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 Tammy Emineth, Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer
(Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing)
Comments 35
How to Dominate for a Community with Real Estate BloggingZillow, Trulia, Realtor OH MY! How can the podunk little real estate agent compete on the search engines? They dominate all the major broad keywords and unless you've had a domain for 20+ years, have 18,000 high quality back links or a kill...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
When it comes to attic access ladders you don't want to say, "Close, but no cigar."Every now and then things are installed almost correctly - well, incorrect is incorrect.  Nothing should have to be called "almost."Take this attic access ladder.This is new construction and we are on a final walk ...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 49
Don't Make Your Clients Feel Stupid I recently read a terrific post by Elizabeth Weintraub, “Never Say I Told You So About Choosing the Wrong Lender.” It’s well worth a read and raises a significant issue – how saying “I told you so” could certainly set the wrong tone with your client. That could...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 6
Feng Shui Inspirational Movie Pick: "TommorowLand" "Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curious and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secretes of a place somewhere in time and space that exist in their collective memory."This is the description...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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  If you are in the market for a new place to live in a gated golf community, then the homes listed for sale in Vanderbilt Country Club Naples Florida might be of interest to you.  This is particularly true if having a full golf membership to the club comes with being a homeowner is important to ...
By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548)
Comments 16
Jerry Newman You are a wonderful organizer and host.  So glad the timing of ActiverRain meet-up and our trip to Texas fit so well.  Just like a family reunion an ActiveRain meet-up is a wonderful way to catch up with long time friends even though this might be the first time we actually meet in p...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 9
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Keep Your Phone Ringing Posts Up To DateAs bloggers, we all search for that Holy Grail, the posts that make the phone ring with ready now home buyers and sellers, or at least people that MAY become ready now clients.  What type of post that does that for you may vary based on ...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 13
Gardener's Dream and a Lovely Home Lovingly Maintained Home in Sought-After Neighborhood. Front and Backyard -- Not Your Ordinary Gardener's Dream. Lavish, Gorgeous and Luscious Landscape in front, back and side yards is a BEAUTY to marvel at and is just one of the Highlights of this Property. H...
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 6
  On a regular basis we usually blog about our communities, and the daily happenings in this business, but we have not shown another side of Long Island... Click Here For More To Do On Long Island: Long Island Tourism Port Jefferson Village  Long Island Vineyard Our Private Beach            We Lo...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 30
Someone Tried to Burn My House DownThe call came in yesterday from the new tenant that was trying to move into our rental house. The house had been broken into and someone or several someones had tried to burn it down. Thankfully they didn't but the damage will be in thousands, much of it the res...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 83
Be an Ambassador for Your Community - ActiveRain ChallengeIt's getting closer to summer and thoughts turn to taking trips, going to new places and exploring unknown parts. There is nobody better than those in the real estate industry to tout the features of a city or town. So with this challenge ...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 25
Real Estate agents are teams of independent contractors.  But that does not mean that the team leader should let go to the point of disconnecting.  Why do you have a team in the first place--more success for all while building your brand.  An effective leader does not simply say you know what to ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 152
  I don’t want to work with a Realtor®! I was reading Conrad Allen’s post on “Why a buyer should have a Realtor® represent them”, made a comment and realized I had a blog in the making. I got a call on one of my active listings that has a Contingent contract. The caller said he didn’t understand ...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
Comments 147
2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging      Leave a comment HERE!!!!!!  Participation COMPLETE: Did all 24 posts of the 2015 BIG BLog Jumpstart Challenge. OR   PARTIAL participation: a) Weltanschauung post completed (or not done) b) Community Guidelines post completed ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 1
The Perfect Baltimore Condo42 Barbican WayAvalonPikesville, Md. 21208 Take a look at 42 Barbican Way in Pikesville's  Avalon Community.Rarely available...three bedroom two bath condo on the first level with an attached garage and no steps!   Surrounded by lush greenery and views... this feels mor...
By ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 60
Hellllooo May!  Where is this year going?!?! A new month brings along a new challenge.  I know you're up for it because, well let's face it, you're a Rainer after all!We're mixing in some oldies along with new challenges that will hopefully keep you connected, help your business, bring in the cli...
By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 11
  Many people come in and say should I build or buy an inventory home? My answer is it depends. It depends on many factors including the people’s personality itself. Some people do not have time they have to be in a home immediately for many reasons. So therefore an inventory home is best for the...
By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Comments 9
Just like the National Association of REALTORS® has said, most of the Buyer's I have worked with over the last two and a half years are in the age bracket between 25 and 35.  That's OKAY with me...Give me a millennial any day of the week! Client Care is one of my passions Upfront sit down meeting...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 10
Amaryllis, Longwood Gardens When you need a blog topic, simply take a photograph of a flower and you will have a topic. Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA is one of our favorite travel destinations.  Amaryllis, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA USA IMG 2603Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4, ...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I know wealth is the manifestation of my state of mind. Where my mind is .... is where I will be. Just because I earnestly strive for abundance I will not reside in it if I maintain a poverty or lack consciousness. If my mind is filled with fear, or the acceptance of lack and limitation, I will ...