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 Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 6
 Wishing Everyone A Happy and Safe Independence Day!                                                                    As we celebrate our nation's freedom this Independence Day, let us also remember to honor the courageous men, women and service animals dedicated to preserving it.  Remember, fr...
By Ben Kinney
(ActiveRain Inc.)
Comments 70
On July 10th at 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern) Bob Stewart and I would like to invite everyone in the community to join us for a webinar where we'd like to share our vision for the future of ActiveRain.In this informal discussion, we plan to give you our plan for the next 30, 60 and 90 days, as ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 22
RE Tough Subject ~ Reporting Suspected Neglect As real estate professionals we are entering homes everyday.  We see and observe many things.  Most recently a colleague of mine called me for some advice regarding a very serious situation.  She was previewing a home where an elderly person was bein...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 13
Not Enough Time in Your Online Day...Outsource Tasks!If you are stuck in an online rut because you do not have enough time to get everything done, have a to-do list a mile long, cannot figure out some aspect of social media, or just have a general online malaise right now...do not fret! There is ...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 119
I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 34
I know many folks only use photos in their blog posts they take themselves. While I personally do not subscribe to that methodology, I know it is the only sure-fire way to make sure you are not improperly using someone else's material. For me, there are times when I need or want a photo to make a...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 7
The adage "If it is meant to be, it is meant to be," has been overused in my vocabulary in my attempt to pacify distraught buyers or sellers. A total of six-month's worth of work equivalent to three deals fell through within 3 three weeks from the date of the fully executed contract. Deals fallin...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 34
Last week was huge on ActiveRain.  It was even huge enough to pull me back into posting at least somewhat regular blog here.  Now, you have to be living under a rock to have missed a couple of these posts, but just in case you've been under a rock or on vacation, here goes: ActiveRain Officially ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
After my inspection I heard this from the homeowner - "What do I do when the repair makes things worse?"Obviously you would want to go back to the repair company.  But should you?  If they can't do it right the first time, why should it be expected that they will do it right the second time?This ...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 4
I've always been proud of my community, and it's nice to see others point to the benefits of living in Winchester, VA. The August 2015 copy of Kiplinger's magazine features Winchester, VA as one of the top 10 Great to Retire. Many of my clients are soon-to-be retirees who come to find a bargain h...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 30
Orchids, Longwood Gardens IMG 2754 If you follow my blogs on a regular basis, you know that I post some of my photographs in Facebook groups that share my personal interests in photography. Facebook groups provide opportunities to expand your social media contacts on a world wide basis. When I po...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 74
Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 years since I wrote my first blog post.  What a whirlwind this has been. As many of you know, when I started, I didn't even know what SEO stood for, let alone how to leverage it.  I made it my mission to become a learner, and so I studied and read and tested and r...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 26
I am pretty good about money and have saved enough to live my life. Then there is another crisis in Greece, a faraway place where its people are voting on whether or not to take some kind of aid, and my money is impacted. I just don't understand how the frailties of another government have the ab...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 78
If you are like me, when you write an epic article you want it to be seen by as many real estate consumers as can be for as long as possible. Below is an excellent (and easy) way to repurpose your articles on Slideshare to give them new life and reach a whole new group of consumers.  If you do no...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 16
Monday Morning Motivator & Some Things to Ponder...    A lot can be said in three words. Below are a few of my favorite three word quotes along with my comments. Sometimes simple is good.    “Change is uncomfortable” – it doesn’t mean it’s not worth it!    “Live in gratitude” – it’s a great pract...
By Randall Becker
(Realty ONE Group)
Comments 2
Pre-Qualify for this Home in Heber-Overgaard, Arizona 85933 with Kenny Seaver, Phoenix area FHA Loan Expert at www.Kennyseaver.com or call 480-633-8727. This home features 2 Bedrooms and 1 bathroom with 1144 Square Feet and a lot size of 10019 sq ft. The front of this Lumber Valley Rd home has pi...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 12
I have just read Craig Daniel’s What I Would Fix About ActiveRain If I Could He sure made a very worthy attempt to make AR Home page to look like it is AR and not Market Leader. Let’s call it going back to unimproved version :)I loved the title of his blog, and I believe AR should do a “challenge...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CLHMS,ABR,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 3
Quote of the Day. July 7, 2015Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud. - Hermann Hesse 
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I am thankful to be a page turner. I have known disappointment. I have felt loss. Sometimes it has taken sheer determination to not stop on that page and have a pity party. That would be so easy....right? Feel sorry for myself or be mad for what went wrong. Does that change anything? No. I learn...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 17
A couple months ago, I poked a few vegetable seeds into the ground.  I was uncertain whether I would be able to adequately water them because of the drought here in California, but I had decided to take a chance.  I have three tomatoes, a couple squash plants, some onions, and peppers.  The plot ...