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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 Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 23
  It's been a wonderfully busy day and it's time for me to show some of the newer members how to write a really quick blog. I learned this many years ago from my friend and AR member William Johnson He suggested that you take one of your photos, write fifty words and voila you have a photo blog.J...

By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 198
When I first started blogging, I didn't have any idea what I was doing. I sat down and wrote about local events and played around with doing market reports and sharing market information. Over the years I've learned a lot about blogging, and I would like to think my blog posts have gotten better ...

By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 4
Apparently there is a website that plucks out the 3 best rated professionals in a bunch of different industries, including the top 3 best businesses like Chinese restaurants, tattoo shops, criminal defense lawyers, hiking trails, vet clinics, gynecologists, nail salons, you name it.You can't pay ...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 169
Apart from top-of-mind status, brand loyalty is the most sought after commodity in your real estate practice. Loyal clients trust you. They choose you again when they are ready to buy or sell their home and they also tend to be your best source of referrals. By examining why you are loyal to cert...

By Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 9
 It's all agreed between  buyer and seller. We only need the one final signature on an offer for a ratified contract.     The final agreement happened tonight and that signature is scheduled for for tomorrow. Other agents have requested showings  for this property tomorrow.   Of course, I am work...

By Alexander- Slocum, Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate
(Adamas Realty - Vancouver Washington)
Comments 1
This post is our submission to the March 2017 Challenge sponsored by fellow Rainmakers Debbie Laity,  and tasked us to go back to at least 10 Old Posts and do some "Spring Cleaning" with them.With a good number of posts almost ten years old, taking on such a challenge made good sense as over tim...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 34
Yesterday I went food shopping at my grocery store. When I was waiting for the light to change before leaving the parking lot I saw a man with a large dog holding a sign asking for money. I couldn't read it all and there were cars behind me but the man and I made eye contact, so I pulled over and...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
Comments 22
Baby Hummers Ready to Leave the Nest  We have lots of hummingbirds in Carlsbad, year-round. They are fun to watch, especially close up. It's pretty amazing how they can maneuver and how fast they move - up and down, back and forth, and hovering - and even funnier to watch them chase each other or...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 19
We are blessed with another magnificent day in Santa Barbara.  We both have a case of Spring fever  "a feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of Spring".  This morning,  we spotted this magnificent coral tree in bloom silhouetted against a bright blue sky with the mountains ...

By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900!)
Comments 8
The Wonders Inside  A man walking by the seashore found a canvas bag half buried in the sand, and when he opened it, he found hundreds of small clay marbles of different colors. After sifting through the marbles for a while, the man strolled along the beach, flinging them into the water one at a...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
Comments 6
I have enjoyed participating but even more reading what brands people were passionate about. Many were surprising to me either because they were local and we often think of branding on a large scale, and other devotions were to companies  where I had seen bad reviews especially automobiles. I had...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 377-9966
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 2
Do Facebook Business Pages and Facebook Profiles Mix?10 Simple Truths About Marketing Your Business Through Your Facebook ProfileWhen you think of marketing your business on Facebook, you immediately think, "business page".  You've been told not to mix business with your profile and vice versa.  ...

By Doug Jones, Mortgage Broker - NMLS 286668
(Mortgage Magic)
Comments 1
I used to teach sales but don't teach anymore. I used to teach those around me how to sell and get more business but I don't do that anymore either. Because in this different world so many have their own agenda and I watch them continue to be mediocre or simply continue to fail.In college when a ...

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
I would have loved to re-blog a post from Sharon Tara.However, here's the one that describes who she is.Thanks, Ed Silva for... Ringing and Singing in the Rain with Sharon Tara Ringing and Singing in the Rain with Sharon Tara Many of us follow and comment regularly on the blog posts of members wh...

By Inbound Real Estate Marketing, Learn Online Marketing Today.
Comments 6
  I wrote a companion piece to a spring cleaning blog with the same title. I spent a bit of time researching this comment and I wanted to make sure it got noticed by those taking on the spring cleaning challenge.   Debbie Laity This post is incredible. As a professional marketer, I too have some ...

By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 0
Just do it! --The RJ Baxter Team10 Day Appraisals in Denver Metro!Check out our online reviews:Google BusinessZillowWe are here to serve our clients and put our clients first....we treat every client with the same care and respect.Licensed in CO, CA, TX, FL, IL, and IA

(RE/MAX Premier Group)
Comments 3
Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Dr. Seuss

By Rebecca Gaujot, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate
(RE/MAX Vision Quest)
Comments 10
This month Paul Henderson is hosting an ActiveRain contest/challenge titled "March 2017 challenge, Tell me the most unique or special place you have lived." I wrote a post in 2009, Memories of my childhood home - A Coal Miner's Daughter.  Born in Northfork, West Virginia, in McDowell County, my f...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
Three Brands that I TrustRon and Alexandra Seigel have sponsored a contest for this month asking us for three brands that we trust.  This may be an easy contest for many of you, but I am finding this a very difficult one because I have a very skeptical nature.  Brands that I trusted in the past, ...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
Comments 0
 Make good use of your time Once you start the rest will flow These are wonderful Challenges Your readers will be interested in brands you recommend . Think about the most interesting place you lived ? Maybe where you grew up ?Check your old posts and look for mistakes . There maybe broken links ...