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 Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 44
Seven years ago today, I got "the phone call" we all dread getting.Maybe you have been lucky enough that you haven't gotten "the phone call" yet. "The phone call" that makes you numb, "the phone call" that you can't believe what the person on the other end just said to you....."the phone call" th...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 8
This is not the first time that I have discussed why you should have a virtual assistant as part of your staff. The amount of time that you can free up to do more important things can make a huge difference in your daily life and provide you the opportunity to do more important tasks. It has occu...
By David Gibson, Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, Manitou
(Colorado Home Sales LLC)
Comments 50
Have you thought through where your tech could fail you and what your back up plan would be? # 1 Internet router. Whether you use DSL or cable for your Internet connection this is the magic box that allows you to connect the Internet to your computer. These routers are now cheap enough that it ma...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 113
Many of the people who are beginning a blogging career on ActiveRain are, at the same time, beginning a career as some type of real estate professional. And this challenge is all about giving our newbies a leg up in this rewarding, and sometimes scary, profession.So the challenge is simple.  If y...
By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate )
Comments 4
We are back!Due to the changeover from trulia url's and such, SI Real Estate been absent on here for the past two months. We could not get logged into our account or even connect to the site without a bunch of security flags! As such, our blog posts were not able to be seen by our viewers unless ...
Contest Below - But First, a story........In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller say their agent contacted them TOO MUCH!". In her post, Cari speaks about how she is always ensuring that her clients know what she is doing for them, no matter how small i...
By Hillary Sheperd, Co-Owner ~ Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon, NY
(Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon)
Comments 2
 BY HILLARY SHEPERD Servpro of Scarsdale / Mount Vernon Fire & Water Clearnup & Restoration Certified Share on facebookShare on google_plusone_shareShare on linkedinShare on pinterest_shareShare on twitterMore Sharing Services  Beware of fall fires during Halloween and Holiday celebrations in Bro...
By Gwen Banta
(Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 139
Welcome back - it's Blooper Time. I am all for having a martini or two, folks. Maybe even three if it’s at least 10:00 AM. (I have my standards, you know.) However, I do draw the line at drinking and typing. Read these real estate bloopers and tell me if you agree that there should be a breathaly...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 63
ActiveRain Practices: Q&A Section It appears that only a small percentage of the members of ActiveRain regularly participate in the Q&A section and the purpose of this blog is to encourage your participation. Members do appreciate your answers to their questions and they will readily respond when...
By Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author
(people first...then business Ran Right Realty )
Comments 13
We are able to do just about anything that comes to mind. Doesn't matter about the subject either. We have that capability and I prefer to call it more accurately a privilege. Consider this. To go or do most anything you can think of or stumble into and repeat it if to your liking. However, what ...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 3
Some of you already know the great news, we have been nominated for "Best Of Long Island 2016" under the category of Home & Garden: Interior Decorator.Voting began October 1st, 2015 and runs through December 15, 2015.We need your help!You can vote one time per category, per day, per IP address.  ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 13
I stopped by Trulia earlier this week to enter a few sold sales and noticed that my profile has been merged with Zillow. As a result of that merger, Trulia has accidentally wiped out all of my reviews. I had more than 90 reviews from my clients posted on Trulia, and now they are gone.My hard-earn...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 19
So, why do they call it 'drywall' anyway?Making a long history very short, drywall was first invented by Augustine Sackett and Fred Kane in 1894, and called Sackett Board.  It was comprised of gypsum plaster pressed between four layers of wool felt paper.  They were 36" square, and 1/4" thick.  H...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 114
What Does It Mean To Be A MULTI-MILLIONAIREIt's been a long journey. Or it feels like one.This journey started accidentally for me, like many of us. Who knew I'll see myself here, celebrating two million points?There was not much importance of blogging back in 2007 when I started. And there was a...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 19
Here is a photo of my Dear (RIP) Uncle Jake, Tricky Dick, JFK just a few months before that horrible incident that would end the life of our president. My Uncle Jake was a federal Labor Arbitrator and a good friend of these guys. The woman is a secretary and I am not sure who the guy to the right...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 30
This week is over, and it's time for the Big Reveal.  So here goes:This Is Not About Real Estate. It Is About Life!  Margaret Rome:  Margaret's post is one where you might need a hanky. And It's just lovely.Welcome to the World Bei Bei - The Name for the DC Panda was Announced - Lise Howe:  This ...
By Judi K Barrett, Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB
(Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma)
Comments 11
Today is American Touch Tag Day ~ Let's Play in The Rain!  How Many Members Can You Tag in Comments? Today is American Touch Tag Day.  Surely you played "Tag -You're It" as a child!  We kinda' play a virtual version of  it when we are trying to reach someone on the phone and each side keeps leavi...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305
Comments 35
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  No Comments?  No Problem!It's almost like being new again!!  When we first start out, comment counts are typically low.  We have to find our blogging voice, find topics, make contact with other Rainers and gain a following.  And depending on your approach, over time, you may g...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
Comments 68
I had the pleasure of first meeting Ben back on a rooftop patio, 50 stories up, in downtown NYC at Inman Connect in 2007. It was one of the strangest places I've ever been. Everyone wore red-hooded snuggies and drank from these huge mugs. It was almost like some kind of secret society gathering. ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
The not often used hose bib.And this would be it!  It looks lonely, doesn't it?I have heard of decking the halls with boughs of holly. But what's the point of decking the hose bib with thick boughs of Southern Pine?I looked at this little fellow from every angle.It is quite near impossible attach...