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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 88
Curb Appeal for Your Blog...Font Size Matters! Size can matter in many things and that includes the size of the font you use in your blog. Many years ago Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, a member from South Florida, sent me a private email suggest...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 2
On September 18, 2017, California Association of Realtors (C.A.R) reported that condo and town-homes values gained 0.8% to the price of $446,760 in August of 2017 from price of $443,160 in July of 2017, an jumped 6.6% from price of $419,260 in August of 2016. While, condo and town-homes sales ros...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 36
This is my (Tony's) entry into the September "Habits, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - ActiveRain Challenge" hosted by Debbie Reynolds. First, let me say, as have many others in their posts have said, that there are a litany of "bad" and "ugly" habits that could be part of this post - but - I'll ...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 39
   When asked if blogging works. I replied with a few questions.   Does one print ad sell a house?  Does one postcard sell a house? Does one For Sale sign sell a house? Does placing the property in the MLS sell it? Does one impromptu open house do the trick? Does one radio show sell a house? Does...

By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
Comments 0
IS IT A GUY THING...??? DO WE MEN seem to get blamed for almost all that is wrong with the world...??? LOOK...Even the last three devastating hurricanes that have brought catastrophic damage and loss of life imply ‘MALE’ blame...Harvey, Irma, and Maria...H I M...!!! MEN ARE ALWAYS blamed for leav...

By Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 23
 Sedona - McDonald's "Iconic" Teal ArchesSedona Arizona - McDonald's is famous for it branding and marketing campaigns. From Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar to the Big Mac and Chicken McNuggets, the brand is the most identifiable for it's Golden Arches. It is also the most recognizable fast fo...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 0
CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve had a FABULOUSLY productive year so far. Don’t stop! End of next week is end of 3rd quarter which means the beginning of the final quarter of 2017 . . . and WINTER. We all have plethora “Justifiable Reasons” for not cranking up “too much” business before we enter the Holid...

By Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 30
Running On Empty? There are days and then there are days. Sometimes the thoughts come quickly.  And others when, well, they don’t.  It’s normal, isn’t it?    Some might think there is too much busyness in our lives yet not enough of the business at hand. Maybe it’s a time to reflect.   Rest.  Re-...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 5
Empathy is the ability to understand, feel, and experience another person's spirit and soul through heart connection. This also includes the connection to mother earth’s creations and the entire universal dynamic.  The implementation of Feng Shui suggestions goes way beyond the bases of making a ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 32
I am living in the Berkshires for five years now. About three years ago I needed tires and my usual place was very expensive. I went to a local tire place and they told me I needed rear breaks and everything that went along with them. Today when I had all my brakes replaced I found out that the t...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 11
Sheila Anderson "It takes focus, patience and the facts to help a seller understand the value of their home. If you skip a step or are unprepared, you lose, period."Right on target - and - re-blog! Anything is sell-able if it is priced right. The older I get and the more I have lived this becomes...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 5
 Even though this has nothing to do with real estate....I wanted to share this story sent to me by a good friend. Please take a few minutes to  read and  you will see there are different ways to hit a home run!     What would you do?   Make the choice. Don't look for a punch line, there isn't one...

By Jared Hokanson, Realtor Southern Oregon
(Hokanson Realty)
Comments 1
There are a lot of ways that you can do home maintenance without breaking the bank. For instance, you can start it up  by checking all the possible leaks in your home be it in air or in water. You also need to make a list of things that needs to be done on a regular basis so you can prevent any d...

By William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
Comments 5
Great Blog.  I know of 2 people who have been caught up in electronic signatures scams.One lost all his personal information and then had his computer crash permanently.Yes, it is convenient until something goes wrong.Heck, look at the scam with money wires and closing companies. Stay safe and th...

By Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279
(Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury)
Comments 3
South Texas REALTORS Facing EPIC Challenges As a REALTOR who went through the ravages of Hurricane Ike many years ago, these types of disasters affect the real estate industry in a unique way. Obviously, the loss of life along with the loss of hundreds of thousands of homes is devastating. What h...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Readers up north may not appreciate how expensive it has become to live down here in Key West. Key West used to be a bargain. But popularity of our island paradise has caused housing costs to rise far greater than wages for most full time residents.  Finding a place where you would actually like ...

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 2
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine 

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 144
This challenge is open to all Active Rain members, regardless of the industry you work in. I’ll lay out the ground rules for Real Estate Brokers and Agents first, then for all others. I read frequently in the ‘Rain references to “full service” and the connection between “full service” and the fee...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 7
In the long run, maintenance costs about 1% of the value of the house.  If you pay attention to the small stuff the big things will take care of themselves. It's that time of year again, and time to get ready for the seasons ahead, so these are Jay's 2017 Fall/Winter Maintenance Recommendations W...

By Irene D. Lockel, Let me help you unLOCK your dream home!
(Netter Real Estate)
Comments 2
Open House SUNDAY -- SEPTEMBER 24TH 11:30-1:00PMCondition End Unit In Captains Walk With Unobstructed Bay Views From Almost Every Room.Wake Up To Every Sunrise And Toast Every Sunset From This Immaculate Town House.Offered $1,075,000           AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th 1:30-3:00PMVisit the Lifes...