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 15
My best advice to a newbie in any sales related business. It doesn't matter if you're selling real estate, cars, furniture, advertising or toys.....this advice applies, because we are always selling ourselves.....and I got it from a very reputable source. The advice:  Keep your mouth shut and lis...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 80
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 Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 115
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 80
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 Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 37
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 Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 71
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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 6
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 17
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 Jeff Dowler CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 21
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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 9
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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 0
They share! They relate and empathize very well and are quick to offer or join in on just about any subject another woman wants to bring up. I have seen two woman just toss subjects at each other or take one subject and milk it to milkshakes...all you can drink. It gets even more interesting in g...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 23
     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 Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 21
Last week I had a difficult day at work. It needn't have been, but it happened. At some point I decided to take myself out of the situation and diffuse the anxiety. In my experience nothing good ever happens from snap decisions made in the heat of the moment.Later in the week after preliminary di...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 13
  As Halloween is quickly approaching, the time is here to celebrate the spooky spirit of the season at Active Rain with a Virtual Costume Contest and Post Parade play for full effect You Are Cordially Invited  to join us each day starting Sunday Oct. 25th for Halloween themed post parade culmina...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 16
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-September 27 to October 3, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 11
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 Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 4
 When I was about 5 or 6 I got my first bicycle for my birthday. We lived in a small community in Wilcox Arizona. I was determined to teach myself to ride this bike.  Both my parents were busy and could not assist me so I took the bike out to the sidewalk I got on the bike rode about 3 feet fell ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 40
Ask An Ambassador- What Things Should Realtors Blog About?This is a question that showed up in the Q&A section from a newer Member of ActiveRain. When getting started into blogging it can be overwhelming. Knowing what to blog about is important especially if you are here for business and to be fo...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 9
People who read my blog are typically looking to purchase a home in Key West. They usually find my blog by searching an address after viewing a property on Zillow,, or even the real Key West mls website. These new prospects often read additional blogs I have written to get a sense of ...
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 14
I have not read anything about how the new website Peeple will impact real estate agents, but I am already easily imagining the horrible fallout from this monstrosity. What budding entrepreneuers will do to make a buck these days does not surprise me. What astonishes me is the number of people wh...