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 Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 45
I think it is very good news that Ben Kinney has taken ownership of ActiveRain. With that news, comes also the return of Bob Stewart. These are two guys that you want to listen to when they share their wealth of knowledge! These guys also know the power of this community and want to make sure tha...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-June 28 to July 4, 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, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a p...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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What we have, what we live and share everyday despite all the imperfections was so hard fought for. Remember, we were just groups of miscellaneous people who had in common being neighborly and friendly while at liberty practicing a freedom to come and go at will. These people, at some point, were...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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Last week was huge on ActiveRain.  It was even huge enough to pull me back into posting at least somewhat regular blog here.  Now, you have to be living under a rock to have missed a couple of these posts, but just in case you've been under a rock or on vacation, here goes: ActiveRain Officially ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Let's face it, if we are blogging for business we are looking for an online edge to give us the upper hand on our local competition. Perhaps it is through blogging about a particular niche, generating the most interest via social media, or by saturating our markets with much more information than...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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My probate real estate business has been a blessing over the last 26 years.  This niche has kept me active and solvent when the real estate market crashed.  It allowed me to flourish regardless if a buyers or sellers market.   Heirs who are selling are a different seller.   It's not about every n...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Motivational Monday: There Is a Lesson In Your Pain Life is full of lessons, some that are fun to experience and some that create the feeling of pain. This could be physical, mental, emotional and/or spirit pain. A saying my mother taught me to  help gage if I was was self inducing pain went like...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the ridge vent cannot vent.New siding.  New roof.  New, new, new.It all met the good criteria - architectural shingles, drip edge everywhere, 1" overhang, valleys properly cut, freeze protection covering at the lowest 24" of sheathing, and a beautiful ridge vent.A ridge vent is the best idea...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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RE Tough Subject ~ Reporting Suspected Neglect As real estate professionals we are entering homes everyday.  We see and observe many things.  Most recently a colleague of mine called me for some advice regarding a very serious situation.  She was previewing a home where an elderly person was bein...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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Monday Morning Motivator & Some Things to Ponder...    A lot can be said in three words. Below are a few of my favorite three word quotes along with my comments. Sometimes simple is good.    “Change is uncomfortable” – it doesn’t mean it’s not worth it!    “Live in gratitude” – it’s a great pract...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
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Good morning.  Hope you had a wonderful July 4th weekend.  Just wanted to share Tim's Tim Outs with you again.    What To Count:   Count your blessings instead of your crosses; Count your gains instead of your losses; Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes; ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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A couple of weeks ago I was startled and scared by a very persistent little frog.  I wrote about it and was warned by many that he would be back. This morning I saw him again, in the same planter looking right up at me as if to say........I told you, this is my home. This time I took a picture.
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I am thankful for the awareness of truth. My inner dialogue helps me stay focused, not on the situation itself, but the outcome. There have been many times when someone has said to me...." I can't believe you are so calm. I would be freaking out." I have been there. I used to freak out, but what...
By ActiveRain Contests
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What an exciting month it is!  There was such a great turnout with May's Cloudburst so I'm hoping you're ready to roll right into June!June's Cloudburst20 Blog Posts5 more than last month but you can do it!  If you need a fun one, throw in a Wordless Wednesday or Throwback Thursday.  125 Comments...
By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
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 Today is July 4th better known as Independence Day. It is the day the Continental Congress accepted the formal parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson and signed on August 2, 1776. Tyranny is not a new concept to the world. It has occurred repeatedly throug...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Get whatever is bothering you out of your craw and set your eyes on a bright future in the Rain. Ask an Ambassador - How Can I Make ActiveRain Better? This is a question we all need to be asking ourselves. Before us is a chance to make it better and we now have an owner that is determined to make...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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The wind shifted and we now had smoke right where I live which the NW part of Wenatchee. A few hours later I am looking out our back window and I see the flames cresting the hill behind our home. Burning Down the House- Wenatchee Wildfire 2015   Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over, Hold tight,...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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When Buyer's Wear Emotional Blinders This morning when I was reading Fred Hernden's post, The Inspections is a Formality, I was reminded of how easily buyer's can get caught up in the emotion of finding that "perfect" home.  We have all been there either as consumers or as an agent representing a...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Orchids, Longwood Gardens IMG 2754 If you follow my blogs on a regular basis, you know that I post some of my photographs in Facebook groups that share my personal interests in photography. Facebook groups provide opportunities to expand your social media contacts on a world wide basis. When I po...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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So, it's official!  Some time in the middle of the night, we got our ActiveRain back!And like a lot of us, I'm remembering the old days and how great it was with Bob Stewart, Jonathan Washburn and all of the old timer bloggers who have come and gone from this amazing site.But I think we have to u...