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 Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
Comments 29
    America has always been a Land of Opportunity . From its' beginning you had no guarantees and had to take risk to live here . Those who boarded ships to sail here , knew that 10-20% would not survive the trip . But they came . Once they arrived, many decided to settle in some of the most dan...

By ActiveRain Contests
Comments 232
I'm only going to ask one thing of you in November, a challenge yes but only one task. November's Cloudburst of You 30 Posts in 30 Days It's been awhile since we had a 30in30, much too long.  You may be asking why November with the holidays fast approaching, Thanksgiving, soup for ...

By Scott Miller,
(Best Connections Realty)
Comments 9
I have a good friend that I see on a regular basis that lives in my neighborhood.  He is currently in the process of getting rid of the current HOA board and cleaning the financial mess the HOA is in because of mismanagement and worse. Most residents living under HOAs and condo associations are ...

By Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400)
Comments 45
Baltimore Hits  The Real  Estate Lottery with Re8 Expo Monday January 25th  We in Maryland hit the lottery, or so it seems, with Re8 Expo taking place January 25th. We are getting a group together to attend. Please let me know through this post, email, snail mail, phone call or smoke signal. Who ...

By Pam Smits, Home Staging, Appleton, WI, Oshkosh, WI; Green Bay, WI
(Staging Fox Valley, LLC)
Comments 2278
Can You Save a Life?--I was brought to tears recently after volunteering at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.  I commented to one of the desk workers about the prevalence of older stray dogs in the shelter.  She informed me that unfortunately sometimes when dogs get older, people just let them go ...

By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
Comments 2
     KELLER WILLIAMS (KW) is an Agent driven company that claims it really is a Training company disguised as a real estate Co. It is also a very entrepreneurial company that allows you to run your own business in a non micromanaging way ! If you are somewhere else you really need to check KW out...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
Comments 1250
This is good ..I will put on my phone also.. In May of 2015, 34% of the traffic on ActiveRain came from a mobile phone.  The growth we are experiencing on that area of the site is tremendous and we love that the community is taking full advantage of it! ActiveRain has made a major investment in t...

By Robert Siciliano, Realty Security and Identity Theft Expert Speaker
( Inc)
Comments 15
Hackers and wannabe hackers can easily purchase cheap tools of the trade online. The security firm Dell SecureWorks Inc. confirms this in their latest report and adds that underground markets for hackers, including those from Russia, is thriving.The “Dark Web” is the go-to place for hackers looki...

By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Comments 37
What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-May 24 to May 30, 2020 I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that lightbulb moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate or the other professions that I never kn...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 24
Back in the Rain - An ActiveRain Challenge Well, I've got to thank the hosts and Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 for filling me in on this month's Activerain Zoom calls.  I haven't been active in the rain for many reasons, mostly because I'm busy as heck, but these calls have been so worthwh...

By marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type...
Comments 11
   #BlackoutTuesday     #BlackLivesMatter   It's not white vs black, it's everyone vs racists !Being silent is not an option . . .                        

By Ken Semler, Nationwide Custom Home Builder
Comments 2
How do you know that the new home you are living in meets current building code? Does your state observe a written building code? Does your state, county, or city require a building permit to build a new home? What does getting a building permit really mean? Are there any inspections done on home...

By Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005
(Coldwell Banker Residential)
Comments 2
Good morning!!Today is Monday, June 1st. The start of a new week. The start of a new month…The morning is cool but beautiful. I sit outside on my front patio, facing east, watching the sun peek through the trees… Despite the serene setting, I am feeling anxious. My mood the last few days has not ...

By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Comments 15
Chinese Style Ground Beef BowlIngredients:1 pound ground beef1/2 onion choopped3 cloves garlic minced3 green onions cut on the diagonal2 carrots julienned1 tablespoon grapeseed oil1/2 teaspoon sesame seedssauce (see below)DirectionsCook ground beef until no longer pink, drain well and set asideWi...

By Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235
(Second Self Virtual Assistance)
Comments 10
The Video Marketing WaveVideo marketing is a fantastic vehicle for creating brand awareness, confidence, and trust in you and your products. Videos increase the amount of time a visitor or viewer spends on your website. Therefore, Google loves a well-placed and optimized video. What Is Video Mark...

By Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
(Get It Done For Me Virtual Services )
Comments 1
“The cure for most obstacles is – be decisive.”― George Weinberg 🤔🔎🗞⚖️Work with a team you can trust! Let us take over your repeated tasks that you know you are supposed to be delegating. 💼⏱💻 Text Katerina Gasset at 561-502-1577 today! #GIDFMTeam #GIDFM #DelegateMyTasks

By inboundREM Market Updates
Comments 0
Fighting the Corona VirusThere are several ways you can help prevent the spread of the Corona Virus and preventing it from getting inside your home and your family. In this article, we'll be sharing some useful tips you can use to help protect against the virus.Check out our original blog post at...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
Comments 3
During times of change and turbulence, it can help you to navigate the quickly evolving landscape and stay ahead of the game. These are five thoughts for keeping your Strategy Execution on track during COVID-19.Strategy Execution can put an organization on the competitive map, but more importantl...

By Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899)
Comments 24
Beautiful Beckett graduated from Kindergarten at Doss Elementary in Austin and the event was celebrated 2020 style via Zoom! Kudos to all the kinder teachers who put together a meaningful graduation for their students and families.Beckett loved her Mandarin Immersion kindergarten class and her te...

By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Comments 25
I know there are many difficult things our nation is dealing with right now, the list is long. But as we start a new month I wanted to lighten the mood a little and think about Sunshine. I posted Mtr Blue Skies last week, today let's start with The sun has got his hat on! Like this song by Michae...