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

 
As of July 1st at 12:01am, We have officially purchased ActiveRain from the Zillow Group.The first thing I'd like to do is welcome back Bob Stewart to our Activerain family! I'd also like to congratulate him on his wedding on Saturday. I'm normally not a fan of weddings (not sure I've ever stayed...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 92
I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 31
A Lunch Turns Into An ActiveRain Mini-MeetUp  Jon Kolsky(JK) and I have been following each other for a while on ActiveRain. We comment on each other’s posts, call, send text messages. Jon suggested we actually meet in person for lunch since while we are not next door neighbors, we are not that f...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 2
When Buyer's Wear Emotional Blinders This morning when I was reading Fred Hernden's post, The Inspections is a Formality, I was reminded of how easily buyer's can get caught up in the emotion of finding that "perfect" home.  We have all been there either as consumers or as an agent representing a...
By Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905, "Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon
(Vernonia Realty)
Comments 15
Don't make me go out and show homes....it's too HOT! People talk about the weather ad nauseum so I DO try to steer clear of it most of the time, but when I have to plan around outfits that won't show sweat lately  (as an older "babe" who gets ALOT hotter than I used to....however you want to take...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 25
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Let Us Know Where You Are!If you're looking for ActiveRain referrals, one of the best things you can do is make sure we know where you're from!  Over time, we start to associate the location with your name.  For instance, San Antonio brings to mind a whole host of Rainers!  Ch...
By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Comments 3
FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR FUN ON THE 4TH IN FLEETWOOD, NY 10552 IN SOUTHERN WESTCHESTER COUNTY. Enjoy your 4th everyone...try not to catch roofs or anything on fire, so you need to call us -- but we're on duty!  Fireworks can be fun, fabulous or dangerous, so watch your little fingers and little human...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 10
 If tomorrow all the things were gone,I'd worked for all my life.And I had to start again,with just my children and my wife.I'd thank my lucky stars,to be livin here today.‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom,and they can't take that away.And I'm proud to be an American,where at least I know ...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Comments 19
June Cloudburst - Make a Video, Using a Green Screen.First of all, you're asking, "What is a Green Screen?"  It is a method of putting a picture or another video inside a video.  Now that I have you REALLY CONFUSED, let me explain:Lets say it's a busy day downtown and you want to shoot a video of...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 6
  Time to get back to BloggingA year ago we were hearing lamentations about the end of the world as we know it as Trulia took over our little party in the rain.A lot has happened since then including going from the pan into the fire when Trulia joined forces with Zillow, and yet the sky did not f...
By Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
((808) 226-1095 or (831) 626-4000)
Comments 16
Well, here is something new that I didn't know: we can only tag 10 in a blog. Why is that?Yesterday, I wrote a blog about my "following" Activerain members, because I had just not paid any attention to it for awhile. If you missed it, please click here.Well, this morning I tried to add/tag the 13...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 4
I just returned from a short hike at Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and thought I'd share pictures I took here on April 1 and again today, July 2. Three months apart might not seem like much of a Throwback, but see what a difference 3 short months make to our beautiful open spaces.Pictures on the l...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
Comments 5
Yesterday was the official start of the last 1/2 of the year.Are you 1/2 way to your goals?Have you accomplished all you should have by this time?Have you exceeded your goals so far?Whatever the answer its kind of unbelievable that I am writing this post and its already July!With kids excited for...
By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 4
Debbie Gartner, shared this wonderful classic post that can be used many times over. The array of details and data will surely benefit you and your present or future clients. It is detailed and right to the point. It should also help with any gray areas, to give you an upper hand with this compet...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 4
Change is in the air. Can you feel it? ActiveRain has new ownership and several social media platforms have slowly and quietly been making subtle changes over the past few months, Facebook included. As crazy as it sounds, change is one of the few constants we can always rely on!For us, maybe chan...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Just Listed (but not by me) 1105 Petronia Street which is located in the Old Town area of Key West. The listing Realtor perfectly describes this quaint abode this way as a:"Monthly vacation rental duplex! Petunia and Poppy are absolutely adorable. Poppy is a one bedroom/one bath sanctum with bran...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 1
Community - Get involved with online communities dedicated to your local area.  There are ways to subtly get better ranking by participating in discussions posted in the local forums.  Create social profiles on social media sites and get involved in conversations with people and businesses in yo...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 2
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it...William Arthur WardThank you for reading and commenting on my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable how...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
We all know the power of video in our business!However, it's when it comes to putting in practice, we hesitate a bit!So here's your opportunity to be a 'Star Of The Show'!Bring on your questions - and get the answers from THE not-so-slient marketing partnet and expert Kyle Reyes .The first episod...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
Bottom line - Real Estate is not for wimps! Or faint of heart!We need the courage - right from day one when we decide to jump in this deep sea till very end!After reading this post from Marte Cliff - I felt good about the career I am in. It needs 'unusual' courage! You may think that the only car...