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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 26
     As a home inspector, I am paid to notice things. However, there are some things that I notice that have noting to do with real estate transactions. I have long suspected that a member has found a way to “game the system” in an attempt to rack up points. So I started tracking. I noticed that ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Somerset County New Jersey Commercial Listings For Rent  NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors offers a diverse inventory of commercial property for lease in North Central New Jersey. Here you will find commercial real estate for rent including retail space for lease, office for rent,...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 36
I get this question a lot:  What do I do about broken window seals? For sure, sooner or later, most double-pane windows (gas filled) will develop a broken seal.  The intert gas inside, argon or krypton, will leak out, get replaced by air, and that air will bring in condensation. People often ask ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 28
The updates, glitches, and fixes to the AR platform this past week got me thinking about the sea of changes we have seen on ActiveRain in 2014. There have been plenty of highs, a few lows, lots of debate, some surprises, and in the end I believe the changes/updates have helped the community grow ...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 46
Thanks to my lovely community for getting my butt in gear.  I miss you guys and I know you miss each other so let's plan our next round of MeetUps. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about...MeetUps are informal get-togethers for members of ActiveRain to hang out and talk business, sport...
By Fred Griffin, Real Estate Technology
(Get There Social Media, LLC)
Comments 79
     Are YOU making these Social Media and Blogging Blunders?  These mistakes can cost you Followers, Connections, and Friends.  More important, these gaffes can cost you Business!          Read along and look for places where YOUR social media and blogging presence might need improvement.     1....
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)
Comments 29
We're working with out-of-state buyer clients who asked, "Should We Buy A Long Island Home Without A Basement"?   These buyers are from an area that does not have basements, but have heard that on Long Island a basement is a necessary feature in a home.   A house with a basement may be common dep...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 50
Most Realtors have a plan and a way they like to do a listing presentation. That is likely to involve a thorough study of the subject property, area comps and the market's strengths and weaknesses. It's always good to be prepared, but sometimes you come prepared and your potential client has alre...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 62
My first dog was a wonderful mutt dog named Sparky. And while he was the world's goofiest looking pet, Sparky was in many ways the perfect dog (sorry, Willie!).  He was super affectionate and well behaved.  He never chewed socks or towels or designer slacks.  He never got car sick, and he wouldn'...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
Confession – I know that Evernote could be instrumental in simplifying many things in my everyday life . . . BUT am having difficultly adding it to my rhythm. I’m currently using Google Drive (and Gmail Contacts) to do most of the functions I imagine that Evernote would help me do. I wonder if sh...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 48
For most of us who have lived awhile we have learned the importance of timing. Everyday is special, but some days afford us opportunities we don't come across that often. On those days it is important to, as Saul Bellow would say, seize the day. We aren't always lucky enough to have the luxury of...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 14
This week, there is a collection that range from whimsical to really helpful, practical stuff.  Here's this week's list! Customer Service-There's Got To Be A Better Way Toni Weidman:  Here is a reminder of how we can learn from the companies we rely on. 3 Ways Kim Kardashian Could Help Real Estat...
By Pam Guthrie, Seaside Realty Company Broker In Charge, REALTOR
(Seaside Realty Company)
Comments 0
FURNISHED $1300 per month - Plus tenant pays electric bill. (Water, sewer, basic cable, trash included.) POOL AND GRILLS ONSITE.   SLEEPS 8 - Each bedroom has its own bath and TV. Rare 1st floor END unit in the Sea Mark Tower building. The CORNER units are approx. 30% LARGER !! Gorgeous newer til...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 14
Congratulations to Chris Ann Cleland    Northern Virginia real estate professional Chris Ann Cleland has just passed her two millions points milestone on the ActiveRain Leaderboard. Congratulations to Chris Ann Cleland and best wishes for continued success.  Chris Ann Cleland Kentlands Dahlia Pho...
By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 3
Upper Saddle River Real Estate Update A gorgeous newer Upper Saddle River Colonial style home for sale. Completely renovated in 2006! Proudly offered by Jeana Cowie of RE/MAX Real Estate Ltd. cell 201-982-2200 Must see Upper Saddle River home for sale offered at $799,900 Formal Living Room New Mo...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 36
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-November 16 to November 22, 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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 33
  Finding your Voice on Active Rain and the World Wide Web is critical to your success!   I must admit it took me a while to find my “voice”, once I found it no one could stop me.    Negative attitudes, hostile or opposing comments did not mean anything they just strengthened my voice. Yesterday ...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 64
Yes, I know it will for a fact.  I recently read an excellent post by a Newbie in our community which was titled, ”How to use a Blog to establish your online presence”. All of her points were excellent, but the biggest omission was the fact that you need to have a Rainmaker Account to reach the p...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 96
If you're an ActiveRain newbie, there's something you need to know. If you want to buy ghost written marketing materials for your web site or for print "advertorials", that's one thing.  But here on ActiveRain?  Not such a great idea. Last week, while I was doing Google checks on some of my Last ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 52
Surprise!     ********************   Sometimes I like a surprise.....other times, not so much.   This dude popping out of my birthday cake, I could handle quite nicely.....logging  in to "the Rain" and finding things still all messed up annoys the crap out of me.     Click on "Following" and you ...