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 Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
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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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 12
What would your office be like if Dr Seuss was the broker and primary training officer? A staff first-time home-buyer training session might go something like this:This real estate business is quite amusing, sometimes challenging, sometimes confusing.But since Realtors know the real estate rules,...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 51
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 25
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 11
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-July 26 to August 1, 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...
By Richie Alan Naggar
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 8
Rainer's on the go! They move fast and sometimes slow but they come and go and after a while, another day has been rained on and in and all is well. Posts, comments and blogs got a work-out, people were educated, edified and supported, and points, the e-wages of ACTIVERAIN were given as well as e...
By Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a
(Dockside Realty)
Comments 27
Getting back in the groove takes a bit of discipline and some down time. The later is a result of vacationing at the beach. The past year has been a busy one. Spending 18 days in the hospital over a six month period along with surgery and time out while taking care of my husband following his str...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 22
Yes, it's like passive income...or dividends.  While I sleep, I continue to gain points (and if only I could cash them in). How is that you ask? I get my monthly bonus of invite points.  When you invite members, and they accept, you get 250 points + 10% bonus for the points they earn.  Those divi...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 38
I like to blog everyday, but it doesn't happen. Some days are just too busy, and other days are too stressful. Some days, there is just too much too do and too little energy left at the end of the day. And, then there are days like today. Today was a closing day (that's normally a good thing). To...
By Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida
Comments 19
If these "Starchitects" don't stop with these awesome and outrageous designs I may have to give up my beloved backyard for one of these! This is a rendering of the new Ritz Carlton going up in Sunny Isles. This will be #5 in Miami for the brand. These residences will have access to all the 5 star...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 42
I am a dog lover and a big supporter of rescue. Today I saw a dog pictured that was killed after being surrendered. His former owners gave up two dogs and this one died in three days. My heart is broken and this happens everyday all over. Most shelters are overcrowded and continually kill to make...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 42
The temperatures have dropped and it is so nice. It will probably be 85 today but the humidity is gone. I am grateful: yesterday was really hard. Here is a shot of my yard I just took. It is green and wet and wonderful. Morning are special and it is Friday Fresh.
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 5
Today in Bristol TN~VA 8.1.15 ...It's Important To Just Get Along! Today was a great day in Bristol TN~VA! We took a few hours and took Aimee's Mom and Sister out on the Lake ....  We had to take Waffles and Peaches ....Add them and a tennis ball and a few hours of chasing the ball in and out of ...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 8
     Here it is, the wee hours of Sunday morning and already my mind is racing at the maximum speed of thought. Sunday, so much to do before Monday. What do I make as my priority? Plants to water, reports to finish from yesterday, projects to wrap up and the list goes on adnauseum… This afternoon...
By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
Comments 9
 I'm thinking it's time for a little peaceful reflection on Active Rain.  Do you remember why you joined this community?  Was it to help with your connections to local buyers and sellers?  To foster relationships with fellow REALTORS® around the country?  To let your voice be heard as a positive ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 7
 Showing A Home The Rome Way This morning I was showing one of my very special properties, Sycamore Farms, to a prospective buyer.After the good mornings and how was your trip to the house, they asked which way do we have to start  looking at this house.My response...where would you like to start...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
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You know what's awesome?Finding a person that won't give up on you,even when you've given up on yourself...unknownThank you for reading 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 sh...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
Comments 7
 By far the best thing I have every done in life is become a Grandpa. What a joy. Perfect timing.  We all needed her in our lives. Early Friday she arrives on Grandpas door step and all the fun begins. We are making plans to spend all her moms inheritance. We will probably go out and look at swin...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 12
I have been a Rainer since 2009... It is so much fun to see our points grow...from the beginning to what we have now.You can learn so much from your active rain associates. Many have really neat information that can give you a link or idea that you can then explore.  I feel that I am not alone an...
By Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin
(Austin Texas Homes)
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PFOLLOWING SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH ONE OF OUR GRACE CONNECT GROUPS MEET IN PFLUGERVILLE FOR PFELLOWSHIP WITH PFRED.  Fred is the one in the white fur. Michele and I have not attended one for a while and the group has really grown. We had a great time and the food was fantastic. For more information...