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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
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. It's chea...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 26
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 23
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 Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 8
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 25
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 12
 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 Christina Ehli, RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent
(RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan)
Comments 8
As of 8/29/12 this home was improved in price to $229,900.UPDATE:  I SOLD this home in Boulder Hills Sub, Milford, MI  48381 for $226,000 IN 2012. This 2004 Built Colonial Home is located approx:Half-mile from Main Street in Downtown Milford Michigan (numerous Shops and Restaurants)3/4 of a mile ...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
SUCCESS IS A CHOICE 1)  Build self esteem2)  Set Demanding Goals3)  Always be POSITIVE4)  Establish GOOD Habits5)  Master The Art Of Communication6)  Learn From Role Models7)  Thrive On Pressure8)  Be Ferociously Persistent9)  Learn From Adversity10) SURVIVE SUCCESS Have an awesome weekend! Tim
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
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 Richie Alan Naggar author PEARLS FOR THE SOUL .com books, Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose + Real Estate too?
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 5
The minute one summons the BELIEF of defeat, it will be done to them as quickly as the belief can deliver it up. A nano second, a wisp of time even faster than thought, beliefs govern all outcomes of the human journey and its results or lack of them. If one gives up, what follows is the proof af...
By Inna Ivchenko, Los Angeles / Valley Homes
(Mannis Real Estate Group)
Comments 120
 It finally have happened!  After writing 367 blog posts and reading thousands, leaving 10,000+ comments, answers, likes and reviews, taking part of many contests, hours and hours in front of my Mac, 231 followers,etc. etc. a reached one of my goals for 2015: 500,000 AR blogging points.  This mil...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 0
 Here is a wonderful Fall picture of the Wooden Boat Show that is held in Southport North Carolina once a year.  This is a show where many craftsmen build a wooden boat that is tried and proven in the waters around the area in the Cape Fear River, The Intra-Coastal Waterway or the Atlantic Ocean....
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 22
Realtors Help Keep Emotions Out of the Transaction Selling or buying a home can be a stressful time for all parties involved.  Many times, the seller has sentimental attachments to their home and find it hard to see the home for what it is.  They think their home is worth so much more than it is ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 0
Museum Quality Dedham Contemporary houses are different than your regular Colonial or Federal style home you find everywhere in Dedham.  Dedham, MA is a community just south and west of Boston and the original and ongoing county seat of Norfolk County. Dedham and Dedham real estate has a rich his...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
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 Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 18
     I find it very perplexing as to the reason that most folks do not use or visit the Q&A section of ActiveRain. I understand that as busy professionals, our time is limited and we must make the use of that precious resource. That being said, I find that it takes less than five minutes a day to...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 1
I am thankful for the knowledge to let go of "if only's". Many times I have slowed down the future reliving the past. If only I had said or done.... . It is written "no one pours new wine into old wine skins..."  Are you trying to change your future but continually talking about your past? Can I...
By Sarah Cole, Sarah Cole
(VA on Demand Social Media Consultant -
Comments 4
 I happened to be sitting across the table at a local restaurant known as the "Clam Bar" with one of the best real estate coaches in the business.  What did I expect we'd talk about?  The weather?  No, Roberta Ross, got right down to the nitty gritty with me and one of the questions she first ask...
By Nurit Praeger
Comments 20
Should you use a face oil or moisurizer or both? A moisturizer is emollient and feels "oh so nice" BUT, is it really providing your skin what it needs?  Check the ingredients, moisturizers are primarily made up of water.  Slathering on feels great and sometimes the heavily perfumed ones with expe...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 41
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...