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 Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC
(Pine Knoll Shores Realty)
Comments 12
Apologies from an Ambassador When I discovered Activerain back in 2008, I fell in love right away.  It took me a while to get into the groove of the community, but once I did... I was completely dedicated and want to be as active as possible and help other members whenever I could.  Once I earned...
By Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor®
(Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA)
Comments 2
 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 0
Today starts the beginning of our busiest two weeks of the year.  We have all of our move outs and move ins scheduled as we prepare for the 2015-2016 school  year.  Can you say STRESSFUL time of year?  Stress becomes a way of life for the next couple of weeks. As I prepare with ways to handle the...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 60
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 9
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 Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
Comments 1
New Ramsey home for sale listing proudly offered by Jeana CowieThis Ramsey colonial style home for sale is offered at $579,9005 Bedroom 3 Full bath Expanded Colonial  on .34 acre lot. Close to NYC train, downtown Ramsey shopping, Ramsey high school & much moreCall Jeana Cowie today for a private ...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 50
BananaTude Group Update 7/29/15 - MUST Read for Members Welcome to A+Tudes! In case you didn't notice the BananaTude Group disappeared last week. We  were updating the information and poof - it was gone. It broke.  We quickly put in a new name for the group - Social Group - and it popped back ont...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
Just when you thought all GPS gizmos were created equal . . . How often have you heard folks mention that their GPS is just WAY too BOSSY? If you don’t make the turns SHE wants you to make, she nags you incessantly to make a U-Turn . . . or attempts to redirect you around the block at EVERY stree...
By Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
(Broadpoint Properties)
Comments 37
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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 10
There's a fun word that seems to take in a lot of the chaos all around us daily, with bad news pouring in from the web, TV, and social media, and that is CACOPHONY.It is essentially noise, but more specifically HARSH, discordant mixture of sounds. Unfortunately NOT tuning enough of this out in ou...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 16
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 Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Comments 15
  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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 20
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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 11
Last week, I had to laugh when I was running sold comps to determine a sale price on another property. When I looked over those comps, I found one comp that was very interesting. That particular house belonged to a lady who has been grilling me for information for two years. She called every so o...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 27
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 Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 8
 Horsey Wordless Wednesday -  My Maturing Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred  My Off-the-track-Thoroughbred mare, Pippa, turned seven years old this year.  She has matured so much since I adopted her when she was four years of age.  Her training has been coming along well, although it has been slow since...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
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 Colleen Ferrary
(Small Business USA www.SmallBusinessUS.com)
Comments 3
I have this conundrum, and rather than toy around with theory I thought I'd bring it right to the experts.  True or false: The seller's agent should NOT be present during showings. Here's what was shared by a selling agent:  "(having the seller's agent present) is a huge turnoff for people. They ...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 14
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 Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
(Ludwig & Associates)
Comments 12
Be Yourself“To be nobody – but- yourself – in a world which is doing it’s best night and day, to make you someone else –means to flight the hardest battle which and human being can flight; and never stop fighting.” E.E. Cummings 1894 – 1962, American Poet         As I see it . . . . . . .Be yours...