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 Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 105
     Social Media Networking and Blogging are about engaging with other people!   What about you?  Are you getting comments on your Blogs?  Do people Like your posts on Facebook, on LinkedIn, on ActiveRain, on Google Plus, and on the other social media sites that you participate on?  Do people wa...
By ActiveRain Real Estate Network
(ActiveRain)
Comments 49
 February 2nd, 2016 ActiveRain Launches New ActiveRain University SiteToday, we quietly rolled out the new ActiveRain University site. Designed to make Real Estate education easily accessible, the new ActiveRain University will offer educational courses, videos, podcasts, and downloadable content...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
    As agents, we are all very aware that our career is very much about building relationships. Buying and selling a home is one of the most important decisions in a person's life, so it is detrimental that we, as their real estate advisor, make each individual feel comfortable and confident abou...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 35
FROM THE DESK OF ROGER D. MUCCI Tomorrow morning, I am mailing out this memo to approximately 250 people announcing that I am now working at Perrino Furniture in Mayfield Heights.  Hopefully my valued customers will come in to visit so I can help them with all of their furniture and accessory needs.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 39
If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock… The other day, as I was mindlessly twisting on an ab machine and saw this scroll across one of the screens…If opportunity doesn’t knock...build a door!  What a simple concept.  But how many of us actually do that? I thought about were those awful housing years beginn...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 52
When life gets in the way, and it does get in the way. For many months after my knee surgeries, I was the Poster Child for rehabilitation and exercising daily.....every physical therapist I worked with was totally impressed with my progress and things were moving along nicely. I'm not making excu...
By Elyse Berman, Your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
(Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 23
It's a Small World & The Power of Active Rain I had just come from work and was at my desk.  Out of the corner of my eye, I saw an email flash by that said "Referral."  I quickly opened it up and called the agent.  It was from DebOnTheWeb.  Deb said to me, Boy, you respond fast.  I told her I was...
By Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson - Hudson Valley Homes for Sale
(Key Properties of the Hudson Valley )
Comments 43
Save A BLOG Post For LaterOh the GEMS that are found on ActiveRAin! Have you ever read a blog post that seems to have a ton of great ideas? IF you are an active member of ActiveRain, of course you have. That was a rhetorical question. On any given day after reading a quality post, maybe I might w...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 39
Those who know me pretty well, also know I have a fascination and admiration for those guys over at Pixar Studios, in Emeryville, who create digital animations and films like, Finding Nemo, etc. In addition to Pixar Studio magic, I also get a kick out of the process which has real animals talking...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 46
I have always said in a real estate transaction, there are four main parties, buyer, buyer agent, seller, seller agent. True, there are ALL the other parties, lenders, inspectors, appraisers, settlement companies, stagers, etc. but these four are like the oarsmen in a boat.It has fascinated me AL...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 5
"What Is ActiveRain University? The new ActiveRain University allows you continual access to the extensive training ActiveRain has always provided-- in a new wrapper, with improved content, navigation and search. ARU is both free and advanced courses to help you grow your business. "Signed up - a...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 25
Facebook MarketingFacebook marketing is a waste of time some say. Running Facebook Ads is just throwing your money away I have heard others exclaim. FB is a time hog without any direct benefits some others have proclaimed. Quite honestly, like all other forms of social media, it is exactly what w...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 9
It goes without saying - you can't see inside a flat, front porch roof.This is one of those basic, flat, 12'x12' front porch roofs.  Instead of the usual EPDM,  it had a metal roof surface.Sections of metal had been seamed together.The seams were rusting, and swelling, and cracking in many places...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 46
Maryland has the best crab cakes! One of the best places to eat Maryland crab cakes is at G & M Restaurant in Linthicum Heights. And the best people to enjoy those crab cakes with are my ActiveRain friends!This was the second time that we held our ActiveRain Meet-Up at G & M Restaurant and I susp...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 6
Your failure to prepare does not necessarily create an important EMERGENCY for other people . . . or does it? Things happen! In the bustle of the morning, we might forget some critical things we need for the day. Oh things like that file you left on the breakfast table . . . or you dressed casual...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 5
Next time a campaign for an election is scheduled, watch it but for this reason. What you are going to see is what the best money can buy in coaching, rehearsing, marketing, advertising, pitching, body language, emotional pleas, rah rah 101, empathy, I'm just like you, and about a hundred more dy...
By Joanne Gillet & Danah Prophet The Edge Of The Beach Team, Top Producers
(Pawleys Seaside Realty, Pawleys Island SC)
Comments 1
We just listed this beautiful home in desirable Heritage Plantation! If you’ve never visited this neighborhood, it’s worth the trip. It is a community rich with history, filled with things to do year-round and residents who are actively engaged in maintaining the spirit of Heritage Plantation.  T...
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-January 23 to January 30, 2016 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, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  O...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
Comments 4
We need more companies like Chinburg Properties who are not AFRAID to step up and accept the challenge it takes to save what little historical buildings we have left in the United States and turn them not only into a profitable commercial investment space but put more jobs back into our communiti...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 11
One of many perhaps, but this is the old sliding glass door fix - stop gap.Repairs and repair people come in many shapes and sizes.  This "repair" is a common one.Stop gap - noun - a temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need.The stationary side of the sliding glass door somehow...