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 Marina Gavrylyuk, Marina
(Sutton Group Summit)
Comments 17
As I already mentioned on FB yesterday, I had the most silly experience with the Home Seller yesterday. While myself and my buyer client were touring the house, home Seller grabed our shoes that were left by the front door and parked them outside the front door, right on the busy sidewalk in down...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 43
There are currently (as of this writing) 8681 ActiveRain Groups. As stated on the ActiveRain Groups page, "Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others, or start your own and get others to join.". I like them, use them, and overall think they are a gr...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 49
In my years in the industry I have seen any number of folks who are paying significantly higher property taxes than their neighbors with comparable homes. Most people complain about their taxes but have no clue whether or not they are paying the right amount or not. Many years ago I had a listing...
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive Realty/Charlotte, NC)
Comments 22
Scam are not just on the internet in your email these days... they are also on your phones. So many scams and so little time! Seriously, it's worth reading the article below which outlines beautifully the various phone scams out there these days. These scams exits because people fall for them! Do...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 18
      I believe that we can all agree that as business owners we all have three things in common:          1) We are in the marketing business. This is what keeps the pipeline full.          2) We are in the sales business. This is what keeps food on the table.          3) We are all in the peopl...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 27
A couple of years ago after I first moved in to my new old home I heard what sounded like a mechanical noise in the spring. My former neighbor wasn't around that spring, and no one I knew here acknowledged what I was talking about. It only happened at night and I even wrote a blog about it. Event...
By Margaret Kapranos, Matching Marin Sellers to Buyers! 415-608-5070
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 1
Once a year I do a significant spring cleaning.  High on my list is purging, a beneficial psychological and practical activity.   It's a lot easier to do this in annual increments than to try to tackle it upon a move.  This year, the focus of my purge was the office/guest bedroom.I removed two bo...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 39
This month has been crazy busy, so my blogging has been a bit limited.  Here are my top hits for April. You might be from Chappaqua if...  Interestingly, this post currently has 1,063 clicks...thanks mostly to an idea from Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR.  She suggested putting it on Facebook. ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
Just a soft reminder to my Boston area friends - and that includes Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine, too.Reminder about ACTIVERAIN MEET UP on May 12th at noon - exactly a week from today.Don't miss it. Let's make it a big event in our area.And thanks to Larry Lawfer for making i...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 17
I love to travel and do so as much as I can. Later this month I will be going to Ecuador and Peru and am looking forward to it. About three weeks ago I booked my winter trip and was so excited to be able to use airline miles I have had for sometime to offset the expense. It was complicated and di...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 10
My 24-7 Online Library Yes I do have a lot of books, tapes, cd’s in my office but I am always wanting to read something more so I do spend a fair amount of time at the Library. I have library cards for libraries all around Wisconsin, as I do travel a lot, not only do I find great things to read ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Tacoma Washington Broker/Realtor & area expert!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 0
 A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in!Frederick the GreatAs Kerrie La Guardia  always says "Let it Rain!" Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored and the photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
If you use them, what would you change about the ActiveRain Groups? There are currently (as of this writing) 8681 ActiveRain Groups. As stated on the ActiveRain Groups page, "Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others, or start your own and get othe...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 0
Quote of the Day. May 6, 2015Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. - Jim Rohn  
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 1
Hooray, Monday I hit a long term goal, that of getting a free Active Rain account.  It is funny how goal setting and goal achievement work. When my friend Debbie Gartner introduced me to Active Rain in 2011, I thought why not.  Let's see how blogging works because I want to stay ahead of the curv...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 2
Probably the best way to protect your house when you are away is to know your neighbors.  And especially let them know when you will be away. I ask people this question a lot - do you hide a spare key? Have you ever been locked out of your house?  About 30 years ago we locked ourselves out, and w...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 21
I ask people this question a lot - do you hide a spare key? Have you ever been locked out of your house?  About 30 years ago we locked ourselves out, and we had to call a locksmith, who, for a lot of money, came to the house and physically picked the lock to get us inside.  That was a huge lesson...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
For people with analytic minds, the price of a home is addition and subtraction of 'things' at home!How much true is that?You'll fine one of the best answer to the question in the title. Thanks Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ! Pricing Is An Art   Not A Science     When deciding whether to take...
By Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Palencia
(Lennar Palencia)
Comments 1
Brunswick Georgia veterans, the new Brunswick VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) is located at The Summit Professional Plaza, 2nd floor, 1111 Glynco Parkway in Brunswick, Georgia.  (Close to I-95 at Exit 38).  The new clinic opened its doors on October 6, 2010.  For more information or t...
By Steven Beam, Parker Colorado Real Estate
(RE/MAX Alliance - Parker Colorado Real Estate.)
Comments 1
  Parker Parent Looking for the TOTAL Package in a School! Please comment below if you have an opinion on this subject and I am certainly open for advice and other good options if you have a system that is working for your family. Please let me know. I would love to pass on the information. I don...