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 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 74
I want each contestant to come up with their personal, unique, one of a kind tag-line, slogan or short mission statement for themselves. It can have to do with your business product, service or name. It has to be short, sweet and pack punch. Choose Me, I'll work hard for you or I'm the best! .......
By Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
(Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Comments 53
I lost one of my favorite people in the world today. My good friend, Russell Lewis, passed away this morning from esophageal cancer. Thanks to his wife, Margaret, I was able to see him Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours. He apologized so many times for being sick, which struck me as poignan...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 156
As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of Trulia means for Trulia and Zillow on a broader scale, take a look at th...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 30
  Housing In US Is Not Set Up To Handle Aging Population   Did you notice this article about how housing in the US is not set up to handle an aging population? As an early baby-boomer, myself, it sure caught my attention. The article made some very interesting points about how current housing ne...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 49
     I got an email asking if I have enjoyed my 3 years in Real Estate.  Huh?  I've been in Real Estate for 30 years.  They must have made a typo.  Then, I was mentioned in a Blog; the author states that "Fred has been in Real Estate for 3 years."   What is up with this???      A quick look at my...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty)
Comments 44
When you log on to your  computer each morning do you stop by ActiveRain and Faceook first before you check your emails?  I do.  It's a habit that is about 6 years old.  I've met some of the best people I know as a result of ActiveRain.  Some of the smartest, some of the funniest. Don't get me wr...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 65
In my business, we don't have access to market reports or data.  But, if I were a real estate agent, I would be publishing market reports every month (and yes, I used to do something similiar in a previous career).  It would be a great way for local buyers/sellers to find me and for me to build c...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 47
Instagram Releases Hyperlapse App- Awesomeness!!!    Instagram just released their new stand alone app called Hyperlapse. This is like have a $15,000 Steadicam and tracking rig all rolled into one app. No longer do you need expensive over the top video equipment!    And Hyperlapse is FREE!    Now...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 33
 OK, this is late once again.  You know how it is with real estate and planning for a vacation.  So here are the favorites for this week: Marie Graham:  Buyers Can't Buy It if They Can't Find It!  This might seem really obvious, but I'm amazed at how hard it can be to find some listings. Marte Cl...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 24
Pearls, a banana, maverick mama and shaken with a twist.....seriously?   What do these all have in common?   Well, I'll tell you.     We have the sponsor and the judges for a spectacular contest that runs the month of September.   SCRATCH THE ITCH WITH RICH CONTEST   Check it out and see what it'...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 30
Do We get Intimidated with a First Look? I was getting ready to play golf this morning at a course named The Preserve. The name alone set the tone for the course as it is a nature sanctuary with a championship curse running through it.  The practice range was set up with island greens for testing...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 48
If I had a dollar for every time I heard this phrase - "It's going to rain.  Should we cancel the inspection?" well, you know the rest.  End the if-I-had-a-dollar phrase any way you want. Dontchaknow, I hear that question all the time! What's my answer?  NO!  WE CAN SEE THINGS DURING RAINS THAT W...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 64
From the home page of ActiveRain, there is a link that you can click "Membership Roster" that is a neat tangent to explore when you are surfing the site. As you click on each of the years of ActiveRain's existence, you realize it looks a lot like a school yearbook. Which class are you in? Are you...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 11
I love this idea of sharing our tag line or slogan.  Understanding the essence of the slogan is really important and can shed some great insight on one another and our businesses.  Thanks Richie for inspiring this contest to share.   I have always loved tag lines and slogans but never really coul...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 57
Best Comments On Your Blogposts-What They Say About Your Writing Style Sometimes when writers write, they are baring their souls to the readers. Other times, it's "strictly the facts, ma'am."  Whatever it is, the comments that you get from your followers can make you belt out a laugh, create an "...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 10
I recently referred a past seller client of mine, to a fellow Remax Realtor, for a listing outside of my service area.  After a couple of months, it closed last week.  Everyone is happy.  Love that!   Address: 2551 Cross Creek Dr D Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081-7470 Taxed by: Sheboygan MLS #: 136731...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 13
Who wants to get a jump start on Richie's September challenge?  Anyone who knows and follows Richie will not be surprised by his challenge which requires us to dig deep to create a catchy and meaningful marketing slogan. Richie has chosen some great judges too. It will be fun reading what Rainers...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 13
Reverse Cold Calls - People are calling me!  Here’s a warning to all of you who blog about your community - you’ll get a number of calls about places and events, and many will have nothing to do with real estate.    For example, this past week, I got a call from a Camas mom trying to figure out h...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggresive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtgs
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 30
We all have heard "NOTHING in life is easy" or maybe the variation of "who said life is easy", right? Well I think about this and especially in this industry we have our fair share of trials and tribulations. That got me thinking if it were easy would we appreciate it? If it were easy wouldn't ev...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker, NW Metro Atlanta
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
Comments 38
Buckle your seat belts because I am about to hold forth and reveal the secret information that has been eluding you all for years. The secret key to nearly every thing you ever wanted to know is this... ARE YOU READY??? YOU REALLY NEED TO LEAN IN... ARE YOU AS CLOSE TO YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN AS YOU...