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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-December 13 to December 20, 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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 38
The government gives with one hand, but takes away with the other.   Yesterday I got notification from the Social Security Administration that my benefits for 2015 will be increased by 1.7 percent.   But.....there is always a but.....because I was younger than full retirement age in 2014, there w...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 44
3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too. 2.7 years ago I finally got serious about blogging, I had decided a few months earlier that doing the blogging thing was a smart way to drive some business my way, but I just could not think of anything worth saying, so I didn't. Then in Ap...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 33
Has 2014 been the type of real estate year you envisioned when you set your goals for it near the end of 2013? Were your goals attainable? Too easy? Too hard to reach? Pushed aside and forgotten about? Re-evaluated periodically throughout the year? You did set goals, right? I admit I was pretty e...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 35
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! This is often the busiest month of the year for many of us with new biz, existing clients, family time, shopping, parties, events, travel, etc. and it is very easy to put our online presence on auto-pilot until the new year. Do. Not. Do. That. As Barbara Todaro m...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 22
    Serendipity Sunday – The Generosity of ActiveRainers!!  Thank You All!!   I was very pleasantly surprised this morning to log in briefly and find comments of three or more from Bob Crane, Kevin Tolbert, Michael Jacobs and Bruce and Sharon Walter!    They are certainly giving me a great boost....
By Jill Moog, Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale
(Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc.)
Comments 49
  Christmas in San Diego County CA 2014 Thanks Active Rain, I'm going to jump now! Yes, finally after months of observation, I am ready to take the plunge - into blogging that is. I've spent quite a bit of time reading blogs, watching Active Rain videos and interacting with others here on Active ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 3
 I love patting folks on the back, and Michael Thornton has made a great point here about our Like buttons - use them  when you feel a post or comment is a good one!         What is there not to like about being liked? When ActiveRain started imitating Facebook with the "Like" feature I thought i...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 23
In the area in which I live winter has been around for some time, although not officially so. It has been cold and snowy, and it is really cold today. The forecast for Christmas is rain and pretty warm temperatures. It's good because I am driving to New Jersey shortly thereafter and was hoping th...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 14
    Alice's Pretty Party 2014   For years we have been enjoying a wonderful tradition attending Alice's Pretty Party.         Just take a look at photos of Alice's past parties.    This year was different. Going without My Lee was a real challenge. The party was magical, so pretty, the food was p...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 14
I attended a wonderful holiday party last night and that along with other holiday festivities has gotten me a little behind with blogging. I am going to share holiday photos of the Christmas Boat parade over the next few days and hopefully will add to your Christmas spirit and celebration. It was...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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This picture is sad in so many ways... 1st I have to say ... REALLY is there truly someone in America that doesn't know what the name if these BANANA are? Apparently so. 2nd is - I hope this did not come from someone out of our school system. Even if its an illegal I again have to ask HOW DO YOU...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Sellstate Pacific Realty)
Comments 7
We have arrived to this time of the year to give, share, enjoy, and celebrate with friends and family this Holiday Season. I want to wish each and every one to my friends and all the members at Active Rain community a warm, joyful, success, and the best holiday season this year. SEASON GREETINGS...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 5
This is a big game for the NFC West as it will decide who likely will win the division potentially carry a #1 seed for the playoffs and for the loser they are likely looking in from the outside having to go the hard way as a Wildcard team and face a potential 3 road games to get to the Super Bow...
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)
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  Squaready is an easy and fast way to post your photos on instagram, your camera, or social media sites. There are different ways to create your own spin. You can make a rectangle photo into square shape, and you can choose different colorful backgrounds.There are various filters, text input, fr...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 1
Every week I pick 10 posts that I think that could use a second look, a little more exposure, or that are so good that I want all my friends to have a chance to experience it. This week is no exception and it has been a challenge to narrow the list down to 10, I hope that you enjoy these along wi...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 3
Every Christmas ornament has a story   Colorado real estate professional Debbie Laity has issued a challenge to ActiveRain bloggers to Show Us Your Home for the Holidays...December ActiveRain Challenge. Debbie has asked each of us to photograph some holiday decorations in our home or in our home ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
Identify the good things in your life and happiness is sure to follow.  Please visit the original blog if you wish to leave comments.   Fixating Roots An Uneasy Feeling….     Especially during the holidays it’s easy to feel this can’t be it! Have you ever felt like you are lacking? Have you ever ...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
Comments 16
  When you believe it you'll see it   In many ways we've been raised to believe only what we see. If you can't see it - it's not real - that's what we're taught. The truth is that “When you believe it you’ll see it” and not before.  Thus believing is vital to our survival and success. If you cou...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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The three words Ready, Set, Go are familiar in many competitive sports such as track or swimming.  A swimmer needs to make the right dive at the start time or the momentum will be lost.  He must be prepared to leave the block at the very second of GO.  Proper preparation does prevent poor perform...