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 Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 152
  I don’t want to work with a Realtor®! I was reading Conrad Allen’s post on “Why a buyer should have a Realtor® represent them”, made a comment and realized I had a blog in the making. I got a call on one of my active listings that has a Contingent contract. The caller said he didn’t understand ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 53
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...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 18 to January 24 , 2015   I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it co...
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 85
2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging -----> Click here for the UPDATE !   HERE IS A LINK TO A CHART FOR KEEPING UP WITH YOUR POSTS!    Welcome to the 4th Annual BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge   Think of the 2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge as a 28-day Mini-Mester. We ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 62
Prospecting is the real business even though we are in the real estate business.  In most states it is not too difficult to get your license to sell real estate. It is always less time and less money than any college degree. Lots of people have their license.  The low income averages of real esta...
By Jeff Dowler CRS, Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 55
What Do You Tell a New Blogger?   Recently I’ve been in conversations with several  new bloggers. They’re interested and want to get started with their blogging, or had already done a little, but are uneasy about the path to take and what to do.   Just Do It If you angst about it too much and wor...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 43
  We can learn a lot from animals. Please watch the video and see how the horse and his trainer manage to overcome his fear. Blogging is a lot like testing the waters. Notice that when the trainer goes in and splashes around, the horse is curious and when trust is built, the horse has no problem...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
Sometimes things work out such that the phrase like father, like son comes to life. During the past many years, and many all-expense-paid deployments to two places Middle East places we are all familiar with, I have not had too much in-person interaction with my youngest son. Home now, I went to ...
By Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation
(Green Home Realty, 210-789-4216,www.Selling-SanAntonioHomes.com)
Comments 50
Recently, I received an inquiry from a fellow Active Rain Member asking, "How do I Add the Search For Homes in my Post?" I like to add a photo with a live "IDX Link" from my website to make it easier to drive potential customers to my website. Many of my Market Reports will have this Search for H...
By Jeff Pearl
(RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)
Comments 39
This scenario seems to happen too often in this business, but it's most likely a very small % of agents that steal from people's houses. But everytime it does happen, both agents and homeowners can learn from these crimes. In this case, I thought it was strange that a buyers agent showed up ahead...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 35
Saturday Subscriber Finds 88  It's Newbie Week in the Rain and many new faces are being seen and new people are joining in on the fun. Could it have to do with New Year's Resolutions or the word getting out that ActiveRain in the best Real estate blogging community on the web? I think it may be s...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
(ra@napaconsultants.com)
Comments 28
Braving  the LA traffic and the anxiety of being late for our first meet-up we were co hosting with Michael Jacobs and Endre Barath, Jr. we arrived 10 minutes early right behind Endre.   One of the Rainers, Iris Messina was already seated, and we greeted her. And as I turned out around lo and beh...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 88
     How do you deal with a Seller whose numerous adult children keep interjecting themselves into the transaction?  How do you handle them when they call you, when they advise the Seller?  What do you say when they give instructions to both you the Listing Broker, and to the Seller?      The Sel...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 9
I learn as I go in life but when I come across a subject of interest, I research it even more... so I become familiar with it and it reduces stress when on the learning curve if I am to enter into it. I have bought many new cars in my lifetime and it is always an us versus them if you don't do yo...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 11
Speechless Sundays: Views of the Getty Center from the 405 Free Way! These two pictures are for Dick Greenberg  I am confident he did not take pictures yesterday from this angle:)) OK one more for you!   If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 24
All week I have been having a visit. Baby Boy, my youngest son, has returned, hopefully, for the last time after a half a dozen all-expense paid trips overseas, the last of many visits to Iraq and Afghanistan. That's him a few years ago on patrol, helping a neighborhood get ready for spring. The ...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 60
Unicorn farts and false promises.   I just finished reading a post that said blogging is useless and does not bring income. That writing about local neighborhoods, local events and businesses is a waste of time.   I never expected to be visited by mythical unicorns who fart real estate leads but ...
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Small Office, Big Service
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 2
An excellent explanation of the similarities, differences and potential care issues with granite and quartz counter tops.  It does seem that granite is the more popular counter top material in this are of central Florida. We walked into the kitchen and saw quartz counter tops, which usually invit...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 63
Beware of Dropbox Phishing Attempt   As Realtors we are definitely used to receive our share of dubious email scams promising us the moon and the stars in exchange for some small "favor" on our part.  These are easy to recognize and usually dismissed and deleted quickly.  It seems though that the...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 59
Fortitude.....Determination.....Inspiration   Mickey endured her illness and the loss of her sister Angie with great fortitude.   Her strength and courage kept her pushing hard and working towards her goals every day in both physical and occupational therapy.         Mickey's determination is ama...