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
RISMEDIA, September 29, 2010-New research from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reveals that the benefits of housing-related tax deductions, such as the mortgage interest deduction, generally decline in value as individuals age. Using Internal Revenue Service Statistics of Income (SOI) data, NAHB was able to report for the first time how various tax deductions are used by different age groups. The analysis demonstrates that the biggest beneficiaries are younger households, who typically have large mortgages, small amounts of equity in their homes and growing families. "Opponents falsely argue that (1 comments)
Pros & Cons of Short Sales - 09/26/10 11:45 AM
I personally have gone throught the short sale process and it ended up being a nightmare. In the end we ended up with the house for agood price, but it took a lot of patients.
Short sales are a great way to buy a cheap first home or turn a profit with flipping, but are they right for everyone? Not always. Like any other money making opportunity, the buying and reselling of short sale properties does have its pros and cons. So, what are they? The Pros You should get a good value for your money. Since short sales involve (1 comments)
Avenues To Capture The Consumer - 09/24/10 07:42 AM
Realtors now a days need to keep up with the trends and find new ways to generate leads to get buyers and also to promote their listings to get them viewed by a larger audience. One of the biggest ways is to find online solutions. Here are some cutting-edge yet inexpensive ways to impress consumers with Web marketing.In todays world, the first thing a buyer does when looking for properties is that they go online and search Internet. Us Realtors need to continue to explore an ever-expanding array of marketing tools to capture their attention online and drive them to their Web sites. Social networking, such as Facebook, (3 comments)
Things That will Help Make Buyers Want Your Home - 09/21/10 08:15 AM
You love your home but when it comes time to sell, you have to share the love. In the other words, you have to make your home be seen in the eyes of potential buyers as their home. That can be tricky. But if you do some of the basic things such as clearing clutter, creating light, bright, and open space, adding curb appeal, removing personal items (family photos, trinkets), fresh paint, and clean or new carpet -- you'll be on your way to attracting serious buyers. I've written a lot about staging and creating curb appeal so check out my (0 comments)
In today's market, you have to price aggressively if you expect to attract multiple offers.With no federal tax credit to entice buyers, today's home sellers have to get even more serious about making a deal. That means pricing aggressively - low enough to compete with foreclosures in some markets. It's a conversation that stings, said Summer Greene, a real-estate agent for a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brokerage office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "It's like telling them that their children are ugly," she said. Many people with homes on the market already are slashing prices (1 comments)
Home Buying Mistakes To Avoid - 09/17/10 08:25 AM
If you are in the market to buy your first home, you may have already realized that the process involves many different levels of knowledge and understanding. Chances are many steps of the process are completely foreign to you. By arming yourself with an arsenal of important questions, as well as with a team of professionals, you are sure to avoid some of the most common first-time homebuyer mistakes. 1. Hire the Right Agent. Personalities and experience levels range greatly, just as with any profession. Consider interviewing several local agents before deciding on which one to hire. Do you want a (1 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.