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 Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
Comments 5
Squatters are a problem.One of my friends is the buyer's agent for a beautiful home in  Bayport community in  Alameda CA. The home was vacant and beautifully staged. Because the buyer is about to close escrow on the property, the stager went back to the house and encountered people living in it. ...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
 Wishing Everyone A Happy and Safe Independence Day!                                                                    As we celebrate our nation's freedom this Independence Day, let us also remember to honor the courageous men, women and service animals dedicated to preserving it.  Remember, fr...
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 Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
Comments 4
 Horses Played An Important Role In Our Country's Independence                                               Once again, Independence Day, July 4th, is upon us.  This is the day we celebrate our country's birthday and it's independence.  Many great men and women played a huge part in America gain...
By Steve Babbitt, President of the Rochester Realtors
(RE/MAX Realty Group)
Comments 8
Happy July 4th America!Today we celebrate the 239th Birthday of our great land!We are great because of the moms and dads, uncles and aunt, sisters and brothers and friends who gave their life for our Freedom!Let Freedom Ring!  Sound off that Liberty Bell one more time for those who have fallen to...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 7
Happy 4th of July y'all. That's how we say it in Texas. Way back in 1982 comedian Robin Williams did a routine on the American Flag which if you had not seen it or don't remember it here it is again. Our flag does represent ALL of us, without labels, and as Lincoln says a house divided cannot sta...
By Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
Comments 0
This has truly been my best year ever with my Probate Home Business as I already surpassed my 2014 Real Estate income by only focusing on Probate Homes and getting rid of all the time stealer's (Short sales and REO's), lookee loo's (MLS Buyers) and Greedy Sellers.  Currently we have a $1.3M Proba...
By Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area
(Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage)
Comments 15
HAPPY 4TH of JULY to all my AMERICAN FRIENDS AND CLIENTS!!!Here's a little something for your BBQ today . . .POTATO & BLUE CHEESE SALAD I love a traditional Potato Salad but sometimes a girl just has to expand upon it . . .  especially when grilled steak is on the menu!! POTATO AND BLUE CHEESE SA...
By Ben Kinney
(ActiveRain Inc.)
Comments 24
On July 10th at 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern) Bob Stewart and I would like to invite everyone in the community to join us for a webinar where we'd like to share our vision for the future of ActiveRain.In this informal discussion, we plan to give you our plan for the next 30, 60 and 90 days, as ...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 108
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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 29
Please Lick the Front Door & Other Hilarious Agent Instructions! I have been compiling my list of Hilarious Agent Instructions for awhile.  This week when I saw the instruction to, "Lick the front door" I knew that it was time to write a post about this.  Sure some of these are typos but they mak...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 45
Ask an Ambassador - How Can I Make ActiveRain Better?This is a question we all need to be asking ourselves. Before us is a chance to make it better and we now have an owner that is determined to make it so. He has wanted to own ActiveRain for years and Ben Kinney believes that it needed to be bac...
By Dorie Dillard, Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors)
Comments 48
Have you been ghosted by a buyer or seller?Ghosting is an interesting phenomenon that is occurring in dating relationships. It’s the ultimate silent treatment when a relationship is being severed. One party completely cuts off all contact and ignores the former partner’s attempts to reach out. It...
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)
Comments 10
Remember why people originally came to this country. How they first heard the stories of how anything was possible and if they could only get here, to AMERICA, their dreams would have legs upon which to walk on. They knew this in their hearts and AMERICA beckoned to them across the seas, in mount...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 39
Change is in the air. Can you feel it? ActiveRain has new ownership and several social media platforms have slowly and quietly been making subtle changes over the past few months, Facebook included. As crazy as it sounds, change is one of the few constants we can always rely on!For us, maybe chan...
By Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA
(Alain Pinel)
Comments 4
When I was studying to take the test to become a realtor, one of the topics that truly interested (and shocked) me was Adverse Possession. According to Nolo: Legal Requirements for an Adverse Possession Claim to LandWhen courts look at adverse possession claims, they apply a four-factor test. To ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
Comments 21
Peeling The Orange BadgeIt would seem that there are some misunderstandings about the purpose and activity of the Ambassadors. (click for Kerrie's post from 2012 on the topic of Ambassadors). Is there some clear cut criteria that makes someone automatically be designated as an Ambassador?  No, th...
By Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale
(International Properties and Investments LLC)
Comments 11
What Real Estate Marketers Can Learn From Minecraft and ArcadiaCon Our son loves to play Minecraft. He and his friends get together on Facetime and then go into a Minecraft server to play together. The other thing these kids all do is watch other people who play Minecraft. They can sit for hours ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
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 Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 46
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...