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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 30
When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 3
Looking for a open house in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend?There are twelve open houses in Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 this weekend.Looking for a single family home? Condo or townhome? BEWARE!! During an open house if you do not have a real estate agent representing you, the realtor...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant - http://sarahcolevaondemand.com/)
Comments 2
I loved this particular blog so much I decided to take action.  I am sure this will evolve with time, but here's what I came up with.  Michael Thornton - I appreciate you sharing this!! SARAH COLE VA ON DEMAND MVVBP  MISSION –SARAH COLE VA ON DEMAND PROVIDES QUALITY WORK ON AN INDIVIDUAL CLIENT B...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 30
Bungee me. The Bungee cord (sometimes spelled Bungie Cord) is an elastic cord originally developed for the airplane industry.  As a strong elastic cord, surrounded by a woven wrapping, it was able to be wrapped around early-on airplane parts to hold them in place.If you go to a site that describe...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 89
Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain ChallengeIt's getting closer to summer and thoughts turn to taking trips, going to new places and exploring unknown parts. There is nobody better than those in the real estate industry to tout the features of a city or town. So with this challenge ...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 12
  On a regular basis we usually blog about our communities, and the daily happenings in this business, but we have not shown another side of Long Island... Click Here For More To Do On Long Island: Long Island Tourism Port Jefferson Village  Long Island Vineyard Our Private Beach            We Lo...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 8
    As my group coaching session with my Keller Williams coach winds down, we studied and discussed MVVBP and why it is important to our individual businesses. MVVBP is short for Mission, Vision, Values, Beliefs and Perspective.   Our home work this week is to write our MVVBP and send it into our...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 18
Everyday is Memorial Day for me. Since I live just a short distance from Joint Base Lewis McChord and Madigan medical center; I see the sacrifices that our service people make daily and I read of some that won't be coming home also.   As a drafted Vietnam era  Army veteran my heart bleeds for tho...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 62
Hellllooo May!  Where is this year going?!?! A new month brings along a new challenge.  I know you're up for it because, well let's face it, you're a Rainer after all!We're mixing in some oldies along with new challenges that will hopefully keep you connected, help your business, bring in the cli...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 51
 It's time for Round IV of the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge! The Sensei/Grasshopper challenge focuses on two of the things the ActiveRain community does best - sharing skills and making connections with other members.  ActiveRain is an information-rich environment. The skill sets of the membershi...
By Dulcey Schuster, Property Management Software
(Rentec Direct Property Management Software Tenant Screening)
Comments 4
Incorporating real estate as part of your retirement plan is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Most people think of more traditional investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. For those of us that are self employed or small business owners the stock market can be an optio...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 11
 This Is A Deck House This Deck House offers an efficient post and beam building system with exposed structure, making a powerful statement of beauty, strength and function. Interesting that there are no load bearing interior walls so you can create your own space!This  natural environment create...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 85
 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 Heidi Kelley, Your Rhode Island Real Estate Connection
(Keller Williams Realty Leading Edge)
Comments 5
Ready to Retire? Great, Where Will That Be? Lately I've been thinking about retiring. I'm no where near ready to retire, but I've been thinking about it anyway.  Merrill Lynch recently interviewed American's who have retired or are close to retirement (pre-retirement) to find out their plans and ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 14
I was really looking forward to Peru and Ecuador was just something that sounded good too. I loved Ecuador and so far Lima is just a big city: the capital and a big and bussling one with 10,000,000 plus people. Tomorrow off to Cuzco with a blended large group and I have decided to call it a night...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 12
Just like the National Association of REALTORS® has said, most of the Buyer's I have worked with over the last two and a half years are in the age bracket between 25 and 35.  That's OKAY with me...Give me a millennial any day of the week! Client Care is one of my passions Upfront sit down meeting...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 12
Wordless Wednesday - Getting in Shape! While at out weekly Networking Group at the Christiana Creek Country Club, a new member of the Club was in the competition swimming pool getting in shape.  He probably wants to look good when he goes to the beach!---------------------------------------- If y...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 9
Newport is one of those quaint little town in parts that you could see yourself living in if you like that sort of thing. New England has such a charm just of its own. We did drive up to the Mystic Seaport and see the rebuilding of the Mayflower II which will be a later post. I just wanted to tak...
By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 2
View the Tour Welcome home to 243 Valhalla Drive located in the popular town of Harrisburg, North Carolina – where the people are friendly and the schools are top notch! This home is a BRAND NEW ranch built by Vernon Burris and has many features folks love such the all brick exterior, gleaming h...
By Olga Simoncelli, Broker/Owner Veritas Prime Candlewood Lake Area CT
(Veritas Prime, LLC)
Comments 5
I Love My Evergreens! It is a bit surprising that here in Connecticut we do not have more naturally-occurring evergreen trees, such as pines, for example; most are planted. Our home-spun theory is that the high deer population munches on the new little growths, not allowing them to develop unless...