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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 53
Plagiarists Wanted, Dead or Alive! Now before we go any further, please do not go out and kill or hunt down any plagiarists this week, or I will be the first to suggest that you are arrested.The purpose of this post is to warn any present day or future plagiarists that there are people here in th...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 5
Between buyers and sellers, a home's real property and even fixtures can sometimes be negotiable. Who gets the bird bath? What about the appliances and electronic accessories? What one party assumes is theirs, the other party may not—and that's where you come in. To avoid any awkward misunderstan...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 9
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 63
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 35
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 Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 14
What would your office be like if Dr Seuss was the broker and primary training officer? A staff first-time home-buyer training session might go something like this:This real estate business is quite amusing, sometimes challenging, sometimes confusing.But since Realtors know the real estate rules,...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 55
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-July 26 to August 1, 2015 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 55
Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing - An ActiveRain ContestIt's time for a contest and one that will help you focus on your business planning and get some marketing ideas or additional tools put into place before the end of the year. This may give you the competitive edge to beat your compe...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
There's a fun word that seems to take in a lot of the chaos all around us daily, with bad news pouring in from the web, TV, and social media, and that is CACOPHONY.It is essentially noise, but more specifically HARSH, discordant mixture of sounds. Unfortunately NOT tuning enough of this out in ou...
By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
(IDTheftSecurity.com Inc)
Comments 13
Did you know that sometimes, the apps you use for your smartphone have access to your personal information and are capable of sharing it? Are you aware that your privacy can be invaded across the network board? That includes Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.And how can you...
By Brady Howard, Managing Broker, The Cascade Team Gig Harbor
(The Cascade Team Gig Harbor)
Comments 0
     So today I sat down and had coffee with Steve Brennan, semi retired and working with the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation "GGHF"        I assumed that this would be your typical sales call, Kidding, I really like Steve, but I did thought we were going to talk about some of the available roads a...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 38
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 27
I am always thrilled when a new buyer or seller calls and one of the first things out of their mouth is that they have been following me on Facebook and want me to help them with their real estate needs. Those little marks of affirmation are a great sign my social media marketing is effective. Wh...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 15
You can only type 70 characters when typing a headline on ActiveRain before the little red -# shows up.  But there is a REALLY REALLY good reason for the count.  You've heard about the Google spiders right?  Well they read headlines.  But they only read the first 70 (approximate) characters.  So ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 7
Sunday Blessings ~ ThankfulnessAs I ponder the blessings of a Sunday, the word "Thankfulness" came to mind today.  There are so many things that I am truly thankful for and don't ever want to take them for granted.  For today I will focus on those things that I am thankful for.  Being able to wor...
By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ)
Comments 19
  Active Rain has changed my life.Nope, not being melodramatic – not one bit.You see, Tuesday, I was asked to speak on an “expert panel” to the Long Realty agents of Tucson, AZ regarding social media, and my particular slant…blogging.  I shared the speech on an earlier blog posting.I was followin...
By Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz, Commercial & Residential Real Estate Agent
(REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156 )
Comments 11
Are Business Cards a waste of Money??? I would have to say that handing out Business Cards to other agents at conventions, group meetings, etc are a waste of money. Robert 'Vegas Bob" Swetz has been a member of many groups like LeTip International, round table events and more.And for agents to gi...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 33
Everyone had its own unique or common triggering force, push, poke, nudge or thrust that made him/her join Active Rain. I joined AR during the time of desperation. I attended courses to propel me back into the business as I lost the MOJO in the midst of life's imposing circumstances. AR was preac...
By Richie Alan Naggar
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 9
Rainer's on the go! They move fast and sometimes slow but they come and go and after a while, another day has been rained on and in and all is well. Posts, comments and blogs got a work-out, people were educated, edified and supported, and points, the e-wages of ACTIVERAIN were given as well as e...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 56
Yelp is the Least of Your Worries!  My Big Mouth is Another Story. Last week I fired a landscape company because they failed to show up for my job on three separate occasions.  Each time, the owner called me and assured his crew would be there the next day, so we jumped through hoops to board our...