Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
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Bob Stewart, Bob Stewart - Community Evangelist, ActiveRain (ActiveRain)
The "Aha" (OK, it wasn't really an "aha", it was more of a 'dang, that many? ') In a webinar recently about (link to recording of the webinar) generating seller leads I opened the discussion by asking the audience where their last listing…
Bill Zumwalt (William T. Zumwalt CPA, CTC "The Tax Coach for REALTORS")
With the current congressional investigation asking Apple about it taxes I thought everyone might like to reread this posting about Google and It’s tax strategies. Apple is doing the same thing which is often called the “Double Irish…
Karen Otto, Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging www.homestarstaging.com (Home Star Staging)
This content was previously written [and featured] in 2008 but the topic came up in a FB group. I edited the content to reflect my new logo and it's come back up as "new" on the AR blogs… don't know how it happened but the content still holds true…
Georgina M. Hunter R(S) e-Pro Maui Real Estate Sales (Jim Sanders Realty Inc. - Maui)
How to split PDF documents into single pages on a Mac, it's so easy! Have you ever wished you could just save one or two pages from that multiple paged document? There must be an easy way. Well there is. I Googled it, and found a very simple…
Robert Gilbert(Bob) Realtor, CPA, MBA, Katy TX Real Estate Expert -281-904-6772, bobgilbertre (PRUDENTIAL ANDERSON PROPERTIES)
I Hit 700, 000 AR Point Mark in Katy and Google Penguin Questions Earlier this week I reached the ActiveRain 700, 000 point mark and frankly no one but me noticed. I guess that was no surprise but I have always been too laid back to blow my own…
Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Using Print Marketing - A Plan There are a vast number of different types of print marketing available to real estate agents today. But many of them have become less and less effective, while often the costs associated with them have gone up…
ActiveRain Contests (ActiveRain Real Estate Network)
Internet presence is key, it is 2013 after all. And being the expert in your area is a status to be desired. There are many ways to go about this, lots of innovative ideas to get the word out. Of course you have your blogs, Facebook page and Twitter…
Debb Janes~Realtor® Camas, Washington EcoBroker (The Carl Group, LLC)
I recently wrote a post lamenting the inconsiderate spots where "some" listing agents place lockboxes. I called it The Lockbox Blues. While a number of comments suggested it might make a good country tune - Bruce Walter went the extra step. Doesn't…
HOT MARKET? ESCALATION CLAUSES CAN BEAT THE PACK If you’re moving up to a market where home sellers routinely receive multiple offers, you may want to include an escalation clause in your purchase offer. The clause stipulates that you…
Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker, Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
ARE NEW REAL ESTATE AGENTS PREPARED? WHAT ABOUT POST LICENSE TRAINING? REAL ESTATE SCHOOL, POST LICENSE TRAINING, POST LICENSE EDUCATION, MENTORS, etc. All steps that new agents experience when in the first stages of establishing themselves in the…
Westchester Flooring - Debbie Gartner -Hardwood Floors Carpet Tile Refinish - (Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Stamford CT)
Over the last month or two, I've been blessed with some "blasts from the past"… several customers from 4-5 yrs ago. The first one I met 5 years ago at a Chamber of Commerce. She called me about some flooring 4. 5 yrs ago, but was't quite ready…
On this cloudy Sunday evening, I'm hobbling from bed to chair and back again with the help of a walker and Oxycodone, on the road to recovery from bilateral knee replacement surgery. And I have to say that my two weeks in two different hospitals..
Paula I Hathaway, Senior Vice President, LBA (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
A NEW BLOG SITE IS LIKE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES!… A Bit Painful To Start; But give it some time and it WILL pay off! DO YOU REALLY WANT TO START A BLOG??? I wanted to write this post for those who think they want to start blogging but can't find the…
ActiveRain Contests (ActiveRain Real Estate Network)
Many of you have participated in the 30in30s from months past and have been quite successful from them as they've gotten you into the habit of blogging, marketing yourself more and exercising new efforts to make your phone ring. You have the…
Dale Corpus, 925-380-1657 Realtor for San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Pleasanton (RE/MAX Accord)
How to Get Your Offer Accepted in a Bidding War Believe it or not starting to see the market turnaround with a vengeance especially in the Tri-Valley and Contra Costa County People have money and they're willing to spend a lot of it on homes in…
Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector, Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections.com)
***It has come to my attention that the Department of Energy has withdrawn the new standard for heating and cooling equipment installation. The following post reflects my view of the topic (orginally published before being made aware of the…
Recently I attended a symposium at the Federal Reserve in Boston. The focus was a forecast of economic trends in 2013, and how these will affect the real estate industry. I am writing a series of blogs from the information shared by the panel of…
Be direct when you are communicating with your clients. Be direct when you are communicating with your business partners. Be direct when you are communicating with anyone in a business transaction. Words that are frequently used in our…
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.