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 Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 153
  I don’t want to work with a Realtor®! I was reading Conrad Allen’s post on “Why a buyer should have a Realtor® represent them”, made a comment and realized I had a blog in the making. I got a call on one of my active listings that has a Contingent contract. The caller said he didn’t understand ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Hello again and good morning!  Hope this e-mail finds you doing fantastic this Monday morning!  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs:   POSITIVE CHOICES:     You can choose to be happy just as easily as you choose to be sad.  The choice, no matter what the situation, is always UP TO YOU.   You ca...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
Comments 161
Why Don't Millennials Want to Work With Agents? Is the smart phone culture killing the real estate agent?   I had a rather disconcerting conversation the other day with a millennial client. He and his wife purchased a home a few months back and have done extensive fix-up and remodeling to make th...
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 20
People buy from people first is a well know marketing dynamic. It works off emotional energy. It is as simple as that. You engage someone at the point of sale and if a like, connection, trust, or feeling kicks in, then the sale is fast becoming a done deal with minor obstacles. The thing is, some...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 16
It has been quite a journey. When people ask me, how did you keep blogging all these years? I look back and there is only one constant throughout this journey and that is perseverance.    My journey actually started before writing my first post here on June 27, 2007.    I was looking for a place ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 66
Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not sure? After you publish a public blog post, go back to that post and at the top you will see something similar to the below information (with your own blog title and contact information): The piec...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
When I saw the hot tub crushing, I mean, resting on the rear deck I stuck my hand in and the water was feeling hot, hot, hot. Looking at the horribly unprofessional, I mean, interesting wiring to the hot tub and entering the house I knew it was a homeowner job. Going into the basement and seeing ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 34
Do you ever find yourself simply at a crossroads in your life?  I know that many of you have been there, are currently there or about to be there!  We all face those times when we must stop, take a breath and assess where we have been, where we are now and where we are going.   When life, family...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
Comments 87
2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging -----> Click here for the UPDATE !   HERE IS A LINK TO A CHART FOR KEEPING UP WITH YOUR POSTS!    Welcome to the 4th Annual BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge   Think of the 2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge as a 28-day Mini-Mester. We ...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 58
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 18 to January 24 , 2015   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it co...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 8
PR Equals Free Publicity   There are three key areas of public relations you can use to boost your advertising results ten-fold over your paid advertising. The key to public relations lie in: ·       Public relation or publicity ·       Merchandising ·       Promotions With a solid plan in place ...
By Liz Froment, Real Estate Content Creation (Blogs, Emails, Copy)
Comments 47
I love to read. My Kindle is filled with at least a hundred books at any given time, covering all sorts of topics.  Whenever I'm online and see one of the many posts out there listing great books, I always make sure to bookmark it for later. So I figured, why not create my own? I've read a ton of...
By Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
(Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael))
Comments 33
This is from an older post that I wrote years ago with some new updates. Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:  1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHO...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 58
What Do You Tell a New Blogger?   Recently I’ve been in conversations with several  new bloggers. They’re interested and want to get started with their blogging, or had already done a little, but are uneasy about the path to take and what to do.   Just Do It If you angst about it too much and wor...
    "Wind Beneath My Wings" from Samo Kiterij   Written in 1982 by Jeff Silbar & Larry Henley   Have a Great Day   -David-  
By Chris Mamone
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 3
Monday morning was great except for the fact that my windshield cracked while driving... Never had that happen before, but thankfully it didn't prevent me from seeing my referral partners!   I met with Debi Gregory with Edward Jones in Puyallup, WA. Debi and I met at a networking group last year ...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 46
  We can learn a lot from animals. Please watch the video and see how the horse and his trainer manage to overcome his fear. Blogging is a lot like testing the waters. Notice that when the trainer goes in and splashes around, the horse is curious and when trust is built, the horse has no problem...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 15
Attaining the American Dream: 5 Financial Reasons to Buy                 Heading into 2015 many people have their sights set on buying a home. The personal reasons differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Har...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 79
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  You're Asked Twice, Is This Original Content? One of the surest ways to earn the disdain of your fellow Rainers is to get branded with the scarlet P (Plagiarist).  It's a big sin and to those that bust their brains and fingers writing original content week after week, well let...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 50
The ActiveRain OC Meet Up in Newport Beach What a great time!!! Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor and I hosted this fantastic event at the Yard House in Fashion Island in Newport Beach. I have attended other ActiveRain meet ups and this was my first time to co-host with Karen. Karen and I work at the...