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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 57
Update on "Thoroughly Modern Mickey"     As most of you know, Mickey was admitted to CICU (Cardiac Intensive Care Unit) early yesterday morning.   When I left the hospital last night, all of her vital signs had stabilized and she was resting comfortably.   This morning I got a text message and ev...
By Spencer Rascoff
(Zillow)
Comments 168
Yesterday was a big day for Zillow and Trulia as we announced the completed acquisition of Trulia and formed Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of the largest and most vibrant U.S. real estate and home-related brands on mobile and Web. Trulia joins Zillow, HotPads and StreetEasy in Zillow Gro...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” “it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . .” A ...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 55
In an attempt to make the homepage the best it can be, we continue to tweak the algorithm of what gets displayed.  Last night we implemented a new requirement; minimum word count.  In order to be eligible for a popular or high traffic blog, you post must have x amount of words.  If not, it doesn'...
By Thomas Craig
(Re/Max Crossroads)
Comments 17
My wife had a girlfriend over to the house when I arrived home yesterday afternoon. My wife’s friend is quite a bit younger than my wife, and once was my wife’s boss. The woman has a mid-to-high level management position with her current company. She was explaining to the two of us that the owner...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 86
Notice something different? We just did a major overhaul on the content that appears on the ActiveRain home page! Every day on ActiveRain we receive nearly 1,000 blog posts and questions from our amazing community.  One of the biggest challenges for us is to find the most thought-provoking conten...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 43
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Has ActiveRain Lost Its Google Juice? As I wander the Rain I keep encountering comments that indicate that Rainers feel like they've lost clout with Google.  The views on their AR stats page are lower.  That their phone doesn't ring like it used to and maybe being here in the ...
By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Comments 11
One reason you should be blogging and as well as posting your listings on Active Rain is because it gets you and your properties seen. In addition to selling our listings, part of our job is to keep our sellers happy during the process, partly by showing them that we understand the Internet and h...
By Tina Parker, CNE, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax, NS
(Century21 Trident Realty)
Comments 13
To Hootsuite or not to Hootsuite? I've read online discussions recently about the negative aspects of using this social media posting platform or something similar. I have to admit, I love using it to help manage my various accounts. It allows me to organize postings well in advance that are rele...
By Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 7
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 Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain!
(ActiveRain, Community Manager)
Comments 82
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 Janis Borgueta, LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ~ 845-527-7115 )
Comments 26
 MY Blog is About Real Estate and The Hudson Valley Guilty as charged!! Thing is, I LOVE to blog! While many brokerages and agents pay big bucks to get some well deserved over paid leads, I just blog and get leads. No, it is not really quite that super simple. It takes time, and it does cost mone...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services)
Comments 21
Yesterday I experienced miscommunication between the listing agent and the buyer's agent. I got put in the middle and then blamed for information I didn't have access to. No one called me to say the buyer is putting an offer on a house with a federal grant that limits household income. Miscommun...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 1
Small Business USA (www.SmallBusinessUS.com) talks about 7 specific areas you need to consider in your business process. Here are all seven again: ·       Management Strategy ·       Primary Aim ·       Organizational Strategy ·       Strategic Objectives ·       People Strategy ·       Marketing...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 25
Top Gun is a mega hit in the 80s. Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, is a bold, daring, ambitious and reckless fighter pilot who breaks the rules of engagement in his quest to be named the best of the best.   Fervent Ambition and Wrong Execution   Maverick had busted the towers twice while requestin...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 15
Take something as innocuous as indoor house plants - home health and indoor air quality - and you will get boisterous arguments on both sides! It's healthy to have indoor plants!  It's not healthy to have indoor plants! It's inarguable that house plants remove CO2 from the air and replace it with...
By Fred Hernden, Albuquerque area Home Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Comments 3
I have written about clutter many times, and so has every other Home Inspector here on Active Rain. It still amazes me that people would not care enough about the sale of their home... which was their idea in the first place(most of the time) to make sure there are no snags and the transaction is...
By Rick Cordisco, Pocono Real Estate Professional
(Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty )
Comments 0
Spring Time is only a month away here in the Poconos, and that doesn't just mean all of the trees will be coming back to life. In the Pocono Mountains there are many different Resorts and Communities that have their very own Golf Courses such as Mount Laurel, Thornhurst Country Club Estates, Jack...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 31
Ron’s Rustic Birdhouses Presents Gardening Blog 2015 Volume III   I have been remiss in getting one of these out again…and here are some tips….some were asked in the form of questions….others are just great information for planning your garden this year.    The big one was radishes….they grow to...
By Inspiration Station
Comments 10
New homeowners, old homeowners, 2nd property owners and more are now searching for information regarding this year's tax breaks.  This is an excellent way for you to get in on a timely subject and expand your exposure online. Check out this post here regarding first time homebuyer tax credits for...