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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Why Active Rain? What's in a name? - 02/28/07 07:16 AM
I often wonder, as I comment to posts, and create new blogs on this system referred to as the Real Estate Network, how they came up with the name Active Rain? Was it because someone wanted to remain Active while it was raining? Is this a site that is more like an adult myspace? Was somebody sitting around bored in the rain and doing domain searches looking for a name on the interenet when all of a sudden they peered out the window and came up with activerain.com? If you know the answer, I'd love to hear it. If you don't know (51 comments)
Realtor.com -vs- ActiveRain.com - 02/28/07 05:38 AM
After mulling around in the rain network for the past 3 days, I have come to realize that this network of Realtors, Lenders and affiliates has become quite valuable to me. I am already getting referrals and doing business with others that are in and out of my area.
The amount of resources available here, and because the knowledge of the Real Estate Industry is "SO WELL" represented here, do you think that consumers will catch on and come here to ActiveRain.com to find their Realtor? Thousands of consumers go to Realtor.com to search and find proerties for sale, do (8 comments)
The Northern California Real Estate Expo - May 11-13, 2007 - 02/27/07 01:53 AM
This is going to be HUGE!!!! You don't want to miss this event if you're a realtor, lender, title company, homeowner, investor, builder, developer, etc. The list goes on and on. I was asked to consider putting on the Bay Area Real Estate Tech Fair again this year, but in lieu of this coming event, our committee has decided to wait until next year to do it again. Look at the sponsors, pavillions, and the size of this event. This will be just like the state fair. The 3 day event is the first of it's kind ever at the Solano Fairgrounds. See the info (5 comments)
Agent Assist - Realtor Software - 02/26/07 02:42 AM
Sometime around 1998, I went to a business planning seminar for Realtors in San Francisco. The guest speaker and presenter was Mike Ferry. Agents spent alot of money to come see how to create an effective business plan and set their goals to be successful in Real Estate. Over 350 agents attended this Goal Planning seminar. Many bought books, videos, tapes, visual aids, cassettes and other stuff to help them with their Real Estate Business. While at this seminar, I had what I call a BFO! (Blinding Flash of the Obvious) I realized that every agent in that room and every agent here online all have (50 comments)
The "Realtor Blues" Song - 02/26/07 01:59 AM
I have received numerous emails and phone calls requesting a copy of "The Realtor Blues" This song was written by Jeff Dennis (President of the Solano Association of Realtors) and music by Brad Andersohn. The song features David Sikes (formerly of the band Boston) as the lead vocalist and bass player. If you would like to know how to get a free copy of this song written for the Realtors of California, please post me a note and I'll get you your FREE copy. It's a great song. It was introduced at the CAR meeting in Monterey Last month. I know (34 comments)
Eminent Domain - 02/26/07 01:29 AM
I had a Real Estate Agent in Solano County today, ask me if title insurance would protect her from eminent domain? I have never encountered this question in my many years of experience. So being intrigued, I was just wondering, has anyone lost property in this manner or know someone who has? It is a rare occurrence. There are a lot of websites that give definitions, and discuss the nature of Eminent Domain, but it seems that there are no recorded cases where a homeowner fought the City, County, or State Government for the rights to their home, land or property. If you have any information (12 comments)
What's Most Important To You? - 02/26/07 12:51 AM
What is most important to you when referring a client to a Title Company. It is my experience that REALTORS and Lenders select those companies in which they have the greatest and most beneficial relationships. Normally, it's the ones they have received exceptional services, tools and products. With today's technology, I know it's not always about location, location, location anymore.. What Company do you use? Who at that Company do you use? Why do you use them? What made you start using them? What's "REALLY" most important to you? Is it the service? Is it the products and tools? Is it the (25 comments)
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