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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 30
Everybody has a friend who does . . . . You name it. You know, he's a carpet-layer, a plumber, a carpenter, a mechanic, a handyman, an electrician, etc. When a problem arises, or a need comes up, call the friend, or the friend's friend who does XYZ on the side. You'll get your job done, and you'l...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 30
Get ready Rainers, MeetUps are happening!!  Come one, come all.  A MeetUp is an informal gathering between ActiveRain members and anyone else in the real estate world that would like to attend.  No agenda but usually stories about ActiveRain, Rainers, business and more come up.I'd like to thank t...
By Debra Landy, PA and NY Home Stager
(StageTwoSell LLC)
Comments 26
Have you every wondered about a good kitchen paint color?   Yesterday Stage Two Sell did a Real Estate Consultation for a seller in Horseheads NY who had done a great deal of preparing her home for sale.  Great!  There were just a few issues that we addressed.  We arranged furniture to better sel...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 18
Home delivery milkman's son's story about real estate. Growing up in Doylestown, Pa back in the days when people didn't lock their doors, left their car keys in the ignition and knew their neighbors I had the privilege to join my father in his job.  He was a home delivery milkman.  Beginning with...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 32
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesConsistency and engagment are the answers. What is the question? How do you generate new clients from Facebook (or any social media site for that matter)?!?! It sounds easy but it does actually take some effort as anyone who actively works on their social media presence w...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 25
 Is It Too Late?   How many times have you said and or heard “it’s too late.” I am sure most of us have used and or heard this excuse before. “It’s too late,” is often used as a pretext for inaction. “It’s too late,” justifies giving up, not changing, or not doing something. Usually, “it’s too la...
By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
If you have been thinking about getting your Florida Real Estate License and starting your Real Estate Career; you are in luck! The Climer School of Real Estate, the Best Real Estate School in Florida, is beginning a Sales Associate Pre-License Class this Monday, April 27th. Your Instructor is An...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 22
When I moved a box that looked quite out of place, to see what was behind, I saw the leak, before the leak, before the future leak.  Was the box there to provide artistic concealment?  Sometimes it is!  I moved the box because it was empty.Future leak?I'll get to that.This house was built in 1993...
By Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 3
As we travel through life, this little dynamic visits with us and will not take no for an answer. It requires a choice and many have trouble with it. Taking a side on something involves risk and can range from being popular to being condemned. What makes it even more compelling are the subjects t...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 29
Ain't Nobody Got Time for That! I'm talking about all the crap going on "in the Rain" It's been 45 minutes just trying to log in read a few comments that were left on my post yesterday and try to comment on a few before I have to start getting ready for work. ActiveRain is like a fire or having b...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 44
Nothing is better then Philadelphia and a Tastykake You know you are from Philadelphia when you come home and  eat a delicious melt in your mouth Tastykake .Made with the freshest ingredients . There are so many varieties to choose from. Nothing is better then a Tastykake . They can not be copied...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 64
Soaking Up The Good Times In The Rain  It was quite a week in the rain...actually ActiveRain...and to be honest...it was eight days but I digress…  It started last Saturday when I met clients who contacted me because of a post they read...not just I saw you online or on the Internet but I saw you...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
Comments 6
 I happened to be sitting across the table at a local restaurant known as the "Clam Bar" with one of the best real estate coaches in the business.  What did I expect we'd talk about?  The weather?  No, Roberta Ross, got right down to the nitty gritty with me and one of the questions she first ask...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 7
On ActiveRain's About page, it says "With more than 267,534 members, ActiveRain is the largest and most active professional social network in the real estate industry."My take on this is that over 267,000 accounts have been created on ActiveRain since it's beginning in 2006. But how many of these...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 1
Museum Quality Dedham Contemporary houses are different than your regular Colonial or Federal style home you find everywhere in Dedham.  Dedham, MA is a community just south and west of Boston and the original and ongoing county seat of Norfolk County. Dedham and Dedham real estate has a rich his...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 11
Alignment starts with the focused leader “You may be the owner, the manager, or CEO but that does not mean you are seen as the leader. You may be the manager but your team will follow you if you are the leader.   As managers we can influence the process through which people recognize our leadersh...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 20
     I find it very perplexing as to the reason that most folks do not use or visit the Q&A section of ActiveRain. I understand that as busy professionals, our time is limited and we must make the use of that precious resource. That being said, I find that it takes less than five minutes a day to...
By MaryKay Shumway, Door County WI Real Estate Expert & Consultant
(Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Door County)
Comments 2
In Wisconsin, the home inspector can only inspect what he can see.  As such, he/she is certainly not pulling drywall out, as described in this exceptional blog.  And I have to agree with the writer....everyone has a "friend" in the construction business in Door County....roofing, plumbing, electr...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 15
This morning I wrote Q and A asking about peoples pet peeves in real estate and mine is Buyers who want to look at houses way above what they are pre-approved to buy. I understand we could still make an offer which would fall into there range however if the house is fresh on the market, low ball ...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
I love living in Key West. You can be who you want to be and love who you want to love. Nobody cares what you do or who you sleep with other than the guy who parades around town with his anti-fags sign. Gays and straights and rich and the not-so-not rich mix at work and at play with ease. We have...