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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 Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 70
 Follow the three “A’s and you will have more business than you handle!   As a real estate agent I prefer a balanced market but unfortunately I have no control over that scenario. What I do have control over is systems and best practices that adapt to any market. Even though inventory is dangerou...
By Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 63
MY BUYERS HATE ME Well...I can't make everyone happy! I would like to think I am a friendly person, a good salesman, a pretty decent Realtor...that being said, if this whole Real Estate Agent thing doesn't work out(15 years mind you)...I would probably throw my hand in at being a stand-up comic....
By Midori Miller, Homes In Fort Lauderdale, Real Estate Training - R
(Better Homes Realty - BH Referral Associates )
Comments 26
Today I have been working away and I logged into Activerain as well as Trulia.  Not for myself but for one of my clients.  Holy Cow, once you fill in every little blank, it's amazing.  Everything that a consumer needs is right there at their fingertips. Things to attract home buyers and sellers t...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 35
My experience as a real estate investor is paying off as a real estate broker. One of the circumstances many agents find themselves in is the multiple offer scenario. I had one this week. The great young couple I'm working with fell in love with a house and so did a bunch of other people.  That s...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
(Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374)
Comments 11
On my planet, there would be no hearsay or scuttlebut. Just the facts, upfront. Hearsay is hereby banned on my planet due to the potential business risks involved. Of course, this would be quite an undertaking but nothing that is worthwhile comes with little effort.  We all have responsibilities ...
By Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent
Comments 40
I WENT TO SCHOOL: I just relocated from Kihei, Maui, Hawaii to Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to moving from Hawaii, I just finished the real estate sales person course and even passed the state and national real estate licensing exams. Regardless of my move, I still wanted to practice real estate so I...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 120
We are all painfully aware of the many problems on our planet.  Most of us have opinions of how these problems can be “fixed,” while others hold that the problems stand no chance of being fixed, still others seem content to bury their heads in the sand. Logic and irrepressible optimism puts me in...
By Inspiration Station
Comments 38
Your clients are getting ready to sell.  They're asking you, the expert, what's the one room in their home they should spend time and money on to have the biggest impact on the sale of the house.     What do you say?   Which room should they choose? What's a Do-It-Yourself project they can easily...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
VA Mortgage Loans in Los Gatos California and 100% VA Loans - the best loan program in the country! Designed for both active duty military and honorable discharged Veterans, VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today. Here are some of the main features of this gr...
By Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities
(President of Retirement Media Inc.)
Comments 2
   Wordless Wednesday - Midtown Brass Ensemble   Last Thursday night The Midtwon Brass Ensemble under the sponsorship of the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra and a Arts Grant performed at Park Place Active Adult Center for us Boomers and Seniors. They were excellent but we had to open both sets of ...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 3
Here's a picture of A & W Root Beer which used to be located on East Race Street. It was located where the big building that says "Lunch Box" is located now. Somewhere underneath all that construction lurks the delightful little old food and drink place shown in this photograph found in a 1967 ye...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
On each of my last three pre-drywall inspections in Northern Virginia, I have wondered -- is this how builders will be attaching front porch roofs now? I have been astounded.  Contacting an architect friend of mine with photos, I asked if this is how they are teaching architects to draw stuff up ...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
 VA Mortgage Loans in Angwin California and 100% financing on VA Loans - the best loan program and loan payment in the country! VA Mortgage Loans are one of the best mortgage loan programs available today for active duty and honorably discharged Veterans. Here are some of the main features of thi...
By Joanne Gillet, Buyer & Seller Consultant/ Educator
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
Comments 2
By Marilyn Wier, Your League City & Surrounding Areas REALTOR!
(RE/MAX Space Center)
Comments 0
Economic Data for League City, TX League City has the small town charm that you and your family have been looking for. You will find oaks trees lining the streets and town shopping centers and parks for the whole family to enjoy.   League City has the entertainment and amenities to make your visi...
By Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers)
Comments 46
Now that it is official that ActiveRain is a subdomain of Trulia, I have some thoughts on the matter. At our most recent Atlanta Meet-up, SEO was a hot topic of discussion. To be honest, most of us were tired of losing the SEO battle to the big aggregator sites that appear to be the darlings of G...
By Bryon Crosby, Professional Service | Outstanding Results
(Windermere Real Estate Lane County)
Comments 0
688 Sweet   Wonderful Tudor style home in a private setting. Amazing 3 story home with wood floors, stainless appliances, huge laundry room, 2 car garage, large separate shop, spacious secluded lot, and even a secret room! Top level has a mother in law quarters, the land features a large green h...
By Inspiration With April
(Thought for the Day Blog)
Comments 4
1 CHRONICLES 16:11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. PSALM 11:7 For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face. HEBREW for "see his face" was an expression denoting access to the king.
By Bryon Crosby, Professional Service | Outstanding Results
(Windermere Real Estate Lane County)
Comments 0
82230 Hillview   Amazing country property! Long private drive behind gated entrance, yard manicured and landscaped, wrap around deck, 2.67 acres fully fenced grounds could accommodate horses or cows, 2 master suites with walk in closets & bathrooms, large septic and ample well, year around creek...
By Roy Kelley
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 18
Sharing family memories   My father, John J. Kelley, died 47 years ago today in Portsmouth, Virginia. My sister, Lynne E. Kelley, shared this photograph for family memories. He is the person that taught me how to invest in real estate.  Save those family pictures that will be so important in the ...