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 Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 4
Between buyers and sellers, a home's real property and even fixtures can sometimes be negotiable. Who gets the bird bath? What about the appliances and electronic accessories? What one party assumes is theirs, the other party may not—and that's where you come in. To avoid any awkward misunderstan...
By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 6
 This is a SCAM PROTECTION ALERT!!Here at Keller Williams we think it's important to take time to educate ourselves and clients on the dangers of phishing to avoid becoming a victim.Phishing scams are just that - illegal organizations "fishing" for personal information about you in order to commi...
By Debi McKamie, Realtor®/Mobile Notary
(Texas Crosswinds Realty Inc.)
Comments 2
Moving day in Aggieland!  It is officially our "turn" season as we move out our last group of students and prepare our rental locations for the next group. This is a very stressful time for students, parents, management and vendors as we are all on very tight schedules.  It is definitely a test o...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 12
Did you know that sometimes, the apps you use for your smartphone have access to your personal information and are capable of sharing it? Are you aware that your privacy can be invaded across the network board? That includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.And how can you...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 41
I have a new friend. Her name is Cheryl, and I met her through the ActiveRain Referral Network.Yes… there is a national referral network on ActiveRain. Did you know that? You can post your referrals for anywhere in the US and parts of Canada on ActiveRain and other agents—local agents for those a...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 25
As an extension of the agreement between Zillow and the Ben Kinney Companies to purchase ActiveRain, an additional acquisition of KWKLY Text-To-Lead service was also completed. As of July 31st, 2015, KWKLY is being added to the ActiveRain family of products. "Because of the rapid explosion of mob...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 2
What would your office be like if Dr Seuss was the broker and primary training officer? A staff first-time home-buyer training session might go something like this:This real estate business is quite amusing, sometimes challenging, sometimes confusing.But since Realtors know the real estate rules,...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 43
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 Richie Alan Naggar
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 5
I was watching a jury selection process the other day. One by one, people are asked to answer a certain set of questions so that the court and the attorneys can know a little bit about them. This helps all to select the best jury to hear the subject case. It is enjoyable, informative and educatio...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Comments 18
  Active Rain has changed my life.Nope, not being melodramatic – not one bit.You see, Tuesday, I was asked to speak on an “expert panel” to the Long Realty agents of Tucson, AZ regarding social media, and my particular slant…blogging.  I shared the speech on an earlier blog posting.I was followin...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 26
If you're new to Active Rain, you may still be trying to find your way around.  Or you may be wondering how does Active Rain work?  Or maybe even why should you spend any time Active Rain.Let me share with you my Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Active Rain.  These come from having joined Active Rain in...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 4
Here you will find commercial real estate for sale and rent including retail space for lease, office for rent,  flex spaces and much more. Chick On Pictures For Complete Info. For Rent 817-819 Chimney Rock Road, Martinsville, Somerset County, NJ Commercial Space for Lease in Martinsville NJ 0883...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 23
I am always thrilled when a new buyer or seller calls and one of the first things out of their mouth is that they have been following me on Facebook and want me to help them with their real estate needs. Those little marks of affirmation are a great sign my social media marketing is effective. Wh...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 52
Plagiarists Wanted, Dead or Alive! Now before we go any further, please do not go out and kill or hunt down any plagiarists this week, or I will be the first to suggest that you are arrested.The purpose of this post is to warn any present day or future plagiarists that there are people here in th...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 5
  The Battle Ground: The People of Kaua‘i Vs. GMO Experimental Seed Farms   ʻĀINA: That Which Feeds Us from Living Ancestors on uuVimeo.ʻĀINA (pronounced "eye-nah") means “That Which Feeds Us” in the Hawaiian language. The film highlights a way to address some of the most pressing environmental a...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 14
You can only type 70 characters when typing a headline on ActiveRain before the little red -# shows up.  But there is a REALLY REALLY good reason for the count.  You've heard about the Google spiders right?  Well they read headlines.  But they only read the first 70 (approximate) characters.  So ...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 18
Yes, it's like passive income...or dividends.  While I sleep, I continue to gain points (and if only I could cash them in). How is that you ask? I get my monthly bonus of invite points.  When you invite members, and they accept, you get 250 points + 10% bonus for the points they earn.  Those divi...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
Due to the many problems with the house, which had been on the market for a long time, following our home inspection I heard from the buyer's agent that the sellers said, "We are 99% certain the home inspector did it..."Did what?That.Someone pushed on the wall of this very unprofessional repair a...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 31
Everyone had its own unique or common triggering force, push, poke, nudge or thrust that made him/her join Active Rain. I joined AR during the time of desperation. I attended courses to propel me back into the business as I lost the MOJO in the midst of life's imposing circumstances. AR was preac...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 10
Lake Superior, A Great Place for a Summer Forestry Project.We have been working hard in the Stevens Point, Central and Western Wisconsin areas lately and though cooler than many parts of the country it has been too hot still.So it was nice to finalize an agreement today with a long term client fr...