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
Taking Advantage of Low Rates - 06/22/12 12:01 PM
Taking Advantage of Low Rates Facebook For news and features on real estate, follow @nytrealestate. Although they inched up this past week, home buyers and refinancers may be wondering how low rates can go — and how they can capture the best rates now. “Mortgage rates tend to fall when there are concerns about the economy,” said Jed Kolko, the chief economist for Trulia, the housing information Web site. Lately, those concerns have centered on the economic and fiscal woes in Europe, especially in Greece and Spain — along with slow job growth and weaker-than-usual corporate profits in this country, (1 comments)
One-Family Home Starts Rose 3.2% in May - 06/22/12 11:45 AM
One-Family Home Starts Rose 3.2% in May WASHINGTON (AP) — Builders started work on more single-family homes in May and requested the most permits to build homes and apartments in three and a half years, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday.
The increase suggests the housing market is slowly recovering even as other areas of the economy have weakened. The agency said that builders broke ground on 3.2 percent more single-family homes in May than in April, the third straight monthly increase. Over all, housing starts fell 4.8 percent last month from April to a seasonally adjusted annual (0 comments)
The Top 5 Reasons Deals Fall Apart - 06/01/12 08:48 AM
Short Sales– In theory, they sound terrific because the buyer can low-ball an offer. They get little resistance from the seller (because the seller isn’t getting any money out of the deal anyway). However, the existing lender isn’t just accepting any offer. Appraisals are done and scrutinized. Lenders are not agreeing to deep discounts. Additionally, the lenders are still, in many cases, taking months to make decisions and many buyers are losing patience and withdrawing offers (and finding another house). Appraisal Issues– It seems that there are more appraisals coming in short than has been the case historically . Conceptually the (0 comments)
We Recommend - 06/01/12 08:47 AM
We Recommend Curb Appeal 101Boost your home's curb appeal and get buyers through your door with landscaping, home exterior and outdoor living updates from HGTV's FrontDoor.com.10 Curb Appeal Tips From the ProsReal estate experts share the best ways to wow potential homebuyers from the street.Inviting Outdoor Living SpacesLearn how to attract buyers to your door with cozy outdoor seating areas. We Recommend Home Seller GuidePlanning to sell your home? Our home selling guide will answer your questions, ease your anxiety and walk you through the process step-by-step.The Ultimate Guide to StagingHGTV's FrontDoor brings you the ultimate staging guide with the resources (0 comments)
Home Prices: It’s About Supply & Demand - 06/01/12 08:41 AM
Home Prices: It’s About Supply & Demand The real estate market continues to heat up as we head into the summer. Will this increase in demand equate to an increase in home prices? That depends. Remember, the price of any item is determined by the supply of and demand for that item at any point in time. Let’s look at the facts as reported by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in this month’s Existing Home Sales Report: Demand has strengthened, showing a 10% increase over the same month last year. The supply of homes for sale is down 20.6% from (0 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.