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
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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
The decision to join ActiveRain was a pretty easy one. I mean, twist my arm guys, it's got a pretty cool interface and offers a great place to interact with Agents, Brokers, Inspectors, Interior Decorators, Photographers, and many more real estate professionals. Rodney Kei, then Advertising Manager, contacted me with the details on how to become a Rainmaker and the rest has been history.
What history you ask? Well, it delighted me when another Real Estate professional called from Washington state and asked if I would be interested in some referral business. His nephew was looking for a home (4 comments)
FYI to all Agents on the Buying end of an REO Deal - 06/08/10 06:04 PM
Just as an FYI to all Agents that get frustrated with their clients purchase of an REO Property, here are some ground rules to keep in mind: Hurry Up and Wait - Yes, you submitted your offer at 4:52 yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately, we don't have a response from them just yet, seeing as it's only 10:35 in the morning. As a general precaution, most REO offers are submitted through a portal of some sort, which takes the Listing Agent or Transaction Coordinator time to input into the system, the Asset Manager or Assistant to receive notification and then wade through the (4 comments)
Attack of new Facebook Fan Pages: Like the Comical! - 06/07/10 04:37 PM
With the influx of the 'like' button (see that thing at the bottom right of this post), everyone and anyone is able to show their online approval of various things around the interweb. With each 'like,' friends and family are notified... which in turn creates mass pandemonium with likes here and there.
Occasionally, one or two cross the 'wall' that make me chuckle a bit. There's no end to the possibilities of a fan page and they clearly aren't for businesses or professionals anymore. Here are some of my favs: "Dear Customer: I work here, I know more than you & clearly (3 comments)
(click the picture above to be taken to the Virtual Tour) Ask me about this great 1,900 square foot home situated on a corner lot in the heart of Garland. 541 Hillcrest Drive features more than enough room for the entire family and more with two living areas, three large bedrooms and two baths. Completely updated throughout for your move-in with cabinetry, updated appliances, all new flooring and fresh paint inside and out. Step out the double French doors to the open back deck, and you'll find (0 comments)
Do I need a Home Inspection? - 06/01/10 11:18 AM
A home inspection will give you a comprehensive and thorough look at the overall condition of the home. Although an inspection cannot identify every problem, it can uncover problems that should be addressed before buying a house that needs a costly repair.
No, a home inspection is not always required. But at a cost of about $300-$450, it is a wise investment for anyone that is purchasing. A contract that is contingent on a home inspection from a qualified home inspector will benefit from:
Evaluation of the actual physical condition of the building, construction and mechanical systems of the home. (2 comments)
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.