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)
Comments 33
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 Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 37
A Blog Post About Nothing?  I was (am) a huge Seinfeld fan. I love how they took the ordinary things that happen, or could happen, in our daily lives and made them funny. There really is so much humor in simply waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant, isn't there?For those who don't know (rea...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 39
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 Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 13
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 Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
Comments 33
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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 2
It is a strong, healthy type of relationship similar to a friendly, faithful glue and exists in many fields of practice between the practitioner and the receiver of services whatever they be binding them for a designated period of time. Called Fiduciary in its highest form, this trust is sacred a...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 21
Ask an Ambassador - Do Points Really Matter?If you have been around ActiveRain for any amount of time you have read  conversations about the points. Chances are when you signed up for the Rain you didn't know that there were points then as you started engaging you saw your points total begin to i...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 17
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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 25
My phone rang and the call was coming from a number I didn't recognize in Atlanta.Caller:  "Is this Housepat?"OMG!  This is somebody calling on my shiny new web site!  The one at www.housepat.com!  The possibilities made me giddy - I mean you never know.  Are they relocating to the DC area?  Do t...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 2
Open Houses to see this weekend in Ellicott City, Maryland Ellicott City is an unincorporated community in Howard County, Maryland. It is part of the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1772, the town features the B. & O. Railroad Museum's branch at the Ellicott City Station, built...
By Dee Toohey, Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro
(Innovative Realty Solutions Group)
Comments 4
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 FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
Comments 0
 Ok, so we don't need Jack Nicholson yelling at us about handling the truth, as in A Few Good Men.  But, we do need a reality check before setting out to buy or sell a home.Keep in mind that real estate is a sales industry.  Gimmicky advertising, flashy photos, and fast talkin’ sales agents often...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 26
I belong to several local Facebook groups (I highly encourage this if you want new traffic and potential leads) and about a month ago I was called out in one of these groups for being a "taker not a giver". In this particular group the offended people were right and I quickly made amends and have...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 16
Facebook has been doing some pretty cool updates lately...have you noticed? If not, you will find at least one in the links below and several more dispersed in recent previous Facebook Fridays posts. It is like everything else in life, changing like the seasons...sometimes better and other times ...
By Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making Real Estate EZ - REMAX
(ReMax Realtec Group)
Comments 2
Here I am vacationing on Pompano Beach with the lighthouse to my left, the Atlantic Ocean stretching beyond eyesight. Often five freighters or cruise ships dot the horizon. Closer are the giant yachts coming out of Hillsboro Inlet. The dingies attached to the top of these yachts are larger than t...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 111
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 Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 27
I have done a lot of inspections for the clients of WALaw Realty, and I really like their business model. I can imagine that this model might cause some consternation amongst many of the more traditional agents here on ActiveRain.It is a huge understatement to say their model is different.At a re...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 19
This is another great opportunity provided by Katerina Gasset..... It's a FREE workshop.... that's a win-win....FREE and provided by a highly recommended authority on using Facebook to build your brand, promoted by Katerina..... sign up now and you'll have a better understand of what those who fo...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 37
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 Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 4
 Sometimes you find yourselfin the middle of nowhere,and sometimes in the middleof nowhere you find yourself...UnknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however i...