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 17
Our AR Member Could Use Your Support Now. Yesterday I learned that Bobbie Smith’s husband passed away this weekend.  You may know that he had colon cancer, and Bobbie has been missing from AR for some time.  I asked her permission if I could let the members here know, and I know that she misses e...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 10
      Dr. Frederick Laing Griffin, Sr. was a natural leader and a very charismatic man.  He was loved and admired by everyone who knew him. Dr. Griffin was the father of 6 children. He practiced dentistry in Palatka, Florida from the early 1960's until shortly before his passing in 1979.         ...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 28
ActiveRain-Welcome to Our International  Writing Group! This is like a giant mastermind class, that gathers every single day, 24-7 (usually) and offers each of us a chance to learn, teach, experiment, empathize, and it even allows for some free group therapy or a bit of anger management classes t...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 12
Safety has to come first in our profession even though we want a sale or a new listing. We must be smart and not take chances when it comes to our personal safety. It is much more dangerous than it used to be as people are bolder, some are weird and out to do us harm. Be on alert, let someone kno...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 10
Everyday I see homes in person or online that aren't quite there. Some are run down, others are overpriced, but most frequently these homes are tired and just don't sing. The difference that creativity can make is incredible and if you have an eye you can make magic. The other thing that you can ...
By Eric Boucher, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Guy
(ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC)
Comments 2
March Madness Contest Hello all!  March is upon us and for those who live in snow regions know that spring is around the corner.  Those of us in the Northeast wish that it would come very quickly this year! But for much of the country, it’s March Madness time and even those who don’t watch or fol...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
Comments 0
Hello and welcome to the first week of March, 2015 Thank you for taking a moment to read this blog... I am always trying to come up with new ways to help and support my clients business through networking, business events, social media, social media support and training, public speaking, educati...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
Good morning.  Hope this email finds you and your Monday going well.  Just wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you:   STRESS LESS:   1)  Dance it out 2)  Go for a walk 3)  Talk about it 4)  Breathe 5)  Go to bed earlier 6)  Focus on what you can control 7)  Reminisce about good times 8)  Ask for...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 0
Did you know 92% of all homeowners search the internet as part of their home search.  43% of buyers in 2014 went to the internet first in their homebuying process.  These numbers will only continue to climb.  It is important to maximize your internet presence.  Wouldn't it be nice if you could ki...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 33
Success in your business depends on having a plan and then setting goals and action steps.  In your 2015 business plan you may have established new initiatives, set up new systems, invested in new marketing, or any other strategy to make your business more successful. But what did you stop doing ...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 59
Rainers are the best as we all know but what about those who don't?  I'm starting a new series and you're all invited.  Some amazing Rainers will be highlighted  through social cards that we'll create.  These cards will be blasted on our social outlets and within AR as well linking back to your p...
By John Alesi, (Orange County California Real Estate)
(Century 21 Award)
Comments 162
Why Don't Millennials Want to Work With Agents? Is the smart phone culture killing the real estate agent?   I had a rather disconcerting conversation the other day with a millennial client. He and his wife purchased a home a few months back and have done extensive fix-up and remodeling to make th...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 22 to February 28, 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 c...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 60
Salutations and agreeable greetings folks! Wrench here!  Let me introduce myself. I have passed through a life of experiences.  And, as you know, life experience is a cruel, but effective teacher!  And have I been taught! And if you're asking, "Wrench, did your mother give you that name?" The ans...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 195
     Wow!  CraigsList has an ad for a great rental in a Tallahassee neighborhood for only $1000 including utilities and lawn care.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large corner lot in a good location.  There's just one problem... it is NOT for rent.  It is MY listing for sale!  It has been set up as a Renta...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 13
OK, I admit it. I'm a sucker for red hair. Don't let a redheaded Girl Scout get close to me with a case of thin mints or I'm toast. Yep, it's follicle kryptonite for me. Don't pass that around because I'll have a line around the block of little redheaded salespeople knocking on my door. This is o...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 27
  Agent.Watch   With the rise in crimes against real estate agents, it is time to be proactive. We need to take precautions and pay attention to safety in the workplace. And just short of hiring a bodyguard “Agent.Watch” sounds like the perfect app for real estate agents.   I just read an article...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 84
I've had one of the hardest weeks of my career.  Seeing some of the faces that used to pump me up every day gone is no easy task.  But guess what, as a result of the recent changes I am back in the 'Rain 100% and couldn't be more excited! ActiveRain is THE BEST and MOST AMAZING community of peopl...
By Vickie Nagy, Broker for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton
(Vickie Nagy, Broker Associate Realty ONE Group BMC Associates | BRE#01363932)
Comments 4
Many of you saw earlier today that I had a blogged about failed promises and customer service with one of the 800-pound gorillas in the real estate industry. Going public on this platform created visibility and escalated a review by customer service management, and the situation is to be resolved...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 16
Sellers, there are more expenses to selling your home than commissions if you're not ready to sell. One of worst things a seller can do is overprice his/her home when it first comes on the market. A small overage is one thing, but when that overage hits 10, 15, 20, 30% and beyond, it's like burni...