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 Ben Kinney
(ActiveRain Inc.)
Comments 70
On July 10th at 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern) Bob Stewart and I would like to invite everyone in the community to join us for a webinar where we'd like to share our vision for the future of ActiveRain.In this informal discussion, we plan to give you our plan for the next 30, 60 and 90 days, as ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 21
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 Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
Comments 119
I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 34
I know many folks only use photos in their blog posts they take themselves. While I personally do not subscribe to that methodology, I know it is the only sure-fire way to make sure you are not improperly using someone else's material. For me, there are times when I need or want a photo to make a...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 7
Not Enough Time in Your Online Day...Outsource Tasks!If you are stuck in an online rut because you do not have enough time to get everything done, have a to-do list a mile long, cannot figure out some aspect of social media, or just have a general online malaise right not fret! There is ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 3
I've always been proud of my community, and it's nice to see others point to the benefits of living in Winchester, VA. The August 2015 copy of Kiplinger's magazine features Winchester, VA as one of the top 10 Great to Retire. Many of my clients are soon-to-be retirees who come to find a bargain h...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 27
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 78
If you are like me, when you write an epic article you want it to be seen by as many real estate consumers as can be for as long as possible. Below is an excellent (and easy) way to repurpose your articles on Slideshare to give them new life and reach a whole new group of consumers.  If you do no...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 16
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
After my inspection I heard this from the homeowner - "What do I do when the repair makes things worse?"Obviously you would want to go back to the repair company.  But should you?  If they can't do it right the first time, why should it be expected that they will do it right the second time?This ...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 12
It was a beautiful afternoon yesterday and just perfect for Tanglewood. I worked and then my cousins joined me for the Boston Pops with an all American program and a second half with the incomparable Bernadette Peters. What a great stylist she is and funny and unique too. When there were   pauses...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 1
Quote of the Day. July 7, 2015Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. - Hermann Hesse 
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 1
Talk about your blessings more than you talk about your problemsunknownThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently ver...
By Julie Morales, Greater Houston Homes and Real Estate
(RE/MAX Cinco Ranch)
Comments 38
Pecan Grove of Richmond, TX  Why Do People Live here?  People live in Pecan Grove because immediately upon entering the neighborhood, there is a sense of exclusivity and a feeling of southern love. An affluent neighborhood located 30 miles southwest of Houston makes this a perfect escape from the...
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 1
When I lived in Minneapolis, what many refer to as the Twin Cities nowadays, we always knew there was another town on the other side of the Mississippi River, which divided the two cities, but when you're from Minneapolis, you don't really think much about it. Unless you're from Saint Paul, and t...
By Teresa Gorji, Culture and Luxury combined - Sarasota, FL
(Top Team Properties)
Comments 3
IMG Academy Bollettieri Resort Villas Bradenton FL Live where your children learn at IMG Academy.  Bollettieri Resort Villa homes for sale are located on campus at the famed IMG Academy in Manatee County nestled inside the city of Bradenton, FL and nearby the warm ocean water of the Florida Gulf ...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
Isn't it a great accomplishment? 5 years of non-stop blogging here on ActiveRain.And soon, she will be reaching another mark (or may have already reached there - 2 Million ActiveRain points!)Congratulations Debbie Gartner And yes, that's why I am on ActiveRain, too - like Debbie. Wow, I can't bel...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 43
~ Content Curation on Bundlr ~ Back again with yet another content curation website that can help you expand your online reach. If you are a 2-percent(er) I will no doubt see you on the platform in the next few days. If not, no harm no foul.  The site is called Bundlr. It takes about 5 minutes to...
By Bobby Bryant
(iBuy Realty: Rethink. Real Estate.)
Comments 2
Home Sellers: IMAGINE selling your house, full service and lower fees? Sellers, did you know that just about every industry in the world has streamlined and lowered their cost by leveraging technology? In addition to that, many of these industries by lowering their cost have passed the SAVINGS on...
As of July 1st at 12:01am, We have officially purchased ActiveRain from the Zillow Group.The first thing I'd like to do is welcome back Bob Stewart to our Activerain family! I'd also like to congratulate him on his wedding on Saturday. I'm normally not a fan of weddings (not sure I've ever stayed...