Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
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
Curious as to what others in your profession think about a certain product or tool?
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.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
Leave a review yourself for others to benefit from
Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
Brand, off the wall, specific subject matters…whatever it is you're looking for.
Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
Find some that are close to home and close to heart
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
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
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
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
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
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
We all know that purchasing a home will be one of the most important purchases in a lifetime and for most people it takes a real emotional toll. For our clients, the process can be fraught with hair-pulling, head-pounding and sleepless nights, and they look to their agents for guidance. Real estate agents are expected to wear a lot of hats to help their clients make it through the process gracefully with smiles on their faces.
Clients aren’t the only ones dealing with stress. Even real estate experts can find themselves getting hit with the emotional shrapnel of the business of real estate, especially with the market we’ve been dealing with over the past few years. Career Cast listed the job of Real Estate Agent as one of the top 10 most stressful jobs of 2010, which is no surprise to anyone working in this industry. Even while working on the frontlines and handling all of the little details that come up during the transaction, a great agent must also masterfully manage her client’s stress level.
Clients really appreciate agents who take this extra step to alleviate their fears and rave about it when we survey them on what they thought about their agent. This is what we liked about a review we received last week for one of our Las Vegas PartnerAgents, Vicki Knopf. Her client said:
“Vicki was absolutely wonderful. This was our first home, not only did Vicki explain every little thing to me, she also was our cheerleader and our support group. She took the time to guide and support us. From appraisals to lending to extensions to closing, she was there fighting and explaining and calming me down, even lifting me back up when it seemed hopeless. She is very knowledgeable, funny and supportive. This house would not have happened without her. I would definitely recommend her to anyone."
We love this review because the client has taken the time to acknowledge the work that Vicki is doing to help her out on an emotional level.
We also recognize that agents often need support as well. We don’t just want to refer clients to the agents in Redfin’s Partner Program, we also want to provide support to the agents that work for us. We hope to be able to do even more for them as we continue to grow together.
Redfin's partner program is a true pay-at-close referral program designed to give experienced agents at other brokerages who run their businesses with an intense focus on customer service the ability to leverage Redfin.com's ability to generate new business.
This blog is a collection of stories, information, trials and tribulations on wowing the consumer, keeping up with the real estate industry, building a new business inside an existing company, and trying to make new friends everywhere we go.
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.