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 Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
Comments 69
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 72
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 53
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 113
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...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 78
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
This is an old townhouse with a newly finished fourth level - insulation anyone?The all-brick townhouse now has everything - new kitchen, new floors, new shape inside, new bathrooms, new electrical, lots of new plumbing, new HVAC, new windows, new roof - you name it.  And all done with a permit!A...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 20
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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 4
That's why Trump does so well and makes his points and works his milestones. He knows how to address the subject matter and being a billionaire, can afford and demand access to some of the best think tanks out there when he has to. It's all a write-off too. How can you beat that? Check some of hi...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 69
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 Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 15
Do You Text at the Dinner Table? It seems almost no one is without a smart phone these days: Kids walk to and from school with them There seem to be more drivers on their cell phones than not, and not using hands-free devices…illegal in many states, including CA People stroll the aisles at the su...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 19
     Today ActiveRain has yet another 2 Million point addition to the leaderboard. Praful Thakker is the latest addition to the list of dedicated bloggers who have persevered and reached this plateau. There are approximately 270K members here in the rain and only 150 members have hit the milliona...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 64
Oops! I Really Did Respond to Your Comment! Since I began blogging in the ActiveRain community, I have tried hard to respond to comments made on posts that I write.  I don’t always succeed, but for the most part I make that attempt.  It’s my way of saying that I appreciate the time you have taken...
By Stephen Katz
(Katz Mortgage Team, a branch of VanDyk Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 1
One of the numerous positives that comes out of owning a home is the ability to insulate yourself from the inevitable variations in rent as your mortgage provides a fixed cost for living.“Income growth, housing costs and changes in the share of renter and owner-occupied households over the past f...
By Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, GMA, LAS, LUTCF, Insurance Broker
(Robert J Russell Companies)
Comments 2
I will be in Denver Colorado on Oct 18th -22nd doing a training class teaching: * Social Media for Realtors * How to Get 15-40 FREE Leads per day of home sellers * How to get buyers from social media sites * How to incorporate your business using 95% Social Media Sites * How to turn your post on ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 0
Newton real estate, entertaining homes 47 Dudley Road, Newton MA 02459 has a Broker's Open House tonight and an Open House this Sunday from 11-1PM.  This house is special in many ways. It is convenient to everything.  It is nestled in behind the trees from the winding rural like Dudley Road. Once...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 10
The Summer Of Our DiscontentFinally it is coming. The BIG ONE, the really big one. The total collapseof our economy.By the summer of 2016 the Presidential Contest will be in full swing.Many think that a change is possible and necessary.100 YEARSBut look at it from the viewpoint of the leftists. T...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 22
Those of you who follow me on Facebook know I have been on the road this past week. While away it is always difficult to find quality time to engage on Facebook and social media in general. However, I did make it a point to carve out 15 minutes of free time twice this week that was well spent on ...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 16
Today, more than ever, the taking of private information by hack or trick using fraud, suggestion or by creating a false sense of urgency is getting so creative and at first glance hard to spot. In today's quick and in a hurry world where people don't stop long enough to assess, they get caught e...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 9
The biggest mistake that you can make to threaten your online safety is to treat the online world different—as far as your private information—than you would treat the physical world. In other words, if someone walked up to you and said, “Hi, can you please provide me with your name, address, bir...