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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 Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 90
NO...I did not drink excessive eggnog, over-eat, or wear out my prescription for my glasses. Nothing that simple. Instead, after so many years which seem like a blur of months, instead of looking at my 1 (one) million plus points everyday and not paying it any attention, I looked today and someth...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 46
The beauty of the Rain is that there are MANY different ways to participate.Some are ALL IN.  They blog regularly, they comment (REAL comments, not copy/paste/repeat/rinse/lather repeat), they lend a hand and provide valuable content to the community.Others come and go. They'll be on fire for a b...
By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty, Monroe NY Real Estate, 914-419-0270,
Comments 50
Listen to your gut!Or your intuition, or inner voice, or whatever else you might call it. It could be important.Sunday is pizza day in my house. I make a point of spending as much of the day as possible at home so I can make my pizza dough in the afternoon. I also make sauce if I don't have any l...
By Mike Kelly, "One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"
(The Kelly Norman Team-Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
I was at a Homeless symposium sponsored by our fifth district Supervisor Shirley Zane. One of the speakers was a Dr. from San Francisco who was managing the homeless shelters in that city. He spoke of the need for shelter for the homeless in very blunt terms. If we … View more give a homeless per...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 54
ActiveRain Contests and Challenges December has started and that means another month of ActiveRain Contests and Challenges.  Debbie Laity ’s Show Us Your Home for the HolidaysLarry Johnston’s Searching for New Ways to Stay ConnectedAndGrant Schneider ’s Who Says There are No Do Overs?  Contests o...
By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 133
“Keeping in Touch”, (Contest)The End of Year Contest, Searching for New Ways to Stay Connected.It is important to keep in touch with your past clients whether they are a Buyer, Seller, or a Seller who is also ready to Buy. Whatever the circumstance may be, you want them to return to you, when it ...
By Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 13
***Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Puyallup Washington's preferred real estate Agent and BrokerEvery morning we are born again.What we do today is what matters most.Gautama Buddha Good Morning!Have an awesome day!   To find out how much your Puyallup Washington house is worth, ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
Following up somewhat on my Thanksgiving Day post about helpers, I always see the world backwards. So much consumerism at this Christmas time of year, financial pressure, travel, people buying all sorts of goods they probably have no need for just to make people "happy." What I see, is many in gr...
By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 6
On December 08, 2016, CoreLogic reported that nationwide up to 384,000 homeowners equity increased among all homes with mortgage, and homeowners negative equity dropped 0.8% or $2.1 Billion in the 3rd quarter of 2016 from the 2nd quarter of 2016, and fell 8.2% or approximately $25 Billion from 3r...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 86
This contest is about an opportunity for us to get it right the second time and I think that this is the right time for this contest since most if not all of us should be working on our business plans for 2017.  Earlier this week I wrote a blog on WORKING ON YOUR ANNUAL GOALS REVIEW FOR 2017.  If...
By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 9
Repurposing Blog Posts into VideosWe're all busy people with businesses to run; families to take care of.  Writing and promoting blog posts at least once a week provides invaluable web traffic, online exposure and search engine ranking.  Take advantage of your posts by repurposing your blog posts...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 1
 The Risteau  2331 Old Court Rd 21208 Unit 400 We are under contract but there will be no 'Too Late' sign because the condo rules don't allow signage. There is one lucky buyer who is going to make this 4th floor unit, overlooking the swimming, home! Have you thought about living in The Risteau?Ha...
By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 32
Gargoyles on Nob Hill in San Francisco  I was in San Francisco in November 2013 for the CRS/NAR meetings and took long early-morning walks daily - I thought of them as hikes given all the hills...and good cardio exercise!  On one walk I spied these gargoyles on the spire of one of the churches (I...
By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Specialist
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 45
I kept telling myself that I need to spend less time in the ActiveRain Community. Why?  Because I have a list a mile long of other things I need to do.  I think about all the things I could accomplish with the time I spend in the Rain.   It's Sunday morning and I decided I'm jumping into the Rain...
By Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate
(New Paradigm Partners LLC)
Comments 9
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."                                                           -   Yogi Berra Grant Schneider has offered us an interesting challenge this month - to look back at mistakes we have made in our lives and careers and write about opportunities to correct tho...
By Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ
(Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.)
Comments 2
RETREAT WEEKEND...Fran's Friday Forum...!!! Every year on the closest weekend to December 8th, THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, PATRONESS OF THE UNITED STATES, several ‘GASPARI BOYS’ gather with a couple of hundred other men TO BE RETOOLED AND REFRESHED IN SPIRIT... We gather from parts of...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 31
Several years ago I started making photo books after my vacation trips. In most instances the completion of the book takes longer than the trip did. I was in Kenya for about two weeks recently and took a lot of pictures: more than I ever had before. So I started earlier this week to upload my pho...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 14
Larry Johnston has asked us to share ways we use to stay connected with our  clients.  First of all - a little bit about my clients.  Unlike residential real estate my clients are small to mid size businesses.  However, like real estate the engagements  are large but infrequent.  That is to say t...
By Clark Niblock, Alamo City focused. National and Global connected.
(RESupermen at Niblock Co. Realtors)
Comments 0
San Antonio City Departments   Phone Contact informationAll 210 area code Animal Care Services                          207 -3338Aviation                                                 207-7242Building and Equipment Services    207- 7858Center City Develpment Office          207-1041City Attorne...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
If you haven't ever had regrets, made a big mistake or failed badly at something that mattered to you, then in my view,  you're not trying very hard. We all experience hardships and it how and what we learn from them that makes us better and stronger. Set backs are part of growth and while I don'...