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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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 26
My best advice to a newbie in any sales related business. It doesn't matter if you're selling real estate, cars, furniture, advertising or toys.....this advice applies, because we are always selling ourselves.....and I got it from a very reputable source. The advice:  Keep your mouth shut and lis...
By Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 70
How to Blog to Get Real Estate BusinessThe title of this post really should be why so many bloggers on Active Rain fail. A few years ago I used to be extremely active here. In fact I was on the top 20 list of most subscribed bloggers for years. This was until I realized that having my own self ho...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 87
Many of the people who are beginning a blogging career on ActiveRain are, at the same time, beginning a career as some type of real estate professional. And this challenge is all about giving our newbies a leg up in this rewarding, and sometimes scary, profession.So the challenge is simple.  If y...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 55
I have a few pieces of advice on this.  Today I clicked on a post and I didn't read it.  It was a tiny print wall of words. It may be really good content. But the fact is, I have really old and tired eyes. And I'm human and it's human nature to want something you are looking at to be look good. T...
By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 116
Welcome back - it's Blooper Time. I am all for having a martini or two, folks. Maybe even three if it’s at least 10:00 AM. (I have my standards, you know.) However, I do draw the line at drinking and typing. Read these real estate bloopers and tell me if you agree that there should be a breathaly...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 48
What Does It Mean To Be A MULTI-MILLIONAIREIt's been a long journey. Or it feels like one.This journey started accidentally for me, like many of us. Who knew I'll see myself here, celebrating two million points?There was not much importance of blogging back in 2007 when I started. And there was a...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 29
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-September 27 to October 3, 2015 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 Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 2
Best Advice I Got As A Newbie  Pat's contest, Your Best Advice For Real Estate Newbies, has brought me way back to the start of my career. Ironically, the best advice I got was from my father....who was not an agent nor even in the real estate industry. He told me "don't be greedy."Don't be greed...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 82
ActiveRain Practices: Welcoming New Members When I joined ActiveRain many years ago, I do not recall being welcomed by other members and nobody offered suggestions on how to make my membership more meaningful or more profitable. Now we have volunteer Ambassadors and other members who are usually ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 12
This week is over, and it's time for the Big Reveal.  So here goes:This Is Not About Real Estate. It Is About Life!  Margaret Rome:  Margaret's post is one where you might need a hanky. And It's just lovely.Welcome to the World Bei Bei - The Name for the DC Panda was Announced - Lise Howe:  This ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 73
I was an older newbie. I had a couple of careers before I got my real estate license and owned numerous properties. My accountant told me to buy something and I did, and then I bought another and another. After  waitressing in my late 30's, I decided I wanted to make a living at something I enjoy...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 2
They share! They relate and empathize very well and are quick to offer or join in on just about any subject another woman wants to bring up. I have seen two woman just toss subjects at each other or take one subject and milk it to milkshakes...all you can drink. It gets even more interesting in g...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 3
As I was guiding a client this past Thursday with suggestions on how to layout the rooms before moving into their new apartment, we came across an interesting situation. The bathroom door would not close due to the mis-calculations of installments with the toilet. A basic Feng Shui remedy to help...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 12
Celebrating People  How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.Wayne Dyer Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.   Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown ...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 0
When assessing a client's home or even your own home, pay attention to all the details as much as you can. This includes being mindful of book titles you keep on your bookshelves or bookcases.  Just as with spoken words or signs, book titles and content inside the books will also influence the sp...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 65
Where has the time gone?  It was 6 years ago from September 30 that I joined ActiveRain.  In 2009, the market in Franklin MA had tanked, and the phones were not ringing.  We had 4 subdivisions that needed to be sold, to satisfy the banks and save our builders!I work at the same firm, RE/MAX Execu...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 32
I know I may be stepping into quick-sand with this question, but I am serious.I do not pretend to know all the intricacies of how the real estate world works from an agents point of view but I do know what I see as an inspector. All too often I see buyers forced to use inspectors they do not want...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 31
Last week I had a difficult day at work. It needn't have been, but it happened. At some point I decided to take myself out of the situation and diffuse the anxiety. In my experience nothing good ever happens from snap decisions made in the heat of the moment.Later in the week after preliminary di...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 11
Hello friends, it is time for some quotes, a few words that mean so much. I hope you are having an enjoyable Fall day. Peace and Love to you and the world. Enjoy yourself and spend some time with family and friends. I'm just doing the best I can now to keep this going trying to grow up and remain...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
When locating the best area to place your bed, do your best to avoid arranging your bed with your head supported under a window. A solid wall is much more desirable in Feng Shui.  The best arrangement is to place your bed along a solid wall that allows you to see the entrance into the bedroom at ...