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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 Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114)
Comments 78
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 ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 111
On July 28th, ActiveRain released a new feature that allows you to 'tag' another member in a comment. By doing such, that person is then notified, via email, that you are speaking about them when you left your comment. In order to tag another member in a comment, all you need to do is sta...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 100
It's obvious to us, because we're here every day, that the nature of our real estate market will have a major effect on what our buyers and sellers experience in the course of a transaction. But real estate markets are complicated. While average consumers may have a general idea of what i...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team, New Home Construction and Luxury Specialist!
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
Comments 3
It crept up slowly building steam over the last 3 years. I started in Feb 2011 with only 1 post.  3 months later I wrote 3 more.  3 months later, I met a 30 blogs in 30 days challenge and the soon to become infamous Kerrie La Guardia and it was on. She and others told me about content, and links,...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 1
I am thankful for the awareness of what stillness reveals. Choosing to do nothing for extended moments takes work in a world full of multitasking and on demand expectations. However, in the stillness is when the answers come. I have chosen to reduce my speed, say no to busyness and lower the amb...
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 30
An AH HA Moment, Sharing in the Successes of My ActiveRain Friends I realized that I depend on ActiveRain to give me a boost and to start my day. Checking in and reading makes me feel proud of those in my ActiveRain Family. I love seeing what is happening and commenting in ActiveRain. I like offe...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 9
There is nothing more exciting than having to become a part of the first-time buyers experience in their quest for home ownership. So when I do get calls from aspiring buyers, my vicarious excitement is obvious.   Reality Check:  Not all home buyers' aspirations and dreams are consonant with ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 33
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Blog Until You Hit Critical Mass The question that is often asked, especially by newer bloggers:  "Is blogging an effective way to generate business?". To us, the clear answer is YES!!!  Via agent to agent referrals and/or catching the attention of your area buyers a...
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 5
I discovered this when I was a kid but the impact of it didn't come until I was a young adult. It opened my eyes to the subtlety of life and circumstances that are no respecter of persons either. What makes one person have misfortune and another success? One little incident can change the cou...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 15
For this week's Techie Tuesday, our son just did a segment on Local Channel 10 News on the Best Gadgets For High-Tech Students. If you don't mind waiting for the boring ad to end before the segment starts, you may find some gadgets that will help your family member students as they start ...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 17
When I first came across a teaser blog on the ActiveRain feature board my initial gut reaction was not positive. After all, I clicked on the post to get the information, and after having my appetite whetted I was directed to another site to read the complete article. But in hindsight, my negative...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 52
Working outside of work.   Today after work I am helping friends get settled into their new apartment.  They called me on Friday and said "HELP! We moved on Monday and still aren't situated".  I'll whip that place into shape.     Tomorrow I have a home consultation with a new cu...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 27
Photo Credit: Terry Whalebone, on Flickr Have you ever posted something on social media, or perhaps it was a comment on a post and just about one and a half seconds after you clicked the submit button… Oops! Why didn’t I see that typo!!   Well you don’t have to live with teh typo,go fixx it. :)  ...
By Rich Arnold, Realtor - Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix
(Keller Williams Realty East Valley)
Comments 1
Must See 3 bed/ 2.5 bath in Nauvoo Station - Queen Creek, AZ 85142        Built 2010, 2198 sf, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, ~ $235,000  • Living Room + Family Room + Loft • Full Grass Back Yard  • Kitchen Island    Pretty & Clean 2-story house with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths & spacious loft upstair...
By Janell Kittleson, Property Management Software & Tenant Screening
(Rentec Direct)
Comments 3
Yesterday an employee of an upscale apartment complex in Portland, Oregon, was murdered while she was working.  Family, community members and Property Management professionals are all asking the same question - Could something more have been done to avoid this tragedy?   While we do not know if t...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 20
  So If You Comment On My Post, Do I Get Implied Permission To Use Your Photo On FaceBook?   There have been many changes to ActiveRain and Facebook of late, so I'm not sure when this happened. If you link your posts to Facebook you may have come across this already. Here is my dilemma. If I ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 10
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 14
I have grown with my blogging since I joined Active Rain in August 2011.  I owe my blogging success to the Active Rain Community. It took me 18 months to break 100,000.  Then, it took me 12 months to get to 200,000.  And it took me 6 months to 300,000 which I hit on Monday.  So if I continue at t...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 16
  Kemper Park is located in Warminster Bucks county off Valley road. I love to go there sometimes and just relax on a bench and watch the ducks. There is a walking train as well as swing set .  Warminster is a great place to live. There are many parks and recreational activities.  There are nice...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 12
I was pretty much over what I thought was another bird in my house last night. It was fine all day but I did get nervous when it got dark. All was good until I went into my bedroom and dimmed the lights. And then as last night there was something flying in my bedroom and throughout the floor on w...