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 Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate BloggingZillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a kill...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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I've slowed down a little on my businesses that treated us well series and I apologize to the many I've yet to blog about.  I promise I will get to ALL of them.  For those that haven't read any past installments here is a background.  During my daughter's battle with cancer and after her passing ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
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Paramus home for sale ~  New Paramus Colonial home for sale!!Paramus real estate update presented byyour Paramus real estate specialist, Jeana Cowie of RE/MAX REAL ESTATE LTD.Paramus home for sale listing is proudly presented by Jeana Cowie cell 201-982-2200 Completely renovated Paramus Colonial ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I have no doubt that you are aware of the current “disagreement” between the United States and China. Some people are convinced that this is destined to end badly while others feel that it will blow over and eventually just go away. What is your opinion of the situation?   Up to about 1 month ago...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Call them before they call you! EVERY TIME! Yep! Reduce the number of times YOUR phone rings every day simply by being proactive with your calls to follow up or advise or nudge or or just touch base to remind them you’re still alive, and you love them. Make this a game and keep score . . . Every ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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She said I was greedy, petty, and typically paranoid... I enjoy the Q & A section and asked a question about sign calls and got more than expected from a new member. She doesn't know me but felt free to call me greedy, petty, and typically paranoid, plus more... It is not okay to personally attac...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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 Welcome Surprise at our Front Door!   Outside our front door, high up on a water spout we noticed a Mama Dove sitting quietly with no little ones or eggs in site last week. She's a good Mama, always sitting there, never leaving.  Yesterday we saw a little one with her, but it seems to big for ju...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
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  On a regular basis we usually blog about our communities, and the daily happenings in this business, but we have not shown another side of Long Island... Click Here For More To Do On Long Island: Long Island Tourism Port Jefferson Village  Long Island Vineyard Our Private Beach            We Lo...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
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Looking for a open house in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend?There are twelve open houses in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome? BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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Bungee me. The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry.  As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.If you go to a site that describe...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Don't Make Your Clients Feel Stupid I recently read a terrific post by Elizabeth Weintraub, “Never Say I Told You So About Choosing the Wrong Lender.” It’s well worth a read and raises a significant issue – how saying “I told you so” could certainly set the wrong tone with your client. That could...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  If you are in the market for a new place to live in a gated golf community, then the homes listed for sale in Vanderbilt Country Club Naples Florida might be of interest to you.  This is particularly true if having a full golf membership to the club comes with being a homeowner is important to ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Inspirational Movie Pick: "TommorowLand" "Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curious and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secretes of a place somewhere in time and space that exist in their collective memory."This is the description...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Keep Your Phone Ringing Posts Up To DateAs bloggers, we all search for that Holy Grail, the posts that make the phone ring with ready now home buyers and sellers, or at least people that MAY become ready now clients.  What type of post that does that for you may vary based on ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Feng Shui Pop Quiz: What Are The Deconstructive Cycles Of The 5 Elements?Knowing the Five elements theory in Feng Shui is always beneficial because it offers insight into personality dynamics along with simple ways to help check and balance the energy of your home, body, mind and spirit as needed...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548)
Comments 16
Jerry Newman You are a wonderful organizer and host.  So glad the timing of ActiverRain meet-up and our trip to Texas fit so well.  Just like a family reunion an ActiveRain meet-up is a wonderful way to catch up with long time friends even though this might be the first time we actually meet in p...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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The worst part of having a long three day weekend is that when we return to work, it seems like a Monday and it’s a Tuesday.  The entire week will be messed up!!I’m a member of the YMCA, and I workout there every day.  I’ve hired a personal trainer to create a complete program for using resistanc...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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Everyday is Memorial Day for me. Since I live just a short distance from Joint Base Lewis McChord and Madigan medical center; I see the sacrifices that our service people make daily and I read of some that won't be coming home also.   As a drafted Vietnam era  Army veteran my heart bleeds for tho...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 13
Gardener's Dream and a Lovely Home Lovingly Maintained Home in Sought-After Neighborhood. Front and Backyard -- Not Your Ordinary Gardener's Dream. Lavish, Gorgeous and Luscious Landscape in front, back and side yards is a BEAUTY to marvel at and is just one of the Highlights of this Property. H...