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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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 6
Hydration for the Texas HeatThe Texas heat in the summer can be brutal and it can be dangerous!  Waiting until you are thirsty is not advised.  Staying hydrated throughout the day is your best bet during this intense heat.Here are some hydration tips: Upon awakening each day, begin drinking water...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
Political silly season is starting in full force NOW till the next year 2016 November Presidential election. I tell everyone let ALL the craziness and also serious discussing of issues play out, it is GOOD for our country. BUT also take much of it in humorous STRIDE.Jimmy Fallon, late night comed...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
Comments 2
It's not a big secret that the Federal Reserve is looking to start raising the short-term interest rate in what would be the first hike of the rate in more than 9 years.  What's been in question isn't the if but the when. Many bond traders have been watching the economic data and shrugging off th...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 6
In the area of gardening there are many life lessons we can learn from tending to the plants. ONE is all about seeds. Rome was not built in a day. There is rarely any kind of get rich quick scheme out there today. In relationships, people don't know and understand YOU or you for that matter grasp...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 36
Taking the Online Path of Least ResistanceI always get a kick out of trying something new over the Web and seeing quick results. Perhaps it helps satisfy some inner need or maybe it just talks to my impatience at waiting for online "stuff" to work. Unfortunately for most of us, we do have to wait...
By FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
Comments 24
 Yes, I admit it!  At times, I can be a word snob when it comes to the proper use of real estate and financing terms.  For goodness sakes, I still find it difficult just to end a sentence with a preposition, even though the “grammar police” is more accepting of where you put the preposition at.  ...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 47
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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 17
From Lakefront to First-Time Home Buyers. I will have to expend three times the effort and time to earn the commission I was used to from switching niche. It happened after the mortgage meltdown. And the niche switch was necessary. The pecuniary rewards are not as huge in selling lakefront homes ...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 67
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West 80 Bay Drive at Bay Point, just a few miles east of Key West. The listing Realtor, not me, describes this 1892 sq ft home this way: "Romantic Low-Country Architectural Masterpiece! Here's the home you have been dreaming of! Graceful balance of reclaim...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
Friendship is an interesting chapter in our relationships development. Acquaintances, clients, coworkers, even lifelong partners or spouses, CAN have as a basis various degrees and depths of friendship. We can have pseudo friends, quasi friends, loosely attached friends, long distance or even vir...
By Chris B Johnson, Realtor-Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Short Sale Options, Moorpark Short Sale , Thousand Oaks Short Sale,Simi Valley Short Sale,  Ventura County Short Sale, Ventura County Real Estate Market Updates By Chris B Johnson Realtor®     Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey compared the percentage of homeowners who perceived they were under...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
This 1968 electric service conductor is exposed to the elements two different ways.First, the original insulation has become completely fried by the sun. Solving this problem, we see that this homeowner has excellently wrapped the conductor with electrical tape.After all, we all know that electri...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 60
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 Robert J. Russell, IRES, ICREA, GMA, LAS, LUTCF, Insurance Broker
(Robert J Russell Companies)
Comments 5
When was the last time you found yourself going to Facebook to check your status and then you found that 4-6 hours of your day has been burned due to stupid games, reading profiles, viewing Timelines or just chatting about nothing?Here is a Tip to control your time:1. Use a laptop the next time y...
By Raoul Loustaunau, urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com
(REALTY ONE GROUP)
Comments 2
We have all had that period in our lives where we feel, regardless of what happens, we simply have nothing positive going for us. It's easy to criticize yourself in just about anything-from your competence in the workplace to how you deal with situations at home-and this can make it easy to becom...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
What I learned From Alaskan Native Knowledge, Heritage and TraditionDuring our visit to Alaska, we also made sure to visit two key educational location, The Anchorage Museum and The Alaskan Native Heritage Center. Both offer unique learning experiences and amazing displays of authentic clothing, ...
By Lina P
(Morris Real Estate Marketing Group)
Comments 3
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter? Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local marke...
By Raoul Loustaunau, urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com
(REALTY ONE GROUP)
Comments 1
this is a great article from a friend blog its just so interesting hope you like it 1. They Speed LearnBeing able to boost your own learning curve to a point where you feel comfortable with learning about new topics is a sign of successful people. Just fifteen minutes a day of non-fiction is all ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 12
There's a fun word that seems to take in a lot of the chaos all around us daily, with bad news pouring in from the web, TV, and social media, and that is CACOPHONY.It is essentially noise, but more specifically HARSH, discordant mixture of sounds. Unfortunately NOT tuning enough of this out in ou...