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 Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 14
Do you give others a wide berth...or are you in a bumper car that is constantly getting hit and you did not see it coming? Do you carry a carrot in your pocket or are you armed and ready with a big stick with the safety off?  Do you bask in the sun and enjoy the moment...or are you loaded down wi...
By Richard Yates, Broker and Realtor Orange County, California
Comments 52
How to blog like a Professional Becoming an accomplished blogger takes time, but also requires a proper education in Titles, Topics, Content, Layouts, Links, Keywords and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).  It's not enough to write a post of great value without applying proven techniques, skil...
By Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 94
Some of you may have already noticed, with the recent release, when you 'like' a blog post or a comment, you now get a few extra points.  8 points every time you 'like' a blog post (up to 20 per day)4 points every time you 'like' a comment (up to 30 per day) After this wen...
By Erin Renzas, In love with creative content marketing!
(Trulia)
Comments 19
When it comes to meeting the best buyers and sellers on Trulia your first impression counts. If you sign into your Trulia account today, you may notice something different! In order to help you look even better than you already do, we’ve given our free Trulia Agent Profiles a makeover. The improv...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 35
2014 Summer Video Challenge, Show Us Your Local & Bring in the Juice We all know how great local events are for attracting clients and bringing in the Google Juice and we have been told how much Google likes Video, so this Challenge is going to combine the two for a great dose of SEO for all ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 76
Yesterday morning, I got out of the shower to find a message in my voice mail.  The call came in at about 9:30 am.  It was an agent wanting to show a listing I have.  It's an occupied home, and in addition to the regular showing instructions (by appointment - call agent), I have (in all caps)...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 28
It was a nice day for home inspection yesterday. Although the outcome would not be a beautiful one, instead of sulking in from another deal that would not go through, I requested for the home inspector's card with the buyer standing next to me.   Unexpectedly, the home inspector said that he ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
People call with questions after finding me on the web - like this one:  "Can you tell if there's water under the roof surface after repairs?"  The answer is yes! Scenario - a hotel roof had leaking in many places.  There are three separate roof areas - over the laundry, over the ki...
By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 14
Not all, but in a lot of cases they call their Realtor. I'm pretty sure that there aren't many of you out there who has received one of those calls over the course of their career. Don't put yourself in a position of having to think whether you could have done something different duri...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 58
Free Enterprise Encourages Everyone To Set And Achieve High Goals!   "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving it." Michelangelo (1475-1564) This defines the human experience.  Some of us want to strive, and ac...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 9
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! With another week quickly winding down, have you taken the opportunity to show your Facebook Fan Page a little TLC? How about your followers...did they get some of your attention this week? Surely you stopped in and "hung out" with others in a few of th...
By Dennis Burgess, Orlando Property Manager and Realtor
(Total Realty Corp.)
Comments 229
Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest Under The Influence(s)- an ActiveRain Contest   It's my first ActiveRain contest!  After 2 and 1/2 years, I figured it was time to host one- so here it goes...   While not quite under the influence like the driver in the photo here, it's safe ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 38
The Extra Mile.....Do you take that journey?   ********************   Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. Gary Ryan Blair   Heroes have a rough time becau...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
Comments 15
  What Makes You Leap?     Sometimes a picture can speak louder than words can. And if that statement is true “this picture speaks loudly” or at least it does for me.   I came across this picture and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I want to share this picture as it really inspires me. Most of th...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 3
The Obituary Appears, When Do You Call For The Listing Appointment?     Gasp…   We know what you might be thinking   But...   Then reality sets in   You had previously called….   Maybe you knocked on their door…   Perhaps there was a casual conversation…   Or a mutual acquaintance had mentioned y...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 5
The Last Sunrise in Bristol TN~VA For July 2014 …It's A Great One!   This has been a great month in The Bristol TN~VA Area and there's no better way to end it than with ...   The Last Sunrise in Bristol TN~VA For July 2014 …It's A Great One!     Thanks for stopping by and while you ar...
By Randy Mitchelson, Internet Marketing Expert, Author, Activist
(iPartnerMedia.com and Homeland Heroes Home Loans)
Comments 18
One of the ActiveRain contests for July gives us the opportunity to share how we are involved in the community. Being in business entails bein a good corporate citizen. Some industries, like banking, are mandated by fedral law to be give back to the communities in which they serve. Regardless of ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 12
Just getting started, but a Sneak Preview is in order.    The window treatments went up on Wednesday and the furniture was delivered yesterday.   There are still so many accessories that need to be purchased and the fabulous piece of artwork needs to be hung, but I'm saving that for another p...
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 7
On September 21st 2013, I was visited by ZILLOW undercover agents who were gathering data in regards to their future growth and potentials. They found out about me because I was an ACTIVERAIN active blogger. A RAINER! Someone hire up said...find out what you can from this guy...Here is the origi...
By John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO
(John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC)
Comments 13
July Contest: What Have You Done to Make a Difference in Your Community? This contest was a challenge to enter as I often wonder if I have made a difference in my community.  I have donated my time and energy only in the hope it has benefited our community. I was elected to the Town of Westcliffe...