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 Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
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iPiccy can make a novice look like a ProfessionalThere are some people that have taken the time to learn the intricacies of making  ho hum photos for a post into something that screams look at me.  While I have the professional versions of editing photo software, I often find that it is far too l...
By Ben Kinney
(ActiveRain Inc.)
Comments 443
Hello ActiveRain Community:I'm excited to announce that I have come to an agreement with Zillow Group to purchase ActiveRain and return it to the independent status that was the foundation for the thriving community you all know and love today.Over the past five years, ActiveRain has been in the ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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TWIN PONDS AT CLINTON!  Brand new luxury 1 or 2 bedroom apartments for lease in beautiful Town of Clinton.  Includes fully equipped kitchen and laundry plus private storage unit.  Central air, thermal windows and private balcony completes this package.  Located on quiet road with ponds and park-l...
By ActiveRain: Keeping You In The Loop!
(ActiveRain Corp.)
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Hello Rainers,We successfully converted the ActiveRain website back to our original www.activerain.com website domain last night.  The change-over required approximately 1.5 hours of downtime for the site.The domain change is part of a transition project to support the purchase of ActiveRain by B...
By Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney
(THE ZARETSKY LAW GROUP P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty and AUTOMATED LAND TITLE COMPANY)
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The monumental Supreme Court decision in Obergefell vs Ohio changes the landscape of gay rights regarding real estate, marriage, immigration and torts (damages for personal injury).  Here is the nutshell version of how it will affect most gay unions and soon to be marriages as well as those alrea...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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You may think that the only careers that require courage are those in which you risk your life. You know, things like fire-fighting, painting the Golden Gate Bridge, facing down armed criminals, or becoming a member of our armed forces.But the truth is, a successful career in real estate also req...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
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Who says you can't teach an old dog a new trick?  Barney (age 8) has been with us for a little over 2 years now and he's a never ending source of joy to us! Since day one he wanted nothing to do with the pool. In fact he stayed at least 10 feet away! Oh No - I'm not going in there - you can't mak...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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Throughout the course of my daughter's cancer treatment our family received an incredible amount of support from friends, family, and our community.  Many of our supporters are business people.  I can never pay back everything they did for us but I want to help the best way I know how.  So each m...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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 This is it, June has come to an end ...well, tomorrow (Title Order Tuesday) - Let's make July the best July of your career,Join us Thursday at the Rochester Mills Brewery, Downtown Rochester where Ron Robinson Studios will be covering all and everything on Drones for Realtors in terms of photogr...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
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Here are some helpful tips for home buyers regarding Interest Rates and what you need to know when you try to obtain a mortgage.  1. Locking vs. Floating. Prior to initital disclosures your loan officer will ask you if you would like to float or lock your interest rate. Locking your interest rate...
By Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
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This quote is a great reminder that the best things in life are simple and are often experiences and impacts you make on others and not how much money you have. Recently I have learned to smile more often, continue to dream big, laugh more, and appreciate the smaller things around me each day. Ha...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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On April 9, 2014 I joined a club that nobody wants to be a member of, the bereaved parents club.  During my daughter's cancer treatment I started following other local kids on Facebook that were in their own battles.  I drew a lot of my strength from the example these kids set, including my daugh...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 94
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Does It REALLY Matter Who Owns ActiveRain?Jonathan WashburnMarket Leader TruliaZillowand now Ben Kinney.What do they all have in common besides being at the helm of ActiveRain?Not one of them has ever given me direction of what to blog.  Day after day, that choice has been min...
By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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A REALTOR is a Real Estate Sales Professional who subscribes to a high level of ethical standards. PERIOD! Other things REALTORS aren’t: Home Inspector, CPA, Appraiser, Mold Specialist, Tree Trimmer, Radon Specialist, Structural Engineer, Bug Expert, Mortgage Loan expert, Surveyor, Architect, bui...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-June 21 to June 27, 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 p...
By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 98
Ben Kinney at Active Rain Camp "Video" Bob Stewart & Party   I will never forget how much I learned in one day at Rain Camp . There was so much to learn so much that these two men taught me. I had them on video but unfortunately my camera was stolen before I had a chance to download it all .  I w...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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It seems that some controversies will never end. When I was young this very same question loomed in the mind of my parents and now, a parent myself, I also limit the amount of time that my children are allowed to play video/computer games. I suspect that previous generations had the same concerns...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Ask An Ambassador- Blogging or Q&A Section, Which Should I Do?Until the last few months we didn't have a Q&A section that was very effective on ActiveRain. When Trulia took over a more robust Q&A section was implemented. This enables members to post questions about real estate topics and get answ...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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I took some time off Sunday afternoon and played would-be buyer and checked out the new listing at 1621 Sunshine Drive, Key West, Florida. I had been inside this home a couple of years ago when it was still under construction. I could not believe my eyes at how quickly the landscaping has filled ...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
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Home Buyers Tool Kit: Finding a home in your price point in Honolulu!  Finding a home in your price point in the Metro Honolulu Real Estate Market can be a challenge.  Inventory has been tight and median sales prices for single family residences and condos are at an all time high. It seems that g...