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 Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 35
 ActiveRain challenged the community to write a post about What You Can't Love and Can't Live Without.  February is the month of love and romance. We are asked to pick 2 tech tools or systems that we use in our business and get downright gushy about why we love them and how they make my business ...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 4
On February 22, 2017, National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that regional existing home sales in the Northeast were higher 5.3% in January of 2017 to an annual rate 800,000 homes from December of 2016, and jumped 6.7% from January of 2016. The median price in the Northeast was $253,800 ...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
Facebook Group: Beyond Vision I post photographs in a number of Facebook groups. If you are interested in nature photography, one of the groups you may wish to join is Beyond Vision which has over 5,200 members. Click on the link to reach and join the group on Facebook.Facebook groups are free. Y...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 66
My goal was to reach the 2 Million ActiveRain point milestone by the end of 2016.  When recent Contest points were awarded I realized I might be there by the end of this month. Not only are contests fun, they all have points associated with them which is a good incentive for self-confessed point ...

By Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!
(HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353)
Comments 15
I had a pleasant conversation with Kathleen Daniels this morning.  Kathleen is the Founder of a group that I enjoy a lot - the Market Reports Group. She lives and works in San Jose, CA - an area where I had studied, lived and worked. So quite naturally our conversation started with the real estat...

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 13
Only 48,994 Points, 63 Posts to Go Til 1,500,000 Points, 5000 Postsby Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweTonight I hit exactly 1,451,000 points which caused me to check and re-visit my stats and points. I discovered I have "Only 48,994 Points, 63 Posts to Go Til 1,500,000 Points, 5000 Post...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
*** Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, RE/MAX Professionals, Tacoma Washington's preferred real estate Agent and Broker A bad attitude is like a flat tire. You can't go anywhere until you change it!Unknown To find out how much your Tacoma, Washington house is worth, click HERE!   Paul S. Henderson, RE...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Comments 101
Drum roll please . . . I finally slipped across the 1,000,000 point line. It seemed like it took forever, and yet it happened overnight. Recently, there has been a discussion about the value of the point system at Active Rain. I'm sure the points brings out some low quality content, but I truly b...

By Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
(Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate)
Comments 42
I am ready to celebrate reaching an ActiveRain milestone.  Will you come to my party? (Hosted by Mary Yonkers) 1,000,000 ActiveRain points  Just in time  Lots of bubbles  FoodEveryone is welcome! Friends who offer hugs & kisses and lots of FREE advice Aim for the stars  Thanks to all my ActiveRai...

By Tai DeSa
(Keller Williams Allentown)
Comments 90
50 Inexpensive Tips to Dramatically Increase the Value of Your Properties  By Tai A. DeSa, Significa Corporation Professional landlords and investors involved in property flipping should constantly seek to improve their property value while keeping costs low.  Below is a list of 50 tips that we ...

By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
Comments 6
My friendly competition with my buddy and the best lender, Jason E. Gordon just got interesting, it's the first time in almost 9 years I'm leading him in the points. C'mon Jason, challenge has been issued. :) I know I went from 200,000 - 300,000 - 400,000 quicker mostly due to my (very stepped up...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
Comments 23
Vizzini: "Inconceivable!"Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."   Attention followers of Team Zuhl and fellow 'Rainers, we know what "inconceivable" means.  When we first joined Active Rain in 2011 we saw several members with a million or more ...

By John McCormack,, Albuquerque Homes Realty
(Albuquerque Homes Realty *
Comments 129
We Finally Earned Our First Million   Tuesday afternoon Debbie and I were on the road after an appointment, the cell phone rang, Debbie answered it to hear the one and only Suzanne McLaughlin offering congratulations on being a MILLIONAIRE!!  What a great way to find out we had hit the one millio...

By Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
(Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus)
Comments 19
What does it take to get a million points on ActiveRain? It takes a lot of hard work! It requires a time investment. It calls for frequent commenting and engaging with other ActiveRain members and groups. It demands contributing content regularly and a relentless commitment to the site and a fait...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
Comments 32
      This evening I crossed over the 1,000,000 points mark on ActiveRain.  It is an amazing feeling!  I am honored and a bit humbled to be in the company of the other "ActiveRain Millionaires".      Sincere thanks to so many, many people who helped me reach this pinnacle.      I want to thank th...

By Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
(Frederick Griffin, Exclusive Buyer's Broker)
Comments 38
     Today I crossed the 900,000 Points mark on the ActiveRain Leaderboard.  I am coming into the Home Stretch, racing toward 1,000,000 points and the ActiveRain Millionaires' Club.     7 Success Quotes that Helped Me Reach 900,000 Points        "Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exh...

By Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
(Winston Realty, Inc.)
Comments 20
 Meet the newest member of the 1,000,000 club. Is it a big deal or just a daily routine? Regardless, I want to thank all those that have contributed to my point count which started somewhere in 2011. Currently, I rank 144th nationwide, 19th in Florida, 6th in the county of Palm Beach, and No.1 in...

By Richard Davis
(RD Realty, LLC)
Comments 1
Colorado House Bill HB 1017 Opens The Door to Rent Control Rent control has failed everywhere that it’s been tried. Setting price controls on rent will only reduce the supply of private investors for housing. If you reduce the supply, you reduce the demand. If you reduce the demand you reduce the...

By Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta
(Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage)
Comments 42
I crossed over the 500,000 point threshold today, finally, not so much with a "bang" but rather with a "whimper".  6,000 bonus points from Bob's Localism challenge pushed me to 503,000 when I wasn't looking... October 16th, 2009 seems so long ago now, when at the urging of my very good friends, A...

By Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker
(KD Realty - 408.972.1822)
Comments 9
This morning I received a call from a prospective client interested in a home in Santa Cruz. The City of Santa Cruz is in Santa Cruz County.  Because my primary focus is in San Jose I decided to refer this prospective client to an Active Rain member who serves the Santa Cruz Ca community.  Yester...