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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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Good morning.  It's Monday and what a wonderful day!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Just wanted to share "Tim's Time Outs" with you: SUCCESS IS... To laugh often and MUCH. To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. To earn the appreciation of honest critics and to en...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 12
Ron’s Rustic Birdhouses Goes to the Minnesota Zoo! Ron’s Rustic Birdhouses has been chosen to provide seven trinket houses and two “hobbit houses” for the new Crossroads Park Project for the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley Minnesota While this is quite an honor, I was less than thrilled to find out...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 23
I seriously doubt that I will ever be convicted of having been a traditional pastor. My twenty years behind the pulpit was anything but conventional, and that's OK. Jesus was a bit unconventional. Unfortunately, it got Him killed. I managed to hang on to my head until retirement.Today, I was thin...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 50
Everybody has a friend who does . . . . You name it. You know, he's a carpet-layer, a plumber, a carpenter, a mechanic, a handyman, an electrician, etc. When a problem arises, or a need comes up, call the friend, or the friend's friend who does XYZ on the side. You'll get your job done, and you'l...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 13
 There are many fun things to do in May 2015 in Waukesha County, WI!  5/1/15Downtown Oconomowoc Spring Gallery NightThe Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association celebrates the onset of spring with the group's annual Spring Gallery Night throughout downtown. Shops stay open late hosting artists, l...
By Mike McCann - Nebraska Land Broker, Nebraska Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700
(Mike McCann - Broker, Based in Kearney Serving Rural Nebraska)
Comments 11
I do not know how you do it.  You parents. Those of you who have children in the military for the first time...(and probably for the entire time)...or parents of students studying abroad for extended periods.How do you get through the days with the constant curiosity/worry/lack of info happening ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 48
How Do You Tag?  Are You Tag Crazy?Let me preface this by saying I love the idea of our “tags” at ActiveRain.  I’ve always wanted a way to signal someone that you had mentioned them or replied to a question or statement they’d made in the comment section.BT (before tags) you had to check back in ...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 67
 Is It Too Late?   How many times have you said and or heard “it’s too late.” I am sure most of us have used and or heard this excuse before. “It’s too late,” is often used as a pretext for inaction. “It’s too late,” justifies giving up, not changing, or not doing something. Usually, “it’s too la...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 33
Get ready Rainers, MeetUps are happening!!  Come one, come all.  A MeetUp is an informal gathering between ActiveRain members and anyone else in the real estate world that would like to attend.  No agenda but usually stories about ActiveRain, Rainers, business and more come up.I'd like to thank t...
By Laura Coffey, ReMax of Santa Clarita
(REMAX Santa Clarita Real Estate and Homes)
Comments 22
I just finally hit the big 200K in points on Activerain! I started blogging back in 2009 and was pretty diligent about blogging on a regular basis. Personal life and being crazy busy with business put blogging on the back burner the end of 2011. The amazing thing was that the blogging I had previ...
By Julie Morales, Your partner is Real Estate!
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
Comments 7
I always reach my clients on a personal level. So much about a home is intimate, and changing it can be an emotional event. These changes usually parallel a special occurance: a sweet couple who are first time home buyers and want to start a family, a divorcee getting back on her feet, a new job ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 51
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-April 19  to April 25, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could b...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 23
Home delivery milkman's son's story about real estate. Growing up in Doylestown, Pa back in the days when people didn't lock their doors, left their car keys in the ignition and knew their neighbors I had the privilege to join my father in his job.  He was a home delivery milkman.  Beginning with...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
They were all shelved and shimmed, but they weren't all stuck.  And they should all be stuck.What?  Really, what?Obviously this steel beam, and all the steel beams in in this new construction in fact, is resting comfortably.The steel beam support code is simple.  It says that a steel beam should ...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL.com Books on, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 6
Look at anything when wanting to get started and you won half the battle. How? If you can see it, then all that remains is to inquire further and then to activate it. Whatever is presented to you within your little sphere of travel is not happenstance but opportunity. We have the ability to seek ...
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Comments 0
Texas Children’s Hospital expands in Houston suburb Texas Children’s Hospital plans to expand its health center services to Clear Lake City. The 3,600-square-foot expansion on the 11,000 square foot facility is expected to be completed in September. Texas Children’s  will be able to increase its ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 5
Mr. Buyer, that super-duper bargain property that you want to buy is a super-duper bargain for a reason. You see, when the average sale price in an area is $275K, a $29K property has problems. It might be a collapsing foundation. It might be a roof that leaks and has ruined the floors, walls and ...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 10
I had an inspection the other day in the beautiful town of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. It's almost a suberb of Albuquerque, but it's a separate little area that has grown to be almost as large as Albuquerque... it may be larger!Anyway, this was an older home, built in 1981. The first thing I noticed ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 44
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesConsistency and engagment are the answers. What is the question? How do you generate new clients from Facebook (or any social media site for that matter)?!?! It sounds easy but it does actually take some effort as anyone who actively works on their social media presence w...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL.com Books on, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 13
Businesses no longer have the one way street or the mighty "my way or the highway" position that they once enjoyed. NO. Today, if someone doesn't like the business for whatever reason valid or not, they can fight back via the Internet. The word of mouth goes into cyberspace! The business has a ch...