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 Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
(Cherry Creek Properties, LLC)
Comments 12
ActiveRain Meet-Up: Metro Denver Area   I'm hosting my FIRST ActiveRain Meet-Up and I hope you'll join me! Whether you live or work in the Metro Denver or surrounding areas, or you might just be passing through from out of state (or the Western Slope), please pop in and visit with us! If ...
By Mark Don McInnes, Associate Broker, Keller Williams Realty - North Idaho 208 255-6227
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 18
How many times have we said "its a dogs life"?  There are so many ways I would actually feel complimented if someone felt I was leading a 'dogs life'.  One aspect I make a concious effort in trying to be more like my dogs, is how they live each day to itself.   They get up with ...
By Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor, CDPE, CIAS, SFR , Investor
(Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt)
Comments 7
Is it OK to have fear? It is only natural to have fear in our lives. Some fears are stronger than others. I personally have fears that sometimes overpower my actions and it pulls me down to valleys that I struggle to climb out of. However, if one is mindful of its fear, it can be overcome and ove...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 9
Coming soon! 2BR/2BA condo in West Hollywood, CA! We have a new listings coming soon. Keep checking back here for more information!    *** Live in a HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER BUILDING of WeHo *** (West Hollywood, CA)     A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BUY INTO THIS UNIQUE HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER BUILDING WITH A SP...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 145
As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of Trulia means for Trulia and Zillow on a broader scale, take a lo...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
Comments 25
Beckett Bridge in Tarpon Springs-Florida is one of several drawbridges in Pinellas County; but Beckett is unique in that it does not have a full-time bridge tender on duty. Tall boats have to provide notice to Pinellas County 2 hours prior to requesting a bridge opening!Stretching over Whitcomb ...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 297
How To Get Started on ActiveRain - A quick route to a successful journey on ActiveRain. The ActiveRain Staff,  along with our Members and Ambassadors, wish to welcome you to the ActiveRain community.  We know you have a choice, and we're glad you've chosen our network as a place to connec...
By Richard Yates, Broker and Realtor Orange County, California
Comments 59
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 Julie Booth, Keeping the parties informed of the escrow process
(Booth Escrow, LLC)
Comments 5
Can Vacation Time Affect RESPA's 10% Tolerance and Cause a Delay? You bet it can!  Here are some tips to prevent your transaction from going over the 10% tolerance.  It doesn't take much to push a loan over this tolerance, but by asking your customer some questions early in the process an...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 17
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 Bob Stewart, Community Evangelist
(ActiveRain)
Comments 161
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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 35
My real estate board, Houston Association of REALTORS has what I believe to be one of the best MLS sites in the country.  Now I may be the slightest bit biased but from what I hear from our clients and other agents who visit our site, many agree with this statement.     When they added the blog ...
By Erin Renzas, In love with creative content marketing!
(Trulia)
Comments 48
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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 59
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 42
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 45
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 Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 42
It's obvious to us, because we're here every day, that the nature of our real estate market will have a major effect on what our buyers and sellers experience in the course of a transaction. But real estate markets are complicated. While average consumers may have a general idea of what i...
By Jeremy Joslin, Professional Real Estate Marketing and Sales
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 3
  Better Than New Construction for Sale, 2 Matthew Lane, East Windsor CT  If you are thinking about purchasing new construction, schedule a showing today for this exquisite home in East Windsor, CT.  This better than new construction home offers 4BR 2.5 baths and 2234 square feet of living space ...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 75
Who's ready to rock and roll?!?!?  I'm so very happy to announce the 2014 Summertime ActiveRain Meetup Locations!!  Thank you to the hosts for organizing this round, without you there would be no MeetUp love.   If you have any questions regarding the MeetUp, please feel free to contact th...
By Julie Booth, Keeping the parties informed of the escrow process
(Booth Escrow, LLC)
Comments 1
If so, that is terrific but just remember that the seller is then required to pay both sides of the escrow fee along with any loan finance charges that the VA buyer is restricted from paying (non allowables). I always get so surprised by how many sellers say they weren't told about this when ...