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 Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
Comments 4
Squatters are a problem.One of my friends is the buyer's agent for a beautiful home in  Bayport community in  Alameda CA. The home was vacant and beautifully staged. Because the buyer is about to close escrow on the property, the stager went back to the house and encountered people living in it. ...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
Comments 0
This has truly been my best year ever with my Probate Home Business as I already surpassed my 2014 Real Estate income by only focusing on Probate Homes and getting rid of all the time stealer's (Short sales and REO's), lookee loo's (MLS Buyers) and Greedy Sellers.  Currently we have a $1.3M Proba...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 103
I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 29
Change is in the air. Can you feel it? ActiveRain has new ownership and several social media platforms have slowly and quietly been making subtle changes over the past few months, Facebook included. As crazy as it sounds, change is one of the few constants we can always rely on!For us, maybe chan...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 42
Helping Friends Buy Home After Foreclosure - Priceless This past month has been one of the most touching months I've had in my real estate career of 28 years.  Looking back, 2008 to 2011 was a very challenging time here in the Phoenix Metro area. The real estate market had bottomed out. And I mea...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 52
Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 years since I wrote my first blog post.  What a whirlwind this has been. As many of you know, when I started, I didn't even know what SEO stood for, let alone how to leverage it.  I made it my mission to become a learner, and so I studied and read and tested and r...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 19
Burning Down the House- Wenatchee Wildfire 2015 Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over, Hold tight, we're in for nasty weatherThere has got to be a way, Burning down the house Well my little town made the national news this week.  Not really for the reason I wanted it to.  So a little setup- I wa...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, SiliconValleyHOODS.com | Luxury Real Estate & More
Comments 0
 A well deserved celebration of our history as nation.  A time for family gatherings, lots of food and watching fireworks! Of course, there is always my favorite movie to watch on this holiday, and that would be the 1996 movie,  Independence Day.  Wishing you a wonderful holiday.  - Christina & F...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 13
Growing ActiveRain Wish List. Now that ActiveRain is free of Trulia and Zillow's influence, many members are anxiously awaiting the next steps that Ben Kinney will take toward improving the platform. I have seen a growing wish list of suggestions: More Google juice Improve outside blogs Bring bac...
By Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
(Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395)
Comments 7
I just had a frustrating conversation with Sprint! A bit of "who's on first." I have a Air Rave Cell Booster at my cabin because I can't get cell coverage here any other way. I work in Lake Arrowhead and have a home office here, I need cell coverage. I was given the Air Rave when I called to canc...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 44
My volunteer gigs are getting time consuming but with them comes gratitude. So many folks don't have my blessings and I am aware that being busy is a gift. I am tired but feeling good because busy is always better. It is terrific to engage people and make a difference. Enjoy your day and remember...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
Comments 23
Owl Keep My Eye Out For You One of my greatest joys is capturing wild animals and birds in their in a natural habitat. Most of the time though, that is not possible. So I make do with wherever I can access them and that entails going to zoos, wild animals sanctuary's and what ever I can get along...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 7
As of this morning, my July 4th fireworks in Westchester article has 4,848 clicks.  It gained around 1,100 yesterday. 662 of them are short URL clicks mainly from some local FB groups where I posted. I expect things to accelerate today, as they always have on the 4th. While the clicks are good, t...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 7
On the Q&A last night someone said... "Hey how do I stop all these emails?" Many folks chimmed in that it was in the blog settings. But others said "hey not mine" and as an ambassador I always aim to make sure that others are having a good experience on ActiveRain.  After all, keeping the communi...
Hey Rainers...it's time.You all know the value of video and you all talk about social media and marketing on a daily basis.  Time to step it up a notch.We've been inundated with questions since we joined ActiveRain about a year ago.  We've doled out tons of free advice.  But why can't the ENTIRE ...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 10
Have you been ghosted by a buyer or seller?Ghosting is an interesting phenomenon that is occurring in dating relationships. It’s the ultimate silent treatment when a relationship is being severed. One party completely cuts off all contact and ignores the former partner’s attempts to reach out. It...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 5
     What can I say? As any red-blooded American knows, today we, as a Nation, celebrate our independence from tyranny. It seems as if tyranny has and always will be a part of life in this spinning orb. To have control and power over others must be the innate purpose of some. This lesson is repea...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 22
June Cloudburst - Make a Video, Using a Green Screen.First of all, you're asking, "What is a Green Screen?"  It is a method of putting a picture or another video inside a video.  Now that I have you REALLY CONFUSED, let me explain:Lets say it's a busy day downtown and you want to shoot a video of...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 9
I have been thinking about a blog Conrad Allen wrote back in May "IS THE TAIL NOW WAGGING THE DOG?", and it has had me thinking about What Would I Do Differently If I Knew Then What I Know Now?  There are several things I can think of I would do differently, but the one which sticks out to me the...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 9
The 4th of July is a wonderful time for humans... and a horrible time for pets.While we are celebrating our independence and honoring all those brave men and women who fought to gain it and keep it over the last 200+ years, many of our pets are cringing in terror. Unless they're hunting dogs, use...