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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 51
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Wow, talk about getting your panties bunched up this week! I have read several posts on various platforms this week (AR included) that have bashed using FB as part of our online marketing model. Hey, to each their own! Every competitor not using it is one less we...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 80
When I was a teenager, I would clip pictures of my favorite teen idol, clothing, sayings and other graphics out of magazines.  They would then be taped to my closet doors so I could look at them any time I wanted.  When my friends came over, they would be able to ooh and aah over them, too.  Too...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 35
New construction inspections are always interesting - especially when attic insulation is a mess - One small step for man, one giant leap for a poor indoor environment. Attic insulation is very often a problem in new construction.  How? Usually the builder advertises a high R-value (which can onl...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 19
Is your business at a crossroads? Mine is. It's time to make a few major decisions about the future. I'm a big hands on kind of guy, but there comes a point in business where growth potential is determined by adding other hands to the process. I'm at that point. I have added office st...
By Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
Facebook seems to be the topic of the week.  I first read Nathan Froelich's post 5 Reasons Agents Should Dump Their Facebook Business Pages and then Anita Clark's post Put On Your Tapping Shoes & Tap Into This Resource.   Facebook has over 1.3 BILLION USERS as of 2014.  This is suppos...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 33
As a landlord or Property Manager, dealing with a meth lab can be a daunting and very expensive task but did you know that even after the clean up you may still be required to disclose the fact that meth was previously cooked at your property? In fact, a little over half of the states in America ...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 34
I don’t quite know how this escaped me as long as it has, but it did! It all started with the enhancements to the ActiveRain platform awhile back. I noticed something different. At first I suspected a glitch when I typed two spaces after a period, and sometimes at the beginning of the next line, ...
By Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114)
Comments 83
Comments are the key to community-building on Activerain. Or should I say they "can be" the key. It's not automatic, but it is simple.    Someone comments on one of your blog posts. You comment on one of theirs. They comment on one of yours. You comment on one of theirs. Etc., Etc.,...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 29
A Really Big Deal is More Than Meets The Eye In 2000 we were working at one of the local ReMax offices as top producers in the top 5% of the office. In order to increase your income as a real estate agent you can either increase the number of units you sell or you can move into higher markets to ...
By Mimi Foster, Realtor - Colorado Springs
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 63
Recently an agent gave me her business card. On it was her name, five telephone numbers (cell, office, home, fax, assistant), plus the name of her company, what she specializes in, her alphabet of designations, a photo, an address, an email, and a website. My first thought when I looked at it was...
By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
Comments 2
If you are one of the many people who are looking to purchase a home in Independence Missouri soon, we thought you might like some of our Home Buying Tips Independence advice!  So without further adue we present some of our best advice when it comes to purchasing a home in Independence MO.   1. ...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
Comments 7
There are many ways to get attention these days...we have so many choices available to us via social media and the use of the Internet. One simple post can be a message broadcast for thousands of people instantly...friends or strangers. However there is one method that I found it works best for m...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 14
In surrounding yourself with people in life, Seek Kind People and Beware Wolves In Sheep Clothing. Kind people are pretty easy to sense. You just feel it with them. Always helping, a twinkle in their eye, MOST animal lovers, thinking of OTHERS nearly all the time. But BEWARE also the wolves in sh...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 2
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By Mimi Foster, Realtor - Colorado Springs
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 15
When business slowed down a few years ago, someone turned me on to this great little site called ActiveRain. It was a little expensive ($49 per month, I think) to be paying for something I knew nothing about (blogging). After my first six months of sitting on the sidelines, someone encouraged me ...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 12
We said goodbye to our little Tuxedo Lemieux this morning. She was named after the famous Pittsburgh Penguins hockey center and because phonetically  “Le Mew” is a pretty cool name for a cat. Lemieux was diagnosed with injection site sarcoma as the result of a rabies shot a few years ago. She had...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 3
Relax. In the fast paced world of today's society we often make ourselves feel guilty if we are not busy. Busy does not mean better. I am thankful for the ability to relax and be in peace. This allows me the ability to discern and value the present as a precious opportunity that will never c...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 23
Chicago's Own Superdawg I admit that 99% of the time my diet is the Carrot, Beet with a little Celery to excite things. Once in awhile you have to let loose. This even I do once in a blue moon. On the way back from O'Hare airport I got an impulse that I acted upon. That was to stop by the...
By Cathy Wolters, Your Brevard County Property Management Expert
(Wolters Realty & Property Management Company)
Comments 1
It was another good time at Florida Seafood for the summer 2014 Active Rain meet up last week.  There were a lot of ideas and opinions shared and a lot of laughs too. The meet up was hosted by Diana Zaccarro and attended by myself, Kerry Klun and Gary Waters. It was a nice break for me as I have ...
By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 17
  It's Blooper Blog Friday, so hang onto your hats, my friends. The MLS and the local real estate ads were ripe for the pluckin. Carla Muss-Jacobs of Portland  and Patrick Martin and Jane Peters of L.A. made some witty and wild contributions. You may choke on a few of these unwitting wittici...