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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 65
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 40
~ 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 8
When you see a small foundation crack, remember it for later! It might show up again! Small foundation cracks are normal. All foundations will move, some more than others. Usually a foundation will find its position and stop moving in 3 to 5 years. But not always! Can you see it?  This is a very ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 30
The Caller Says My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis Can You Help Me?   Blogging, as many of us know, can bring phone calls and inquiries.   And lots of interesting questions.   So when I received the phone call and I heard:   My Husband Is Having A MidLife Crisis, Can You Help Me?   I stopped f...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 33
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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 6
Buying real estate as a first-time buyer, move-up buyer, scale-back buyer is a different type of buying from buying as a real estate investor. Investors typically have other things in mind beyond having a nice place to sleep. Investors are future focused. That future might be 5 years, 5 months or...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 6
Small Business USA (www.SmallBusinessUS.com) talks about 7 specific areas you need to consider in your business process. Here are all seven again: ·       Management Strategy ·       Primary Aim ·       Organizational Strategy ·       Strategic Objectives ·       People Strategy ·       Marketing...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 8
Off to Great American REALTOR Days in Tallahassee, Florida   Just in time for the beginning of the 2015 Florida Legislature session, Florida REALTORS are traveling to Tallahassee to impress on Our lawmakers that we care. Today was the first day of the two day Great American REALTOR Day event that...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 9
Feng Shui Ascension Tip: Practice Being Discerning  I know for me this is always an ongoing practice in my life. I remember my mother teaching me as a young girl with daily interactions and when mentoring me for Feng Shui, she would remind me sometimes certain thoughts that come to mind are best ...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 34
We all remember this advice: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.”   Reading Richard D. Rawdin blog post Things I Will Never Ever Say   I thought: as a real estate professionals, what are expressions that we should never use and/or never want to hear from others? One of the...
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 0
Moving to a new area code? Don't get rid of your old phone number! Get a free local number instead, here's how...       Google Voice
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 11
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you   Charlotte Whitton Former Mayor of Ottawa Thank you for reading my blog post! This post was selected, researched, authored and the photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it ...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 8
2011: I was 2 months into first real full time job out of college working at a used car finance company learning how to become a loan officer. It was grueling work and felt like a rat race. I remember not fitting in well at this job. I was let go that October with my boss saying "your a great per...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
Comments 31
It's All About the Points, 'Bout the Points . . . . . No Content   The new home page is making a splash here in the Active Rain community.  I've not made up my mind whether I like it, or not.  Change happens, we all know that.  When it happens too much, too fast . . . that's when people get tired...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
Charlotte's Levine Museum Of The New South is a history museum focusing on the history of life in the Piedmont after the Civil War.  This is a good reason to visit Charlotte. Please visit the original blog to leave your comments. Charlotte's Levine Museum Of The New South is a history museum focu...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 0
The 186th Annual Philadelphia International Flower Show runs through March 8th  at the Philadelphia Convention Center.    This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Movies” inspired from Disney and Disney-Pixar movies thanks to a Disney partnership Have cabin fever?  Forget the cold and snow outside.   ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
The Challenge: Tell us what you eliminated or stopped doing and how it has helped. Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any...
By Paul Henderson, I always put my clients first in any transaction!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 0
When you release expectations, you are free to enjoy things for what they are instead of what you think they should be... Mandy Hale Author  I always try to look at things with a fresh eye now and enjoy the outcome! You might have seen a sunrise or sunset a thousand times but each one is unique ...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
Quote of the Day. March 4, 2015 The only way to have a friend is to be one. - Ralph Waldo Emerson   
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 97
Welcome to The Fourth Annual ActiveRain "BE THE STAR OF YOUR OWN MOVIE" Awards Ceremony      I'm Sharon Tara, and I'm very happy to be here on the Red Carpet for all of today's exciting festivities!   I will be announcing  all the nominees for the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Movie categorie...