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 Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 20
“One of Kyle’s Favorite Topics, Outrageous Marketing”   Even though I have heard Kyle share about this topic a number of times, I can’t wait to hear him address this topic in the social media marketing seminar that we are doing on November 6th.   Details are at the end of the video. You can sign ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 11
    Help Me Welcome Another New Member   So I do believe in breaking bread with clients- present, past and future. Take time to check out Erica's contest and you will see  this one is right up my real estate alley.    A call from a previous seller, suggested I meet with a friend who is a very tal...
By David Saks, Memphis
((retired))
Comments 0
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By Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate
(Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA )
Comments 79
Every October - November I push off an intense 7-week challenge for myself, personally, so I can fill the pipeline for January. Don't get sucked into blindly accepting the fact that November and December keep us busy with holidays. That leads to an even slower start to the year! This challenge is...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 3
 In Times Like These, The Rest of the Story "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these." -- Paul Harvey, broadcaster   When I was a kid, I spent thousands of hours listening to an old AM radio while milking cows, and every day we could always count on ga...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
We are in the business of building relationships and acquiring more business through multiple avenues - and whether you like it or not, Social Media should be one of them. And what better resource you can have than Facebook Fridays from Anita Clark ? Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I get it. Usi...
By Steve Hoffacker, New Home Sales Trainer/Coach, Sales Books Author
(Hoffacker Associates LLC)
Comments 10
      New home sales centers and real estate offices across the land, join in celebrating National Coffee Day - today (and everyday)!   Learn how you can have  a more powerful, effective, and consistent performance selling new homes, real estate, or aging-in-place/universal design renovation solu...
By Bette Gottwald, "Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!
(BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES HOMESALE REALTY)
Comments 77
Everyone involved in marketing and sales should be familiar with the Fair Housing Act.     Buzz words in advertising, often associated with discriminatory actions of the past, especially those based upon race, religion, gender, disabilities, or familial status should be avoided. Be especially vig...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 53
Identity Theft And What We Can Do To Prevent It.  Identity theft is one of those things that never goes away, and those who steal other peoples identity keep on coming out with more and more creative ways to do it.  Therefore, we need to always be on the lookout for anything which looks unusual w...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 49
External Obsolescence ,as defined by the Real Estate Appraisal , is "An element of accrued depreciation; a defect, usually incurable, caused by negative influences outside a site. External obsolescence causes a loss in value to your property caused by forces that you can not control. That's what ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 38
Yesterday I read a post here on ActiveRain where a member was looking for an agent to send a referral. My first thought was... well why didn't they just check the area on on the membership? I read further and they had, but the problem was that no one in that area was "active" here at ActiveRain. ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 125
I know the cost of living is different around the country, and the thought of losing commission on a $500K sale is no big deal in some areas, but in my area that is an upscale property and the loss would sting quite a bit. A recent client who was moving to another state asked for my assistance in...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 28
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! I get it. Using Facebook as part of a social media plan is not in the cards for some. Perhaps you have no idea how to do it, maybe you are holding a grudge against FB, hey you might be skeptical about its effectiveness, or you just cannot find the time. I get it ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 91
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Don't Blog Angry! One of my favorite movies is Bill Murray's Groundhog Day.  SPOILER ALERT:  There's a scene where Bill's character groundhognaps Puxatawney Phil and includes one of my favorite quotes from the movie: Don't drive angry, right?  Bad things happen, mmmmkay? Well ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 50
Overall, it is important to be consistent when installing vinyl siding. However, the consistency should be in the GOOD department, not the BAD. On a one-year warranty inspection, which I seem to do a lot of, I look top to bottom, inside and out. Walking around the house I have 20X binoculars that...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 68
Having recently moved to Albuquerque, I am noticing a lot of things that you just don't see back in Florida. The first thing I came across was the use of Evaporative Coolers, or "Swamp Coolers" in place of the standard refrigerated type of air conditioning systems. Ok so how can you say Albuquerq...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 3
The largest mortgage provider in the United States is Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.  Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has agreed to settle these allegations for $5 Million.    The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development charged the allegations against Wells Fargo stating that Wells Fargo ...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 46
Everyone who does some sort of work on their home has this question come up and it must be answered too. It cannot be ignored. You either decide YES or NO. I have done both in my lifetime. Many things cross into the mind of someone who approaches this subject. Let's look at a few yeses and no's W...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 47
There Are No Limits On How Many Times a Topic Can Be Covered! One of the hardest things a new blogger has to overcome is finding a topic.  This is especially true if you are attempting to write a 30 in 30 challenge. (Keep your eyes open for one coming up via Donna Foerster) I know that when I beg...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 49
In thinking about writing an entry for this contest, I kind of fell down a rabbit hole and got distracted with the whole idea of going "above and beyond".   It started simply as an exercise in picking the best instance of Mary and I doing something beyond the ordinary for a client. There was a lo...