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 Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 134
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 8
  Copper, limestone, glass and a myriad of angles make a dramatic space for City Hall in Austin, Texas. These photos celebrate the Antoine Predock award winning building – designed to be a welcoming and open space for the conduct of the city’s business. And it is LEED Gold Certified – in keeping...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
  We are all very busy in lifes with family, career, activities.  Wanted to share this with you:     Rethink your resolution: Simple changes for a healthier mind, body and spirit It's that time again—a new year, a fresh start! Resolutions to exercise more and lose weight are popular. These are bi...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 42
Time management?   It doesn't exist in my world. Knowing what is a priority is key.     Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have. John C. Maxwell   ...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 61
Hello Rainers, On January 26th starting at 8:30pm Pacific, we had a successful deployment of bug fixes and enhancements for the ActiveRain community. The site was down for approximately 50 minutes while we made these changes. Here is a list of the improvements that were made to your community. Bl...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
Comments 92
2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging -----> Click here for the UPDATE !   HERE IS A LINK TO A CHART FOR KEEPING UP WITH YOUR POSTS!    Welcome to the 4th Annual BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge   Think of the 2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge as a 28-day Mini-Mester. We ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 36
It has been quite a journey. When people ask me, how did you keep blogging all these years? I look back and there is only one constant throughout this journey and that is perseverance.    My journey actually started before writing my first post here on June 27, 2007.    I was looking for a place ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 143
Ringing and Singing in the Rain- An ActiveRain Challenge The New Year is a time to reconnect and connect and make new friendships. Our January Challenge will enable you to do just that and of course it will involve welcoming new members of the Rain.  Here are the rules and to earn the bonus point...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 46
Sherman Oaks 2015 Winter MeetUp Eludes Hollywood Paparazzi Or Did They?   It seems fitting that the Tri-County(Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara) 2014 Winter MeetUp took place relatively close to the studios and sound stages of Los Angeles.   Some of the best in movies and television has been f...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
Do you want to sell your house and are you wondering what to do with ugly concrete?  Should you veneer it?  The quick answer is NO, it doesn't work for long. Curb appeal.  First impressions.  Shiny and new.  All that makes a difference when you sell a house. Certainly it's hard to tell what was h...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
The Nashville Real Market is HOT! It’s SO hot that the inventory of available houses is abysmally LOW to the chagrin and frustration of Local REALTORS and house buyer wannabes. Click for Virtual Tour One by-product of this “HOTness” is the emergence of Builder and Developer Strategies to offer mo...
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 0
Our second best seller in the PEARLS SERIES of books... PEARLS FOR GIRLS DATING WAITING & SEX...IN SEEKING CUPID...DON'T BE STUPID continues faithfully to cater to and support women and young girls who are wanting to open, share, and live what is in their hearts safely and without the risk of emo...
By Mike Linkenauger, Short Sale Realtor - Jacksonville FL
(First Coast Realty Associates)
Comments 0
  As a real estate professional, I understand what it is like to be hungry for business. I got my start in Real Estate in 2005 just prior to the market collapse. I was literally hungry and desperate, but became motivated to think outside the box and do something different to generate business. I ...
By Christopher Pagli, William Raveis Legends Realty
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group)
Comments 1
It's time for the annual 2 for 1 Broadway week bonanza, Jan 20th - Feb 5th, they call it a week but it's actually more.  This is your chance to get great deals on all of the participating shows that you have been dying to see.  We took advantage of this deal and will be seeing Kinky Boots, you h...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 75
Beware of Dropbox Phishing Attempt   As Realtors we are definitely used to receive our share of dubious email scams promising us the moon and the stars in exchange for some small "favor" on our part.  These are easy to recognize and usually dismissed and deleted quickly.  It seems though that the...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 12
As soon as I looked at Rocky Todaro's photograph, I knew that fellow was trouble!  Yes, I know, he looks innocent - sort of.  But he's just the very type who would chase a ball and try to nip it just enough to well, create an national scandal!  I enjoyed this one a lot.  Hope you do, too! Rocky T...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 33
Ringing and Singing with My FIRST One.   They say you’ll always remember your first, and I certainly do! Cindy Edwards, of RE/MAX in Johnson City, TN, was the first and only member to comment on my very first post.  I have never forgotten this.  All of us here know what it’s like to push the “Pub...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 43
Debbie Reynolds' Singing in the Rain challenge has been tremendous fun, providing us with a great excuse for some real-world interaction with our fellow AR members.   But as I wrote that, I thought "wait a minute, a telephone conversation isn't really real world", remembering those times before t...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 32
Verdict Is In on The New England Patriots Deflate-Gate ...Rocky Todaro Found Innocent!   ActiveRain News Update!   Check out the latest news ....Verdict Is In on The New England Patriot Deflate-Gate ...Rocky Todaro Found Innocent!   I know this is a shocker to many (Including Me), but all indicat...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 43
We walked into the kitchen and saw quartz counter tops, which usually invites the question as to which is better - and so what's the difference - granite versus quartz counter tops. Walking into the kitchen on a home inspection my client asked what a quartz counter top was. So, when you walk into...