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 Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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The Drones are Coming!    Join us This Wednesday in Chesterfield (Wintergarden Tavern) and or This Thursday in Downtown Utica (Hatchey's 2nd floor), where Ron Robinson Studios will be covering all and everything on Drones for Realtors in terms of photography, standing out from your competition, h...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 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...
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 Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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I think it is very good news that Ben Kinney has taken ownership of ActiveRain. With that news, comes also the return of Bob Stewart. These are two guys that you want to listen to when they share their wealth of knowledge! These guys also know the power of this community and want to make sure tha...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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If you are what we consider a "boomerang buyer" this information will be quite useful to you: For consumers that have had major credit events such as a bankruptcy or foreclosure the time frame in which they will be eligible for a new mortgage loan can be confusing.  In the real estate/mortgage in...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
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 Good Morning! Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend!  Ambition and persistence are the two key ingredients for success in our industries. Ambition is the drive and mentality to strive for more and expand your reach. Persistence is the ability to face rejection daily until you find tho...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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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 Ben Kinney
(ActiveRain Inc.)
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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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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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 Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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My probate real estate business has been a blessing over the last 26 years.  This niche has kept me active and solvent when the real estate market crashed.  It allowed me to flourish regardless if a buyers or sellers market.   Heirs who are selling are a different seller.   It's not about every n...
By Chris Shull, Your Realtor For Life!
(ColumbiaLand Realty)
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                 Attitude is the answer.  We live in a world of words… No matter what happens, we have a word for it. Some words mean a great deal to us… words such as Love, Happiness, Success, Achievement, Joy & Ability; but one word controls them all……. Attitude.                 If your attitud...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
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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 Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-June 28 to July 4, 2015 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, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a p...
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 Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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It's called TEAMWORK! Just how is a team formed? What are the dynamics? How do they sustain, and what is expected? It is more than a word to be sure. If one person can make a difference, then a team is able to literally move mountains and go to the moon as we well know. Let's explore TEAM power! ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
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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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the ridge vent cannot vent.New siding.  New roof.  New, new, new.It all met the good criteria - architectural shingles, drip edge everywhere, 1" overhang, valleys properly cut, freeze protection covering at the lowest 24" of sheathing, and a beautiful ridge vent.A ridge vent is the best idea...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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What we have, what we live and share everyday despite all the imperfections was so hard fought for. Remember, we were just groups of miscellaneous people who had in common being neighborly and friendly while at liberty practicing a freedom to come and go at will. These people, at some point, were...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I really don't think as we are into the second decade of the 21st century, things are really not going to keep being fast around us, BUT daily "we do have control" to slow things down a bit for perspective, and also better connection to people and more "significance and meaning" individually for ...