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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 Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 14
  Change It!     What do you do when you’re watching TV, and you don’t like what you’re watching? That’s right; you turn the channel and watch something else. There’s no point watching something you don’t care to watch, and most folks will change the channel.   So why not do the same thing with a...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 6
Saturday Subscriber Finds 78 This week we are looking at some of our inspirational writers. These Members bring sunshine to the Rain and give us posts that make us think. The purpose of this series is to introduce you to some great bloggers. Get to know these great bloggers and get some inspirati...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 7
Tonight I watched a movie entitled "The Book Thief".  I was not able to see this movie when it first came out but was lucky enough to watch it this evening.  If you haven't had the opportunity to see it, make it a priority.   A beautiful yet heart-wrenching story set in Germany during the 2nd Wo...
By Ricki Eichler, Broker,GRI,ABR, - Your Coastal Bend Home Source
(CastNet Realty)
Comments 6
        Get carried away... With Thanksgiving approaching rapidly and Christmas just around the corner, I began to think about gift giving.  I even opened my recipe box and began looking at old recipes I had not prepared for a long time.  I found some goodie recipes I can even bake and send in th...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 16
I'm posting this now because starting today, Mary & I are off on one of our adventures, and once we get where we're going, we'll be off the grid about as completely as we can be, with no Internet and no phone service.  It's going to be strange spending 8 days without AR. My remaining posts for th...
By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(Real Living | At Home)
Comments 4
It's not been clear to me why I should put my listings into Active Rain.  That's a great excuse for not doing so, yet I suspect the true reason that I'm not sure how to do it right, or how to do it perfect. Having stepped away from truly reading/commenting in the past 2-3 days, I jumped back in t...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 1
The Value of Branding: The most recognized Brand will insure long term success! As a Realtor I am always looking at Brands, since branding is considered a very important aspect of long term success in Real Estate. If you see a Logo or a combination of memorable Initials and a noteworthy Logo that...
By Kimo Stowell, Real Estate Merchandiser
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 15
Mahalo The Sacred Hawaiian Word of Thanks and Gratitude         In Our Native Hawaiian culture - Mahalo (MAH-HA-LOW), the word used to express thanks and gratitude, is much more than just a polite gesture of thankfulness, it conveys a powerful spiritual understanding that reinforces an Ancient Ha...
By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 9
You Had Me at Wraparound Porch A wraparound porch is such a dreamy addition to a home. They make a home so inviting and provide space for outdoor relaxation like nothing else. The wraparound porch at 2030 Homestead Court is particularly dreamy with its tongue and groove ceiling and mountain views...
By Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro
(Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 7
Snow Blowers in Steamboat - Size is Everything If you live in Steamboat Springs, locals will tell you, "get a good snow blower."  Period.   With many years of over 400-inches of  snow in Steamboat, you will soon learn that a good snow blower is as important as a good coat. We love snow here but y...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Somerset County New Jersey Commercial Listings For Rent  NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors offers a diverse inventory of commercial property for lease in North Central New Jersey. Here you will find commercial real estate for rent including retail space for lease, office for rent,...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
With the collaboration of some of the most skilled new home builders in the industry we create elegant and distinctive luxury new construction homes in desirable neighborhoods of Warren Township, Watchung, Basking Ridge, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Martinsville, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Har...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 45
Thanks to my lovely community for getting my butt in gear.  I miss you guys and I know you miss each other so let's plan our next round of MeetUps. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about...MeetUps are informal get-togethers for members of ActiveRain to hang out and talk business, sport...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 66
Updated 11/20 at 3:30PM... All of the Fixes in this post are live on the site.  You're good to go! We appreciate all of the troubleshooting you've sent our way the last couple of days (that was an awfully political way to say it, right?!). At 3:30PM Pacific on Thursday 11/20, our team of develope...
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 26
We're working with out-of-state buyer clients who asked, "Should We Buy A Long Island Home Without A Basement"?   These buyers are from an area that does not have basements, but have heard that on Long Island a basement is a necessary feature in a home.   A house with a basement may be common dep...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 48
Most Realtors have a plan and a way they like to do a listing presentation. That is likely to involve a thorough study of the subject property, area comps and the market's strengths and weaknesses. It's always good to be prepared, but sometimes you come prepared and your potential client has alre...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 55
My first dog was a wonderful mutt dog named Sparky. And while he was the world's goofiest looking pet, Sparky was in many ways the perfect dog (sorry, Willie!).  He was super affectionate and well behaved.  He never chewed socks or towels or designer slacks.  He never got car sick, and he wouldn'...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 35
"No thank you, I'm fine." "No really, I'm good." "Trust me, I've got mad skills in this field. I really know what I'm doing, but I appreciate your persistence." That was my brief conversation with the salesman at a local big box hardware store tonight. After 40+ years in the electrical industry, ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 30
While first-time home buyers take the mortgage process in stride, I find that  repeat buyers are less resilient to the change.   I don't think that age has to do with the behavior as I have first-time home buyers who belong to the baby boomer generation--but provide what is asked from them consci...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 36
For most of us who have lived awhile we have learned the importance of timing. Everyday is special, but some days afford us opportunities we don't come across that often. On those days it is important to, as Saul Bellow would say, seize the day. We aren't always lucky enough to have the luxury of...