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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 4
Hydration for the Texas HeatThe Texas heat in the summer can be brutal and it can be dangerous!  Waiting until you are thirsty is not advised.  Staying hydrated throughout the day is your best bet during this intense heat.Here are some hydration tips: Upon awakening each day, begin drinking water...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 24
Taking the Online Path of Least ResistanceI always get a kick out of trying something new over the Web and seeing quick results. Perhaps it helps satisfy some inner need or maybe it just talks to my impatience at waiting for online "stuff" to work. Unfortunately for most of us, we do have to wait...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 46
As an extension of the agreement between Zillow and the Ben Kinney Companies to purchase ActiveRain, an additional acquisition of KWKLY Text-To-Lead service was also completed. As of July 31st, 2015, KWKLY is being added to the ActiveRain family of products. "Because of the rapid explosion of mob...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
Friendship is an interesting chapter in our relationships development. Acquaintances, clients, coworkers, even lifelong partners or spouses, CAN have as a basis various degrees and depths of friendship. We can have pseudo friends, quasi friends, loosely attached friends, long distance or even vir...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West 80 Bay Drive at Bay Point, just a few miles east of Key West. The listing Realtor, not me, describes this 1892 sq ft home this way: "Romantic Low-Country Architectural Masterpiece! Here's the home you have been dreaming of! Graceful balance of reclaim...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 10
From Lakefront to First-Time Home Buyers. I will have to expend three times the effort and time to earn the commission I was used to from switching niche. It happened after the mortgage meltdown. And the niche switch was necessary. The pecuniary rewards are not as huge in selling lakefront homes ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
What I learned From Alaskan Native Knowledge, Heritage and TraditionDuring our visit to Alaska, we also made sure to visit two key educational location, The Anchorage Museum and The Alaskan Native Heritage Center. Both offer unique learning experiences and amazing displays of authentic clothing, ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
In the area of gardening there are many life lessons we can learn from tending to the plants. ONE is all about seeds. Rome was not built in a day. There is rarely any kind of get rich quick scheme out there today. In relationships, people don't know and understand YOU or you for that matter grasp...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
This 1968 electric service conductor is exposed to the elements two different ways.First, the original insulation has become completely fried by the sun. Solving this problem, we see that this homeowner has excellently wrapped the conductor with electrical tape.After all, we all know that electri...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 27
You've seen it - splatter and rot.Water falls and splatters.  If it splatters onto wood surfaces, over time, the wood will rot.Rot requires three things - air, food and water.That is why wood is painted outdoors.  To prevent the intrusion of water.Paint fails.  Or it is too thin.  Or it is not pu...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 43
If you're new to Active Rain, you may still be trying to find your way around.  Or you may be wondering how does Active Rain work?  Or maybe even why should you spend any time Active Rain.Let me share with you my Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Active Rain.  These come from having joined Active Rain in...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 11
The Value Of A Watermelon, A ParableThis is the story of Joe, an enterprising young fellow who bought 100watermelons, iced them, and took them to the beach to sell.He had planned on selling the watermelons for $5 each, but when hegot to the beach he saw a lot of people, maybe 50,000 and nowaterme...
By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 1
3 Brm Colonial for sale in Back Cove neighborhood, Portland, ME 04103  $279,000, 3Bd/1Ba Single Family House, 1484 sqft.    Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195jane.smith@nemoves.com | 73 Codman St, Portland, ME 04103 Back Cove Colonial with large backyard! ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
Due to the many problems with the house, which had been on the market for a long time, following our home inspection I heard from the buyer's agent that the sellers said, "We are 99% certain the home inspector did it..."Did what?That.Someone pushed on the wall of this very unprofessional repair a...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 2
I am going to use tire pressure and its dynamics to help make and illustrate an important life-style point and I need you to bear with me. I do manage to make the tire subject interesting but it is only foundation for the post point to come even though it makes its own very good point. Here we go...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 16
Lorraine Kuney sold a home yesterday to a client of hers who is affiliated with our New England Patriot organization.  I had to share this photo and the very special moment for Lorraine.  Yes, that’s a Super Bowl ring, and every member of the organization is awarded a ring.  That’s “team work” an...
By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists
(Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
Comments 15
Huffington Post just published an article that our Son wrote that we thought we would pass along... Generation X Parents Are As Distracted As Their Gen Z Kids  The other day, at lunch, I was sitting at a table and watched a young mother with two small children snapping photos and Instagramming t...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 16
Will I Have Your Undivided Attention? When answering the phone...this was the question: ''Will I have your undivided attention IF I list my house with you?'' The caller was a frustrated seller who was not able to reach his agent. Instead he received a text to contact "my" assistant. It is a reall...
By Chris B Johnson, Realtor-Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Short Sale Options, Moorpark Short Sale , Thousand Oaks Short Sale,Simi Valley Short Sale,  Ventura County Short Sale, Ventura County Real Estate Market Updates By Chris B Johnson Realtor®     Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey compared the percentage of homeowners who perceived they were under...
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 1
I am thankful for the ability and awareness to let go. Ever hold onto something to tightly? I have..... consciously tried and tried to make it work in my own power, sure that I know best. It is good to be passionate about something, however sometimes we take that to a level that keeps us from se...