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
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
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
All the pieces are hand-made of solid sheesham wood in India, and shipped over to us. The quality and beauty is AMAZING! They are VERY efficient at wrapping the pieces and even more so at packing the container to the roof! 80 pieces journeyed half way around the globe, and not one was damaged....
Here’s the view once we opened the container – Nathan looks scared….! We have 2 hours to unload the (2 comments)
Phoenix event this weekend - see us at San Tan Valley Oktoberfest! FREE admission! Discounted ride/game wristbands! - 09/23/11 01:50 PM
Looking for something to do this weekend...? Stop by the 2nd annual San Tan Valley Oktoberfest at Combs High School Saturday, 4-10PM! Proceeds benefit Combs Booster Club - Admission is FREE! Rides/Attractions: Gyro machine, rock wall, giant slide, bungee trampoline, velcro wall, mazes, boxing, jousting, sumo wrestling, water slides. EVENTS: Battle of the bands, Yodeling Contest, Idol contest, local dance groups, clowns, balloon animals Naturally, all kinds of food and beverages are available, and local vendors - including Argent Decor! - will have booths for shopping! Get a discounted $8 rides/attractions wristband TODAY (FRIDAY 9/23/11) here - they will be $12 (2 comments)
"The Project" is UNDER CONTRACT! Our fully-furnished home has a buyer! - 09/21/11 01:12 PM
If you've been following my blog, you know that we fully furnished a "Flip" house for my father in San Tan Valley. It took a little longer than normal (our average DOM on staged homes is currently 4), but we did receive multiple offers on day 7 on the market! (Technically, we had offers sooner than that, but they were all RIDICULOUSLY low!). We were able to come to an agreement - oddly enough - with the OPPOSITE of our target audience - a local family. I thought for sure it would sell to a Vacation Home buyer, since the (8 comments)
10 Most Fun, Affordable U.S. Cities - Tempe AND Scottsdale are on the list! - 09/18/11 07:28 PM
More great news for our area - according to Bloomberg Businessweek, both Tempe (#4) and Scottsdale (#5) made the top 10 list of U.S. cities that are the most fun and affordable! See the slideshow here: Top 10 Most Fun, Affordable U.S. Cities Is your city listed...? If not, why don't you live here yet....? ;) Shown: Scottsdale resort pool. I *think* it's from the Phoenician.....
Upcoming Landscape Workshops - FREE for City of Scottsdale Residents! - 09/16/11 12:02 PM
The Fall 2011 Landscape Workshop schedule has been released, so mark your calendars! All classes are FREE to residents of Scottsdale! Thurs 10/6 - Program your irrigation controller Sat 10/8 - Drip Irrigation Design & Installation Thurs 10/13 - Plant Care in the Desert Thurs 10/20 - Permaculture: the Nature of Landscape Design Sat 10/22 - Irrigation Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair Thurs 10/27 - Plant Selection: Right Plant, Right Place Thursday workshops are held at Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E Via Linda, from 6-8:30PM Saturday workshops are held at Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St, from 10:30A-1PM Register at www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/Water/Conservation/Workshops (2 comments)
"The Project" is complete - home is renovated, staged. Today - 1st day on Market & OPEN HOUSE! - 09/10/11 11:14 AM
I've been blogging about our "Flip" house my father purchased and we've been coordinating renovations and furnishing. Not "staging" - furnishing. All the furniture & decor is new, so we can offer it as a turn-key Vacation Home with the furniture available by separate bill of sale. We wrapped up the final touches yesterday, and I could not be more pleased with the final outcome! Here are some "Before" and "After" photos:
Front Elevation - the yard was entirely neglected; drip system was repaired, overgrown tree and lantanas trimmed; dead tree (10 comments)
Dear Time Fairy - why do you hate me so....? - 09/09/11 09:52 PM
24 hours. 1440 minutes. 86,400 seconds. I'm so fried, I'm not even sure I did the math correctly! We all have the same amount of time per day. How is it that mine seems to evaporate...? We have been so busy with renovations on our flip house, 2 new staging projects, and 1 new + 1 new repeat Vacation Home Furnishing client, I don't know which way is up! I even missed the AR MeetUp for Phoenix on Wednesday - stuck out in Queen Creek pulling staging items from a SOLD listing - and couldn't physically make it back in time....boo! (2 comments)
"The Project" an experiment in Home Staging - approaches D-Day - are we on budget and on time...? - 09/07/11 12:02 PM
I recently posted about a home we took on as a "Flip" property - we are renovating it, and then going to fully furnish it with new furniture, linens, and decor before we re-list it. The premise is, we can then sell the home fully furnished (or unfurnished - we're not picky!) for Vacation Home Buyers or a local buyer who would like a turn-key home. We closed on the home 8/26. Since then, we have:Completely gutted the back yard (it was an abandoned short sale, with weeds as tall as I am)Re-landscaped the front with new plants, new tree, 2 (2 comments)
Sept is National Home Furnishings Month! Enter to win $24,000 towards your mortgage or rent! - 09/01/11 11:45 PM
September is National Home Furnishings Month, and again, we are proud to be participating in the, "Is It Home Yet?" Promotion. Simply visit www.IsItHomeYet.com/ArgentDecor to register to win $24,000 towards your mortgage or rent for a year! It doesn't matter what your expense is, SOMEONE is winning $24,000 in a lump sum!You can enter daily, and forward to friends/co-workers/family! BEST OF LUCK.....! (5 comments)
Argent Décor is chock-full of opinions, questions, and general observations that you may or may not find interesting - a little bit of home staging, vacation home furnishing, decor ideas....a little bit of venting....a whole lot of shameless self-promotion!
NOW OPEN - "ARGENT DÉCOR, THE STORE" IN TEMPE! Affordable furniture & decor, vacation home furnishing service - open by appointment!
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.