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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 41
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 Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
This is not the first time that I have discussed why you should have a virtual assistant as part of your staff. The amount of time that you can free up to do more important things can make a huge difference in your daily life and provide you the opportunity to do more important tasks. It has occu...
By David Gibson, Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, Manitou
(Colorado Home Sales LLC)
Comments 50
Have you thought through where your tech could fail you and what your back up plan would be? # 1 Internet router. Whether you use DSL or cable for your Internet connection this is the magic box that allows you to connect the Internet to your computer. These routers are now cheap enough that it ma...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 113
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...
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 Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate )
Comments 4
We are back!Due to the changeover from trulia url's and such, SI Real Estate been absent on here for the past two months. We could not get logged into our account or even connect to the site without a bunch of security flags! As such, our blog posts were not able to be seen by our viewers unless ...
By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Comments 1
 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 Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 139
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...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 63
ActiveRain Practices: Q&A Section It appears that only a small percentage of the members of ActiveRain regularly participate in the Q&A section and the purpose of this blog is to encourage your participation. Members do appreciate your answers to their questions and they will readily respond when...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 19
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 Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 113
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 Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 3
Some of you already know the great news, we have been nominated for "Best Of Long Island 2016" under the category of Home & Garden: Interior Decorator.Voting began October 1st, 2015 and runs through December 15, 2015.We need your help!You can vote one time per category, per day, per IP address.  ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 30
This week is over, and it's time for the Big Reveal.  So here goes:This Is Not About Real Estate. It Is About Life!  Margaret Rome:  Margaret's post is one where you might need a hanky. And It's just lovely.Welcome to the World Bei Bei - The Name for the DC Panda was Announced - Lise Howe:  This ...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
Comments 68
I had the pleasure of first meeting Ben back on a rooftop patio, 50 stories up, in downtown NYC at Inman Connect in 2007. It was one of the strangest places I've ever been. Everyone wore red-hooded snuggies and drank from these huge mugs. It was almost like some kind of secret society gathering. ...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 16
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 Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 10
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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 34
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
The not often used hose bib.And this would be it!  It looks lonely, doesn't it?I have heard of decking the halls with boughs of holly. But what's the point of decking the hose bib with thick boughs of Southern Pine?I looked at this little fellow from every angle.It is quite near impossible attach...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 17
  There is some staining/discoloration and/or mold or mold-like fungal growth present on the roof sheathing in the attic. This condition may be consistent with the effects of Night Sky Radiation. Night Sky Radiation is when the roof sheathing temperature falls below the ambient dew point temperat...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 44
     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...