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 Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 89
You may think that the only careers that require courage are those in which you risk your life. You know, things like fire-fighting, painting the Golden Gate Bridge, facing down armed criminals, or becoming a member of our armed forces.But the truth is, a successful career in real estate also req...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 49
Who says you can't teach an old dog a new trick?  Barney (age 8) has been with us for a little over 2 years now and he's a never ending source of joy to us! Since day one he wanted nothing to do with the pool. In fact he stayed at least 10 feet away! Oh No - I'm not going in there - you can't mak...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 31
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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 23
This Is What ActiveRain Is About ActiveRain is about the caring, the sharing and the learning... seen here every single day.      Take a look at this comment received on one of my  recent posts:  "Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland great collage!  I definitely need help with making my own graph...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
It's called kick OUT flashing for a reason.  It is supposed to divert, or kick, the water out!One of the most important things installed on a house - siding and roof - is flashing.  It keeps water out!AND WATER IS THE KILLER OF HOUSES.This house has James Hardie siding.  JH siding has specific in...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 23
Summertime Special…. My Home for the summer!!This is “my home” for the summer, fall, winter and spring!  It’s the favorite roof over my head.  It’s my most enjoyable environment, no matter what the season.  It’s a healthy, fun loving place that makes me “feel like a million dollars.”  It attracts...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 18
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Let Us Know Where You Are!If you're looking for ActiveRain referrals, one of the best things you can do is make sure we know where you're from!  Over time, we start to associate the location with your name.  For instance, San Antonio brings to mind a whole host of Rainers!  Ch...
By Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire
(Marshall Enterprises)
Comments 124
  June Contest – Five Reasons You Love Where You Live! I wrote a little post back in January of 2015, and the response from the ActiveRain community and from my own real life community was amazing.                     Now, it’s your turn.  Write a post of at least 350 words with five reasons why ...
By Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Comments 22
It Feels Good to be Appreciated! Yesterday, I was surprised by a visit from buyers that I have been working with for several months on a new construction home.  They will be closing soon but before then, a few details will still have to be resolved.   My buyers are so thrilled with their new home...
By Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage
(Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366)
Comments 2
 Five Reasons Why I Love Living In El Dorado County  When Ron Marshall first introduced his June Contest I began to think of all the things that I love about living in El Dorado County. Many of the things that come to mind really was not at the top of the list when considering the move from anoth...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 6
      Today is 1 July 2015 and already, I have already noticed several changes in ActiveRain. The spellchecker is working, the annoying ads are gone and the whole system, in general, seems to be working much faster. I certainly hope that this is an indication that the new owners and management te...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 28
It is early and I have a full day and then some planned. My car should be available for pick-up after three weeks at the repair and body shop. I am really nervous about all being right, but soon I will drop my rental car off and go and get my car. I have to fill up my rental and then fill up my c...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 30
I love my car, and from the moment I bought it I have known it was special and worth every penny. When I was sideswiped three weeks ago yesterday I never woyld have imagined the seperation I felt. I had an almost new rental but it wasn't the same and I am glad my baby is home. Shallow yes, but al...
By Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M
(Donovan Blatt Realty)
Comments 6
How Fast is Your Website? I don't know about you, but if I get on a site that isn't loading fast enough for my taste, I am likely to bounce right off of it and move on to the next one. And, I don't think I'm the only one who does this, so it is important to make sure your website is fast. http://...
By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000)
Comments 15
A Q&A question caught my attention where the question was posed "What the heck do I have to do to get you to FOLLOW me"? Well, not quite in those crass words, but she had a point.I have not paid attention to the FOLLOW buttons at all, there are so many new things to push and prod such as "LIKE" a...
By Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker, Toronto, Durham & York Regions, Ontario, Canada
(RE/MAX Vision Realty Inc., Brokerage, Direct: (416) 737-9800, Office: (416) 321-2228)
Comments 1
So, who is ActiveRain, starting on July 1, 2015?Sometime on June 30, 2015, ownership ActiveRain website was transferred from its previous owner, Trulia, to ActiveRain, Inc. ActiveRain, Inc. was incorporated on May 26, 2015, in the State of Washington.  According to publicly available information ...
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 6
I thought when I sat down to write my blog today that I would talk about our trip to Florence, Oregon, and share all the photographs of that adventure, including the darlingtonia, but the other side of my brain had a different idea this morning. So I just went with the flow. As you know, we have ...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 20
There are 3 contests on Active rain this month. If you have not read about them , you still have time. 1. The cloudburst challenge does not require one post a day. If you have written 20 posts this month that is good enough.One of the posts should be about a summer secret hotspot in your area and...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
Comments 3
I just talked with a friend who is a licensed agent several hundred miles from me.He informed me that is Brokerage was requiring Drug testing.I guess there was an issue with one of the agents in the office and the issue cost the Brokerage a lot of money.I know in areas of high risk of injury and ...
By Chris Freck, TheChrisFreckTeam
(International City Mortgage)
Comments 0
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