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 Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 47
I'm sitting here at my office with tears running down my face.  5 years and 6 months ago today was the first time I picked up the phone and dialed Liz.  I know we were on the phone for a couple of hours.  I'm just heartbroken to read her daughter's post today about her passing.  If you didn't get...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 27
It's Tuesday, and it's a "normal" week so returning to our regularly scheduled AAA schedule. Anyone that has known us in the Rain knows there's one thing they can count on:  We WILL have a new post every day.  If we didn't show up I suspect there might be a missing persons call made to Bob Stewar...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 38
Reblogs (Resharing a Post) Can Get Lots of Views Too.First you have to understand what a reblog is. It is republishing or sharing a post through the ActiveRain network that someone else wrote. They will get attribution and a byline for their post. You can write an introduction about your thoughts...

By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ Subsidiary of NRT, LLC)
Comments 34
I read a post from  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin  “Their Not your friends” awhile back and it’s been gnawing at me. I’ve heard other agents commenting to beware of other agents for various reasons and one is they will steal your clients! Even our beloved Lenn Harley touted other Realtors are not your frien...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 4
This principle could be interpreted in a very 'poetic' metaphysical way or on very practical terms. Choosing to become a helpful person by sharing with others in your community. During my visit with Feng Shui Los Angeles California clients, I came across a neighbor who built this amazing little b...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 25
Two of My Favorite Tech Tools Bob Stewart has invited us to talk about our 2 favorite technology tools in the February challenge “What Tools or Systems Do You Love – An ActiveRain Challenge.” Easy, right? Nope, it was hard to decide which 2 to talk about, although 1 was an easy one to select. I d...

By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 23
  Today as I was driving to meet a client in the Moon Valley area of Phoenix, I was so surprised to catch a glimpse of this front yard. I knew I had to go back and snap a few photos later to share with all of you folks who are getting a lot of rain or still in a cold & cloudy weather. I figured i...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 14
Active Rain gives us a chance to expand our reach and network throughout the US.  I found out last week just how small a world it can be when someone from my business network met one of my friends in Active Rain.Last week I got a note from Wayne Zuhl of the Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl  team.  Wayne...

By Linda Thompson
(Selling By Design-Staging)
Comments 3
Selling By Design Staging received a call requesting staging for a large home in an upscale part of Fresno, CA.It was a remodle, almost 5,000 sq. feet, with tile floors, cement and plaster walls. Would buyers in Fresno warm up to it enough to buy this beautiful, but taste specific home? That was ...

By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 7
This is the clogged peek-a-boo dryer exhaust vent opening - and dangerous!I had to search for it.  Knowing it was behind the house it took a minute to locate it.But there it was, the clogged peek-a-boo dryer exhaust vent.The underside of the deck was covered with a plastic lattice work material.W...

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Comments 26
Gift Giving: what is your formula?I love to give gifts that I would love receiving. Hence often Diane asks for my input as to what we should buy for someone. She already narrowed down the gifts so it makes it easier for me just to choose from two or three choices.Well when I saw this I thought th...

By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
Having grown up with film cameras and not a camera built into every phone the whole idea of selfies has been foreign to me and still I must admit remains that way. A huge advantage OF a selfie is including the photographer in the shot with the other people. Many of my twenty year old photos and b...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 0
 Such a pretty house. Such a smooth settlement. Our closing today was a delight. Happy seller and overjoyed young family that are first time home owners. The smiles, the love, the excitement of completing a transaction is wonderful to witness. Smart buyers...they did not tell their children today...

By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 25
On Saturday morning February 11th, I took a standard business sized letter to the post office. I needed to have this letter registered and tracked. It was going to College Station, Texas. Thus far it has not reached the place I addressed it to. It's been 10 days!It took 2 days to get it to West S...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
This is the easiest one I have ever posted. I'm betting everyone gets it but we will see. I had traveled much of the world before I ever saw this. Funny how somethings take more time than others. The best clue I can give is that this place is often among the first people see when they go abroad. 

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 13
This was a really easy one, and as predicted, almost everyone got it. It was thrilling and yet very hard being there because of the tragedies that happened there. It was possible to imagine the crowds, the frenzy and the death happening just for sport. Life can be very very cruel.In case you miss...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
What ActiveRain means to me and to my friends - beyond blogging!Here's something from me, Ed.Ed Silva shares his thoughts on the ActiveRain anniversary.It's More Than an Anniversary, It Was a Business Decision I am celebrating the anniversary of my Blogging start on ActiveRain. Like so many in th...

By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Remax New Beginnings)
Comments 3
Welcome Two New Members to ActiverainLast week I had the pleasure of visiting the Equity Prime Mortgage office in Baltimore.  Equity Prime Mortgage is a Live Baltimore preferred lender and they participate in many of the Maryland Mortgage Program down payment assistance programs that help prospec...

By Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert, David Weekley Homes in Towne Lake 70's
(David Weekley Homes)
Comments 10
  The weather has been stunning the last two days and is supposed to continue for the next couple of days or so. Bob came home early yesterday as he a a doctor’s appointment in Katy. So, we went out in our backyard and turned on our waterfalls, we read and played with Duchess who loved the fact w...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 8
Yesterday I threw out a softball,  but today's travel trivia is much more difficult. I don't know anyone else who has been here, but I can tell you it was special. The border crossing required a personal stop with a short conversation with the Countries Passport Authority. There were those who wa...