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 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 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 Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Comments 15
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 53
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 140
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 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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 35
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 Erin Renzas, In love with creative content marketing!
(Trulia)
Comments 33
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 Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 31
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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 48
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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 47
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 Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 22
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 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 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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 59
Ask An Ambassador:  How do I decide on an “ActiveRain Topic” category for my post? Before you publish a blog on ActiveRain,  you’ll be asked to select one of 14 choices for which category to place it in.  There are “Professional” choices and “Consumer” choices.  And I’ve noticed some of us have d...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 19
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 65
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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 29
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 Laura S. Baker, Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
(First Weber Group)
Comments 3
  It's been a while,....   Since I called many of my friends, Since I posted a blog (other than open houses and listings), Since I spent the day just hanging out with my grand daughter, Since I took care of myself, To find balance in one's life, especially during the busier time of the ye...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 33
My entry for Dennis Burgess's Under The Influence contest is a two-parter. This first one is for the good influences in my life, and part two is for the bad ones.     My grandmother, Bea Kleinman, was mostly responsible for shaping the person I am today. My home life was chaotic and dysfuncti...