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 Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
Comments 4
Hydration for the Texas HeatThe Texas heat in the summer can be brutal and it can be dangerous!  Waiting until you are thirsty is not advised.  Staying hydrated throughout the day is your best bet during this intense heat.Here are some hydration tips: Upon awakening each day, begin drinking water...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 26
Taking the Online Path of Least ResistanceI always get a kick out of trying something new over the Web and seeing quick results. Perhaps it helps satisfy some inner need or maybe it just talks to my impatience at waiting for online "stuff" to work. Unfortunately for most of us, we do have to wait...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
In the area of gardening there are many life lessons we can learn from tending to the plants. ONE is all about seeds. Rome was not built in a day. There is rarely any kind of get rich quick scheme out there today. In relationships, people don't know and understand YOU or you for that matter grasp...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain
(ActiveRain)
Comments 47
As an extension of the agreement between Zillow and the Ben Kinney Companies to purchase ActiveRain, an additional acquisition of KWKLY Text-To-Lead service was also completed. As of July 31st, 2015, KWKLY is being added to the ActiveRain family of products. "Because of the rapid explosion of mob...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
Comments 65
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter?Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local market ...
By Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 11
Friendship is an interesting chapter in our relationships development. Acquaintances, clients, coworkers, even lifelong partners or spouses, CAN have as a basis various degrees and depths of friendship. We can have pseudo friends, quasi friends, loosely attached friends, long distance or even vir...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 1
Just Listed by Preferred Properties Key West 80 Bay Drive at Bay Point, just a few miles east of Key West. The listing Realtor, not me, describes this 1892 sq ft home this way: "Romantic Low-Country Architectural Masterpiece! Here's the home you have been dreaming of! Graceful balance of reclaim...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
Comments 10
From Lakefront to First-Time Home Buyers. I will have to expend three times the effort and time to earn the commission I was used to from switching niche. It happened after the mortgage meltdown. And the niche switch was necessary. The pecuniary rewards are not as huge in selling lakefront homes ...
By FELIX SANTIAGO
(CHANE REALTY INC)
Comments 0
 Yes, I admit it!  At times, I can be a word snob when it comes to the proper use of real estate and financing terms.  For goodness sakes, I still find it difficult just to end a sentence with a preposition, even though the “grammar police” is more accepting of where you put the preposition at.  ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 58
Staying Ahead of the Crowd with Marketing - An ActiveRain ContestIt's time for a contest and one that will help you focus on your business planning and get some marketing ideas or additional tools put into place before the end of the year. This may give you the competitive edge to beat your compe...
By Chris B Johnson, Realtor-Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 0
Short Sale Options, Moorpark Short Sale , Thousand Oaks Short Sale,Simi Valley Short Sale,  Ventura County Short Sale, Ventura County Real Estate Market Updates By Chris B Johnson Realtor®     Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey compared the percentage of homeowners who perceived they were under...
By Laura Cerrano, Authentic Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 2
What I learned From Alaskan Native Knowledge, Heritage and TraditionDuring our visit to Alaska, we also made sure to visit two key educational location, The Anchorage Museum and The Alaskan Native Heritage Center. Both offer unique learning experiences and amazing displays of authentic clothing, ...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 13
This 1968 electric service conductor is exposed to the elements two different ways.First, the original insulation has become completely fried by the sun. Solving this problem, we see that this homeowner has excellently wrapped the conductor with electrical tape.After all, we all know that electri...
By Lina P
(Morris Real Estate Marketing Group)
Comments 0
Ready to Become a 2 Percenter? Is your online territory growing? Are you content with your web slice? Do you even have an Internet yard to trace your footsteps? If you are looking to expand your web horizons, the links below can certainly help you take that next step to dominate your local marke...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 29
You've seen it - splatter and rot.Water falls and splatters.  If it splatters onto wood surfaces, over time, the wood will rot.Rot requires three things - air, food and water.That is why wood is painted outdoors.  To prevent the intrusion of water.Paint fails.  Or it is too thin.  Or it is not pu...
By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Comments 43
If you're new to Active Rain, you may still be trying to find your way around.  Or you may be wondering how does Active Rain work?  Or maybe even why should you spend any time Active Rain.Let me share with you my Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Active Rain.  These come from having joined Active Rain in...
By Jane & Garry Smith, ABR, GRI, Realtors - Portland, ME - (207) 253-3195
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Comments 1
3 Brm Colonial for sale in Back Cove neighborhood, Portland, ME 04103  $279,000, 3Bd/1Ba Single Family House, 1484 sqft.    Jane and Garry Smith | Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | 207-253-3195jane.smith@nemoves.com | 73 Codman St, Portland, ME 04103 Back Cove Colonial with large backyard! ...
By Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner
(Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate)
Comments 12
The Value Of A Watermelon, A ParableThis is the story of Joe, an enterprising young fellow who bought 100watermelons, iced them, and took them to the beach to sell.He had planned on selling the watermelons for $5 each, but when hegot to the beach he saw a lot of people, maybe 50,000 and nowaterme...
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 18
Lorraine Kuney sold a home yesterday to a client of hers who is affiliated with our New England Patriot organization.  I had to share this photo and the very special moment for Lorraine.  Yes, that’s a Super Bowl ring, and every member of the organization is awarded a ring.  That’s “team work” an...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
Comments 14
Due to the many problems with the house, which had been on the market for a long time, following our home inspection I heard from the buyer's agent that the sellers said, "We are 99% certain the home inspector did it..."Did what?That.Someone pushed on the wall of this very unprofessional repair a...