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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 Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 49
How to Use Your Blog to Drive Traffic to Your WebsiteThere are many ways to drive traffic to your website.  Some can really dig into your marketing budget while others can be as simple as investing some time and energy into your blog.  A well-written and optimized blog post is an invaluable resou...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 31
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-February 12- February 18, 2017. 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, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  ...
"Local and targeted content should be your foundation to online real estate marketing success"  -  postAprop.com Realtors have access to important information that can educate interested buyers and sellers.  Posting this information online in an interesting and easy-to-consume format can intrigue...

By Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
(RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 )
Comments 41
I Could See That That Buyer Was Not QualifiedI had shown some higher valued properties to a buyer couple and as I often the case, I left behind my business card with the words Thank you written on it. About n hour later I received an angry call and the caller was screaming at me for taking them o...

By Terry Records
(Records Results!Real Estate)
Comments 0
One thing that I love about social media is how it lets you discover your own community. This is especially true with Instagram, where there’s an almost unending number of SWFL residents showing off everything our area has to offer. On the one hand, you can trek deep into the wilds of our outdoor...

By Chris Eckert, Your Mid-Peninsula Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
Welcome Home! 807 Wharfside Road, San Mateo  Open House Today- Sunday, Feb. 19th, 1-4PM  Waterfront living at its best!  807 Wharfside Road Virtual TourFootsteps from your home. How lovely is this!You'll LOVE this 2-story home located on the San Mateo Marina Lagoon! 3 bedroom's, 2.5 bathroom's, f...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 14
Selling Real Estate Makes Me The Luckiest Person In the World I just love what I do . Way back when I took a vocational guidance test and it came up Real Estate . Silly me I looked in the newspaper answered an ad and was hired , All I had to do was take Real Estate courses and pass the exams . We...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 10
 Most of us wait until after we have a contract offer before we move forward on a full home inspection. The normal procedure  in our Baltimore area...the buyer orders and pays for all the inspections.     There can be many in addition to the general inspection. To name a few... radon, septic, wel...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 4
As of a few minutes ago there are 7,409 "groups" on Active Rain.    Not sure if "private" groups are included in that tally. I haven't visited all of them (needless to say) but I did do a search using the word "drone". I found one group. A total of 6 posts. Both authors are no longer Active in th...

By Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 32
Earlier this week I saw a question that asked "what is your most popular post?" I saw a lot of people that I respect a lot who said I don't have time to look for that, who cares, what does it matter etc. Well I thought I might talk about why it matters, at least to me.First, defining popular post...

By Inspiration With April
Comments 1
PSALM 143:8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY He prays that he might be enlightened with the knowledge of God's will; and this is the first work of the Spirit. A ...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 17
 Some of us remember the brouhaha last year when non-real estate related questions were being deleted without explanation from the Q&A. That event unfortunately spiraled out of control, with a couple of long time members launching a personal attack on the "deleter", resulting in their "banishment...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 19
Some of us do, some of us don't. Either is of course completely OK.   I'm one that does. Re-blog that is. Why do I do it?  Primarily to highlight a post that resonates with me, and that I think should get the additional exposure. It's my way of "Featuring" that post. Many members who visit the re...

By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
Comments 0
Open House Today11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 1500 Albury Street, Key West Brand New 2240 Square Foot Smart House, Designer Kitchen, 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bath Home with 20 Foot Pool with Waterfall, Large Fenced Corner Lot with Gated Parking, and so much more.Preferred Properties Key West    520 Southard Street...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 21
The Zillow group just announced that starting in May they will take no manual listings from any individual agent. The only listings they will take is if the MLS gives them a direct feed or if a franchise or large organization makes a deal with them It seems that all of a sudden they think that ac...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 9
My Top Takeaways from the 2017 CRS Sellabration Convention I spent 2 days, February 9 and 10, in an intense learning environment with over 900 other agents from around the country, most of who were CRSs, with speakers and panel discussions on a wide range of topics about marketing, systems, opera...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 25
I had a great day yesterday. I had a friend here and we antiqued, shopped and eat out. One place we went was closing and everything was 75% off. I bought a set of four novelty plates. I was really psyched until I got home and opened the box and they were not what I bought. I have to go back today...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 0
Checking the weather forecast at weather.com this morning I see that we are expecting more rain today, but then the sun comes out starting Monday.  I did notice something on the 10 day forecast.  Wednesday and the following Monday are forecast to be "Mostly Sunny". Next Sunday is forecast to be "...

By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
Comments 2
Pamela Cendejas "Post Often - Post to your blog at a minimum of once a week.  Consistency and frequency are key to your success. The more often you post, the more aware people become of your brand."Right on target - and - re-blog! How to Use Your Blog to Drive Traffic to Your Website There are ma...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 17
  After showing one of my listings, the buyer's agent asked what the seller would take. My answer...'I could probably get them to take  the list price.'  They answer back... 'but we don't want to insult you with an offer.' You cannot insult me and I will not allow the seller to be insulted. It ta...