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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 24
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 ActiveRain Contests
(ActiveRain)
Comments 59
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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 11
FINALLY, They're Planted!! It has taken literally weeks, but when it's the peak of real estate season AND it seems to rain every day, getting gardening time in can be challenging!But couple an extra day off from engineering with a relatively light real estate schedule (showings with three differe...
By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
(WHISPERING PINES REALTY)
Comments 3
Sadly, these photo's do not show the true colors.These were taken between 4an and 5 am when I was out fishing. The redness was awesome.I am sure it is in my settings why the color didn't come out. I have been told it is the smoke from the fires in Alaska and Canada causing the red color.Although,...
By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 3
The Front Porch.  Tomorrw there will be at least 50 people enjoying the Entertainment and the Food.There is NOTHING like the 4th of July in Southport NC.The waterfront...Our view from the porch.. Naturalization Ceremony in Southport on the Waterfront. Our Home Decked out for the 4th of July.  Thi...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 36
 A Saluting Boy on Omaha Beach - A Memorial Day Tribute I was not going to post anything "Memorial Day" as I felt that social media is covered with it and frankly, I just did not feel the need to add to all of it.  That was until I saw Paula McDonald's post on FaceBook.  This video impacted me mo...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 0
If you are not already curating content around the Web, what are you waiting for? Over the past several months I have posted several articles about how easy content curation is, why it is important for online networking, and how it can be used to generate more brand exposure, and drive more consu...
By Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
(RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com)
Comments 39
How to Import your past Real Estate SALES and LISTINGS into Zillow? I heard about this via Ross Hair at REM so I checked it out this week. I called my Zillow Rep, Travis Roberts, or Travisr@zillow.com. I was referred to him by our very own Active Rain Blogger Extraordinaire, Margaret Rome. He pro...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 18
The thing I enjoy about writing blogs, is that it provides the capacity to stir up the imagination.  For example, I enjoy grabbing a camera, and taking folks on an adventure.  It may be to one of our nearby California Gold Rush towns.   It’s rewarding to share photos, with the Wild West legends a...
By Connie Rathke
(US PREFERRED REALTY, INC)
Comments 4
Click The Link Below For Current List Of Ahwatukee Homes For Sale! REAL TIME REAL MLS SEARCH AHWATUKEE HOMES FOR SALE  I have been asked many times where the Ahwatukee community is located in Phoenix Az.  This beautiful community is located south and east of South Mountain forming an L shape.  So...
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...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 42
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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
Happy 4th of July y'all. That's how we say it in Texas. Way back in 1982 comedian Robin Williams did a routine on the American Flag which if you had not seen it or don't remember it here it is again. Our flag does represent ALL of us, without labels, and as Lincoln says a house divided cannot sta...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 114
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 31
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 Ben Kinney
(ActiveRain Inc.)
Comments 31
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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 48
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 Alexa Sanchez, Real Estate Specialist in Pocono Pennsylvania
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Wilkins & Associates)
Comments 0
During one of the many festivities that I had the luxury to enjoy this past holiday weekend, my phone rang, it was an alert from one of my online lead sources.  Someone had inquired on one of my listings and I got a buyer lead.  That innocent little lead made me smile,  I quietly accepted my lead...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 25
I really don't think as we are into the second decade of the 21st century, things are really not going to keep being fast around us, BUT daily "we do have control" to slow things down a bit for perspective, and also better connection to people and more "significance and meaning" individually for ...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 24
Everyone talks about their goals, but no one talks about how to achieve them. It’s great to have goals in life, but without a plan of attack it’s almost impossible to reach goals. Below is an outline of why you should focus on your systems instead of your goals and how that will actually help you...