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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 53
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- October 12 to October 18, 2014   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 co...
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 65
No one is going at it with anyone else. No feuds? No tete to tete? No comment to post combat? I know we don't all agree, but have we reached the point where we can share and not take prisoners during the exchange? I haven't seen or heard of anyone declaring war on another here in ActiveRain-land ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 119
I know the cost of living is different around the country, and the thought of losing commission on a $500K sale is no big deal in some areas, but in my area that is an upscale property and the loss would sting quite a bit. A recent client who was moving to another state asked for my assistance in...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 9
There were a lot of terrific posts that I read last week on ActiveRain, and I'm sure that I missed a bunch of other posts that would have taught me something important or made me smile.  But these are the favorites of the ones that I did find: Anita Clark:  Hidden Home Buying Costs  Anita does a ...
By Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender -, 708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience
(NMLS #216987)
Comments 73
    Why We Need to Flex Our ActiveRain Muscles      Keeping Current Matters is a very popular website and news source for those within the Real Estate industry.  Their daily informative articles touch upon important and timely topics that are aimed at those hoping to buy a home, current homeowner...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 1
Homes For Sale in Mobile 36695 with 4 Beds & 3 Baths                             Click here to see Homes For Sale in Mobile 36695 with 4 Beds & 3 Baths West Mobile is growing fast and Home Sales and Prices are continuing to increase. With plenty of entertainment, restaurants, and shopping West Mo...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 30
  Much ado about nothing!   OK, what exactly are we trying to do now?   This installation accomplishes a few things, but I am pretty sure that none of these things are the real reason for the installation.   First of all, it took some money out of a bank account or wallet.   Secondly, it uses ele...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 23
Are you a chameleon?   Do you change your opinions or behavior according to a situation?   Do you not show your true colors in order to fit in and not stand out?     Are you afraid others may see your true colors?   Is that a way of protecting yourself?   What are you afraid of.....the truth? Afr...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 0
Design Tips for Your Children's Playroom                                     When designing a playroom for your children, there are some key factors to consider. This is a room where your children will learn, grow and flourish both physically and socially. It's important to craft an inspirational...
By Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor
(EPIC Real Estate Group )
Comments 5
Starlight Dining Venetucci Farm If you’ve been in Colorado Springs for any length of time, the name Venetucci is synonymous with autumn, harvest, pumpkins, and community service. This year on Monday, October 20th, they will host a Starlight Dinner at Venetucci Farm, where you can enjoy edible and...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 55
30 Posts in 30 Days? What?   What is a 30 in 30 ActiveRain challenge? It's fairly simple. First ingredient? A month with 30 days. Nobvember will fit that criteria. Bam! Second ingredient? Pretty easy. A blog post for EACH day in the month! That's right. ONE post for each day. Not 3 posts for 1 da...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 57
  Homes for Sale – Targets for Burglars       For those that have ever worked an open house, you know it’s no easy picnic. And with a recent rash of burglaries taking place, homes for sale have become an easy target.   The Los Angeles police revealed surveillance video today showing a suspect res...
By David Saks, Memphis
((broker retired))
Comments 2
  This is one of the greatest songs ever written about a beloved pet.   Henry wrote this song for Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys after   his IrishSetter, Shannon, was killed by a driver.   Please be good to your pets !   Remember Proverbs 12:10   -David-  
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
Many with all the practice and training classes on still photos and video photography of various properties think they could do better with better selection of photos, better lighting, de-cluttering, not including toilet seats up etc. BUT, The #1 Photography Error For Agents On Listings IS "No Im...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 20
Fishhawk Lake-A Tip from the Dog-How to Get Back to Neutral I have observed this behavior for years now and wanted to share a simple way to get back to a sense of balance. I see this in dog's behavior all of the time, including dog shows.  When my dogs are rough-housing and I say "enough" they bo...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 58
  This Is How I Work... By Training Others       In order to understand what inspired this post and  how I work please take a minute and read these two posts. One is by Jon Kolsky and the other by Dick Greenberg please call us back.   There was a missed call that went into voice mail and not retr...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
No, I'm not referring to a dance but another intonation of the word, the more common word - CLOG. Let's get some definitions out of the way. Clog - noun - anything that impedes motion or action; an encumbrance; a hindrance. Clog - verb - (used with object) -    1.  to hinder or obstruct with thic...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 45
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Ok Rainers, are you ready to roll up your sleeves and do a bit of FB befriending, online socializing, and Fan Page learning? I know I am and hope many of you are as well! With Ello hitting the social media scene (look it up) it was a busy week of push and shove f...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,
Comments 119
I have to admit that reaching the top 200 spot in Active Rain was not one of my goals, and I was certainly surprised when I checked the Leader board this morning after seeing Debbie Reynold’s Post on our Top Three Bloggers.  I checked in at No 199, and I remember how I felt when I did set persona...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 13
Have a HEART people! Social media brings friends and families together from great distances. It is also a great way to create business opportunities through online relationships. Too often people take out their frustrations and anger on people who are not in the least deserving of that kind of tr...