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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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 70
My best advice to a newbie in any sales related business. It doesn't matter if you're selling real estate, cars, furniture, advertising or toys.....this advice applies, because we are always selling ourselves.....and I got it from a very reputable source. The advice:  Keep your mouth shut and lis...
By Mark Piscitelli & Theresa Ziebro
(Remax Trinity)
Comments 1
I wish every deal were easy.  I wish every client were as sweet as a lamb.But it's real life in real estate, so some of our clients are prickly, angry, demanding, questioning, and dissatisfied.Yesterday we were in the park and I snapped this image of my nature-loving son:  This morning, as i work...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 62
I have a few pieces of advice on this.  Today I clicked on a post and I didn't read it.  It was a tiny print wall of words. It may be really good content. But the fact is, I have really old and tired eyes. And I'm human and it's human nature to want something you are looking at to be look good. T...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 39
ActiveRain Practices: Q&A Section It appears that only a small percentage of the members of ActiveRain regularly participate in the Q&A section and the purpose of this blog is to encourage your participation. Members do appreciate your answers to their questions and they will readily respond when...
By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 5
Wild Fires...Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find yourself. Imagine walking away from everyone you know and love, forsaking the comforts and warmth of hearth and home to make your bed on a narrow green 6 foot folding Army cot. An uncomfortable, uncompromising, miserable little bed nestled ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
We REALTORS like to coddle our clients! Yep! We pour our hearts and souls and seemingly limitless energy and time into being sure that our client gets EVERYTHING she wants while experiencing minimal angst and inconvenience. Buying or selling a house is a process with many moving parts and myriad ...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
Maybe it's time to be The Little Engine That CouldLife ain't always easy, and many folks accept difficult and miserable conditions for long periods of time . . . unnecessarily!To some degree, this is personal surrender to the "destroyer" of quality of life when, in fact, the only thing keeping th...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 72
What Does It Mean To Be A MULTI-MILLIONAIREIt's been a long journey. Or it feels like one.This journey started accidentally for me, like many of us. Who knew I'll see myself here, celebrating two million points?There was not much importance of blogging back in 2007 when I started. And there was a...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
10 Easiest Home Upgrades to Increase House Value Whether planning to sell the house, have it rented out, or simply for personal satisfaction, a little renovation and upgrade is always necessary to help increase its market value. In order to boost a house’s value in the market, it is first importa...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
Put it simply - this roof finding is the result of not having a home inspection.And it wasn't hard to find.  But it was a bit shocking nonetheless.The sellers are two elderly women who bought this home during the "bubble."  Their agent advised them not to get a home inspection so their contract w...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 85
ActiveRain Practices: Welcoming New Members When I joined ActiveRain many years ago, I do not recall being welcomed by other members and nobody offered suggestions on how to make my membership more meaningful or more profitable. Now we have volunteer Ambassadors and other members who are usually ...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 15
  There is some staining/discoloration and/or mold or mold-like fungal growth present on the roof sheathing in the attic. This condition may be consistent with the effects of Night Sky Radiation. Night Sky Radiation is when the roof sheathing temperature falls below the ambient dew point temperat...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 15
We like to think that we really know our coworkers and colleagues but how much do we not know about them? Behind every success story is some type of adversity buried in the past. When we see a successful person we tend to think “Wow, he’s a lucky person” or “I wonder how she got to where she is?”...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
So often, with decision-making, whether it is which house to buy, when to sell, what is the next life path, is this the right person to be with me, should I stay or should I go, WHAT should I choose, we just get stuck on the fence.From so many training courses they almost beat you over the head w...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 41
     29 September 2007, I became a member of a relatively new real estate platform called ActiveRain. The point system was not as liberal as it is today and it took forever to one to inch their way up the point system. Napoleon Hill and several others talk about the value and virtue of perseveran...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I am comfortable with who God made me to be. In a world where most people want to be someone else I rejoice in who I am now, in this time and this space. Each of us was created with unique talents, gifts, strengths and abilities that are designed to mold us into the person we were designed to be...
By Michael Jacobs, Pasadena CA Real Estate 818.516.4393 Cell
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 30
Celebrating People  How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.Wayne Dyer Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.   Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 4
Forget what hurt youbut never forgetwhat it taught you...UnknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. Any ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
When I saw this I thought, not quite!  Drywall in the shower is not the way to go.In the olden days, when I was a contractor, what we put on the walls for showers and bath tubs was regular old drywall.The problem was, when it got wet it soaked up the water and damaged really quickly, leaked, made...