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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 Julie Morales, Your Partner is Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
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Did you know that the highest time for a client to back out of a purchase is during inspection time? Typically the client will accompany the inspector. This gives them the opportunity to get up close and personal with the home in unprecedented ways, spending as much as 3 or 4 hours in the home pi...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,
Comments 4
I know it may be a very busy season already for many of us, but remember our Spring Meet Up in San Antonio, TX is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th at Willie's Grill & Icehouse on 15801 San Pedro Ave, just off 281 North. We are meeting over the lunch hour from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 P.M. Come and Join ...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 3
This isn't a joke or cartoon; just something interesting to know..........     Please forward this on to others.......       On Monday, I played the Disney, Lake Buena Vista course. As usual the starters matched me with three other players.   After a few holes we began to get to know each other ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 15
I have bought and sold enough homes personally and professionally to really understand the process. That said, it isn't always about the price that determines which house will be the "right home." There are buyers who will search and search until they find some poor seller who needs out and will ...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 8
Last year my son and I went to Seattle for Spring Break, he picked the place as my Spring Breaks are sadly coming to an end with my children; this year’s may have been the last one. My eldest son Peter’s last Spring Break was 2012. Alex picked Seattle so we could tour the Boeing Factory and tour ...
By Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308)
Comments 12
Do You Have A Sabbath Rest? This year, the real estate market is poised to sell as many homes as way back in 2007, so more than ever it is important to consider - do you have a Sabbath rest? As far back as the book of Genesis, there was a proclaimed day of rest for God's people when God Himself r...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 0
David Shamansky has provided an easy to follow lesson on how to find your national ranking in ActiveRain. After one of my recent posts I saw a lot of comments regarding people that didn't even know how to look this up. Sure we can go to our home page and see how we fair in our city, county and st...
By Stephanie/Bob The Ruiz/Miller Team, The Ocala Dream Team
(Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty)
Comments 4
Listing photos iPad, iPhone, or regular camera?   Which camera are most of you using these days?   We know many of you may be getting professional photos, but the price point in our market does not justify except a few luxury properties.   If you are using an iPhone or iPad are you using any spec...
By Marina Gavrylyuk, Marina
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 57
As I already mentioned on FB yesterday, I had the most silly experience with the Home Seller yesterday. While myself and my buyer client were touring the house, home Seller grabed our shoes that were left by the front door and parked them outside the front door, right on the busy sidewalk in down...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 69
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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 8
When you were in High School, did deadlines matter? Did your teachers forgive late work without consequence?   Not likely . . . Most teachers would “discount the grade” and some would assign a ZERO – BIG FAT GOOSE EGG with no possibility of make-up.   So . . . Why would anyone think that tardines...
By Mary Weiss
Comments 49
Hi Rainers!I have a bittersweet announcement for you. This is my last week officially working for Market Leader and ActiveRain. I have accepted a new position as an Account Manager in Zillow's Mortgage Team and I couldn't be any more excited to tell you the truth, although I am sad to take my lea...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 4
 What is My Howard County Home Worth?  Wondering what is your Howard County home is worth? Would you like to receive a custom evaluation for your home? The custom evaluation will include comparisons to other homes that have recently sold or are on the market. Why is that important? The custom eva...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 61
There are currently (as of this writing) 8681 ActiveRain Groups. As stated on the ActiveRain Groups page, "Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others, or start your own and get others to join.". I like them, use them, and overall think they are a gr...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 110
Does sex sell? We all know that sex sells and you can sell sex, but does it sell houses? Take a look at this virtual tour of a home in Prismo Beach Paradise and let me know your thoughts. Evidently  Patrick Raymond, Raymond and Associates thinks he's onto something here.   Selling a house and lif...
By Susan Jacobsen, WOW Service locating your lowcountry dream home
(Carolina Realty Group)
Comments 2
Anti-Dieters Rejoice - May 6th is OUR DAY!Whether we admit it or not, it seems that we are all watching what we eat! YUCK and YUCK and more YUCK! Yes, I realize that we are all being non-GMO'd, gluten-freed etc. to death and yes, I have no doubt that for some people it's extremely important - I b...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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This commercial property for lease at Warrenville Plaza in Warren Township was previously used as a dental office. This space for rent is approximately 1,300 Sqft and it includes 4 examining rooms with sinks and counters, 1 office, reception area, filing room, 2 bathrooms and kitchen area. This o...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 61
Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain ChallengeIt's getting closer to summer and thoughts turn to taking trips, going to new places and exploring unknown parts. There is nobody better than those in the real estate industry to tout the features of a city or town. So with this challenge ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 1
  NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors New Jersey Real Estate for Sale and Lease Welcome to NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors. We are your source for all Real Estate in North & Central New Jersey. Our real estate expertise includes Luxury Homes, Homes for Sale, New Ho...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 19
"You Are So Stupid" -Words From An Upset MotherThese are exact words I heard on a train ride heading back home after providing a Feng Shui Tour in NYC yesterday. "You make me so mad," "Shut up, I have no patience," and the comments go on and on.  Now one could say, why didn't anyone on that train...