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 Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 25
Surely Shirley You Understand  I know I’m not alone. You’ve been there too. And it’s more than a bit frustrating. I’m sure you agree. This morning I retrieved messages from my office voicemail.   It was a call regarding one of my listings. I listened to the message no less than 20 times. I know y...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
The ORTEGA PhilosophyOrterga was a Spanish philosopher who lived centuries ago, who's basic philosophy was "In living you can do one thing or another." Put another way, everything in life boils down to OU~ choices and decisions. I share with you a few of my favorite success attitudes, using the a...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 43
Ask an Ambassador - Do Points Really Matter?If you have been around ActiveRain for any amount of time you have read  conversations about the points. Chances are when you signed up for the Rain you didn't know that there were points then as you started engaging you saw your points total begin to i...
By Tammy Lankford, I love Lake Sinclair, it shows (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 20
Today's Post was inspired by MIKE ROCK who said something about the "chain thingy".This is going to be a very simple "how to" for adding a link to your blog post.  But before I get into the "how to" I'd like to let you know a little bit about the WHY.  Many times I link to my own web site in my p...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 30
My phone rang and the call was coming from a number I didn't recognize in Atlanta.Caller:  "Is this Housepat?"OMG!  This is somebody calling on my shiny new web site!  The one at www.housepat.com!  The possibilities made me giddy - I mean you never know.  Are they relocating to the DC area?  Do t...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 114
Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing - An ActiveRain ContestIt's time for a contest and one that will help you focus on your business planning and get some marketing ideas or additional tools put into place before the end of the year. This may give you the competitive edge to beat your compe...
By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 16
What Do You Want ActiveRain to Do For You?When first discovering ActiveRain and then making the commitment to join the community, many people just jump right in without a goal.  Members join because it seems like such a wonderful community (and it is) and they want to be a part of it.  But aside ...
By Chris Mamone, Loan Officer
(LoanStar Home Lending)
Comments 4
As the business week comes to a close, our business week is just beginning! Open Houses, Offers, Contracts, etc. Hopefully some downtime too. Heading into the week I like to take an hour and organize my days into productivity and relaxing. Here are some of my Friday quick tips for a great weekend...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 40
Every Day is something for someone. Two days ago it was National Dog Day and everyone posted pictures of their pups online and on Facebook. Last Saturday was Clear Out the Shelters Day and there were stories and pictures of old adoptions and pets saved in the past. Today is just a Friday in Augus...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 13
 Sometimes you find yourselfin the middle of nowhere,and sometimes in the middleof nowhere you find yourself...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 i...
By Pamela Seley, REALTOR® CA BRE #01824145
(West Coast Realty Division)
Comments 25
I have to give a big thank you to many people on ActiveRain but two people in particular. One is: David Barr who I think has an amazing website and who is generous with his time sharing information. I've learned quite a bit from David. One of his answers was especially a good bread crumb. A new A...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 42
Many years ago when I first started selling real estate there was no lender pre-approval or even pre-qualification. We agents sat buyers down, asked all the right questions and came to our own conclusions about a clients ability to buy: sometimes it worked and other times clients were not forthco...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 4
When my family gathers together, we often enjoy a family recipe - an adaption of Chicken Cacciatore.  The difference is that this recipe has ingredients like artichoke hearts, olives capers and roasted sweet peppers added. Perhaps your family will enjoy it too! Chicken Parts Yellow Onions Garlic ...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 5
 Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear...George AddairThank 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 r...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 11
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
Comments 0
About three years ago, I started full-time as a real estate agent, all gung-ho and full of excitement. I'm still excited about my career choice. I have, however, noticed a slight change in the way I respond to certain things. Below are just a few examples of what I mean.     Three Years Ago Today...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 2
I have a full day today. I am visiting the Mission House in Stockbridge this morning. It is another Choat property owned and operated by the Trustees of Reservations and I want to see it before it closes for the season. Later I am at Tanglewood for an Idina Menzel concert. I expect that it will b...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 33
Are you a good airline neighbor? The other day while flying home from Chicago I came upon the worst airline neighbor - ever. I had the aisle seat. The guy in the middle seat struck up a conversation with the window seat guy the very minute he sat down.  There was NOT a minute of silence for 2 1/2...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 12
Your Personal Story Matters ~ Inspiration SeriesHave you realized that your own personal stories are important? These stories are yours yet sharing them can impact another persons life greatly! The wisdom, lessons and experiences are important and have been given to you for a reason - to share th...