Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
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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
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ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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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.
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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.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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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
Every homebuilder claims that their latest design will revolutionize the way that families live. In retrospect, very few new designs actually accomplish that lofty goal. To see an example of a truly new and unique design, that actually had a huge impact on how people lived, let’s go back to the year 1977. At Kingsley Estates in Lauderhill, builder Carl Trauger of Trend-Setter Homes opened his “Sophisticate” model to rave reviews and genuine surprise from home shoppers. The house was designed by award-winning architect Thomas Krupelstatler, and featured wide open living spaces anchored by a conversation pit. This wasn’t the first conversation pit design, but it was one of the first homes that featured vaulted ceilings and a living room and family room that had no separation walls. The use of pecky-cypress on the ceilings and accent walls gave the home a woodsy smell that was right on the money in the late 1970’s. The cobblestone patios were well ahead of today’s fairly common brick paver finish and the spa that Trauger showed behind this model featured a unique built-in table with a tile top that was perhaps the ultimate homage to 1977, a backgammon board. The Sophisticate model was the largest of a series of three single story homes that featured similar design influences. Later, a two-story model, The Willow Wood, was introduced when Trend-Setter homes progressed to Plantation Hills. The Willow Wood continued to showcase “California” influenced design features like soaring ceilings, ample wood accents both inside and outside and just to create a unique memory point a heart shaped Roman-style tub in the Owner’s Suite. In an industry where imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, it wasn’t long before every new community had a floor plan that looked suspiciously like Trend-Setter Homes’ Sophisticate model. Jeffrey Auchter
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.