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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 Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
Comments 25
To even start this journey, I had to understand exactly what niche meant to me. Obviously, the definition was a place to start and with all words it had several choices depending on how you use it.  The two for using niche as a noun: a shallow recess a comfortable or suitable position in life or...

By Gulf Coast Experts Realty Group, Serving the Alabama Gulf Coast
(Gulf Coast Experts Realty Group)
Comments 0
106 Tomrick Circle, Daphne AL 36526PRICE: $164,900Raised Creole Cottage on a quiet circle. Easy access to I-10, shopping and restaurants. Large covered front porch leads you to the vaulted great room with fireplace. Plenty of room for your friends at the BBQ on the newly expanded deck. Dual close...

By Khash Saghafi, Mortgage Loan Officer, Cleveland Ohio
(Liberty Home Mortgage Corporation)
Comments 5
You are never too old to learn and you are never too young to teach. I think the first part of this is what I gravitate to the most – you are never too old to learn. No matter where you work at or what you are doing, it is never too late to try new things or try different things. Try thinking dif...

By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Comments 18
What is your leadership and management style? Have you ever thought about it or has anyone asked you? It is true that different environments require a different style. Leadership and management is much more complex than mastering an individual job. For that reason and others as well, the failure ...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 20
This morning I went to get some sod from a farm in the woods. None of the nurseries had any because of the extreme weather in the area this season. It was a long drive and I was almost in Connecticut. When I arrived I waited at this no name place while calling out for someone. Finally someone cam...

By Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
(Napa Consultants)
Comments 17
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness-John MuirBut I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything. Alan WattsAs we were walking to our car after breakfast this...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
Comments 17
Since I have been away on Intermission (vacation) the last two weeks and haven't done a round-up, I'm including two weeks of posts in this round-up.  I enjoy doing these round-ups so I can remember and review the posts I published.  Wenatchee: Historic Wells House  "When I enter an old home, espe...

By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Comments 11
"Dream of yourself achieving what others say is impossible and imagine doing the unimaginable." another winner from Khash... Dream of yourself achieving what others say is impossible and imagine doing the unimaginable.   If Wilbur right was practical, we would not be able to fly today.   If Henry...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 18
Another good resource recommended on ActiveRain. One of the many reasons we like Active Rain is that there so many members that are treasures in the community.  As part of our strategic branding, marketing and business development practice, we are often asked to write brochures for properties (8-...

By Amanda Hendry & Associates at Coastal Realty Group
Comments 0
5050 Nevada St, Bay St Louis MS 39520PRICE: $225,000Your slice of heaven on the water in Bay St. Louis awaits you with this dreamy home! It comes with a boat ramp, dock and poly vinyl bulkhead to supply all your boating needs for fun on the water! Home comes fully furnished! The sellers have spar...

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 18
If you use email, you have to be on your guard all of the time. Ah, the life of a Sacramento Realtor. Definitely not like the old days. You've always on your toes. And if they aren't emailing you with crap, they are calling. Sometimes I hang up on prospects because they sound too cheery, LOL, and...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 1
For the most part, the local police department does not prevent most assaults or burglaries. That would require a cop to be everywhere all at once. Not happening. However, they do their best to capture and arrest those who commit these crimes. And, preventing crimes goes way beyond getting a home...

By John Henry, Residential Architect, Custom Home Design
(John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.)
Comments 2
Ok, folks, I know this may be tough to go through but I hope you will bear with me.  Yes, there is more important stuff to talk about than mixing concrete and I am about to tell you a snippet of wisdom here.No, this is not about concrete at all!!I just wanted to see who were my loyal blog followe...

By Marte Cliff, your real estate writer
(Marte Cliff Copywriting)
Comments 3
This reblog is a bit self-serving, since Kasey gave me a nice recommendation.However - I do want to spread the word about Boles Editing and Proofreading, because it is a service needed by so many.When the words on your website and in your other marketing materials may be the first impression a wo...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Platinum Properties)
Comments 10
There are different types of leaders. The one characteristic a good leader must have is to be able to elict trust.  What is your leadership and management style? Have you ever thought about it or has anyone asked you? It is true that different environments require a different style. Leadership an...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 9
There is so much more to goal setting than just writing it down. That is just a wish. Just wishing and hoping for something isn't going to make it happen. Setting a goal involves having target and an action plan to hit the target.  Goal achievement is the most important key to achieving your drea...

By Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida, Presenting The Finest in Florida Luxury Living...
(Luxury Expert, Premier Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 6
My first Rain Camp Orlando - this was a blog I wrote back in August of 2010.The Expert Panel consisted of Debe Maxwell, CRS and Jon Zolsky, Bryan Tutas Ben Kinney Orlando RainCamp Rocks!Thanks to Ben Kinney and the entire activerain staff for a fantastic day at my very first RainCamp!"RainCamp Or...

By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(The K Company Realty)
Comments 1
Who Says There Are No Do Overs - Knocked down 5 times Get up 6 - The contest (please note this was written for a contest in December 2016, but I never posted, so I updated and now I am sharing, better late than never) is about having a goal or making adjustments, correcting our mistakes and learn...

By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
Comments 28
I often hear heavy duty scratching in my back yard. It seems to come from above and yesterday I saw where the noise originated. It was wet and hot and humid and there had been a great deal of rain the night before. As I looked up I saw this small guy working on, and coming in and out of the house...

By John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest)
Comments 8
On July 16, 2018, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported that single family housing production is expected to reach one million units by the end of 2019. While, the multifamily starts expected to reach 350,00 units by the end of 2019.NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, stated that b...