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 Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 157
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Nothing can compromise a negotiating strategy more than the stench of desperation. Here in the Nashville real estate market (and likely many other markets), the shortage of houses available for purchase coupled with a plethora of rabid Buyers creates a veritable pall of desperation which provides...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 7
When my oldest son was about 2 years old, I wrote a letter to him explaining what I did for a living. I was a pastor of a church. In that letter, I explained how my job came about. It wasn't a role I chose. It was a calling I responded to. I explained to Jonny that he didn't need to follow in my ...
    Forty students from the   Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance   flash mob and flash waltz   Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers at the   Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower in Jerusalem. -------------------------------   The surprise concert was part of   Good Deeds Day,   an annual event t...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 19
I think we can all agree that we want consumers to locate our content online, find it useful, and call us for both more information and to assist with their real estate needs. For a few, their blog posts, videos, or social media posts go viral bringing hundreds and sometimes thousands of visitors...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
Comments 133
2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging      Leave a comment HERE!!!!!!  Participation COMPLETE: Did all 24 posts of the 2015 BIG BLog Jumpstart Challenge. OR   PARTIAL participation: a) Weltanschauung post completed (or not done) b) Community Guidelines post completed ...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 10
  Copper, limestone, glass and a myriad of angles make a dramatic space for City Hall in Austin, Texas. These photos celebrate the Antoine Predock award winning building – designed to be a welcoming and open space for the conduct of the city’s business. And it is LEED Gold Certified – in keeping...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 30
No More... Together we can end  domestic violence and sexual assault.   ********************   It can happen to anyone, there is no discrimination between heterosexuals and same sex partnerships.....men and women are both abused and assaulted.   Abuse is often overlooked because it can be purely ...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 5
Sign up today to get your spot reserved for my LIVE Event: SEO Workshop    SEO Workshop - Hands On Training with Katerina Gasset- Online Business Strategist, SEO, Branding for the internet and social media.    Book now by clicking here.    Date: Thursday March 26- 2015    Where: Country Inn confe...
By Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR, Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
Comments 24
  Ringing Ringing Ringing for Ron Marshall   On Tuesday, January 27th I called Ron Marshall to talk to him about his birdhouses and to perhaps purchase one for our Rotary Auction/Fundraiser,  a scholarship fund for seniors at East Greenbrier High School.  Ron wasn't home so I talked with his bett...
By Bob Ratliff, Broker Associate - REALTOR® 512-587-5689, Your Cedar Park & Leander, REALTOR® CRS GRI
(RE/MAX Capital City ~ Call Bob ~512-587-5689 Austin TX - REALTOR® CRS GRI)
Comments 17
Ringing and Singing with Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist.   January challenge ringing and singing in the rain hosted by Debbie Reynolds gave me the opportunity to reach out to Catherine Ulrey from Salem Oregon.   Catherine has been a Real Estate Broker since 1997 and c...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 38
With all the Ringing and Singing in the RAIN this month, there are lots of posts being written about phone calls between ActiveRain members. As wonderful as these calls are, there can't possibly be any as special as the one I received. Yesterday I received a very special call from a very special ...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 15
History of a Painting - Bonnie Doon Drive-in, S. Michigan Street, South Bend, Indiana. Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston© Bonnie Doon Ice Cream started in 1941 and in 1944, opened up their first drive-in.  One of their most popular locations was on S. Michigan Street, in South Bend, Indiana.  At...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 38
I am getting ready to go to a barn sale in really frigid weather. It is currently -4 degrees real temperature, and with the wind blowing feeling like -23. That's a serious cold spell. I'm hoping to find some unusual treasures from what I think is a familiar place. There is a guy who has been a wo...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 30
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Hey, hey, hey...I hope your Friday is starting off well and your social media presence is humming right along. If you decided to implement or change something with your FB presence at the beginning of 2015, hopefully you are seeing results by now. If not, it woul...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 9
This past week I had a gentleman call me about a property I have listed. He apologized a dozen times for bothering me. I had to laugh because having a potential buyer call me is not a bother. It's a blessing. I get a number of these calls throughout the year, and it just confirms that a lot of pe...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 9
We’re going to go through the 5 essential keys to a successful and reusable marketing campaign launch. Once you have these basics down, you can use them over and over again.   The 5 essential keys are: ·       Define your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) ·       Put an effective sales offer to wo...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 5
I'm sure Andrea has struck a cord here. She has hit on a new marketing technique that is a bit creepy if it has been following you around. She also left us an "opt-out" link to get a little more privacy when we're online. Use it if all of the ads on your sidebar are creeping out. I am a big plann...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 24
Singing in the Rain with the “Ginny of OZ” ~ Ginny Gorman   I’ve been meaning to call the “Ginny of OZ” for several weeks and after an appointment with a couple who owns a home in RI in Jamestown, it jogged my memory! I left a message and Ginny returned my call to my office just like she said she...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 72
Are you taking advantage of the social media options that ActiveRain is making available to you? Not sure? After you publish a public blog post, go back to that post and at the top you will see something similar to the below information (with your own blog title and contact information): The piec...