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 Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 151
     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 Melissa Polce, Lake to Land, I've Got It Covered!
(Allen Tate)
Comments 2
                                     Oh what is a Real Estate Agent to do...the fact is "Do people not think our job is not hard enough?"...that you need to throw in PROTECTION, or being protected?...and yes-it really is no laughing matter... I admit...I am scared to meet anyone new at a home, I ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 1
  Life Lessons Learned From Horses - Setting Boundaries                                                                               When working with horses, we need to set boundaries with them or they end up walking all over us (sometimes literally).  They will try to go into your pockets for ...
By Lynn B. Friedman, Timesaving Strategies for Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- Concierge Service)
Comments 102
2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart ChallengeSuccess for YOU via YOUR Blogging -----> Click here for other UPDATE !   HERE IS A LINK TO A CHART FOR KEEPING UP WITH YOUR POSTS!    Welcome to the 4th Annual BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge   Think of the 2015 BIG Blog Jumpstart Challenge as a 28-day Mini-Mester. W...
    1.        Roy Kelley Education & Training         12,325 Posts       2.       David Saks Education &Training               7,507 Posts        3.       Lenn Harley Real Estate Agent              7,350 Posts           As of Friday January 30th, 2015 Join 265,497 others on ActiveRain.It's Free.
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
Comments 62
Hello Rainers, On January 26th starting at 8:30pm Pacific, we had a successful deployment of bug fixes and enhancements for the ActiveRain community. The site was down for approximately 50 minutes while we made these changes. Here is a list of the improvements that were made to your community. Bl...
  REAL ESTATE     FRAUD FILES   “Greed, by nature, which includes reprehensible acquisitiveness and one's insatiable desire for wealth, at some stage of evolution, is like an x-ray machine that exposes the filthy soul and drags the culprit of that deadly sin into hell on earth.” ― David Saks   T...
By Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 5
We’re going to go through the 5 essential keys to a successful and reusable marketing campaign launch. Once you have these basics down, you can use them over and over again.   The 5 essential keys are: ·       Define your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) ·       Put an effective sales offer to wo...
By Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager
(Sharon Tara Transformations)
Comments 26
With all the Ringing and Singing in the RAIN this month, there are lots of posts being written about phone calls between ActiveRain members. As wonderful as these calls are, there can't possibly be any as special as the one I received. Yesterday I received a very special call from a very special ...
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 33
People buy from people first is a well know marketing dynamic. It works off emotional energy. It is as simple as that. You engage someone at the point of sale and if a like, connection, trust, or feeling kicks in, then the sale is fast becoming a done deal with minor obstacles. The thing is, some...
By Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
(Keller Williams West Sound Realty)
Comments 1
WHY I LOVE ZILLOW! (I recently posted this on a popular Facebook group, where it illicited quite a bit of response. Fortunately, most of the comments were positive and supportive. I though it would be helpful to post it here as well.)   With so much vitrolic criticisms of late, and calls for Spen...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 14
Happy Facebook Fridays, Rainers! Hey, hey, hey...I hope your Friday is starting off well and your social media presence is humming right along. If you decided to implement or change something with your FB presence at the beginning of 2015, hopefully you are seeing results by now. If not, it woul...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 12
One of those sayings in life is that being grounded is good and getting screwed is not and usually it's one or the other - grounded or  screwed.  It's a vernacular thing. Can both happen at the same time? Apparently so in this kitchen! This is the receptacle on the kitchen island. It happens to b...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 147
Ringing and Singing in the Rain- An ActiveRain Challenge Time is running out. You can still get those calls made and posts written. Come on, join in the fun. The New Year is a time to reconnect and connect and make new friendships. Our January Challenge will enable you to do just that and of cour...
By Steve Babbitt, President of the Rochester Realtors
(RE/MAX Realty Group)
Comments 2
When it is snowing and blowing and the temperature is in the single digits, do your buyers want to go out and look at houses? Last year I would say and emphatic YES!  But this year is different!  I would say a definite NO! Not really sure what has made the difference!  It is not the weather becau...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 12
Do you have an online marketing strategy?  The data clearly shows according to research that Copyblogger has done that only 39% of B2B small businesses have a  written content marketing strategy.  I will venture to assume that for B2C small businesses, it will be lower or about the same.  I hear ...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 49
Sherman Oaks 2015 Winter MeetUp Eludes Hollywood Paparazzi Or Did They?   It seems fitting that the Tri-County(Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara) 2014 Winter MeetUp took place relatively close to the studios and sound stages of Los Angeles.   Some of the best in movies and television has been f...
By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
Comments 1
Fox News Reports the Recent Discovery of Mummified Monk Fox News reports the discovery of a mummified Monk still in the Lotus positon.  Scientists are amazed and studying to learn more.   But, The Read Baron of Real Estate, after his own study, concluded it was a home buyer continueing to wait fo...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
Comments 15
A Double Rainbow In Harvest Alabama I stepped outside this morning at about ten minutes of 7:00 before leaving for work just to check on the weather and this is what greeted me.  It didn't last very long, but long enough for me to grab my phone to snap a little video. Hope you enjoy...it's only 1...
By Chris Mamone
(Diamond Residential Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 2
So the last two weeks Tuesdays were the hard days, this week it was Thursday. This week has been interesting. I've gotten into the purchase side of lending this week and have found that its a real balancing act between the realtor and myself and the client. Alot to take in, but its all in the fol...