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
To Stage or Not To Stage the Vacant Properties - 12/29/09 11:19 AM
This is an on-going debate for which we see great arguments on both sides of the coin. We, of course, are passionately in favor of Professionally Staging Vacant properties. And, no, we are not just saying this because we are Professional Home Stagers. We are saying this based on market research and/or examining behavioural tendancies of home-buyers. This may sound like something from the National Geographic channel...."we like to observe the creatures in their natural habitats". Funny. The fact is that the majority of humans are very visually driven. Decision-making for most people is based on real, tangible characteristics. These are (2 comments)
Dogs.....man's best friends? Maybe, but..... - 12/22/09 11:39 PM
Okay, I have to start off by saying that I have not only owned dogs (and other pets) my entire life, but I also firmly believe that animals end up being the most loyal of companions throughout life. Provided pets are adequately cared for, loved, regularly exercised, fed, and kept warm, I am a strong advocate for people having them. But, there is a time and place for an animal to be present. And, when you are trying to sell a home, this is not an optimal time. This is a delicate subject that is not being communicated to sellers. This is (6 comments)
Who Has Time to Attend/Host Their Open-Houses These Days? - 12/15/09 11:59 PM
I have recently had a few Realtors(R) confide in me, saying they are fully aware of the vast benefits of holding open-houses for their clients' properties. But the common frustration that I am seeing, in Realtors(R), is that they work so hard on their listings in all other ways, that there is just no time or energy left for an upbeat, successful open-house. I don't have to convince anyone of the reasons that open-houses still prove to be very effective marketing tools. This is, of course, as long as the event is sufficiently marketed far enough ahead of time. Also, just as important, is (4 comments)
Just because "The Holidays" have started, doesn't necessarily mean... - 12/12/09 04:11 PM
Traditionally, the December/January time of year marks the dreaded slow-down in the Real Estate market. We do, however, have to realize that if potential buyers are calling to schedule viewings, they are going to be the most serious of buyers. During the Holidays, humans are typically more time-bankrupt and financially burdened then at any other time of year. So, if they are making the time to look at a property for sale, chances are they are in a situation where they HAVE to find one to purchase...PRONTO. Also, if they are making the effort, setting the time aside, and committing to come out (2 comments)
Via Lyndon Sommert (Realty Executives Leading/Advance Real Estate Training Inc.): Remember, the Purpose of an Ad is to get the calls - not to sell the propertyFollow the step by step system for the body of your ad to maximize yournumber of prospects Step 1 - Use your ad skeleton and make a list of all the features of theproperty, minimum 20. Step 2 - Physically cross off the features that the majority of people arenot seriously looking for. Step 3 - Your goal I to have 3 or 4 features left. Isolate them and addfiller that is not features. Your goal (0 comments)
Revealing Assets has been Staging properties of all types/sizes in Edmonton, Alberta and surrounding areas since 2009 with a consistent track record of success.
Professional Home Staging is an absolutely invaluable tool that, statistically, yields between 298%-500% ROI (return on investment).
When providing Home Staging services to our clients (home-sellers, REALTORS, Real Estate Investors/Flippers, Builders), it is our undying goal to do everything within our power to help get their property SOLD in the shortest time-frame possible for the largest amount of money possible.
Here, in our ActiveRain Blog, you will find Home Staging Tips and some crazy stories. Enjoy and thank you for stopping by!
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.