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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 Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
Comments 50
Active Rain Meetups are Back!!I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the news and I am delighted to share it.Last night we got the green light from our leader, and meetups will be coming soon.Now we need to decide when they will be. Some have suggested the first 2 weeks of December, some...
By Dan Stewart
(Happy Grasshopper)
Comments 133
 This month marks 5 years since we launched Happy Grasshopper, and 5 years since our very first blog post on ActiveRain - how time flies! =) We've been reflecting on how we got here, and just how grateful we are to the people who have helped us grow. Word-of-mouth has been the foundation of Happy...
By Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today!
(Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092)
Comments 11
It takes more than having a penis to make someone a man. Some women I know have bigger "balls" than this guy. What makes a man a "real man"?I'm not speaking of sexuality, I'm speaking about reality and truth when it comes to men.  Does being extremely tall, 6' 5" make someone a real man? How abou...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 13
Dan Stewart, of Happy Grasshopper, has asked us to write a blog post about the five things we're most thankful for that impact our business on a daily basis. This is part of an Active Rain contest, where one entry will be chosen at random to receive $1500.00 to that person's favorite charity. How...
By Michelle Grunberg, When Honesty, Integrity and Loyalty Matters!
(Keller Williams Realty Centre)
Comments 1
NVHomes atWincopia Farms  Luxury Single-Family Homes Starting from the Upper $720s Beautiful planned community with top ranked Howard County schools and easy access to I-95, Rt. 32, and Rt. 29 First floor living available. Up to 6 bedrooms and up to 6 baths Up to 7,000 sq. ft of living space 10-y...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
Comments 12
This month Dan Stewart is hosting an ActiveRain contest titled "Contest: 5 Years of Thankfulness".  In his contest Dan challenges us to "Write a blog post about the 5 things you're most  thankful for that impact your business on a daily basis."  Like most members who have submitted an entry into ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
Despite what I routinely see, caulking is not intended to be used as a filler.Caulking is a sealer!  It is a weather guard!  It can also act as a glue!But it is not putty.  It is not foam.  It is not intended for gaps or openings wider than 1/2"!  Typically the gap should not exceed 1/4".  And fo...
By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754)
Comments 30
We are all people that have chosen a career in real estate or it's related services and are often misunderstood for the motivation that drives us.  Of course there is always the financial result we receive, but it is based upon completion and if we don't get to finalize the deal our efforts bear ...
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
(GreatWest Realty)
Comments 8
At my house, getting a great Thanksgiving dinner on the table is a 3 day process.  There’s a day devoted to chopping things up that will be needed in the various recipes, and the making of the Cranberry Sauce.  Add to it, the baking of pies, and getting the table set and the house in order for my...
By Lisa Friedman, 26 Years of Real Estate Experience!
(Great American Dream Realty)
Comments 3
Stowe Mountain Resort opens tomorrow with seven trails and snowmaking on additional four trails which will hopefully be open on Thursday. Come to Stowe to enjoy some early season skiing!At least it will be a white Thanksgiving at the ski resort! It sure is looking pretty at the mountain right now.
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
Comments 10
My 5 Things of Thanks It has come down to the wire and I am finally writing about the things I am most thankful for in my business and day to day life. This is a contest sponsored by Happy Grasshopper and Dan Stewart. The hardest part was narrowing it down to 5 things so it took me all month of r...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 6
5 things I'm Thankful For That Impact Business Daily  The deadline for this contest is in a few hours. So here goes.On a daily basis these are the 5 things I am thankful for that impact my business. 1. My new office.2. My new desk.3. My new automatic shade. Love the privacy.4. My abundant storag...
By Anna Banana Kruchten, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!
(Phoenix Property Shoppe)
Comments 26
Thankful & Grateful List ActiveRain contests are always interesting and fun to participate in and this is one of my favorite ones -  5 years of thankfulness by Dan Stewart of Happy Grasshopper. I've been reading many of the thankful posts and it's been great getting to know members on a more pers...
By Scott Fogleman, Witt-Fogleman, Inc. - Bedford, Lynchburg, and Roan
(Witt-Fogleman Team 434-941-8847)
Comments 4
5 Years of Thankfulness A contest by Happy Grasshopper I have been focusing on gratitude this month so this should be easy for me. The 5 things I am most thankful for which make a daily impact upon my business.1. My partner and wife Wendy Witt. She is full of drive and has great ideas. We heard s...
By Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Selling Daytona paradise for heavenly good prices
(Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408)
Comments 5
When I go to my Home Page, I see “comments on”… and it is about comments I left. And then I see “commented your blog”, and this is when someone left a comment on my blog.Every time I se this “commented your blog”, it is like I am being hit with a hammer. It sounds so wrong to me, that I have diff...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 1
 Wanna See My New Contemporary Listing  Before It Hits The Market?   It's Thanksgiving week and no one has time to list a house, no one has time to photograph a house and no one has time to share the videos before it hits the market. Well almost no one... I just did ! Take a look at the two slide...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 10
For the past three days, I've been walking around feeling really awful - possible some sort of food poisoning from the salad bar at one of our national chain health food stores.  Or it could just be a bug. And business doesn't stop for this stuff.  Neither do the holidays!Today I showed some real...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 10
I live in a small town and like to shop locally. This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a day set aside to remind us to avoid the big box, department and large chain stores, and instead shop local and small and help support your neighbor. I don't need a reminder to do this, but as many do plea...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 17
Being your own boss comes with many responsibilities.  You don't have a boss to give you deadlines and hold you accountable.  That means that you must be accountable to yourself.  You are responsible making and keeping deadlines.  Do you manage your deadlines or do they manage you?I speak to many...
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 7
You sit in your chair as an agent for a good part of your day, if you're a full-time agent. Part-time agents have lots of time to do other things: go shopping, plant gardens, watch TV, read books, tend to kids, pets, whatever they do when they're not selling real estate. But full-time agents, esp...