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 Gary DiGrazia, Sr., Probate Real Estate Expert Training
(EXP Realty )
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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 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 Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 years since I wrote my first blog post.  What a whirlwind this has been. As many of you know, when I started, I didn't even know what SEO stood for, let alone how to leverage it.  I made it my mission to become a learner, and so I studied and read and tested and r...
By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Burning Down the House- Wenatchee Wildfire 2015 Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over, Hold tight, we're in for nasty weatherThere has got to be a way, Burning down the house Well my little town made the national news this week.  Not really for the reason I wanted it to.  So a little setup- I wa...
By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin, Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.
(PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770)
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Growing ActiveRain Wish List. Now that ActiveRain is free of Trulia and Zillow's influence, many members are anxiously awaiting the next steps that Ben Kinney will take toward improving the platform. I have seen a growing wish list of suggestions: More Google juice Improve outside blogs Bring bac...
By Christina Sanchez Hood, SiliconValleyHOODS.com | Luxury Real Estate & More
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 A well deserved celebration of our history as nation.  A time for family gatherings, lots of food and watching fireworks! Of course, there is always my favorite movie to watch on this holiday, and that would be the 1996 movie,  Independence Day.  Wishing you a wonderful holiday.  - Christina & F...
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
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My volunteer gigs are getting time consuming but with them comes gratitude. So many folks don't have my blessings and I am aware that being busy is a gift. I am tired but feeling good because busy is always better. It is terrific to engage people and make a difference. Enjoy your day and remember...
By William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
(RE/MAX Associates)
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Owl Keep My Eye Out For You One of my greatest joys is capturing wild animals and birds in their in a natural habitat. Most of the time though, that is not possible. So I make do with wherever I can access them and that entails going to zoos, wild animals sanctuary's and what ever I can get along...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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On the Q&A last night someone said... "Hey how do I stop all these emails?" Many folks chimmed in that it was in the blog settings. But others said "hey not mine" and as an ambassador I always aim to make sure that others are having a good experience on ActiveRain.  After all, keeping the communi...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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June Cloudburst - Make a Video, Using a Green Screen.First of all, you're asking, "What is a Green Screen?"  It is a method of putting a picture or another video inside a video.  Now that I have you REALLY CONFUSED, let me explain:Lets say it's a busy day downtown and you want to shoot a video of...
By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
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The 4th of July is a wonderful time for humans... and a horrible time for pets.While we are celebrating our independence and honoring all those brave men and women who fought to gain it and keep it over the last 200+ years, many of our pets are cringing in terror. Unless they're hunting dogs, use...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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It was another wonderful day of trying to regain cellphone coverage in Yachats, Oregon, when all of a sudden my phone went on the blink. No cell service whatsoever. Give me a heart attack. This was just before I received a text message from my carrier that said I had run out of all of my roaming ...
By David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg
(US Mortgages - David Shamansky)
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I am appalled at these 2 contrasting headline online I just read!So its OK to have a court give the authorization for NSA to continue its spying on US citizens but its NOT OK to have the 10 commandments on the state courthouse lawn?If they (the 10 commandments) are offensive to you, DON'T READ TH...
By Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring
(Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Lower Fairfield CT)
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As of this morning, my July 4th fireworks in Westchester article has 4,848 clicks.  It gained around 1,100 yesterday. 662 of them are short URL clicks mainly from some local FB groups where I posted. I expect things to accelerate today, as they always have on the 4th. While the clicks are good, t...
By Bob Stewart, ActiveRain Ambassador
(ActiveRain)
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In what is, without a doubt, the most bittersweet moment in my professional career, I will be stepping down from my role at ActiveRain. It's bitter because this community has meant so so much to me. It's sweet because I look forward to what my life and career has in store! I'm not even sure I ca...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Have You Bought Your Kayak Yet?  Visit "Fluid Fun", Bristol, IN.Established in 1982, Fluid Fun, in Bristol is the place to visit for canoes and Kayaks.  Located on the St. Joseph River,  They work with the Department of Natural Resources to keep up with the current water regulations.  Stop in and...
By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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The wind shifted and we now had smoke right where I live which the NW part of Wenatchee. A few hours later I am looking out our back window and I see the flames cresting the hill behind our home. Burning Down the House- Wenatchee Wildfire 2015   Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over, Hold tight,...
By Larry Johnston, Real Estate Broker
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
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Bill's Bar-B-Que, Elkhart, Indiana. Bill's Bar-B-Que, in it's new location, has people flocking to it, as it now is a sit down restaurant.  Since they moved from the iconic building at the corner of Franklin and Indiana Avenue, I like many others that stopped in to carry-out our orders are deligh...
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Happy 4th July - Independence Day!As you know, ActiveRain also is celebrating Independence Day - well, from July 1st, 2015, I'd say. How?Read what Ben Kinney has to say in this re-blog. As of July 1st at 12:01am, We have officially purchased ActiveRain from the Zillow Group. The first thing I'd l...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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America the Beautiful Words by Katharine Lee Bates, Melody by Samuel Ward O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! O b...