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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 Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
“Think of facebook as a virtual cocktail party.” Brian Copeland said this some years ago, and it stuck in my mind as a fantastic guideline for social media etiquette. How would you behave at a cocktail party . . . not a fraternity party or a New Years Eve party or a bachelor party . . . a COCKTAI...
By George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions
(CoreFact.com)
Comments 8
On today's Sunday evening TV news, there was a story about the contamination of Los Altos water with E. Coli bacteria in the "S. El Monte" area. Cal Water: E. Coli Found in Los Altos Water | NBC Bay Area NBC Bay Area-2 hours ago Cal Water has found traces of contaminants in the water of the South...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 9
When I was about 22, I had a friend ask me to go flying with him. I turned him down a few times, and then finally one day I couldn't think of a good reason to turn him down, so I went. I hesitate to say I was afraid of flying, but I can't say I wasn't. I didn't know. I had never flown before. I a...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 42
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 Bob Haywood, www.BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 24
Plagiarism is taking what someone else has written and using those thoughts without permission.  It can also be the taking of what someone else has written and representing that material as your own.It's stealing.We've always had to deal with the issue of plagiarism here at Active Rain because it...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
Comments 15
 I have been lucky to work with some amazing real estate agents in Colorado.  Those are the ones that you hope you will have the opportunity to work with on another deal in the very near future.  They follow through on everything and make sure that all parties are happy by the time they get to cl...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 28
ASK AN AMBASSADOR:  Do You Speak ActiveRain?If you're new to ActiveRain (aka AR aka The Rain) you might feel like you've entered the Tower of Babel.  There's ALL kind of strange terms being thrown around, and honestly even when you've been around for quite awhile, there's still something new to b...
By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker)
Comments 18
     Look at this incredible lineup of Bands and Rockers.  The greatest bands of the day, all playing at the same event!  I was there, at The Ozark Music Festival in Sedalia Missouri, held 41 years ago this weekend.       We remember "The Festival", an incredible event that was a defining moment ...
By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 25
I can't say definitively what the strategy or purpose is of this purchase, but forms and digital signatures are meant to help facilitate real estate transactions for buyers, sellers, and REALTORS®. So is Zillow buying this because they want to acquire a tech company with upside potential? Or is t...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 36
Isn't it exciting to find out that the marketing tools we utilized months and years ago are working for us? Just this week, I received a call from a potential buyer who found me in You Tube. When I asked him how did he find me, he said that he was typing first-time home buyers in the You Tube sea...
By Richie Alan Naggar Broker Ran Right Realty, people first...then business
(Free Consultation....Ran Right Realty )
Comments 3
Oh how we all can benefit from this process. Saying what you mean first time one time out. In only the necessary words required, making the point of the of the purpose of the statement leaves the rest of the moment to go to work and produce its own dynamics. Pausing does that too. Letting someone...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 34
I've seen a few things on the Q&A lately telling members that this is NOT the place to post listings, solds, pendings, neighborhood posts and even market reports. And I can certainly understand why someone who hasn't taken advantage of getting a rainmaker status and can only post Members Only pos...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 10
Houston, We Have A Problem.And not just in Houston, But in San Diego, Denver, Chicago, NewEngland, and all over Florida.The problem is the shrinking housing market as reflected in thepercentage of home ownership.This is the result of several factors: The Artificial Scarcity Stagnant Household Inc...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
This is a dangerous and virtually unusable kitchen cabinet.This is a new house!  The homeowners have yet to settle.  Nobody has lived in it.There is an electric cook top tucked into the granite counter.  And this is what you see underneath.First, of all there is so much extra and unnecessary elec...
By Jack Lewitz
(IL Real Estate Specialists)
Comments 2
There is a little park in West Wilmette that I think is a hidden gem. I love finding out of the way places or what I call hidden gems in unusual places often not seen or tucked away that few people are aware of like this park.In West Wilmette this little gem of a park designed by F.A. Cushing Smi...
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 40
It's Monday and time for a Roger update.  His brother, Tony, messaged me this morning to let me know that Roger is out of surgery and in recovery.  They hope to get him up (I know there's a good ta dum in there but I'll leave that one alone) soon for some exercise. Is there no rest for the weary?...
By Anna Banana Kruchten - AZ Top Banana of Real Estate!, Broker/Owner
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 37
 Today is a special day!  We're going over to help some clients/friends move a few things into their new home. These folks lost their home 6 years ago and then went through some tough times due to a health issue for the husband and loss of job.Throughout the 6 years they both stayed 'happy' and p...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 21
My Car Is A Sign Holder Coming And Going Keeping sign riders in my car allow for an open house at any time. When I have a scheduled showing on one of my listings or if I  stop and visit with my seller, I am prepared to do an impromptu open house.   Did you notice how I use my car's front and back...
By Rick Misitano, Defender of Homeowners
(Law Offices of James M. Bosco & Associates)
Comments 149
*Please see the note on the bottom of this post for an updated comment. A growing number of homeowners around the country are using a foreclosure defense that may help them retain their homes. It’s called “Produce the Note” (as also being jointly advocated by Terry Smiljanich and The Consumer War...
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro
(Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 8
I like to blog everyday, but it doesn't happen. Some days are just too busy, and other days are too stressful. Some days, there is just too much too do and too little energy left at the end of the day. And, then there are days like today. Today was a closing day (that's normally a good thing). To...