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 Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 Keeping Your Horse Cool In the Heat Of Summer   We all enjoy our horses during the summer, but the heat during this time of year can be dangerous for horses.  It can result in dehydration, lethargy, and severe heat stress causing diarrhea or colic. Here are some hot weather tips to help your hor...
By Brigita McKelvie, Rural & Horse Properties & Farms in Eastern PA
(Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.)
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 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 Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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For this weeks installment of Credit Tip Tuesday we'll look at credit inquiries.  Any time that you or a business entity requests a review of your credit report it is considered an inquiry.  Some of these inquiries can have a temporary negative effect on your FICO score.  Others do not hurt your ...
By Mike Tizzano, Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender
(Amerifirst Financial, Inc NMLS 145368 LO:1015837)
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If you are what we consider a "boomerang buyer" this information will be quite useful to you: For consumers that have had major credit events such as a bankruptcy or foreclosure the time frame in which they will be eligible for a new mortgage loan can be confusing.  In the real estate/mortgage in...
By Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant
(Tech Training for You!)
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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 Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
(Keller Williams Realty)
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I have seen recently many folks bailing on social media of all types to reclaim their "sanity" from the speed of our society. While I understand at the surface level not doing anything to excess, unplugging totally cuts you off from people.The Millennials generation in particular for personal or ...
By Ben Kinney
(ActiveRain Inc.)
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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 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 Chris Mamone, Mortgage Loan Originator
(Finance of America Mortgage)
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 This Tuesday’s technique post is about learning from your best clients and referral partners. The best feedback for any business or professional is from those who appreciate your efforts in helping them. You can then take this feedback and evaluate yourself on the areas in which you do great and...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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I know many folks only use photos in their blog posts they take themselves. While I personally do not subscribe to that methodology, I know it is the only sure-fire way to make sure you are not improperly using someone else's material. For me, there are times when I need or want a photo to make a...
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
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Not Enough Time in Your Online Day...Outsource Tasks!If you are stuck in an online rut because you do not have enough time to get everything done, have a to-do list a mile long, cannot figure out some aspect of social media, or just have a general online malaise right not fret! There is ...
By Paula McDonald, CHEVAUX Group ~ The Woodlands, TX 936-203-0279
(Chevaux Group, PLLC)
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All-Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe! The mosquito's and bugs are absolutely invading us!  With all of the rain that we have experienced of late, the bug population has exploded.  Along with the increase of the mosquitoes comes the increased risk of diseases from these pesky bugs.  Check out my ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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TWIN PONDS AT CLINTON! (UPDATE)Brand new luxury 1 or 2 bedroom apartments for lease in beautiful Town of Clinton.  Includes fully equipped kitchen and laundry plus private storage unit.  Central air, thermal windows and private balcony completes this package.  Located on quiet road with ponds and...
By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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101 Landing Pages Samples For Lead Generating "You are the 7th real estate agent calling me today. .DELETE my name and don't you ever call me again or I'll report you!!!" I could feel the desperation and annoyance from this expired prospect, I was being reprimanded on the phone once again... and ...
By Bob Stewart, 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 Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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The adage "If it is meant to be, it is meant to be," has been overused in my vocabulary in my attempt to pacify distraught buyers or sellers. A total of six-month's worth of work equivalent to three deals fell through within 3 three weeks from the date of the fully executed contract. Deals fallin...
By Gary Thomas
(Preferred Properties Coastal Realty, Inc.)
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My friend and local folk artist Ronny Bailey dropped by my office on Monday to show me his latest creation - a kit to create your very own Key West Cigar Maker Cottage "Dream Home".  When I was little kid growing up in the 1950s many paint by numbers kits were sold with color-coded drawings where...
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
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Those of us who have worked with teams have heard these four words-- Forming - Storming - Norming - Performing.  Do you know what they mean and why each step is so crucial?  If you want to have a great explanation read Richies post.  Here is to high performing teams! It's called TEAMWORK! Just ho...
By Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
(Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC)
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After my inspection I heard this from the homeowner - "What do I do when the repair makes things worse?"Obviously you would want to go back to the repair company.  But should you?  If they can't do it right the first time, why should it be expected that they will do it right the second time?This ...