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!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 14
  Today as I was driving to meet a client in the Moon Valley area of Phoenix, I was so surprised to catch a glimpse of this front yard. I knew I had to go back and snap a few photos later to share with all of you folks who are getting a lot of rain or still in a cold & cloudy weather. I figured i...

By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate)
Comments 2
The San Joaquin River Club is located on the eastern edge of Tracy, CAThis is a small community of homes that was built on the river.  The uniqueness of this community is that the land is leased, and that owners of homes in this area do not own the land.Owning a home in the San Joaquin River Club...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
Comments 44
I am celebrating the anniversary of my Blogging start on ActiveRain. Like so many in those early days, it was  a big move as blogging was so new to agents and the impact it would have on our business had yet to be proven.It was early in the day of Feb 19, 2008 when I received a call from a loan o...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 3
The addendum list of requested repairs said, "Insulation to be evaluated and improved by a licensed contractor."In the previous years this homeowner had done many home improvements with less-than-stellar results.  At the inspection I said it was my opinion that the homeowners really thought they ...

By Chris Eckert, Your Mid-Peninsula Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Welcome Home! 807 Wharfside Road, San Mateo  Broker Tour/Open House Feb. 21st, 10AM-1:30PM  Waterfront living at its best!  807 Wharfside Road Virtual TourFootsteps from your home. How lovely is this!You'll LOVE this 2-story home located on the San Mateo Marina Lagoon! 3 bedroom's, 2.5 bathroom's...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 12- February 18, 2017. 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, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  ...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 1
Recently, we saw how there are several tips to learn from popular historic homes in Southwest Florida. And probably the most well-known one in SWFL is the fabled Ca’ d’Zan, one-time home to the circus titan John Ringling. If you haven’t yet had a chance to visit it, this property is beyond belief...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 15
Gift Giving: what is your formula?I love to give gifts that I would love receiving. Hence often Diane asks for my input as to what we should buy for someone. She already narrowed down the gifts so it makes it easier for me just to choose from two or three choices.Well when I saw this I thought th...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 17
We salute Google for having created a website called, "American Democracy. Celebrate the history of the United States presidency and discover defining moments in American history". It is worth taking time to browse, and is beautifully designed.  This quote by Abraham Lincoln is great advice.   "I...

By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
Some moments call for an extraordinary amount of Grace. You know those moments when you just want to explode or point out how someone is treating you or someone you love? Possibly those moments when someone you love is not acting as you would have them to. Do you know see the pattern... the key w...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 40
Selling Real Estate Makes Me The Luckiest Person In the World I just love what I do . Way back when I took a vocational guidance test and it came up Real Estate . Silly me I looked in the newspaper answered an ad and was hired , All I had to do was take Real Estate courses and pass the exams . We...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 2
 Yesterday when showing my favorite listing in Monkton and walking to the river cottage, I saw this downed tree and realized right away that... George Washington did not do this! More about beavers.   Talk about sheer beauty...take a look at a few photos while hiking on the NCR trail to the river...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 39
Ask An Ambassador- How important is it to be a Rainmaker? ActiveRain allows new members to sign up as just members (Rainers) with no paid account and limited services. This is a good way to get familiar with the platform before you buy in. You can post Members Only posts and make comments and ask...

By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Remax New Beginnings)
Comments 2
Welcome Two New Members to ActiverainLast week I had the pleasure of visiting the Equity Prime Mortgage office in Baltimore.  Equity Prime Mortgage is a Live Baltimore preferred lender and they participate in many of the Maryland Mortgage Program down payment assistance programs that help prospec...

By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages)
Comments 14
Happy Presidents Day 2017!!! Today was Presidents Day, and for most workers in the U.S. a day off from work.  Presidents Day was not always known as Presidents Day, in fact up until 1968 there was no Presidents Day. Presidents Day was originally known as Washington's Birthday, and established in...

By Inspiration With April
Comments 3
BE KIND ALWAYSPROVERBS 11:16 A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY A pious and discreet woman will keep esteem and respect.DEFINITION of PIOUS God-fearing, churchgoing, spiritual, prayerful, holy, godly, saintly, dedicated, reverent, dutiful, ...

By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 30
 VERY IMPORTANT! Make sure if you have a website using the platform that you update your site immediately to the newest update for WP 4.7.2- the hackers are in full force up 26% already and MANY government, edu, hospital and regular websites are being hacked and defaced.  I can't te...

By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
Comments 9
Embracing CHANGE ~ Life Depends on it!Recently I needed to make some major changes regarding the direction of my business. As I carefully made decisions, conclusions and course of my business, it was very clear that the direction I needed to go. Therefore, change is happening. As a former Biology...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 1
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life by coming to Butte Falls. It's an hour or less away from Medford and there's just so much that it can offer. Try Willow Lake where you can spend a nice time with your friends and family while seeing stunning natural attractions. It's the perfect place to ...

By Joel Jadofsky, One of the Top Realtors in Panama City Beach Area
(Keller Williams - homes for sale - Florida - Gulf - Beach )
Comments 1
We all know that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, right?  When looking to sell a home, your upgrade budget is best spent bringing these two areas up to tip-top condition - but trends are always changing, so here are a few emerging trends to consider for 2017. 1. Technology!  Of course, the fir...