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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 Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 9
Gosh, it's been too long since I've written and I usually write about SEO and such but this week has brought a new topic to light... the school shooting at Marysville Pilchuck Highschool. You see, I'm in Marysville; just about 5 minutes away. My Facebook blew up with the news since so many people...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 31
There is a key word in this phrase:  Furnace Safety Switch. AND THAT WORD IS "SAFETY" ! It is not a good practice, or a best practice, to fool with the furnace safety switch! So, when I took the cover off this furnace and saw what the homeowners had done with the safety switch, I was concerned. D...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 59
Do you feel like you are a hamster on the running wheel? You just keep running and running and running, but you never seem to reach your destination? The pace of today's society can be overwhelming.  We live in a world of instant communication. As one example, our clients expect instant answers f...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 31
Can You Ask "That Question" Here In ActiveRain? Last night I received an email from a friend here in Active Rain.     It was a confidential sort of email, with a request for me to call sometime today when it was convenient.   I, of course, called right away, because I wanted to help, but I was al...
By ActiveRain University
(ActiveRain University)
Comments 85
Our fundamental blog training on ActiveRain is our Blogging Boot Camp series. This post is a hub to keep you updated on the most recent recordings from Blogging Boot Camp, as well as a way for you to sign up for the next live series of classes for Blogging Boot Camp. Blogging Boot Camp is a seri...
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 55
I went to Traders Jo's and bought some cornbread mix. Its good stuff and very easy to use. You go home, get the one egg, 1/2 cup of oil and cup of milk beat it all up and then put it in a greased pan and 40 minutes later, coming out of your oven is a golden brown, sweet smelling hot delicious cor...
By David Selman, Certified Master Home Inspector
(Selman Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 34
What's Important To Your Real Estate Business?   Whether you are a real estate agent, broker, appraiser or home inspector, you are "in business". Even if you work for a company, most real estate professionals are self-employed in one way or another. Being self-employed has many benefits. It also ...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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Realtors: Join us directly after Thursday's Rochester Masterminds Luncheon in Troy on 3131 Kilmer for another Masterminds Broker Open Wine & Cheese Stroll this time with Meg Spencer of Real Living, John Burt Realty.    Come tour this Beautiful Colonial being offered at $549,900 with 4,207 sq foot...
By Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(The Cummings Company)
Comments 2
 FIVE WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY IN THE COLDER MONTHS   November is a great month-the holidays are fast approaching, we get to visit more often with family and friends, and colder weather makes us feel like getting cozy in our homes.  Since you'll want to keep warm in the coming months, we’re  including...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 55
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Be An Invisible Blogger, Expose Yourself! A polar bear in a blizzard. Wonder Woman's airplane. A black cat on a moonless night. YOU.   Which one of these doesn't belong?  We'll give you ONE guess!   But if you're choosing to blog on ActiveRain without a Rainmaker account...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 96
I cannot hold back any longer...I need to let the cat out of the bag! I freely admit over the last 4+ years that I have been blogging here in the Rain I have developed some really "bad" habits. Many of you have fallen prey to the same maladies and constantly exhibit the same "lapses" in judgment....
By Ray Wilson, NYS Licensed Home and Building Inspector
(Meticulous Home Inspection Corporation)
Comments 14
I performed an inspection on City Island in Bronx NY last Sunday, and the client showed up 15 minutes after I arrived. Within 15 minutes I found enough to make most buyers run the other way, but this buyer was so in love with this house he did not hear me initially. The seller showed up before th...
By Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker
(Crescent City Living LLC)
Comments 24
Are you headed to the annual NAR Convention in New Orleans next week?  As a NOLA native, I love when we get visitors to the city, especially those that haven't been here before.  What you might not know about New Orleans We are home to one of the largest ports in the U.S. We have recently been na...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
We’re in a rather unforgiving Mortgage Loan Approval environment. During this fragile period of time between when the House Buyer and Seller reach agreement (Bind a Contract) and the closing, inattention to detail and/or silly mistakes can provide the gust of wind that razes the house of cards (k...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 54
Imagine a potential client emailing YOU and then be responded to by one of your competitors. It happens. And it will continue to happen. This isn't a Halloween joke, it's a real problem that we should all be more aware of.  When our real estate careers are born, we almost immediately think of a n...
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 6
When I was a kid, you don't know the obvious things but you will in time. The question is what will it cost to learn them and when of course. Take learning to ride a bike. It is rewarding when things are going well but you have to be prepared for the falling off part. When I fell, I scraped a kne...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 87
Footwear for Female Realtors As the seasons change and weather becomes inclement, it's more difficult to show real estate listings in those fabulous pumps! Add to that, the idea of not bringing in leaves, mud and other things that collect onto our footwear, and it certainly slims down the choices...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 14
Who are you going to call.......... ......... when you need a referral agent? In San Jose, CA: Kathleen Daniels worked hard and successfully listing a home for my clients' family. Her expertise and warm, caring spirit helped a grieving seller smile again. In the Tri-City areas of Dublin, Livermor...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 88
Where Are You Going To Be In The Year 2020? by Bill Roberts The Baby Boomer Retirement Planner.Are you so worried about 2014-2015 that you can't see anything beyond next year?Well, I have news for you, 2020 will come no matter what you do now. Before you know it, it will be December 31, 2019. You...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 28
Our Visit to the Chianti Region of Tuscany, Italy in October 2014   My wife, Kay, and I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Tuscany. So recent that we are still reeling from the effects of jetlag and a 9-hour time difference!     Tuscany was wonderful in so many ways. For those who have bee...