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 Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 57
Winter MeetUps are just around the corner.  The community voted for the week of January 19-24th and the gracious Rainers below have volunteered to host a MeetUp in their area.   The MeetUp locations and hosts are listed below.  If you have questions regarding a specific one, please contact the ho...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 30
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! This is often the busiest month of the year for many of us with new biz, existing clients, family time, shopping, parties, events, travel, etc. and it is very easy to put our online presence on auto-pilot until the new year. Do. Not. Do. That. As Barbara Todaro m...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 34
In the scheme of things this is not a big deal, but there is a concept known as “best practices” for a reason.  Take a look at the following picture and see if you can tell what is “wrong.”    Well, in the picture there is actually nothing wrong other than the hole needs to be properly sealed.  W...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 15
3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too. 2.7 years ago I finally got serious about blogging, I had decided a few months earlier that doing the blogging thing was a smart way to drive some business my way, but I just could not think of anything worth saying, so I didn't. Then in Ap...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 22
Austin TX ActiveRain Winter Meetup  is scheduled for January 21st, 2015 at Austin Cheesecake Factory located in the Arboretum at 1000 Research Blvd, Austin TX 78759    Kerrie La Guardia will award every member who  attends a Winter meetup 1000 AR points.   Event Time: 11:30 am - 1: pm    Join you...
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 24
You can be an ACTIVE-REIN-DEER and all it takes is to do a post on anyone you wish to have a very Merry Christmas and a most satisfying New Year too while you are at it. Visit your favorite restaurant, movie house, shopping center or store or perhaps a tribute to someone who touched your life or ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 13
      What is there not to like about being liked? When ActiveRain started imitating Facebook with the "Like" feature I thought it was goofy. I thought to myself, "Self, whose brain fart was this? It will never catch on." I will admit, it took me quite some time to warm up to this feature. Not th...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 14
Today is the closing for my listing in Middletown. Thank you Joe Petrowsky for being a part of this process-- the loan officer for the buyers.   My folks told me that you can't please everybody. That is just the way it is.   Anyway, the real testimonial from the parents is still in the works :) T...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 19
This is an older log home, and meets the "over the river and through the words song," and while I liked the house I wondered why the staircase was so wobbly... The staircase was the circular kind, and exactly what you would expect to find in a log home. It makes for a fun way to get to the upstai...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 41
There have been two good days in the the financial markets but they don't in any way make up for my loses in the last couple of weeks. I am down real money and the reduction of gas prices does very little to offset what I have lost. I used to panic big time but in the last six months I have learn...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 23
  Save Lives "Mark It Red…     Do you know what I’m talking? Hopefully, you know, and this will serve a nice reminder. Just in case you are not aware. I’m promoting a “Red Thumb Reminder” and for those of you in the dark, marking your thumb serves as an important reminder to drivers to NOT text a...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 6
  Fixating Roots An Uneasy Feeling….     Especially during the holidays it’s easy to feel this can’t be it! Have you ever felt like you are lacking? Have you ever said why can’t I have that (and or) why can’t I be like that? Chances are you have. It is human nature to fixate on things you want (a...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 0
Kimo's Advent Calendar:  Joyous Greetings in Door #20.       "Habari Gani" is Swahili for"What's the News?"    Kwanza is just a week a way   and there is something for everyone to reflect upon in this contemporary holiday celebrating the traditional African philosophies of community and family.  ...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 25
        I thought the Macy’s windows were adorable, but then when we changed Hotels and went to Midtown, oh my goodness, I could not decide whether I liked Sak’s 5th avenue windows better or Bergdorf Goodman’s. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did taking them and looking at the displ...
By Wayne Martin, Sales Manager - New Homes & Condominiums Division
(Michael Saunders & Company)
Comments 13
Trivia question answers for Friday December 19, 2014 1. What Shakespeare play is set on January 5?   Twelth Night 2. In what country can you find the islands Sylt, Fohr, and Amrum?   Germany 3. What is the real first name of the First Lady known as Mamie Eisenhower?   Mary 4. What US state border...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 10
As so many of us go about our daily activities trying to work our jobs as well as getting our Holiday preparations completed, we should also try to keep a though for friends and family members that may be going through some personal hardships  and we lose thoughts of them, temporarily. Possibly t...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 8
I was tooling around last night on the AR website and decided to check out who joined in 2010 when I did.  This feature is on the front page of AR and I used to refer to it more frequently.  I really had forgotten about it until I clicked on it again.    It is fun to check out who your AR Alumni...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 21
The Eight Candles of Hanukkah     The first candle glows with a wish for all the best things in life.   The second radiates the love that's in your heart.   The third candle gleams with good luck and success in all you do.   The fourth is a beam for friendships that stay with you forever...   The...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 10
        Yesterday, Thursday, December 18th, 2014 was The Cinco Ranch Ladies Club annual Holiday wine social.   We allow the fellows to come for the Holiday wine social. The Holiday wine social was hosted by Gina Gannon at her home.   Our hostess had decided that the theme would be California wine...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 2
"There is a kindness quotient that can overcome shortcomings and show the character of people naturally." Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments. As a commodity, kindness is difficult to measure, but as a entity it is easy to recognize. For some kindness is just as natural a...