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 Elyse Berman, Your Pet-Friendly Realtor in Boca Raton, FL
(Realty Associates, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 27
It's a Small World & The Power of Active Rain I had just come from work and was at my desk.  Out of the corner of my eye, I saw an email flash by that said "Referral."  I quickly opened it up and called the agent.  It was from DebOnTheWeb.  Deb said to me, Boy, you respond fast.  I told her I was...
By Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector
(Charles Buell Inspections Inc.)
Comments 12
I know that fancy terrariums and fish tanks often have lights in them, but I don’t think I have ever, until now, seen a light fixture with a terrarium inside of it.I could see where plants might find it a bit confusing trying to sort out whether they were supposed to be tropical plants or cold we...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 11
Inviting New Members It's easier for me to get a new listing. When meeting real estate professionals most are interested in my blogging.In the past two weeks, I have invited nine people to join ActiveRain. These are people I connected with at  a CNE course and  an AR MeetUp.  I have met them all ...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 7
History of a Painting - Luigi's Pizza,South Bend, Indiana.I remember when I was in High school many decades ago, riding my bicycle to Luigi's, several miles away, in an area called River Park, for a pizza.  Luigi's is still around, but have moved from the place on the corner.  My Aunt Jean, used ...
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, Curator of Happy Endings
(Real Estate Cafe LLC)
Comments 28
Yesterday, I had a listing appointment with a client I had worked with 6 years ago.  Apparently, I had showed them some homes in Grants Pass but they ended up buying a home directly from the listing agent.  When they called me last week to chat about selling their home, they said they enjoyed wor...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 112
     Social Media Networking and Blogging are about engaging with other people!   What about you?  Are you getting comments on your Blogs?  Do people Like your posts on Facebook, on LinkedIn, on ActiveRain, on Google Plus, and on the other social media sites that you participate on?  Do people wa...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 26
    As agents, we are all very aware that our career is very much about building relationships. Buying and selling a home is one of the most important decisions in a person's life, so it is detrimental that we, as their real estate advisor, make each individual feel comfortable and confident abou...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 39
FROM THE DESK OF ROGER D. MUCCI Tomorrow morning, I am mailing out this memo to approximately 250 people announcing that I am now working at Perrino Furniture in Mayfield Heights.  Hopefully my valued customers will come in to visit so I can help them with all of their furniture and accessory needs.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock… The other day, as I was mindlessly twisting on an ab machine and saw this scroll across one of the screens…If opportunity doesn’t knock...build a door!  What a simple concept.  But how many of us actually do that? I thought about were those awful housing years beginn...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
A modern kitchen and open floor plan can turn your family home into a hot property. When Alec and Jennifer Harmes spent $264,900 for their first home in 2011—a 1,500-square-foot ranch fixer-­upper in Austin, Texas—they assumed they would be living there for many years. So the couple, millennials ...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 54
When life gets in the way, and it does get in the way. For many months after my knee surgeries, I was the Poster Child for rehabilitation and exercising daily.....every physical therapist I worked with was totally impressed with my progress and things were moving along nicely. I'm not making excu...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
Comments 19
Representing a higher standard of professionalism. That's me! The author of a denigrating real estate article decided to debut it twice, in 2010 and again in 2015 after changing it up. Perhaps he did not receive the attention he was seeking the first time.  I have the power to change the public's...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 46
Those who know me pretty well, also know I have a fascination and admiration for those guys over at Pixar Studios, in Emeryville, who create digital animations and films like, Finding Nemo, etc. In addition to Pixar Studio magic, I also get a kick out of the process which has real animals talking...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 11
Most people who have experienced a life threatening accident say that things seemed to happen in slow motion. Have you ever noticed that when you’re traveling in unfamiliar territory towards a new (to you) destination, it seems to take FOREVER to get there . . . And when returning home from said ...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 6
"What Is ActiveRain University? The new ActiveRain University allows you continual access to the extensive training ActiveRain has always provided-- in a new wrapper, with improved content, navigation and search. ARU is both free and advanced courses to help you grow your business. "Signed up - a...
By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 13
Activerain Meetup Denver had Lots of New Faces - It is always great to get together with fellow Activerain members and this past thursday was no exception even if there was a noticeable absence of some of the usual suspects..... apparently there is a big footbll game this weekend and some of the ...
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS)
Comments 47
Maryland has the best crab cakes! One of the best places to eat Maryland crab cakes is at G & M Restaurant in Linthicum Heights. And the best people to enjoy those crab cakes with are my ActiveRain friends!This was the second time that we held our ActiveRain Meet-Up at G & M Restaurant and I susp...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 34
Facebook MarketingFacebook marketing is a waste of time some say. Running Facebook Ads is just throwing your money away I have heard others exclaim. FB is a time hog without any direct benefits some others have proclaimed. Quite honestly, like all other forms of social media, it is exactly what w...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 10
It goes without saying - you can't see inside a flat, front porch roof.This is one of those basic, flat, 12'x12' front porch roofs.  Instead of the usual EPDM,  it had a metal roof surface.Sections of metal had been seamed together.The seams were rusting, and swelling, and cracking in many places...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 36
Happy ActiveRain Anniversary to ME!!  On February 6, 2008, I made one of the best decisions I’ve ever made…. I joined ActiveRain.  Search for members here. How did I find ActiveRain?  I had started my business in 2007 and after a relocation to Delray Beach, I was researching any and every real es...