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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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 30
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I get it. Using Facebook as part of a social media plan is not in the cards for some. Perhaps you have no idea how to do it, maybe you are holding a grudge against FB, hey you might be skeptical about its effectiveness, or you just cannot find the time. I get it ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 51
Overall, it is important to be consistent when installing vinyl siding. However, the consistency should be in the GOOD department, not the BAD. On a one-year warranty inspection, which I seem to do a lot of, I look top to bottom, inside and out. Walking around the house I have 20X binoculars that...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
There Are No Limits On How Many Times a Topic Can Be Covered! One of the hardest things a new blogger has to overcome is finding a topic.  This is especially true if you are attempting to write a 30 in 30 challenge. (Keep your eyes open for one coming up via Donna Foerster) I know that when I beg...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 29
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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 10
Our instructor last Monday for the 2016 continuing education requirement shared one of her most recent endeavor involving Fair Housing.   This lady instructor was summoned by a huge real estate company to conduct a Fair Housing Training Seminar to its 300 plus licensees.   Title VIII of the Civil...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 21
“One of Kyle’s Favorite Topics, Outrageous Marketing”   Even though I have heard Kyle share about this topic a number of times, I can’t wait to hear him address this topic in the social media marketing seminar that we are doing on November 6th.   Details are at the end of the video. You can sign ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 12
    Help Me Welcome Another New Member   So I do believe in breaking bread with clients- present, past and future. Take time to check out Erica's contest and you will see  this one is right up my real estate alley.    A call from a previous seller, suggested I meet with a friend who is a very tal...
By David Saks, Memphis
((retired))
Comments 0
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 6
 In Times Like These, The Rest of the Story "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these." -- Paul Harvey, broadcaster   When I was a kid, I spent thousands of hours listening to an old AM radio while milking cows, and every day we could always count on ga...
By Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
(Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA )
Comments 79
Every October - November I push off an intense 7-week challenge for myself, personally, so I can fill the pipeline for January. Don't get sucked into blindly accepting the fact that November and December keep us busy with holidays. That leads to an even slower start to the year! This challenge is...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 13
  Memorabilia for a Widow (Sample of what the widow gets from a Volunteer/Paramedic)         October 24, 2014 - Today's headlines reported the first Ebola case in New York City. Dr. Craig Spencer, if you and other doctors are listening, would you object to reporting to the public health official...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 7
The Family Realtor. Recently, I was working with a young lady looking for a condo.  Moving from her family home, it would be her first personally owned home. On a home tour one Saturday, she bought a friend.  I was gratified when she introduced me as "Our family Realtor". This would be the fifth ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 8
From Kerrie LaGuardia: Blog Post Cap - 10 Per Week.   "In our latest release on Monday, October 20th, we lowered the point cap for blog posts back to 10. Comments remain at 20/day.  This means you will receive points for up to 10 posts in a week starting at 12:00am on Monday and ending at 11:59pm...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
Biblically speaking we are commanded to Love Thy Neighbor. In our business lives, personal lives with family and friends and acquaintances, life in general, easier said than done. Humorously, some people say I had this great positive attitude till I went out in the world with PEOPLE. Loving those...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 31
Throwback Thursdays- Tea Anyone? This tea set was a wedding gift to my parents back in the late 40's. I always thought it was really pretty and am surprised it survived five rowdy kids. I asked if I could have it because it is vintage looking and still in perfect condition and a part of my past. ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 6
Active rain has always been a place of learning and sharing.  There is tons of great info here that can help all of our businesses - both agents and non agents, both new and veterans and everyone in between.    In the past, there have been several contest with TONS of useful info.   These are the...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 6
I was really tickled pink a few years ago when my husband finally relented and bought himself an iPhone. He did not have a cellphone for years and resisted the idea. I would tell him, how in the world am I supposed to keep track of him without a phone? Well, that was probably part of the reason h...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 32
Okay, it looks like I goofed and I just discovered it.   My FB biz page was created in 2010 BEFORE I came up with The Flooring Girl.  I can't believe I didn't catch this sooner.  This is what I get for barely using FB.  But, at least I caught it now.   I want to test some targeted boost ads on FB...
By Mark Don McInnes, Associate Broker, Keller Williams Realty - North Idaho 208 255-6227
(Keller Williams Sandpoint Idaho 83864 -)
Comments 4
Keller Williams Coeur D' Alene is having it's third Halloween party so kids are safe while they are gathering their goodies on October 31st.  Cubicles and office spaces have started their decorations in earnest. Prizes to be given to the first 3 places voted by the kids and adults alike.       G...
By Mark Don McInnes, Associate Broker, Keller Williams Realty - North Idaho 208 255-6227
(Keller Williams Sandpoint Idaho 83864 -)
Comments 16
Fellow Active Rainer's I come to you for advice.  I received not 10 minutes ago an email that really set me off. A self proclaimed 'rant'.  I do not want this to be an angry post . I do want to address it properly in that is does question our profession directly, and to all in related fields.  Ac...