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

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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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Please Lick the Front Door & Other Hilarious Agent Instructions! I have been compiling my list of Hilarious Agent Instructions for awhile.  This week when I saw the instruction to, "Lick the front door" I knew that it was time to write a post about this.  Sure some of these are typos but they mak...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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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 Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
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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...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
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Living with Nature all around, Dedham, MA.  Westfield Street in Precinct 1 of Dedham is a long and winding road that is surrounded by nature.  There is Wilson Mountain with it's many hiking trails and Weld Pond on the opposite side of the hill.  357 Westfield Street is a Colonial type home with C...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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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 Debbie Holmes, Gets the job done!
(Gold Key Real Estate)
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This has been a great year so far.  I have sold over 2 mil and it is only July.  My sorce of business is now repeat clients, friends and referrals.   This has been very exciting for me.  I sometimes wonder whether it will dry up but I think not.  People need new houses as their situation changes....
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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      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 Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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June Cloudburst - Make a Video, Using a Green Screen.First of all, you're asking, "What is a Green Screen?"  It is a method of putting a picture or another video inside a video.  Now that I have you REALLY CONFUSED, let me explain:Lets say it's a busy day downtown and you want to shoot a video of...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Sometimes we forget what day it is. This happens in large part when our days are random and there are no set weekends. Getting two days off together isn't generally possible. is Thursday and tomorrow is the start of a holiday time that seems to go through forever. I am off to the e...
By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000)
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Well, here is something new that I didn't know: we can only tag 10 in a blog. Why is that?Yesterday, I wrote a blog about my "following" Activerain members, because I had just not paid any attention to it for awhile. If you missed it, please click here.Well, this morning I tried to add/tag the 13...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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After some delay Keauhou Lane and Keauhou Place plan to start construction this month.   The Keauhou Place is located at 555 South Street and Keauhou Lane is at 500 Keawe St. The projects are connected back to back facing opposite directions and they share a single block in the rapidly developing...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Last night I saw Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga at Tanglewood and it was the first show I attended where it didn't pour. I wasn't working and so I planned to only arrive two hours early and not before the gates opened. Traffic was terrible and parking was worse. Had I not left when I did I would have...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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Last night was wonderful, one of my favorite evenings at Tanglewood. I saw Tony Bennett last year and really liked him but wow, last night was incredible. Lady Gaga is so very gifted, a great, and I mean great singer and the two together were nothing short of magic. It was a terrific blend of son...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
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I rejoice in the opportunity to be an intercessor. I walk in awareness that history belongs to the intercessors.... those who believe and pray the future into being. Prayers of those who lift someone or something else up (intercede) brings heaven to a standstill. Why you ask .... because someone...
By April Miller
(Metro Brokers of OK)
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GOD IS GOOD TO SUCH SOULSLAMENTATIONS 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY We should observe what makes for us, as well as what is against us. God's compassions fail not; of this we have fresh instances every morning. Portions ...
By Tom White, Franklin Homes Realty--South of Nashville TN
(Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 870-8169 or
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I know. It sounds like something one might do on the side of the road after a long night. A few letters make a lot of difference! But just to be clear, I'm talking about pondering here, not, well you know...I had surgery to replace both knees a little over three months ago. Progress has been stea...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Happy Birthday Canada!How did you celebrate Canada Day today?It was nice of Marc Swartz, CPA, CA, Real Estate Broker to mention last night that Canada was celebrating their 148th birthday today.This allowed me to congratulate a salesperson from the Myron pen company who was calling from Toronto t...
By John Meussner, Making Mortgages Easy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Total Mortgage Services, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
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Everyone loves ActiveRain or they wouldn't be here, but often times I hear & see complaints along the way.  One of the best pieces of advice I've ever heard is "if you're not working toward the solution, you don't have the right to complain about the problem". Here's your chance to give your inpu...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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 Okay, I sort of know - they love snug and warm places. And, they feel safe.  This morning I got a good shot of my cat in this box.  He fits in perfectly. Last week, I found him in this.   I also found on the counter top snuggled in between things.  I couldn't get the camera out in time as he sta...