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 24
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 Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 69
You've Just Been Appointed CCO of ActiveRain/Trulia - Now What? In this case, CCO means Chief Change Officer.  Your appointment, if you choose to accept it, requires you to identify the top 3 things you feel need to be changed in ActiveRain. Assume you have full power to effect the changes .....
By Suzanne De Vita, Online Associate Editor
(RISMedia)
Comments 40
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 Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 44
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 Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 97
I think we all agree that plagiarized posts are bad, and they hurt the integrity (as well as the SEO) of this site.  Spam hurts the site, too.   This morning, I came across another plagiarized post.  I was so disappointed. I was excited because it spoke about flooring.  But, I could tell, that it...
By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 124
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&...
By Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer
(Gibson Management Group, Ltd.)
Comments 5
YES! Schools are IMPORTANT!   Although they rarely mention SCHOOLS in the "reality" real estate shows, the REALITY is that they are really important.   In our area, a new townhouse project started about 5 years ago was going to feed elementary and middle school children to a highly rank...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 3
It’s not a punishment, it’s an Opportunity! I am generally not on AR during the day; most of my cruising in the rain is reserved for late night entertainment.  But the day that Kerrie announced the 20 blog a week cap I saw it and read it right away. My first thoughts were that this was not the ri...
By Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Luxury Homes in Top Silicon Valley Schools-San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga & Palo Alto, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call 408-252-8900 Lynbrook Homes Cupertino KW)
Comments 2
Whether you love or hate Arnold, you have to admire his drive to succeed. This post on 6 Keys to Success offers a great opportunity to become more self-aware as you simultaneously determine your own path to success. From Who Do I Want To Be? and Break the Rules, to Don't Be Afraid To Fail and...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 11
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 Steve Mattison, Ozarksagent Steve Mattison - ABR, e-Pro - Branson
(Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty of Branson)
Comments 1
Entire city block in downtown Branson OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $300,000 Single Family Home Main Features 2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom12 UnitsInterior: 1,107 sqftLot: 32,780 sqft Location 324 West College StreetBranson, MO 65616USA Steve Mattison ABR e-Pro Keller Williams Tri-lakes(417) 336-...
By James Dray, AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
(Wise Custom Realty)
Comments 5
  273   I want this to be information one just usually doesn’t hear.  If you have I would like to know if you haven’t all the better you’ve learned something today.  With that being said here is the information for you to consider today.       Did you ever wonder how we got our current numbering ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 12
There are certain things that make us memorable. Of course that can be good or bad. I prefer to memorable in a good way. What about you? I've had a couple recent deals where the other players were memorable, but not in a good way. That got me to thinking, "What would have made them memor...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 20
Going with the flow.....   ********************   “If you decide to just go with the flow, you'll end up where the flow goes, which is usually downhill, often leading to a big pile of sludge and a life of unhappiness. You'll end up doing what everyone else is doing.” ― Sean Covey   ******...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 9
June was a very busy month . I did not have much time to write but managed to write market reports and promote my listings. Here are my favorite posts written in June 2014. 1. An awkward moment at my open house taught me never to assume anything.  http://actvra.in/4hx5   2. My Favorite site for p...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 8
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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 4
 21 Conway Rd. Manchester, CT.06042                    $159,900 21 Conway Rd. Manchester, CT. 06042 27 Photos 3 Bed, 1.0 Bath1303 SQ. FT. Tour # 3395685 Charming and Spacious Home. Set in Established Neighborhood. Features Streaming Natural Light;Functional Layout; Modern Galley Bathroom with Hi...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 11
Fishhawk Lake Rainbows Through the Seasons Many rainbows happen here at Fishhawk Lake as well as along the Oregon Coast...and it's happened often enough through the years for me that I can tell when it's a photo op and I try to be camera-ready. So, here is a smattering of my "catches...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 17
Quick Summer Germ Quiz     By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647 Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center     Make sure you are safe this summer, and avoid the germs.  Take this quick True Or False Summer Germ quiz:   1.  You can go without flip-flops in the pool locker room if yo...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 12
I Think There Is Some Real Good "Crap" Raining In ActiveRain Today This morning I wrote a post asking the AR community what 3 changes they would make to ActiveRain-Trulia is they were the Chief Change Officer.  That post may be found here. While I was reading posts and commenting this m...