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 Steve Babbitt, President of the Rochester Realtors
(RE/MAX Realty Group)
Comments 0
Today is the last day of February which has been one of the coldest Februarys on record!  I don't think the temperature ever got above 30 degrees for the entire month.  We had many days in a row with sub-zero temps! February will also go down in the record books for being one of the snowiest mont...
By Mark Loewenberg, PA 561-214-0370
(Keller Williams of the Palm Beaches)
Comments 3
Another Caloosa Home Sold By Mark Loewenberg! 13997 Coco Plum RoadPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418   OverviewMapsPhotosMarket Stats $295,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 BathroomsInterior: 2,400 sqftLot: 5.00 acre(s) Location 13997 Coco Plum RoadPalm Beach Gardens, FL 33418USA Mark L...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 25
~ Guest Blogging on Huliq.com ~ If you are blogging to get seen by consumers, in the hope of gaining new business, then you might want to check out what HULIQ has to offer. Try your hand with a few guest posts (original content, not dupliate material you have posted here or elsewhere) to see if i...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 32
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 47
Rainers are the best as we all know but what about those who don't?  I'm starting a new series and you're all invited.  Some amazing Rainers will be highlighted  through social cards that we'll create.  These cards will be blasted on our social outlets and within AR as well linking back to your p...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
Nasty Winter weather sure can paralyze a city. Some cities are better equipped to handle large volumes of snow and ice than others, but even the most experienced cities can get overwhelmed and “snowed in.” So . . . When mobility is out of the question, does the real estate market FREEZE until eve...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
Rainer Facebook Fan Pages Hey now! Do you have your social media fingers on the keyboard this AM? We can all learn and grow our social media presence together but it takes each of us making the time to engage with others to make it happen. So make it happen today! PLEASE stop by these Facebook F...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 16
Meet Wrench. He is a bit skewed.  You can probably see that. He runs into problems, real problems. He finds solutions to the problems, real solutions. And Wrench will wrangle with each one and post the solution. The wrenching problem could be something with furniture, an appliance, a tool, or wha...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 58
In an attempt to make the homepage the best it can be, we continue to tweak the algorithm of what gets displayed.  Last night we implemented a new requirement; minimum word count.  In order to be eligible for a popular or high traffic blog, you post must have x amount of words.  If not, it doesn'...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 5
Real Estate Transaction Closing Rules and Forms Change on August 1, 2015    On August 1, 2015 the HUD1 and the Good Faith Estimate will no longer be used. There will be NO more HUD1 or Good Faith Estimate.    This is important for real estate agents to understand and be able to also schedule clos...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 34
My wife had a girlfriend over to the house when I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My wife’s friend is quite a bit younger than my wife, and once was my wife’s boss. The woman has a mid-to-high level management position with her current company. She was explaining to the two of us that the owner...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 21
      As most of you know, I have spent the last four days in Dallas learning to be better at what I am. I am a business owner who owns $1 million business. I’m just not there yet. I say that because I am what I say and what I think.     When I begin to write and speak aloud my goals something be...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 44
The world is made up of all kinds of people, all kinds of religions, political believes, different moral compasses, different ideas of ethics and different measure sticks for success.   I am a square peg who's hovered by the round hole all my life. My motto, why be normal?  I don't measure someon...
By Inspiration Station
Comments 16
New homeowners, old homeowners, 2nd property owners and more are now searching for information regarding this year's tax breaks.  This is an excellent way for you to get in on a timely subject and expand your exposure online. Check out this post here regarding first time homebuyer tax credits for...
By Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
(RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP)
Comments 22
With social media comes many, many new relationships. If you guys are like me, you're creating and meeting many fellow industry peeps right here on places like AR. With that comes a very heavy price - one that cannot be bought, negotiated or ignored - death.  We all die - there's no question, dou...
By Debb Janes, REALTOR®, EcoBroker Camas, Washington
(The Carl Group, LLC)
Comments 16
Whew, I'm just under the wire on this one. Here is my entry into Roger Mucci's Fourth Annual "Be the Star of your Own Movie," contest.  Naturally, I chose the Best Movie category and here is  my original video "The Story of Us." ( If I'd done anything other than a video, you'd all NEVER have let ...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 20
How Many Followers Do You Have?  How Many Do You Follow?   I don’t understand the idea behind the current regime’s docking points for getting rid of followers.   There is one guy who was HUGE in the Rain at one time and then was banished.  I would like to get rid of him.  But, when I try, I get ...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
Comments 12
  I've been playing in puddles in the rain for more than 7 years, and I've had the lovely pleasure of conversing and meeting several colleagues across the U.S.  Little did I know when I joined ActiveRain, that it would become the impetus for a flutter of friendships made, and a plethora of inform...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
Comments 10
LISTEN TO JAY. Proof is in the, well, pudding is not quite the right word. I can attest to this procedure.  It worked for me. SEE my post about it HERE. One thing for sure, a simple flush doesn't work as it did years ago before the government said we can only store a 1/2 cup of water in the toile...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Comments 23
One reason you should be blogging and as well as posting your listings on Active Rain is because it gets you and your properties seen. In addition to selling our listings, part of our job is to keep our sellers happy during the process, partly by showing them that we understand the Internet and h...