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 Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Are you a good airline neighbor? The other day while flying home from Chicago I came upon the worst airline neighbor - ever. I had the aisle seat. The guy in the middle seat struck up a conversation with the window seat guy the very minute he sat down.  There was NOT a minute of silence for 2 1/2...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Your Personal Story Matters ~ Inspiration SeriesHave you realized that your own personal stories are important? These stories are yours yet sharing them can impact another persons life greatly! The wisdom, lessons and experiences are important and have been given to you for a reason - to share th...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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The ORTEGA PhilosophyOrterga was a Spanish philosopher who lived centuries ago, who's basic philosophy was "In living you can do one thing or another." Put another way, everything in life boils down to OU~ choices and decisions. I share with you a few of my favorite success attitudes, using the a...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 38
Have you been zooming down the information superhighway with periodic stops at all your favorite social media hangouts this week? Pulling in to say hey to all your followers is a good way to stay top-of-mind with all those local and national future real estate prospects and clients. Of course, st...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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One thing observing on TV each night the politics of the season, without picking any sides, or putting out any opinion is what I callDo Not Be An Adult Sitting In The Principal's Office.In looking at this in terms of REAL ESTATE, think we are ALL EQUALS. It can NOT feel like that at times with on...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the dryer vents through the roof - very difficult at best.This has become more and more common in recent years.  And it is a pet peeve of mine.Dryer vents through the roof have built-in problems.  Homeowners are set up for problems from the start.And this is the problem - dryer vents always ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Often we hear in news print don't believe everything you read. With blowhard speakers at every soapbox on TV and in meetings we attend, we think don't believe everything you hear. With the Internet it is almost the NORM that what you see is not true.BUT our biggest obstacle to sifting through thi...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 7
How to Build Your Brand on Facebook without Annoying Your Friends & Family   This webinar was one of my favorite webinars I attended a few years ago. I am excited to be able to host this webinar training for you.       This webinar is popular and space will fill up fast.   Make sure you register...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Do most agents fear closing? As far as I know, closing is the most exciting and relieving part of the whole process. It is the day for a visual gleaning of the fruits of our labor; the final stage wherein we get rewarded for our service; the day when accolades of appreciation is received  in the ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
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We first come into the world needing all the cuddling, nurturing and attention so as to reach a certain point until our inner, personal, compass is activated. Then, we marvel at what we can do and how we are able to do it. Youth comes with anything goes dynamics that of course, must be tamed, ref...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 2
Successful people never give up, read books on finding success, and set high goals. In real estate, agents often say, "If only ____________________."  Fill in the blank!  They blame the market, lenders, the government, their broker, and everyone else for their lack of success.  Whether you are a ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  15 Tips To Maximize Your ActiveRain ExperienceMost of us are probably swamped most of the time.  We don't have a lot of time to just give away, and that includes our time with ActiveRain.So how do we get the most out of ActiveRain?  The answers may vary a bit person to person,...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
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Skin In The Game? What does this expression mean? It means that if you want to play thegame, you need to pony up some of your own money.They've used this expression to ridicule home buyers that don't havea down payment and maybe don't even have closing costs. They arenothing but a bunch of Dead B...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 7
A brilliant one of a kind package was formed and put together for everyone that is loaded with all the necessary data to complete a successful and satisfying journey here on earth during your short stay. Its like those lunches mom used to pack as you went off to school as a kid. It had what you w...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Many years ago when I first started selling real estate there was no lender pre-approval or even pre-qualification. We agents sat buyers down, asked all the right questions and came to our own conclusions about a clients ability to buy: sometimes it worked and other times clients were not forthco...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Womens' Suffrage  - TODAY in HIStory August 26, 1920OMIGOSH . . . today is even more important than National Dog Day.Thank you Facebook for sending me this notice . . . Hmmmmmm . . . wonder why National Dog Day was today . . .when the REAL important day was the passage of the 19th Amendment to th...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing - An ActiveRain ContestIt's time for a contest and one that will help you focus on your business planning and get some marketing ideas or additional tools put into place before the end of the year. This may give you the competitive edge to beat your compe...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
Comments 20
For months now I have been telling my realtors to join ActiveRain. To my shock none of them have gone on here. Why? I have no idea. ActiveRain has become an integral part of my career as a mortgage lender and given me some insight and perspective from realtors across the country on how to become ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 12
If you are not following Anita Clark, you should do so now, as you are missing some great information on resources for your business.    My Thanks to Anita Clark   How many Rainers to do you know that provide terrific resources for our real estate business. Well, I know one…. Anita Clark!  I am s...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 7
Human beings have the capacity to dream and then put legs on those dreams and the next thing you know, we have created what we believe to be our want or need. Living in America makes this easier to do as the world already knows. Finding what we do well, the passion driven existence is worth looki...