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 Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 20
Home delivery milkman's son's story about real estate. Growing up in Doylestown, Pa back in the days when people didn't lock their doors, left their car keys in the ignition and knew their neighbors I had the privilege to join my father in his job.  He was a home delivery milkman.  Beginning with...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 42
Ain't Nobody Got Time for That! I'm talking about all the crap going on "in the Rain" It's been 45 minutes just trying to log in read a few comments that were left on my post yesterday and try to comment on a few before I have to start getting ready for work. ActiveRain is like a fire or having b...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
Comments 16
Vegas Bob almost missed Inna's post on hitting 500K at the Activerain network.VB has known Inna for many years at AR and she is quite a asset to the network.With a "Gold Star" from the God's at AR and over 120 comments to Inna's (original) post ...  Wow you go girl and here's to your next 500K to...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 33
For me a good garage sale is a great day and a wonderful opportunity. After a bitter winter it is good to see the ads again. So Yesterday on an unusually chilly day I drove to two sales well advertised and appealing. Neither sale was on. No notes, no explanations: in essence no nothing. I was bum...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Saturday Subscriber Finds 101We are nearing the two year anniversary of this series and it is hard to believe. I have had such fun introducing members and getting to know them better myself. This week is I am mixing it up with some Oldies but Goodies. Following people makes them feel special and ...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 9
You might be from Wisconsin if … You take pride in the education that your state provides for children of all ages.Wisconsin is well known for high academic standards, blue ribbon schools, top quality teachers, well-funded libraries, and top notch universities.When we were traveling to other stat...
By Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life
(Real Living | At Home)
Comments 11
We all meet wonderful people along this Active Rain path.This is a great writer, Inna is witty and caring, which is a great combo.The new photo she's using also shows her to be a creative soul, and a woman to be connected with.Sure, post here if you wish, but pop over to her page and say "hi".   ...
By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
Comments 8
  Michael Jacobs , Endre Barath, Jr. and Ron and I will be hosting a meet-up in Santa Monica at Il Forno  Trattoria at 5:30PM, on May 16th 2015. The casual restaurant has fabulous food, outstanding service and a wonderful wine cellar. If feels like “coming home” to our extended family when we din...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 0
Be a Rainbow  "Try to be a Rainbow in someone's cloud" -  Maya Angelou This quote was provided by San Francisco blogger Lottie Kendall in one of her recent blogs. Try to be a Rainbow.Lottie suggests that it may not take much effort to become a rainbow.  A smile, a ‘thank you’ or an act of kindnes...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 30
Everybody has a friend who does . . . . You name it. You know, he's a carpet-layer, a plumber, a carpenter, a mechanic, a handyman, an electrician, etc. When a problem arises, or a need comes up, call the friend, or the friend's friend who does XYZ on the side. You'll get your job done, and you'l...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 33
Get ready Rainers, MeetUps are happening!!  Come one, come all.  A MeetUp is an informal gathering between ActiveRain members and anyone else in the real estate world that would like to attend.  No agenda but usually stories about ActiveRain, Rainers, business and more come up.I'd like to thank t...
By Debra Landy, PA and NY Home Stager
(StageTwoSell LLC)
Comments 27
Have you every wondered about a good kitchen paint color?   Yesterday Stage Two Sell did a Real Estate Consultation for a seller in Horseheads NY who had done a great deal of preparing her home for sale.  Great!  There were just a few issues that we addressed.  We arranged furniture to better sel...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 37
Rainer Facebook Fan PagesConsistency and engagment are the answers. What is the question? How do you generate new clients from Facebook (or any social media site for that matter)?!?! It sounds easy but it does actually take some effort as anyone who actively works on their social media presence w...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 28
 Is It Too Late?   How many times have you said and or heard “it’s too late.” I am sure most of us have used and or heard this excuse before. “It’s too late,” is often used as a pretext for inaction. “It’s too late,” justifies giving up, not changing, or not doing something. Usually, “it’s too la...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 22
When I moved a box that looked quite out of place, to see what was behind, I saw the leak, before the leak, before the future leak.  Was the box there to provide artistic concealment?  Sometimes it is!  I moved the box because it was empty.Future leak?I'll get to that.This house was built in 1993...
By Andy Brown-Climer School of Real Estate, The Best Real Estate School in Florida
(Climer School of Real Estate)
Comments 0
If you have been thinking about getting your Florida Real Estate License and starting your Real Estate Career; you are in luck! The Climer School of Real Estate, the Best Real Estate School in Florida, is beginning a Sales Associate Pre-License Class this Monday, April 27th. Your Instructor is An...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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I remember early on in my career that people used to talk about the "brass Ring" as if it was some mythical beast or accomplishment. Kind of like the ever dangling carrot in front of you that was supposed to motivate to do more and get more you was my take on the whole stupid mess but whatever.No...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 7
On ActiveRain's About page, it says "With more than 267,534 members, ActiveRain is the largest and most active professional social network in the real estate industry."My take on this is that over 267,000 accounts have been created on ActiveRain since it's beginning in 2006. But how many of these...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
Sometimes I think we all work too much and take far too little time to play and laugh. A little fun, a litle silliness for your day. Take a break with a guinea pig interview.
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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Nothing is better then Philadelphia and a Tastykake You know you are from Philadelphia when you come home and  eat a delicious melt in your mouth Tastykake .Made with the freshest ingredients . There are so many varieties to choose from. Nothing is better then a Tastykake . They can not be copied...