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 Jack Mossman - The Nines Team in Stockton, The Nines Team at Keller Williams
(The Nines Team At Keller Williams)
Comments 48
What do you do about GHOSTS in the neighborhood? A colleague and I recently listed a home in the Hellyer Park area of San Jose, California.  Since the home was tenant occupied and difficult to show, we decided to bring it to market with a price under the current comps and see how we would fair.  ...
By David Dee, Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orange County CA
(IRN REALTY)
Comments 3
3 units triplex for sale in Alhambra - $888,000   All 2 bedrooms and 1 bathrooms Upstair unit has a walk out balcony area Downstairs units have decent size backyard 3 covered carports with additional parking available on the property Water, trash, gardening covered Tenants pay for gas, electric  ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 36
     As a home inspector, I am paid to notice things. However, there are some things that I notice that have noting to do with real estate transactions. I have long suspected that a member has found a way to “game the system” in an attempt to rack up points. So I started tracking. I noticed that ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 39
The updates, glitches, and fixes to the AR platform this past week got me thinking about the sea of changes we have seen on ActiveRain in 2014. There have been plenty of highs, a few lows, lots of debate, some surprises, and in the end I believe the changes/updates have helped the community grow ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 42
I get this question a lot:  What do I do about broken window seals? For sure, sooner or later, most double-pane windows (gas filled) will develop a broken seal.  The intert gas inside, argon or krypton, will leak out, get replaced by air, and that air will bring in condensation. People often ask ...
By Fred Griffin, Real Estate Technology
(Get There Social Media, LLC)
Comments 83
     Are YOU making these Social Media and Blogging Blunders?  These mistakes can cost you Followers, Connections, and Friends.  More important, these gaffes can cost you Business!          Read along and look for places where YOUR social media and blogging presence might need improvement.     1....
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 28
This week, there is a collection that range from whimsical to really helpful, practical stuff.  Here's this week's list! Customer Service-There's Got To Be A Better Way Toni Weidman:  Here is a reminder of how we can learn from the companies we rely on. 3 Ways Kim Kardashian Could Help Real Estat...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 47
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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 51
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 ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 67
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 29
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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 64
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 48
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 16 to November 22, 2014   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it c...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 36
"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 62
Some family members and friends are notorious in injecting toxic opinions into the first-time home buyers' minds.   After seeing almost 20 houses in four towns, these young couple's eyes gleamed with excitement when they toured around this 1800-square-foot home in a desirable town with outstandin...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 49
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...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 98
If you're an ActiveRain newbie, there's something you need to know. If you want to buy ghost written marketing materials for your web site or for print "advertorials", that's one thing.  But here on ActiveRain?  Not such a great idea. Last week, while I was doing Google checks on some of my Last ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Confession – I know that Evernote could be instrumental in simplifying many things in my everyday life . . . BUT am having difficultly adding it to my rhythm. I’m currently using Google Drive (and Gmail Contacts) to do most of the functions I imagine that Evernote would help me do. I wonder if sh...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 35
  Finding your Voice on Active Rain and the World Wide Web is critical to your success!   I must admit it took me a while to find my “voice”, once I found it no one could stop me.    Negative attitudes, hostile or opposing comments did not mean anything they just strengthened my voice. Yesterday ...