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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 Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 104
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 David Gibson, Colorado Springs, Briargate, Pine Creek, Manitou
(Colorado Home Sales LLC)
Comments 45
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 Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 58
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 Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 4
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...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
Put it simply - this roof finding is the result of not having a home inspection.And it wasn't hard to find.  But it was a bit shocking nonetheless.The sellers are two elderly women who bought this home during the "bubble."  Their agent advised them not to get a home inspection so their contract w...
By Kimo Stowell, REALTOR Associate®
(HI Pro Realty LLC)
Comments 6
 Time to Fill Your Yard with Monsters, Spiders, and Snakes to Really Grab Buyers Attention…Here's an old entry from the spirited Haunted Open House Notebook that I dusted off recently and just like the old Halloween decorations tucked away in the attic or basement, if it scares up some buyers att...
By C Tann-Starr
(Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.)
Comments 0
All American Red Cross (ARC) disaster assistance is free...Considering what it takes to get the job done, I find that fact truly remarkable. It is probably why I enjoy being a cog in their corporate, non-profit wheel. Wearing the Red Cross Volunteer mantle is like Clark Kent hiding his Superman s...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
I have seen very interesting entries for this contest - very good suggestions!Are you 'All in' to win?If you have missed this post, here's a reminder about the contest. Contest Below - But First, a story........ In a recent featured post, Cari Corbalis wrote "I've NEVER heard a buyer or seller sa...
By Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
(Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954)
Comments 14
Today in Bristol TN~VA 10.6.15 ...It's A Good Night! Thanks for stopping by ....Today in Bristol TN~VA 10.6.15 ...It's A Good Night!  It's been a long day ...3 offers that I'm still working and two new listings ....One I just put into the system and one that will have to wait till morning! I just...
By Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!
(RE/MAX Professionals.)
Comments 1
Life takes you to unexpected placesLove brings you home...  UnknownThank you for reading my blog post! This post was researched, authored and photo taken by Paul Henderson, © 2015, all rights reserved. All information is deemed reliable however it should be independently verified by the reader. A...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
What is kwkly and why is it on the screen at log in? I don't want to text to find out and frankly I don't get it. Are these spots for external advertising now? I find this annoying and un-necessary. I wonder what this is about. What do you think?
By Janet Brooks, Integrity and Excellence in Life & Real Estate
(Brooks & Associates)
Comments 0
I deliberately make quiet time to renew and recharge my heart and my mind and prepare for the day ahead. In a busy life of job, kids and countless other responsibilities this means getting up earlier and enjoy the peace, meditation and joy found in my prayer chair in the predawn hours. Quiet tim...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 22
I get a fifteen minute break for eight hours of work at Naumkeag (a local gilded age home and gardens) near my home. The usual suspects who cover me were not here today and a manager had to cover me in the shop/cafeteria/welcome & membership center . I was gone and came back within the appointed ...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 15
  Advice That Could Help You Become  A Real Estate Rock Star    Pat Kennedy is running a contest asking for the very best advice that could help a rookie become a rock star.My advice : Find someone  you think is a success, someone you like, someone you respect and someone you admire.  With  permi...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 5
Home Builders, Interest Rates, And The US EconomyIn the past, US Home Builders have been hurt badly by getting stuckwith an inventory of finished and unfinished houses that they couldn'tsell when there was a downturn in the economy.They've gotten smart in recent years. Now they employ economists ...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 8
ActiveRain Practices: Photographs in Blogs It is my personal experience that your blogs are likely to attractive a larger audience when you include one or more photographs in each blog. I like to use my own photographs and have developed a following of those who enjoy my photographs. If you want ...
By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 2
Are you looking for the Great Pumpkin this Halloween? You're in luck! Denver has patches to find pumpkins and more this fall...Happy pumpkin hunting! more tips, tricks,...
By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty )
Comments 12
 My Favorite Time To Sell Is Now!     Many people think spring is the only time to sell because that's when most houses look their best with green lawns and flowering trees.My favorite time to sell is right now. Always build  listing inventory even if others  suggest waiting. The time to buy and ...
By Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group
(Real Estate in IL & NV; Digital Marketing Consulting)
Comments 7
This weeks Monday Motivation comes in very few words by Google's Co-founder Larry Page.This is the one thing that can have you be the agent that gets all the referrals. Built a brand that not just delivers the quality of service you promise, but wow your clients past what they expect. If you can ...
By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Comments 4
Last Saturday I was at a home inspection in Dover Plains, located  in the eastern end of Dutchess County, and I couldn't help noticing the colors had changed on this Maple tree.  With Maples you never know what color you will get, some are orange, yellow and of course, you might just see one that...