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 45
Who's ready to rock and roll?!?!?  I'm so very happy to announce the 2014 Summertime ActiveRain Meetup Locations!!  Thank you to the hosts for organizing this round, without you there would be no MeetUp love.   If you have any questions regarding the MeetUp, please feel free to contact th...
By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 43
Dear Listing Agent:  Put the details in the MLS sheet If you want feedback, don't get defensive when I give it If I tell you that my client isn't interested, don't continue to bug me Last week, I showed houses all day for three days (25 to 30 houses), and I have been showing houses th...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 61
Inman's Real Estate Connect conference was last week in San Francisco. For those of you not familiar, twice a year the technology crowd in the real estate industry descend on either San Francisco or New York to hash out where the industry is headed technologically.  Just about every great new...
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
Comments 56
Agents everywhere lament the day they take on a buyer who does everything possible to irritate the seller. You know the story… The buyer skips appointments. Missing an appointment without calling ahead of time – is there anything worse? Inconsiderate buyers fail to realize that the seller’s spent...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 66
You Don’t Have to Comment! We spend a lot of time suggesting that we engage in ActiveRain by not only reading posts here, but also making comments.  And, that is absolutely true.    Commenting: 1. Lets people know that someone read their post 2. It can let them know who we are- tell them a little...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 30
Putting the Cart Before the Horse It Won't Help You Find Your Castle When it comes time to move up from a starter home to a bigger house many homeowners want answers. Figuring out what a new home is going to cost is of concern. The questions arise as to the value of the current home and what ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 49
5 Ways Buyers Annoy Sellers In Wellington Florida   It is very stressful to put a house up for sale. Some buyers don't make it easier either.      However, selling and buying a home is a two-way street. If you are looking to buy a home in Wellington Florida here are 5 things you should NOT do...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 68
The easiest way to get business is by referral. Referrals are far more likely to work with you than people you've cold called because they've already heard from someone they trust that you're the right person to work with. Imagine this conversation.      Stranger: I'm thinking abo...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 50
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  But I Was Going To Write About That!! It happens regularly!  I'm mulling an idea for a blog post and cruising around in the Rain and ...uh oh....someone beat me to it!  The topic is almost identical to what I'd planned, now what?  There are a few choices: Throw the top...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 54
If Everything goes according to the plan, ActiveRain will release our next round of enhancements to the community on July 28th (along with a squashing a huge pile of bugs.....your 'following' button will definitely be back). On Monday the 28th, we will let you know for sure if the updates...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 47
Albert Einstein said, and I'm paraphrasing here, people fall into one of two categories.  Either everything is a miracle or there are no miracles.  I side with the believers in the miracles group.  That said, I have my glass extended for more Google Juice, but I know it takes more than click...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes Homes in Los Angeles Area
(Charlemagne International Properties)
Comments 92
Some posts "expire" within days or even hours of their publication date.  Others live on indefinitely and continue to provide "searched for" information to consumers year after year.  The recent increase in number of posts for points was the catalyst for my research into my m...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 42
When showing a home Monday an agent was gushing over "how I could find so much time to Blog every day". Is it even worth it they asked? They saw that I recently climbed to the #1 spot on Active Rain for the State of NH. They then asked "What is next? You can not climb higher."...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 17
IT'S A HOT MARKET ~ I THINK I WILL GET IN TO REAL ESTATE!   Our south Texas market is HOT, HOT, HOT right now!  With this real estate boom, I hear from more and more people that they are getting into real estate because they believe that they will make some quick and easy money?  WHAAAATTTT??...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 71
How time flies! June came and left  like a thief in the night. It seems with each passing year the time goes by even faster.    I wrote my first post on ActiveRain on June 25, 2007.     There are minutes where that seems like ages ago yet other times it feels like just yesterday. We have seen SO ...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 147
Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest   It's my first ActiveRain contest!  After 2 and 1/2 years, I figured it was time to host one- so here it goes...   While not quite under the influence like the driver in the photo here, it's safe ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 35
"I think I'm up.......right?" "No, I'm up, you just spent 20 minutes with a customer". "But we didn't have what they wanted". "And I'm not the Queen of England, but I'm up". "I don't understand". "I do.....I'm up, ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 21
What is the difference between high performing teams and dysfunctional teams?  In many cases it comes down to leadership.  If you lead any type of sales team in Westchester County, NY you know the importance of having a dependable team.  The fact that you are the owner or the boss will earn you l...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 9
One of the unique features of property management with Cornerstone Business Group, Inc. is that we reserved the right to inspect every property once a month. We do that when clients are new, and if they have shown a pattern of care, we may stretch that out to every other month.  I learned a long ...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 132
July ActiveRain Contest: What have you done to make a difference in your community?   Rich and I volunteer regularly at our town’s Senior Center. It fits in with our niche, working with older adults. Once a month, the center celebrates all birthdays and anniversaries that occur in that month. It&...