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

 
As of July 1st at 12:01am, We have officially purchased ActiveRain from the Zillow Group.The first thing I'd like to do is welcome back Bob Stewart to our Activerain family! I'd also like to congratulate him on his wedding on Saturday. I'm normally not a fan of weddings (not sure I've ever stayed...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
Comments 45
I think it is very good news that Ben Kinney has taken ownership of ActiveRain. With that news, comes also the return of Bob Stewart. These are two guys that you want to listen to when they share their wealth of knowledge! These guys also know the power of this community and want to make sure tha...
By Keith Stonehouse, Franklin Title Agency
(Franklin Title Agency, LLC)
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The Drones are Coming!    Join us This Wednesday in Chesterfield (Wintergarden Tavern) and or This Thursday in Downtown Utica (Hatchey's 2nd floor), where Ron Robinson Studios will be covering all and everything on Drones for Realtors in terms of photography, standing out from your competition, h...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
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I’m back!You didn’t think I could stay away for very long did you?When I stepped away from ActiveRain last year, I had the sincere feeling that I was leaving you all in very capable hands. Kerrie, Kris, and the rest of the team behind the scenes did a great job of keeping things moving forward.Wh...
By Chris Shull, Your Realtor For Life!
(ColumbiaLand Realty)
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                 Attitude is the answer.  We live in a world of words… No matter what happens, we have a word for it. Some words mean a great deal to us… words such as Love, Happiness, Success, Achievement, Joy & Ability; but one word controls them all……. Attitude.                 If your attitud...
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 28 to July 4, 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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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RE Tough Subject ~ Reporting Suspected Neglect As real estate professionals we are entering homes everyday.  We see and observe many things.  Most recently a colleague of mine called me for some advice regarding a very serious situation.  She was previewing a home where an elderly person was bein...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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My probate real estate business has been a blessing over the last 26 years.  This niche has kept me active and solvent when the real estate market crashed.  It allowed me to flourish regardless if a buyers or sellers market.   Heirs who are selling are a different seller.   It's not about every n...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 29
Last week was huge on ActiveRain.  It was even huge enough to pull me back into posting at least somewhat regular blog here.  Now, you have to be living under a rock to have missed a couple of these posts, but just in case you've been under a rock or on vacation, here goes: ActiveRain Officially ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I really don't think as we are into the second decade of the 21st century, things are really not going to keep being fast around us, BUT daily "we do have control" to slow things down a bit for perspective, and also better connection to people and more "significance and meaning" individually for ...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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What we have, what we live and share everyday despite all the imperfections was so hard fought for. Remember, we were just groups of miscellaneous people who had in common being neighborly and friendly while at liberty practicing a freedom to come and go at will. These people, at some point, were...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 57
Let's face it, if we are blogging for business we are looking for an online edge to give us the upper hand on our local competition. Perhaps it is through blogging about a particular niche, generating the most interest via social media, or by saturating our markets with much more information than...
By Richie Alan Naggar author of books on Life-Love-Intimacy-Purpose, + Real Estate too! Pearlsforthesoul.com
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
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It's called TEAMWORK! Just how is a team formed? What are the dynamics? How do they sustain, and what is expected? It is more than a word to be sure. If one person can make a difference, then a team is able to literally move mountains and go to the moon as we well know. Let's explore TEAM power! ...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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Motivational Monday: There Is a Lesson In Your Pain Life is full of lessons, some that are fun to experience and some that create the feeling of pain. This could be physical, mental, emotional and/or spirit pain. A saying my mother taught me to  help gage if I was was self inducing pain went like...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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When the ridge vent cannot vent.New siding.  New roof.  New, new, new.It all met the good criteria - architectural shingles, drip edge everywhere, 1" overhang, valleys properly cut, freeze protection covering at the lowest 24" of sheathing, and a beautiful ridge vent.A ridge vent is the best idea...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Orchids, Longwood Gardens IMG 2754 If you follow my blogs on a regular basis, you know that I post some of my photographs in Facebook groups that share my personal interests in photography. Facebook groups provide opportunities to expand your social media contacts on a world wide basis. When I po...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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Monday Morning Motivator & Some Things to Ponder...    A lot can be said in three words. Below are a few of my favorite three word quotes along with my comments. Sometimes simple is good.    “Change is uncomfortable” – it doesn’t mean it’s not worth it!    “Live in gratitude” – it’s a great pract...
By Tim L. Ramey
(LaBelle Real Estate Group)
Comments 2
Good morning.  Hope you had a wonderful July 4th weekend.  Just wanted to share Tim's Tim Outs with you again.    What To Count:   Count your blessings instead of your crosses; Count your gains instead of your losses; Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes; ...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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We have become accustomed to hearing about tragedies occurring on holidays. It usually involves drinking and driving; especially on those holidays when people travel the most to visit family and friends such as Christmas or Thanksgiving. This however, is the first time I have ever heard of such a...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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A couple of weeks ago I was startled and scared by a very persistent little frog.  I wrote about it and was warned by many that he would be back. This morning I saw him again, in the same planter looking right up at me as if to say........I told you, this is my home. This time I took a picture.