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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 Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 16
Whether you are near or far -----           in the cold and beautiful snow  -----                     or dipping your toes in the gentle ocean ---- Whether you are in the city ------           or the suburbs -----                     or the country ----- I'm sending wishes your way for a wonderfu...
By Nancy Laswick, Your Phoenix/Scottsdale REALTOR®
(REALTY ONE GROUP)
Comments 8
Thanksgiving Wishes   May your stuffing be tastyMay your turkey be plump,May your potatoes and gravyHave nary a lump.May your yams be deliciousAnd your pies take the prize,And may your Thanksgiving dinnerStay off of your thighs!   Wishing you a day filled with memorable moments with family and f...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 15
Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving day holiday with family and friends. Take time and to have gratitude for the blessings in your life. Focus on the positive and good will prevail. Sending you a beautiful photo from the beach. I feel blessed on this day to be with my family and to spend...
By Fred Griffin, Real Estate Technology
(Get There Social Media, LLC)
Comments 8
      Two Hemi 'Cudas, sitting on the street in San Francisco!  This photo was taken in the year 1997.      While driving in downtown San Francisco, I noticed a small crowd in front of an office building.  An excited bystander told me that Don Johnson and Cheech Marin had just gone inside.  TV cr...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 8
Thanksgiving Dinner At The Souto Household 2014.  Thanksgiving at the Souto house is a day of family and sharing with others.  This year was an extra special Thanksgiving at the Souto house, because it was the very first one with my first grandchild, Elizabeth.  It is hard to explain but this go...
By Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester
(Empire Realty Group)
Comments 13
There is a local dairy that has pasteurized milk and not homogenized that I frequent every five days for my gallon of 2% milk. Yesterday waiting in line a youngster asked his Mother: what kind of pie is Mince Meat. Her reply was you will not like it the only ones that do are your Grandparents! I ...
By Norma Toering, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. CA
(Charlemagne International Properties)
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Preparing the Thanksgiving table is always fun, and with the balmy weather the patio was the place to celebrate a day with family and friends.  I enlisted the help of my granddaughter to help me wrap the silverware in the napkins and tie it with a  sprig of rosemary and twine bow. It was a delig...
By Randy Kirsch, (NMLS# 1012303) Your Dedicated Mortgage Consultant
(Right Trac Financial Group, Inc., NMLS# 2709)
Comments 5
I extend my best wishes to all on the Rain for a very happy and meaningful Thanksgiving.  I am thankful to be a part of the  Rain and to have met and become friendly with some very terrific people on this site.  I am especially thankful for my thirty (+/-) year friendship with Joe Petrowsky and a...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Thankful Thursday Today is by tradition a day to think about our blessings. Mine are many and living in this country and having freedoms are just a few of them. I am thankful for my faith and believing in an Almighty Being that controls all things. Family and friends add quality to our lives and ...
By Jenna Dixon, Associate Broker - Let's Talk Atlanta Real Estate
(DRA Homes (Atlanta, GA))
Comments 6
I have already admitted that I was a little concerned about how this Thanksgiving was going to go. Now it's nearly over and I have to say that it was a great day. Yes, there was a very important piece missing. My family rallied and we make a very beautiful day for ourselves full of food and laugh...
By Bob Zorechak - ABR, GRI, e-PRO, Sells Homes in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Cos., NJ
(Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan)
Comments 1
  Peapack Gladstone NJ Real Estate Market Update AUGUST 2014 by Bob Zorechak - GRI, ABR, e-PRO   The numbers for Peapack Gladstone are down significantly across the board for AUGUST 2014 in 3 out of 4 categories: The rolling 12 month sales volume has dropped significantly for the second consecuti...
By Bob Zorechak - ABR, GRI, e-PRO, Sells Homes in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Cos., NJ
(Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan)
Comments 1
  Tewksbury NJ Real Estate Market Update AUGUST 2014 by Bob Zorechak - GRI, ABR, e-PRO The numbers for Tewksbury in AUGUST of 2014 are mostly down from last year at this time with the exception of the monthly volume of Closed Sales, which is the highest it's been in at least the past five years: ...
By Christopher Ohlsen
(Mortgage Lender)
Comments 13
I signed up a little while back for a program called Retechulous which is a program developed by Josh Schoenly & Ryan Hartman. The program is a great one if for nothing else its educational value. I have definitely been able to improve my web marketing efforts since signing up with them. They hav...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 26
What Happened? Do You Know? Why Are You Blaming Me? by Bill Roberts. What happened to our business over the last ten years? Do you know or just think you do? And why are you blaming me? I routinely "follow" the blog posts of the mortgage professionals that I know here on ActiveRain. I read their ...
By Laura S. Baker, Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group
(First Weber Group)
Comments 23
  Happy Thanksgiving ActiveRain! Today I'm taking a moment to say Thank You to all of my ActiveRain Family.    You have touched my life in so many ways, enriching it beyond belief.  Some of you have become incredible friends, some have shared knowledge and education, some have challenged me and c...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 70
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 87
     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 Loreena Yeo, Realtor® | Frisco TX Community Ambassador
(3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.)
Comments 40
I throw alot of temper tantrums wondering why life never changed once we paid off our debt. We still lived the same lifestyle so I claimed. But on days when my head is screwed on right, I feel very blessed that I married a contented man. Someone who continues to teach me and grow me daily. We've ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 53
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 39
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and colleagues here in the Rain and across the Web! Today will be a day filled with fun, relaxation, laughter, and a bit of reflection for my family and I. I hope it is the same and more for you and your family. God Bless...we all have much to be thankful for...