh, Broker,480-529-2936, Warm Weather Real Estate
(Warm Weather Real Estate)
Comments 1
Arizona Retirement Homes For Sale - Retirement Homes For Sale Arizona In Arizona, a retirement home usually means that the home is located in a community which has a Homeowners Association (HOA) with adopts rules that one owner must be at least 55 years old.  In certain situations, the age restri...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 85
Some of you may have already noticed, with the recent release, when you 'like' a blog post or a comment, you now get a few extra points.  8 points every time you 'like' a blog post (up to 20 per day)4 points every time you 'like' a comment (up to 30 per day) After this wen...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
(REALTY EXECUTIVES OTF)
Comments 86
The Role of the Real Estate Agent is Changing There has been discussion among brokers and agents that real estate agents are going the way of the travel agent.  Some of my experiences assisting home buyers, in particular, with the purchase of their new home, whether for personal residence or inve...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 90
Today, ActiveRain Mobile Users Got a HUGE Gift - Read it here first! Today is a Hallmark Day for those of us that like to use our iPads or other mobile devises. We now have the exact same functionality that is available on a desktop computer. Last night for about 10 minutes, I saw the full versio...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 74
Who's ready to rock and roll?!?!?  I'm so very happy to announce the 2014 Summertime ActiveRain Meetup Locations!!  Thank you to the hosts for organizing this round, without you there would be no MeetUp love.   If you have any questions regarding the MeetUp, please feel free to contact th...
By Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate)
Comments 74
Curious Minds Want to Know About the Likes   I am hoping the AR staff will inform us about the new Like Buttons.    Curious Minds want to know....   For each Blog post like button clicked-- you get 8 points. How many Blog posts can we like per day?  Kerrie aswered 20   For each Comment like butto...
By Erin Renzas, In love with creative content marketing!
(Trulia)
Comments 13
When it comes to meeting the best buyers and sellers on Trulia your first impression counts. If you sign into your Trulia account today, you may notice something different! In order to help you look even better than you already do, we’ve given our free Trulia Agent Profiles a makeover. The improv...