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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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 9
      Being a Vietnam Vet, I have seen some weird $hit. By this, I mean are there extra-terrestrials of any kind among us? I wonder. There are stories of Foo Fighters that many WW-II Vets on both sides of the war talk about. Lights that would speed by planes. They would shoot at them and no fire ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 4
I saw this gem written by Rose King a while ago and thought it may be a good one to repeat every few months, as the message is important to nearly profession, Courtesy goes a Long Way! In the real estate business, we have the opportunity to work with all types of brokers and agents. Most of them ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 7
Saturday Subscriber Finds 93 We have more new faces in the Rain and these Newbies are jumping in and writing and posting. They are also commenting and making connections. Supporting our Newbies helps them stick and that means it falls to us to make them feel welcome. Encouraging and commenting on...
By Steve Babbitt, President of the Rochester Realtors
(RE/MAX Realty Group)
Comments 0
Today is the last day of February which has been one of the coldest Februarys on record!  I don't think the temperature ever got above 30 degrees for the entire month.  We had many days in a row with sub-zero temps! February will also go down in the record books for being one of the snowiest mont...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 3
Another Caloosa Home Sold By Mark Loewenberg! 13997 Coco Plum RoadPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418   OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $295,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,400 sqftLot: 5.00 acre(s) Location 13997 Coco Plum RoadPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418USA Mark L...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 47
Rainers are the best as we all know but what about those who don't?  I'm starting a new series and you're all invited.  Some amazing Rainers will be highlighted  through social cards that we'll create.  These cards will be blasted on our social outlets and within AR as well linking back to your p...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
~ Guest Blogging on Huliq.com ~ If you are blogging to get seen by consumers, in the hope of gaining new business, then you might want to check out what HULIQ has to offer. Try your hand with a few guest posts (original content, not dupliate material you have posted here or elsewhere) to see if i...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 32
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
Nasty Winter weather sure can paralyze a city. Some cities are better equipped to handle large volumes of snow and ice than others, but even the most experienced cities can get overwhelmed and “snowed in.” So . . . When mobility is out of the question, does the real estate market FREEZE until eve...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 58
In an attempt to make the homepage the best it can be, we continue to tweak the algorithm of what gets displayed.  Last night we implemented a new requirement; minimum word count.  In order to be eligible for a popular or high traffic blog, you post must have x amount of words.  If not, it doesn'...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages Hey now! Do you have your social media fingers on the keyboard this AM? We can all learn and grow our social media presence together but it takes each of us making the time to engage with others to make it happen. So make it happen today! PLEASE stop by these Facebook F...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
Meet Wrench. He is a bit skewed.  You can probably see that. He runs into problems, real problems. He finds solutions to the problems, real solutions. And Wrench will wrangle with each one and post the solution. The wrenching problem could be something with furniture, an appliance, a tool, or wha...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
Comments 0
The Out-Of-Towners-Be the Star of Your Own Movie Contest By Michelle Carr Crowe I think for a lot of agents the relocation clients are often seen as the “dream clients”-the people to whom you can show off all of your local knowledge and market experience. In The Out-Of-Towners with Steve Martin a...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 34
My wife had a girlfriend over to the house when I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My wife’s friend is quite a bit younger than my wife, and once was my wife’s boss. The woman has a mid-to-high level management position with her current company. She was explaining to the two of us that the owner...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 5
Real Estate Transaction Closing Rules and Forms Change on August 1, 2015    On August 1, 2015 the HUD1 and the Good Faith Estimate will no longer be used. There will be NO more HUD1 or Good Faith Estimate.    This is important for real estate agents to understand and be able to also schedule clos...
By Inspiration Station
Comments 16
New homeowners, old homeowners, 2nd property owners and more are now searching for information regarding this year's tax breaks.  This is an excellent way for you to get in on a timely subject and expand your exposure online. Check out this post here regarding first time homebuyer tax credits for...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 44
The world is made up of all kinds of people, all kinds of religions, political believes, different moral compasses, different ideas of ethics and different measure sticks for success.   I am a square peg who's hovered by the round hole all my life. My motto, why be normal?  I don't measure someon...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 22
With social media comes many, many new relationships. If you guys are like me, you're creating and meeting many fellow industry peeps right here on places like AR. With that comes a very heavy price - one that cannot be bought, negotiated or ignored - death.  We all die - there's no question, dou...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 48
Snow And Ice Storm Hits Huntsville AL Huntsville, Alabama was hit with a little snow and an ice storm on Friday that pretty much brought the city and most of Northern Alabama to a stand still. Streets in entire towns and counties were proclaimed impassable. In fact I didn't heed the warning and c...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 18
Whew, I'm just under the wire on this one. Here is my entry into Roger Mucci's Fourth Annual "Be the Star of your Own Movie," contest.  Naturally, I chose the Best Movie category and here is  my original video "The Story of Us." ( If I'd done anything other than a video, you'd all NEVER have let ...