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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 47
Seven years ago today, I got "the phone call" we all dread getting.Maybe you have been lucky enough that you haven't gotten "the phone call" yet. "The phone call" that makes you numb, "the phone call" that you can't believe what the person on the other end just said to you....."the phone call" th...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 115
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 Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 23
I stopped by Trulia earlier this week to enter a few sold sales and noticed that my profile has been merged with Zillow. As a result of that merger, Trulia has accidentally wiped out all of my reviews. I had more than 90 reviews from my clients posted on Trulia, and now they are gone.My hard-earn...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 64
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 Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 29
Here is a photo of my Dear (RIP) Uncle Jake, Tricky Dick, JFK just a few months before that horrible incident that would end the life of our president. My Uncle Jake was a federal Labor Arbitrator and a good friend of these guys. The woman is a secretary and I am not sure who the guy to the right...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 117
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 Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 6
  Another great Friday with the Alligator! Today we are going to visit the Disney store. Why? Because we can. Just finished off her first bottle of the day and she is taking a nap in her swing. Arrived with a big smile she loves Grandpa Day. Hope you all have a wonderful Friday as well.  
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
Conditions ripe for mold.This is a house with a basement inundated with mold.Inundate - verb - to overwhelm with something; to flood.Either definition applies.  The basement was inundated with water from three sources.  Just walking in the front door I was attacked by a serious moldy odor.  The h...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 52
Ask an Ambassador - Should I Delete My Old Out of Date Posts?I must admit I have been tempted to do this. So far I haven't and I am going to give you the reasons why.Most of us blog for business and hope to reach the public. We want to be found on the search engines and want our posts to rank hig...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 37
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  No Comments?  No Problem!It's almost like being new again!!  When we first start out, comment counts are typically low.  We have to find our blogging voice, find topics, make contact with other Rainers and gain a following.  And depending on your approach, over time, you may g...
By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Comments 5
 BY HILLARY SHEPERD Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon Fire & Water Clearnup & Restoration Certified Share on facebookShare on google_plusone_shareShare on linkedinShare on pinterest_shareShare on twitterMore Sharing Services  Beware of fall fires during Halloween and Holiday celebrations in Bro...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 10
Let’s talk about what it means to be a home inspector. I will present the ridiculous argument that our job is not really possible. Our mission is so impossible, that for quite some time, we have attempted to put our job inside an insulated “box” surrounded by a “force-field” typically referred t...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 45
     29 September 2007, I became a member of a relatively new real estate platform called ActiveRain. The point system was not as liberal as it is today and it took forever to one to inch their way up the point system. Napoleon Hill and several others talk about the value and virtue of perseveran...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 21
So, why do they call it 'drywall' anyway?Making a long history very short, drywall was first invented by Augustine Sackett and Fred Kane in 1894, and called Sackett Board.  It was comprised of gypsum plaster pressed between four layers of wool felt paper.  They were 36" square, and 1/4" thick.  H...
By Mark Westpfahl, Broker, REALTOR - Twin Cities, Minnesota
(Vexillum Realty - St. Paul , Minneapolis and suburbs)
Comments 0
Are you a believer in making more connections? Let's Connect       As a REALTOR since 2004, my favorite thing to do is market homes for sale.  A close second favorite is to help people see what's on the market in the Twin Cities, online and on the street.  Maybe negotiating the best possible pric...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 1
Its a great question to ask and have answered and this new book from the PEARLS FOR THE SOUL series of books does just that. The journey from being a child, to teenage years and then into the world of a young male has been compromised and interfered with. Males make it... but men don'tTHIS IS A M...
By Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp, "Home"work, I have the Answers!
(To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Southwest Missouri Realty)
Comments 2
      Life, as I knew it changed in July of 2014, when first my Sweet Mother Dear was diagnosed terminally ill with breast cancer after a clean diagnosis the year before.    As I began the grieving process to accept she was no longer always going to be with us, I learned to appreciate even more t...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 14
Today is American Touch Tag Day ~ Let's Play in The Rain!  How Many Members Can You Tag in Comments? Today is American Touch Tag Day.  Surely you played "Tag -You're It" as a child!  We kinda' play a virtual version of  it when we are trying to reach someone on the phone and each side keeps leavi...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 2
I am thankful for the understanding and opportunity that vision creates in my life. Simply put.. it has the power to alter both the present and and the future. When we learn how to activate vision it restructures us from the inside and has a magnetic affect to the Universe. People enjoy being ar...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 27
October 11, 2015 marks my "cancer free" 3 year anniversary.  I asked my Oncologist when the year milestones are determined. Her response was: "It depends on who you ask."  I will never forget that response.  I thought it was so strange because I was asking her.  So I said: "Well, I'm asking you."...