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!
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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
To be successful is a changing market you need to be able to reevaluate what you are currently doing on a regular basis and adapt to trends that you see as they present themselves. Research and education will be a driving force for our plan of attack in finding new stream sources that are reflective of the market we are in. Our ability to understand the needs of prospective buyers and sellers in the changing real estate environment will only help us position ourselves to anticipate the needs of future clients and not react to them. Change, as difficult as it may be sometimes, will continue to stimulate real estate professionals to find a better ways of doing business which will only benefit everyone in the long run.
Probably the most eye-popping result of our Real Estate is Back survey was this sentiment right here: Last year, our members predicted that 1/3 of the markets in the country would see price declines. This year? Not a single market! 84% of you expect real estate values and the number of transactions will increase in 2013.
There is a shift happening and with that comes a new plan of attack on your real estate business. We want to know what you are doing to prepare for it. Have you been working a buyer's market the last few years? What are you planning to do differently to survive and thrive in the seller's market? ActiveRain is the place to share your ideas and tried-and-true secrets with one another. So, inspire someone and let us inside your world a bit.
We challenge you to write a post outlining your plan of attack. Some things to consider and maybe answer in your post:
1. How will this shift affect buyer agents vs seller agents? 2. What marketing strategies will you need to change? 3. What are you already experiencing that is causing you grief in your current efforts? 4. What fears, if any, do you have about this change? 5. What are the top three things a buyer's agent or seller's agent must do to be successful in the new market?
You may be experiencing a seller's market in your area now. If that's the case, please participate in this challenge and let the others in on how to be most effective in their efforts. Newer professionals will benefit from your expertise.
Don't think this is just for agents. How will this new market affect home inspectors, loan officers, home stagers, and everyone else's real estate business?
2,400 members can't be wrong, so it's time to look at this market change and really think about what you're going to do to prepare for the upcoming year. Face any fears you have with your ActiveRain family to find solutions and get advice from those in these markets now.
Challenge ends Sunday, March 31st. Write one post answering any and/or all the questions outlined above. Leave a link to your post in the comment section below. All participants will receive 500 points.
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.