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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 48
  What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain- August 23 to August 30, 2014.   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 Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Comments 54
In my business, we don't have access to market reports or data.  But, if I were a real estate agent, I would be publishing market reports every month (and yes, I used to do something similiar in a previous career).  It would be a great way for local buyers/sellers to find me and for me to build c...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 21
Do We get Intimidated with a First Look? I was getting ready to play golf this morning at a course named The Preserve. The name alone set the tone for the course as it is a nature sanctuary with a championship curse running through it.  The practice range was set up with island greens for testing...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 14
There are a lot of good real estate agents in the Winchester, VA market, and there are a few things that make working with other agents a gift. I'm not much for drama, and I don't like to see people give up on a challenge before it's overcome. Those two items seem to be work practice of a lot of ...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 47
From the home page of ActiveRain, there is a link that you can click "Membership Roster" that is a neat tangent to explore when you are surfing the site. As you click on each of the years of ActiveRain's existence, you realize it looks a lot like a school yearbook. Which class are you in? Are you...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 50
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Free exposure is what first attracted me to FB as a legitimate social media option for my business. I was on a strict budget and did not have a lot of extra money to spend on marketing. The purse is a bit fuller now and I have recently been testing ways to best u...
By Barbara S. Duncan, CRS, GRI, e-PRO, Searcy AR
(RE/MAX Advantage)
Comments 17
These pictures seem to be a sequence of fun photos showing a boy and girl "horsing around" on a possible date long ago.  They are dressed up so they must have been trying to impress each other.  They have been identified by our Super Sleuth Mary Fraser Dunn as relatives of hers.  ZL Fraser was he...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 13
 OK, this is late once again.  You know how it is with real estate and planning for a vacation.  So here are the favorites for this week: Marie Graham:  Buyers Can't Buy It if They Can't Find It!  This might seem really obvious, but I'm amazed at how hard it can be to find some listings. Marte Cl...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 93
It’s Time Again For Every Agent’s Favorite Game -- Find That Lockbox   I’ve written on the subject of lockboxes many times.      They end up in some unusual places.   As evidenced by this post from   September 2013   Another Head Scratching Moment in Real Estate   Or trying to identify where the ...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 26
Critical FHA Condo Approval Requirements to Sunset 8/31/14Unless FHA releases a new Mortgagee Letter in the next few days, the temporary guidelines for condominium approvals created in Mortgagee Letter 12-18 will expire on August 31, 2014.The highlights of the 12-page document include: Clarificat...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 33
Best Comments On Your Blogposts-What They Say About Your Writing Style Sometimes when writers write, they are baring their souls to the readers. Other times, it's "strictly the facts, ma'am."  Whatever it is, the comments that you get from your followers can make you belt out a laugh, create an "...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270)
Comments 53
I've been a real estate agent for about three years now, and one of the things I've had trouble with is freely communicating what I do to people I meet.  What I mean by that is that I am not an in-your-face kind of person. I prefer a softer approach. For example, I prefer sending letters to expir...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
On any one year warranty inspection - the electric panel box should be clean. This is an active adult community.  All residents are given a home-care guide when they purchase a home.  In this community the Home Care Guide says that "the electric panel boxes must have dust blown away from inside."...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 66
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Wow, talk about getting your panties bunched up this week! I have read several posts on various platforms this week (AR included) that have bashed using FB as part of our online marketing model. Hey, to each their own! Every competitor not using it is one less we...
By Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647, Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent
(RE/MAX Realty Center )
Comments 9
UNIONS & LABOR     In my time we was beaten, rotten egged, cussed, threatened, tarred and feathered and blackballed from other jobs. Hurt in so many different ways. But at our meetings our advice to the men and women that was hurt, we would just say to them what the good book says, the Lord will ...
By Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 26
Most real estate agents I know are very cautions about giving out any information about their clients, past or present. Of course, there is the occassional social media, or blog post blunder, but that doesn't happen too often. As a group, we tend to be especially cautious when it comes to giving ...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 39
52 is too Much Young       I wanted to share about a client of mine that passed away at age 52. He died of Esophagus Cancer, as he battled years of Acid Reflux, something that I have battled for many years as well. Acid Reflux is a very serious disease and in his case turned deadly. I’m sure Geo...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 32
Why I Prefer To Blog In The Morning Most days my preference is to get a blog post up in the morning.  Yesterday was NOT one of those days where preference aligned with reality.  Some badly needed extra sleep, some yard work, a closing, a doctor's appointment and a couple of errands later and it's...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger)
Comments 29
Did you know that you can tag others in your blog posts?   I must be missing some ActiveRain announcements. I knew that you could tag others in your comments but I did not know about the ability to tag others in the blog itself. “A cool new thing rolled out last Tuesday... you can now tag other u...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 23
It's time again for quotes, a few words that mean so much. I hope everyone out there is doing well and is able to take some time to relax and forget about the pressures of work and enjoy company of friends and family. Happy Labor Day Weekend.   Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean-Jac...