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 Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
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Squatters are a problem.One of my friends is the buyer's agent for a beautiful home in  Bayport community in  Alameda CA. The home was vacant and beautifully staged. Because the buyer is about to close escrow on the property, the stager went back to the house and encountered people living in it. ...
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 Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
 Horses Played An Important Role In Our Country's Independence                                               Once again, Independence Day, July 4th, is upon us.  This is the day we celebrate our country's birthday and it's independence.  Many great men and women played a huge part in America gain...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 3
 Wishing Everyone A Happy and Safe Independence Day!                                                                    As we celebrate our nation's freedom this Independence Day, let us also remember to honor the courageous men, women and service animals dedicated to preserving it.  Remember, fr...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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This has truly been my best year ever with my Probate Home Business as I already surpassed my 2014 Real Estate income by only focusing on Probate Homes and getting rid of all the time stealer's (Short sales and REO's), lookee loo's (MLS Buyers) and Greedy Sellers.  Currently we have a $1.3M Proba...
By Steve Babbitt, President of the Rochester Realtors
(RE/MAX Realty Group)
Comments 3
Happy July 4th America!Today we celebrate the 239th Birthday of our great land!We are great because of the moms and dads, uncles and aunt, sisters and brothers and friends who gave their life for our Freedom!Let Freedom Ring!  Sound off that Liberty Bell one more time for those who have fallen to...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 105
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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 28
Please Lick the Front Door & Other Hilarious Agent Instructions! I have been compiling my list of Hilarious Agent Instructions for awhile.  This week when I saw the instruction to, "Lick the front door" I knew that it was time to write a post about this.  Sure some of these are typos but they mak...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 33
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 Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 30
Have you been ghosted by a buyer or seller?Ghosting is an interesting phenomenon that is occurring in dating relationships. It’s the ultimate silent treatment when a relationship is being severed. One party completely cuts off all contact and ignores the former partner’s attempts to reach out. It...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 27
Ask an Ambassador - How Can I Make ActiveRain Better?This is a question we all need to be asking ourselves. Before us is a chance to make it better and we now have an owner that is determined to make it so. He has wanted to own ActiveRain for years and Ben Kinney believes that it needed to be bac...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
Comments 8
Remember why people originally came to this country. How they first heard the stories of how anything was possible and if they could only get here, to AMERICA, their dreams would have legs upon which to walk on. They knew this in their hearts and AMERICA beckoned to them across the seas, in mount...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
Comments 61
Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 years since I wrote my first blog post.  What a whirlwind this has been. As many of you know, when I started, I didn't even know what SEO stood for, let alone how to leverage it.  I made it my mission to become a learner, and so I studied and read and tested and r...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 42
Helping Friends Buy Home After Foreclosure - Priceless This past month has been one of the most touching months I've had in my real estate career of 28 years.  Looking back, 2008 to 2011 was a very challenging time here in the Phoenix Metro area. The real estate market had bottomed out. And I mea...
By Michael Jacobs, PasadenaCA Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 44
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 Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
Comments 21
Burning Down the House- Wenatchee Wildfire 2015 Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over, Hold tight, we're in for nasty weatherThere has got to be a way, Burning down the house Well my little town made the national news this week.  Not really for the reason I wanted it to.  So a little setup- I wa...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
Comments 17
     What can I say? As any red-blooded American knows, today we, as a Nation, celebrate our independence from tyranny. It seems as if tyranny has and always will be a part of life in this spinning orb. To have control and power over others must be the innate purpose of some. This lesson is repea...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, SiliconValleyHOODS.com | Luxury Real Estate & More
Comments 0
 A well deserved celebration of our history as nation.  A time for family gatherings, lots of food and watching fireworks! Of course, there is always my favorite movie to watch on this holiday, and that would be the 1996 movie,  Independence Day.  Wishing you a wonderful holiday.  - Christina & F...
By Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949
(Samson Properties)
Comments 2
Northern Virginia area gets lot of families relocating from all over the world. To them help as a local Realtor I am looking for latest technology tools that will help ease the transaction to settle in the area.http://www.cruvita.com/ offers a custom algorithm has ranked and assigned most public ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 2
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