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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 59
This is what you and I see. A pretty basement wall, in a flip, with new drywall, new receptacles, new floor molding and new carpeting. This is what my clients saw on line. Along with a couple dozen other photos. All of the photos were just as spectacular! My clients are in another state. We have ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 53
Virginia Realtors, there is a new group being added to your Fair Housing list of discrimination candidates. No one should be discriminated against when it comes to housing. The list has grown since the Civil Rights Act of 1866 prohibited racial discrimination. In 1968, the Title VIII of the Civil...
By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 114
MY BUYERS HATE ME Well...I can't make everyone happy! I would like to think I am a friendly person, a good salesman, a pretty decent Realtor...that being said, if this whole Real Estate Agent thing doesn't work out(15 years mind you)...I would probably throw my hand in at being a stand-up comic....
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 48
He was the star in my blog "Houston, We have a Problem." Then he was the protagonist in "The Case of a Dying Tree." If we happened to cross each other's paths, it was not my volition.  I saw a truck pulled in front of the house.    As soon as I recognized the face coming out of the truck, my jaw ...
By Amy Jones, Voted Chandler AZ Best Realtor® for 3 years
(RE/Max Infinity - www.AmySellsAZ.com)
Comments 8
Flashback December 10, 2009, after another buyer question about scorpions in Arizona, I decide to write a post about it. Many of my colleagues thought this was a bad idea. They asked why I would want to write about one of the "negatives" of living in the Phoenix area. The way I looked at it (and ...
By Jon Zolsky, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 65
I owe a big “thank you” to all of my friends on AR for your support. A very big Thank you, indeed. Life is full of surprises. No surgery in the plans, but how little all our plans mean... My cardiologist did not like the results of a recent stress test, said they needed to look inside and, probab...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 7
For the last eight months I've been beyond frustrated with my htc Evo 4g LTE and Sprint's inability to provide adequate cell phone service. When I purchased my phone from Sprint last August I could have saved money buying a refurbished one, but I wanted a new one so I paid for a NEW phone.  Withi...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 22
There are only two weeks left in the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   If you want to participate, you need to get going very soon.   There are 2,000 points available for participating.   It's not a challenge that you can leave to the last minu...
By Mark Frederick
(ActiveRain)
Comments 12
I'm wrapping up my stay here in San Francisco at the Trulia offices and it has been great. All of the people at Trulia have just been fantastic and their commitment to and excitement about ActiveRain and our story is very apparent. I had a chance to talk about ActiveRain, the power of our communi...
By Karen Crowson, Livermore Wine Country Homes
(Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton, CA)
Comments 147
Once upon a time, we've each been involved in our 'first' real estate transaction. Were you once a "Frightened First Time Buyer"? Did you have a mini melt down while stressed out and selling your first home? Ever been a credit-challenged renter or overwhelmed landlord? What about early in your ca...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 80
It's time for Round III of the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge!   For those of you new to AR since last March, and those who missed participating in previous years, the Sensei/Grasshopper challenge focuses on two of the things this community does best - sharing skills and making connections with ot...
By Joanne Gillet, Buyer & Seller Consultant/ Educator
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
Comments 0
A terrific mobile app that is a local resource guide for Pawleys Island and Litchfield Beach, SC.!   If you want to know Easter Dining options or Egg Hunt Events check out this app or click on their web site: http://www.life-in-pi.com/   This resource guide contains current events in our area,lo...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 25
A little bit of this, a little bit of that.....but all about the #1. Kind of like a "nothing" post with a little "something". Mia Michelina (Mickey's namesake) turns one year old next month.  Mickey can't wait for the "Birthday Bash". Mickey is still #1 when it comes to Rummy.  She kicked my A$$ ...
By Bryon Crosby, Professional Service | Outstanding Results
(Windermere Real Estate Lane County)
Comments 0
4620 River Road   Custom Built 1 Level Bruce Wiechert Home in Desirable Santa Clara Location! Home Features Large Master Suite, Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Baths, & Great Open Floor Plan! High End Amenities Throughout Including Soaring Vaults, Hardwood Floors, Granite Counter Tops, Pine Cabinetry & Sta...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 13
   Fixing The Heartbleed Bug…   Most folks (by now) might have heard about the “heartbleed bug”, I first learned about heartbleed through Niki’s post.  The bug is “highly broadcasted and talked about” and is touted as the most dangerous internet bug known to strike the Internet since inception. T...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 5
On Page SEO Basics for Real Estate Agents  Search engine optimization for your blog articles and your pages on your website is not difficult. It sounds scary and complicated to many real estate agents. When you break it down into smaller bite size pieces, it becomes manageable.  Here is a graphic...
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 2
I have over the years while visiting and interacting on ACTIVERAIN seen just about every relevant subject matter and then some brought up and discussed. Then, I have seen them brought up and discussed from different point of views again and again GIVE & TAKE My conclusion? For one thing, it is ha...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 9
  Cause I’m Happy…   I am happy, are you? If you want to improve on your happiness, there are a few ways you can. Being happy is reactive and triggers a positive reaction that ultimately prompts joy.   Being happy stems from so many different emotions and recognitions “as well as” doing all the l...
I need your help. I am a real estate broker and, after almost a year of pursuing Redfin to become a Redfin Partner Agent, I have been invited to the program. What is a "Partner Agent" Redfin partner agents are hand selected through an interview process. Redfin partner agents receive referral lead...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 52
If your personal information gets compromised, a thief will open up financial accounts in your name. However, they will not pay the bills, and this will ruin your credit. Whether bad credit results from the legitimate credit holder’s irresponsibility or from identity theft, your ability to buy a ...