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.
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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.
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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
With a little magic, vacant rooms can come alive and show buyers the full potential on the internet and in person. Here's a quick snipit of a job we completed last week. The best way to entice potential buyers to envision living in a home is to make sure it appeals to their senses - which is nearly impossible to do when it is vacant! Leave a comment and let us know what you think! For other examples and ideas check out our website too!
Real Estate Shows - Love them? Hate them? Compare! - 09/07/09 10:43 AM
Say slide show and I still think of sitting in my aunt's living room with the lights down low, watching reel after reel of slides from travels and drifting off into "the zone". You know "the zone". Your eyes are open but you aren't really "seeing". That's the last think I want to happen when people check out our photos! Fantastic photos are key to real estate so today I've been playing on with different "slide" shows. For several months I've been using Real Estate Shows. Love how they post and link to the MLS, youtube and so many real estate (18 comments)
A new blogging group is starting in Salem Oregon - (if interested in joining search on Facebook for the group) Salem Business Bloggers Network. It's already received a lot of interest - why? - Because established bloggers and newbiies alike always can learn something new to improve their blogging skills! Here's some great basic tips to keep in mind from an expert!
Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Manager (ActiveRain): Common Mistakes A Blogger Makes These are some areas that can have an impact on you and your Blogging experience. No matter who you are and what you do for (0 comments)
Get $$ for Recycling Electronics - 09/03/09 09:27 AM
Nearly every home I visit has a stash of no longer used "valuables" -- an old computer monitor, cameras, pdas, game consoles. These items were expensive when we purchased them, and even if no longer in use, it's hard to give them away and finding someone to buy them may be challenging. Here's a great option I just came across that I had to share! Costco has partnered with Gazelle and is offering Costco cash for your unwanted: Cell Phones Digital Cameras MP3 Players Laptops PDAs GPS Devices Gaming Consoles Camcorders Video Games And More Sounds easy . . enter what (6 comments)
When to Buy Organic? - 09/01/09 05:53 PM
Ever wonder if it's worth the extra cost when buying fruit or vegetables to make an organic choice? Here's a list of the top 10 most contaminated fruits and veggies compiled by the Environmental Working Group. Peaches Apples Sweet Bell Peppers Celery Nectarines Strawberries Cherries Kale Lettuce Grapes (imported) This time of year fresh peaches are available locally - many farms offer organic choices as well. Best choice for produce is always fresh and local! For more information on the Environmental Working Group study click here.
Creative Concepts and Contracting - providing professional home staging service for the (8 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.