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 Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson
(Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
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Entire city block in downtown Branson OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $300,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom12 UnitsInterior: 1,107 sqftLot: 32,780 sqft Location 324 West College StreetBranson, MO 65616USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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It’s not a punishment, it’s an Opportunity! I am generally not on AR during the day; most of my cruising in the rain is reserved for late night entertainment.  But the day that Kerrie announced the 20 blog a week cap I saw it and read it right away. My first thoughts were that this was not the ri...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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I Think There Is Some Real Good "Crap" Raining In ActiveRain Today This morning I wrote a post asking the AR community what 3 changes they would make to ActiveRain-Trulia is they were the Chief Change Officer.  That post may be found here. While I was reading posts and commenting this m...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
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When we had our commercial real estate firm in Los Angeles we saw an ad in the LA Times asking businesses to be a Principal for a Day and share their wisdom with the school principals! We received a call from the then principal of Manhattan Beach Middle School in Manhattan Beach, California, con...
By Joanne Gillet, Buyer & Seller Consultant/ Educator
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
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CLICK HERE for photoshow Please we need your Help! We know this email may not meet your requested criteria. But this is our listing, so pass it along if you know anyone who may be interested. 
By Belinda Spillman, Your Real Estate Resource For Life!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC)
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  I Just Can’t Hurt a Fly (or a spider or snake)   I’m not sure why, but for some reason snakes find me in my small backyard.  I go out to water the flowers and a bullsnake or garter snake goes slithering across my path.  Yesterday, I took the new pup out to do his business in the yard.  I set hi...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
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Don’t write when you are frustrated or angry.  It does nothing for you, and it may well alienate some of the great people that you want to “hang with” or those whom you hope want to “hang with” you!   I did that last week….and while it garnered a lot of comments, I am still sorry I wrote it.   Th...
By Erin Bates, Your Colorado Home Source
(Aspen Lane Real Estate)
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A Reminder of the Times   Last week I received an email off of a listing of a home for sale in Aurora, CO. Now, this is not my listing, however, I was happy to take the email and help answer any questions. You see, the gentleman had found a beautiful home for sale just down the street from our of...
Long Beach Island Home for Sale | LBI Real Estate | Jersey Shore Home for Sale | 6 Sea View OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $2,495,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms2 Partial BathroomsInterior: 3,367 sqftLot: 10,000 sqft Location 6 Dea View Drive SouthLong Beach Tow...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
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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 Ben Kinney
(Home4Investment Inc.)
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Beautiful 33+ACRE property holds a one of a kind custom home! This wooded hilltop home is accessed by private driveway w/ great view of Cultus Mountain. Meticulously designed w/ warm wood floors & trim, custom built ins, granite counter tops, top quality appliances, heat pump, fireplace, hom...
By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Coastal & Surrounding Areas
(Illustrated Properties Daytona Fl 386.299.8291 )
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               My customers still want....and expect "good old fashioned" high touch "First Class Service" My clients preferences are taken into consideration every step of the way, so they receive service the way "they" like it when they are considering a Florida Re...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR®, Menifee Lakes California Real Estate
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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 Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
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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 Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
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You've Just Been Appointed CCO of ActiveRain/Trulia - Now What? In this case, CCO means Chief Change Officer.  Your appointment, if you choose to accept it, requires you to identify the top 3 things you feel need to be changed in ActiveRain. Assume you have full power to effect the changes .....
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
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Agents everywhere lament the day they take on a buyer who does everything possible to irritate the seller. You know the story… The buyer skips appointments. Missing an appointment without calling ahead of time – is there anything worse? Inconsiderate buyers fail to realize that the seller’s spent...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
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Inman's Real Estate Connect conference was last week in San Francisco. For those of you not familiar, twice a year the technology crowd in the real estate industry descend on either San Francisco or New York to hash out where the industry is headed technologically.  Just about every great new...
By Jerry Pinkas, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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Secrets for Buying a Myrtle Beach Foreclosure                 Most experts predict that the United States will see a record number of foreclosures through 2010. By 2011, experts predict that the foreclosure rate will level off and perhaps begin to decrease. So what does this mean to you? It means...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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The easiest way to get business is by referral. Referrals are far more likely to work with you than people you've cold called because they've already heard from someone they trust that you're the right person to work with. Imagine this conversation.      Stranger: I'm thinking abo...
By Jenniffer Lee, Broker/Owner/Realtor at RE/MAX Comple Solutions
(RE/MAX Complete Solutions)
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RE/MAX Complete Solutions is delighted to announce that Paolo Giacone from Coldwell Banker has joined our team! His cell phone is (561) 542-7256 and his email is if you want to send congratulations or ask him why. Wondering if we might be right for you? Call (561) 322-3330 o...