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 Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
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How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate BloggingZillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a kill...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 46
Do you have three minutes and twenty two seconds today to remember? Remember someone who may have lost their life serving their country and fighting for our freedom?Today is Memorial Day, a federal holiday day in the United States on which the men and women who died in active military service are...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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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 Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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She said I was greedy, petty, and typically paranoid... I enjoy the Q & A section and asked a question about sign calls and got more than expected from a new member. She doesn't know me but felt free to call me greedy, petty, and typically paranoid, plus more... It is not okay to personally attac...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Gardener's Dream and a Lovely Home Lovingly Maintained Home in Sought-After Neighborhood. Front and Backyard -- Not Your Ordinary Gardener's Dream. Lavish, Gorgeous and Luscious Landscape in front, back and side yards is a BEAUTY to marvel at and is just one of the Highlights of this Property. H...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548)
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Jerry Newman You are a wonderful organizer and host.  So glad the timing of ActiverRain meet-up and our trip to Texas fit so well.  Just like a family reunion an ActiveRain meet-up is a wonderful way to catch up with long time friends even though this might be the first time we actually meet in p...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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The worst part of having a long three day weekend is that when we return to work, it seems like a Monday and it’s a Tuesday.  The entire week will be messed up!!I’m a member of the YMCA, and I workout there every day.  I’ve hired a personal trainer to create a complete program for using resistanc...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
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There will always be the person who lives on the Equator to whom you can sell an electric heater. As they say, there is a sucker born every minute.This is why cyber criminals will always have a field day, like the crook who posed as a tax man who got an elderly couple to send $100,000 to an offsh...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Someone Tried to Burn My House DownThe call came in yesterday from the new tenant that was trying to move into our rental house. The house had been broken into and someone or several someones had tried to burn it down. Thankfully they didn't but the damage will be in thousands, much of it the res...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 13
     There are those days when it seems as if nothing comes to mind when it comes to writing. Some call it writers block. I call it burn out. After writing almost daily here in AR, I think that there are days when I get burned out especially when I look at what all I have to do in building my bus...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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This is a day where we all meet-up and we may not even KNOW each other but we do know OF each other. This is the invisible world of America, her true strength and greatness. The flag means the same to each one of us as we journey through time. We are bound by the common belief of our way of life....
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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1 JOHN 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY The true doctrine as to the Saviour's person, as leading men from the world to God, is a mark of the spirit of truth in oppositi...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 19
 A Saluting Boy on Omaha Beach - A Memorial Day Tribute I was not going to post anything "Memorial Day" as I felt that social media is covered with it and frankly, I just did not feel the need to add to all of it.  That was until I saw Paula McDonald's post on FaceBook.  This video impacted me mo...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Real Estate agents are teams of independent contractors.  But that does not mean that the team leader should let go to the point of disconnecting.  Why do you have a team in the first place--more success for all while building your brand.  An effective leader does not simply say you know what to ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 13
Do you worry about climate change?Do you know how a magician works?Do you even care?We have a lot of real problems. We have problems with our economy. We have problems in our big cities. We have problems in the Middle East. We have problems with Chinese and Russian aggression.And we have the prob...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 12
LET GO, but don't forget. In real estate law and practice, supervision is critical. How many of us have had a transaction that was not moving toward closing because of the action or inaction of an agent??  I suspect many.Yet, when the agent will not communicate or ignores the contract of sale, wh...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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Memorial Day 2015, a start to Summer and a Day of RemembranceOur country has it's problems, but for all the ills, we are still the country that is revered almost all over the world by those that have access to the Internet and can see the real truth about us.We can show people demonstrating in th...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Happy Memorial Day all. May we remember those military who sacrificed it all in the service of our country and to maintain our liberty. Also thinking of the families left behind missing a family member that will never walk their homeland anymore. Especially so tough on them, the children, spouses...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 12
Some Habits Shouldn't Be Broken Some habits are bad.  Some habits are good.  I like to blog daily.  I consider that a good habit because it makes our phone ring and frankly (for the most part), I enjoy it.  It's a good change of pace from other daily tasks, adds to my daily learning, a chance for...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Suffice to say that hating the heat and humidity as I do, I might have thought twice about going to the Amazon. Needless to say I did not. So here I am. This morning we had a jungle excursion. You first get rubber hip boots, take a boat, and trek through heavy mud in the rain. So, why would anyon...