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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 29
Let's face it.  There are a lot of amazing bloggers on ActiveRain who could make this list every week.  They've been around here forever, they write good stuff, and I've gotten to meet many of them at various meetups and RainCamps over the years.  But today, I tried a little variation on my weekl...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 37
I have discussed flipped houses in the past. Flipping houses has become as much a part of the American lexicon as Apple Pie and the 4th of July. The whole topic has been building up pressure in my head like a napping volcano for quite some time. It has finally melted through and flowed onto my ke...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 50
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-December 13 to December 20, 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 c...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 44
The government gives with one hand, but takes away with the other.   Yesterday I got notification from the Social Security Administration that my benefits for 2015 will be increased by 1.7 percent.   But.....there is always a but.....because I was younger than full retirement age in 2014, there w...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 43
I told Santa that you have been nice!   Dolores and I had the opportunity to meet with Santa Claus during a recent visit to Colonial Williamsburg. I was surprised to discover that Santa was familiar with the ActiveRain network. He is a pretty smart guy and I suspect that he knows that real estate...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 47
3000 Blog Posts, a lot of Fun and a few other Perks too. 2.7 years ago I finally got serious about blogging, I had decided a few months earlier that doing the blogging thing was a smart way to drive some business my way, but I just could not think of anything worth saying, so I didn't. Then in Ap...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 34
Has 2014 been the type of real estate year you envisioned when you set your goals for it near the end of 2013? Were your goals attainable? Too easy? Too hard to reach? Pushed aside and forgotten about? Re-evaluated periodically throughout the year? You did set goals, right? I admit I was pretty e...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 54
Saturday Subscriber Finds 83 Christmas Edition   This week I want to highlight some members that I want to send some special Christmas cheer their way. These Members have had some real challenges with health issues or taking care of family members that were sick. In spite of that they popped in a...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
Good morning and hello there again.  It is Monday again and wanted to share Tim's Time Outs with you, entitled "Don't Be Afraid"   *  Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I made a mistake." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I need help." *  Don't be afraid to say, "I'm so...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 35
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! This is often the busiest month of the year for many of us with new biz, existing clients, family time, shopping, parties, events, travel, etc. and it is very easy to put our online presence on auto-pilot until the new year. Do. Not. Do. That. As Barbara Todaro m...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 2
Going into the house it was uncomfortably cool and the thermostat was set at 72F and the clients asked me what was wrong. I suggested the heat pump wasn't working right or the filter might be exceptionally dirty.  So we looked out the back window. The heat pump was looking like it was covered in ...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 30
As so many of us go about our daily activities trying to work our jobs as well as getting our Holiday preparations completed, we should also try to keep a though for friends and family members that may be going through some personal hardships  and we lose thoughts of them, temporarily. Possibly t...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 22
    Serendipity Sunday – The Generosity of ActiveRainers!!  Thank You All!!   I was very pleasantly surprised this morning to log in briefly and find comments of three or more from Bob Crane, Kevin Tolbert, Michael Jacobs and Bruce and Sharon Walter!    They are certainly giving me a great boost....
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 30
      What is there not to like about being liked? When ActiveRain started imitating Facebook with the "Like" feature I thought it was goofy. I thought to myself, "Self, whose brain fart was this? It will never catch on." I will admit, it took me quite some time to warm up to this feature. Not th...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 2
My house is a memory machine, as I am sure most of ours are.    Everything everywhere has a story behind it.  As I look around our Christmas preparation, I realize there are tons of memories here, and many more to be created this year with our first grandchild, Emma, out from California, for her ...
By Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo
(Dagny's Real Estate)
Comments 7
 I love patting folks on the back, and Michael Thornton has made a great point here about our Like buttons - use them  when you feel a post or comment is a good one!         What is there not to like about being liked? When ActiveRain started imitating Facebook with the "Like" feature I thought i...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
Comments 12
I have been sharing holiday photos from the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. Tonight is the last night, and if you want to see it, I highly recommend it.  Imagine the amount of work to create the themes for each yacht! Also, investigate the settings on your camera in order to get the best pho...
By Brian England, Realtor, MBA, Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 19
I read a post earlier today about an error going on with some ActiveRain members, where their posts aren't able to be re-blogged.  None of my posts have been re-blogged in quite sometime, so I wonder if I am experiencing this error as well or if my posts just aren't interesting enough for a re-bl...
By Jill Moog, Carlsbad, CA Homes for Sale
(Coast & Country Homes and Estates, Inc.)
Comments 52
  Christmas in San Diego County CA 2014 Thanks Active Rain, I'm going to jump now! Yes, finally after months of observation, I am ready to take the plunge - into blogging that is. I've spent quite a bit of time reading blogs, watching Active Rain videos and interacting with others here on Active ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 5
Every Christmas ornament has a story   Colorado real estate professional Debbie Laity has issued a challenge to ActiveRain bloggers to Show Us Your Home for the Holidays...December ActiveRain Challenge. Debbie has asked each of us to photograph some holiday decorations in our home or in our home ...