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 Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
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Squatters are a problem.One of my friends is the buyer's agent for a beautiful home in  Bayport community in  Alameda CA. The home was vacant and beautifully staged. Because the buyer is about to close escrow on the property, the stager went back to the house and encountered people living in it. ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 3
 Horses Played An Important Role In Our Country's Independence                                               Once again, Independence Day, July 4th, is upon us.  This is the day we celebrate our country's birthday and it's independence.  Many great men and women played a huge part in America gain...
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 Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
Comments 2
This poster was sent to me by Michele Bellisari michelebeeboca@gmail.com a real estate broker in Boca Raton Florida -- Good job Michele! -- My dog will appreciate your advice the evening of July 4th as we live near the big firework festival in West Palm Beach!  He hates fireworks (and thunder to...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
In any school setting, a D letter grade is considered poor and is to be avoided. Better than an F for sure but at least as a minimum a C should go with a class you struggle in.Another D form you might be rated on for success is actually a good thing. Many at mid year say they did not effectively ...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 102
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 Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 3
 I'd like to wish everyone happy and safe fourth of July! 1. Keep your pets inside away from the fireworks and loud bangs. It is very stressful for pets! 2. Be Safe when lighting off fireworks. Stay away from trees, power lines, and anything that will catch fire easily! Light and run! Do not hold...
By Ben Kinney
(ActiveRain Inc.)
Comments 13
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 Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
Comments 1
When I was studying to take the test to become a realtor, one of the topics that truly interested (and shocked) me was Adverse Possession. According to Nolo: Legal Requirements for an Adverse Possession Claim to LandWhen courts look at adverse possession claims, they apply a four-factor test. To ...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 100
You may think that the only careers that require courage are those in which you risk your life. You know, things like fire-fighting, painting the Golden Gate Bridge, facing down armed criminals, or becoming a member of our armed forces.But the truth is, a successful career in real estate also req...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 26
Change is in the air. Can you feel it? ActiveRain has new ownership and several social media platforms have slowly and quietly been making subtle changes over the past few months, Facebook included. As crazy as it sounds, change is one of the few constants we can always rely on!For us, maybe chan...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
Comments 22
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 Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 34
Helping Friends Buy Home After Foreclosure - Priceless This past month has been one of the most touching months I've had in my real estate career of 28 years.  Looking back, 2008 to 2011 was a very challenging time here in the Phoenix Metro area. The real estate market had bottomed out. And I mea...
By FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
Comments 1
 HAPPY 4th of JULY!On this Independence Day lets honor all our military families.   God Bless the USA!  
By Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast
(M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.)
Comments 4
It’s time for those holiday festivities this weekend and a lot of people are looking forward to having some much needed time off. But, not everyone is excited about the July 4th.  Some pets are scared on Independence Day. More pets run away on the 4th of July than any other time of year. Too much...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
Burning Down the House- Wenatchee Wildfire 2015 Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over, Hold tight, we're in for nasty weatherThere has got to be a way, Burning down the house Well my little town made the national news this week.  Not really for the reason I wanted it to.  So a little setup- I wa...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 47
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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 41
A Lunch Turns Into An ActiveRain Mini-MeetUp  Jon Kolsky(JK) and I have been following each other for a while on ActiveRain. We comment on each other’s posts, call, send text messages. Jon suggested we actually meet in person for lunch since while we are not next door neighbors, we are not that f...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
Did you ever wonder how your electric bill compares to people that live in other parts of the country? The average U.S. home uses 908 Kwh (kilowatt-hours) per month at a cost of 12 cents each, or, $108.96 but that can vary greatly depending upon your exact location and of course, your local clima...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 12
Growing ActiveRain Wish List. Now that ActiveRain is free of Trulia and Zillow's influence, many members are anxiously awaiting the next steps that Ben Kinney will take toward improving the platform. I have seen a growing wish list of suggestions: More Google juice Improve outside blogs Bring bac...