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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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
I was meetiing with the sales representative for a vendor we use for advertising a day or two ago and I asked him what he was hearing from other agents about the Portland Oregon market. He said he was noticing agents were starting to share pages for advertising, etc., rather than have their own page and then he pointed to one agent who has been around a long time and said that this agent was really happy for this market and loves it because it gets rid of all of the jelly donut eaters. I laughed so hard and thought that is so true. If you just get back to basics and work really hard it is such a great time for those of us who know how to do that. I happened to be talking to another long time agent and passed the comment on and we both laughed and she said she can remember this agent saying that years ago when times were tough in real estate. We have one client right now who is on her fourth offer - she has lost the last two to multiple offers and one to a bad inspection . Her price point is $250,000 or less and if you read the newspaper today you would swear there wasn't a buyer living in that price range - I would love to have that type of scenario recounted in the newspaper on a daily basis - I can't help but believe it could help spur the market. I also have another client in the $500-650 range and do you think we can find much inventory - you would be surprised - we really can't that fits their needs. No jelly donuts for us today - we've got work to do!
Chris Balmes with Chris Balmes Properties
Real Estate Principal Broker in Oregon and Washington
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.