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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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 44
I think that this dispute over commission on seller's concession is getting rampant and juvenile. Usually, both agent's can agree to get paid less the seller's concession without going to an arbitration.   How much is the usual seller's concession? It could be from $4000 to $7500. In the State of...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 9
Realtor Reported Missing in Pulaski County after Showing House   SCOTT, AR - A Pulaski County realtor has been reported missing after showing a home on Old River Dr. early Thursday evening.   Beverly Carter, 49, of Scott was reported missing by her husband when she didn't return home by after dar...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 37
On Monday night, September 29th at 9pm (Pacific Time) we lauched the new ActiveRain Mobile optimized design for the website. What does this mean? It means that ActiveRain will now render much better on a mobile device giving any visitors via mobile a more delightful and beautiful experience where...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 39
Do We Really Want to Know the Reason We Weren't Chosen? I just read a post about finding out the reason we don't get the listing or the buyer doesn't use us. Michael Jacobs raised the question should we call and find out the reason. I pose the question, Do we really want to know the reason we wer...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 40
A Year in the Rain          I just realized it's almost October.  Wow.  I'm not sure where July & August went (did we skip a few months this year?), but I also realized that since it's September, that means I've been "Active" here on ActiveRain for a full year.  Considering I've been signed up fo...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 167
As I'm sure many of your have heard, today Zillow entered into agreement to purchase Trulia. As part of the Trulia family, ActiveRain will be included in the purchase. If you'd like to hear about what the Zillow purchase of Trulia means for Trulia and Zillow on a broader scale, take a look at th...
By Doug Rogers, Your Pineville Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties Realty)
Comments 40
When It's Time To Let Go- Firing A Client Gracefully The excitement of working with a new client begins to fade as the showings mount up. Perhaps they write low-ball offers, or refuse to keep the listing show ready. At some point it is time to pull the plug. Questions To Consider Before Firing A ...
By James Dray, AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.
(Wise Custom Realty)
Comments 9
Yesterday I read a post by Mike Cooper Realtor Safety Month and later on yesterday a Central Arkansas Realtor went missing.  Beverly Carter an agent with Crye-Leike went to show some property and never came home.  At writing of this post she has not been found. Her husband went looking for her af...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 94
Million Point Countdown Contest   Hello Friends!   Tonight as I finish up my blogging for the week I find myself with a score of 989,001 points, just 11,000 points short of a million.   Time to start the celebration!   Since so many of you have been so important in making this blogging thing so f...
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 302
I want each contestant to come up with their personal, unique, one of a kind tag-line, slogan or short mission statement for themselves. It can have to do with your business product, service or name. It has to be short, sweet and pack punch. Choose Me, I'll work hard for you or I'm the best! .......
By Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Personal Service, always.
(Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC)
Comments 80
Those of us in the real estate business understand what a "walk through" is and when it is done.   For any unfamiliar with the term, it refers to a short assessment of a property and its state just before going to the closing table.    It does not involve a complete nuts and bolts look but just t...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 26
Is it just me, or does ActiveRain seem to be working in "Slow Motion"?     All week long, it seems like things are taking forever.  Pages load so slowly and some never load at all.  I click on "Post" after making a comment and have to sit and wait.  Going back to the blog roll is like taking a mi...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 13
  Some tourists find happiness in souvenirs; I find treasures in nature. This blue butterfly caught my attention for the fields in Tuscany were filled with tiny blue wings fluttering around the prairie grass, landing on tiny yellow and purple flowers. It was then, in my chase for butterflies tha...
By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
Comments 0
Homes in Pensacola For Sale, Buyers Rebates, Free Foreclosure List of Homes in Pensacola, Pace and Gulf Breeze Florida.   Pensacola Florida 32514: Facebook users will get a privacy checkup Over the next week or two, Facebook users will have a "privacy checkup" pop up on computers, though mobile d...
By Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Re/Max Sunset Realty)
Comments 44
  Have you written some killer blogs that really nailed a topic like tips for buyers or seller, mortgage how to’s, home preparations? But those were maybe 2-6 years ago depending on how long you’ve been here.   Were they hardly noticed, got few comments because you put them up on the day that cha...
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 0
A doctor goes to the movies. He is ready to enjoy the show when someone faints, falls over or lets out a scream or a yell. Then, someone says...Is there a doctor in the house? The rest you know. A path is cleared, the doctor is let through and the treatment begins. A doctor is never off he is jus...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 27
Possible, but highly improbable. One detail I have not discussed this month.....my goals.   Being under the weather and missing three days of work last week did not help with achieving my goals this month.     There are only four more working days left for me this month, so this is the second tim...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 22
Thank you, ActiveRain…..   I am not sure who did this, but last night, I got some points awarded for the trouble and turmoil that accompanied much of July and August when points….sometimes two to three hundred at a time, other times, just fifty or 20 would disappear.   And, with that added bonus…...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
Comments 18
“Being Part of My BNI Group for 16 Years”   I have given out a few thousand referrals to members of our group over the years, but not totally sure how many referral I have received. In 2012 I closed 31 mortgages as a result of referrals I received, in 2013 I closed 34 mortgages and as of this wri...
By David Saks, Memphis, Tennessee
(The Real Estate Mart of Tennessee, Inc.)
Comments 2
Here's a Blast From the Past !   Ernie Freeman (16 August 1922 – 16 May 1981)   And His Band With   "Rockhouse"   Ernie was the "Spaceman of Pop"   Have a Great Weekend ! -DS-