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
charlotte real estate: Buying Charlotte Real Estate – You Did WHAT? - 02/06/11 07:30 PM
Buying Charlotte Real Estate – You Did WHAT? Buying a home used to be such a celebrated event. It was a sign of growing up and “getting somewhere” in life. Yet, tell someone you bought Charlotte real estate now days and you might just get wide eyes and a, “You did WHAT?” If you’re still trying to decide if buying Charlotte real estate is for you, consider all the reasons why people are still buying homes all around you (not just in Charlotte either). First, you have the reasons that have stood the test of time: Once you buy a house, (7 comments)
Are you undermining the value of your home? Whether your home is in great condition and well-built in a fabulous neighborhood, clutter can create a potential buyer's perception of a home that has not been properly maintained. Neglect, chaos, confusion and disorder are the things that come to mind when your home is not properly 'staged' by de-cluttering. After all, you're going to have to move this 'stuff' anyway so, why not get a head start on this task and make your home more 'sellable' in the (10 comments)
What Can YOU Do if Your Charlotte Home Does NOT Appraise? What do YOU do if your Charlotte home does not appraise just before Closing? Each Realtor® has their own philosophy regarding appraisers and appraisals and here’s mine—a practical and realistic view for Charlotteans to consider: The real estate market in Charlotte NC remains strong primarily because of our general economy, job market and the fact that when the majority of the country was going ‘gang busters’ with price increases in the high percentages, Charlotte remained far more conservative. Prior to August 2007, we were seeing a slow, but steady, (15 comments)
charlotte real estate: Indian Trail Home For Sale--Immaculate! - 05/27/08 11:05 AM
Indian Trail Home For Sale--Immaculate! Indian Trail Home For Sale--Immaculate!Location: CrismarkIMMACULATE home, shows like a model! Bright, open floorplan with 4BR, 2.5BA, formal dining, office/study/guest room on main. Great kitchen with upgraded appliances and opened to living areas, breakfast room. Magnificent master suite with luxury bath (dual sinks, sep shower, garden tub). Wood blinds throughout. One of the largest wooded backyards in Crismark! Great neighborhd & GREAT schools--location, location, location! This home is better than NEW--first year 'kinks' have been worked out and the home is in pristine, move-in-ready condition!! will love this neighborhood with pool, playground, tennis courts and walking (9 comments)
About the author: Debe Maxwell is a Charlotte Residential Real Estate, Certified Neighborhood and Relocation Specialist who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Charlotte, NC or any place in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice. Debe has created a team of professionals throughout the country to ensure that you enjoy a smooth transition to your new area. These professionals are experts in the field of relocation and can serve many purposes beyond a simple home search. The destination service is of no cost to you! Please visit www.debemaxwell.com/ (11 comments)
charlotte real estate: Charlotte, NC Economic Growth (Real Estate & Construction) - 03/02/08 10:41 PM
Charlotte NC Relocation Information - A Thriving EconomyBoth businesses and individuals are attracted to the thriving Charlotte region. Booming with economic and commercial activity, Charlotte has all the advantages of one of the most rapidly growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. Yet the people are warm and friendly and many areas in our region still retain their 'small town' flavor. With recent announcements of several new businesses in this first quarter of 2008, we'd like to welcome you and your business to Charlotte!REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION - Charlotte Relocation Information | Construction & Growth MORE RELOCATION INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.ICHARLOTTEREALESTATE.COM (0 comments)
charlotte real estate: Charlotte, NC--A Buyer's DREAM! - 03/01/08 08:46 PM
With over 300 Fortune 500 Companies represented in the Charlotte area, our real estate market has not followed market trends as in other cities in the U.S. This is also due to our constant influx of banking transferrees and our growing economy.
Myers Park real estate is not experiencing nearly the problems that other neighborhoods in other cities are currently experiencing but, right now, Myers Park Sellers are extremely 'stressed!' Here, Sellers are used to seeing their homes "fly off of the market" with contracts, oftentimes within the first day on the market. NOW, Charlotte homes are being listed for extended periods of time, (2 comments)
The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce has compiled the newest set of numbers revealing that over 1,300 new or expanding firms are investing $2.3 billion in Charlotte’s future infrastructure. With a vacancy of only 2%, commercial space in the Uptown area is very tight and with 14,648 jobs being created by these firms, Uptown residential space should soon be limited as well. The numbers are a fairly good indicator of Charlotte’s continued economic growth. Some expected new positions in the area are as follows: >4,436 Accommodations & food service industry >3,000 Technical service >2,210 Retail > 360 Manufacturing >4,642 Healthcare, (1 comments)
charlotte real estate: Charlotte, NC: NO VACANCY in Uptown! - 12/20/07 03:09 PM
Our Uptown Charlotte area is BOOMING! From a 16.6% vacancy rate in 2005 to UNDER 1% rate in 2007 Q4, we are bursting at the seams! Landlords in the Uptown area are confident, reflecting $30./square foot cost, an increase over last year. Contractors & developers are also very confident with continuing to build, some saying, "We just can't build fast enough!" What incredible news for our ever-expanding banking center! More office space is not expected in Uptown until 2009 when 6 more towers are expected to be complete. Where will we go from here? Dilworth, SouthPark, South Charlotte, Ballantyne... Here's to a GREAT 2008 in our (6 comments)
charlotte real estate: Shopping? Add lenders to your list! - 12/19/07 09:26 AM
Alright, lenders don't slam me but, I have recently had a couple of new Realtors® ask me about the loan process and my ‘recommended' lenders. So, I thought I'd share with AR how I advise my clients in the LENDER SHOPPING phase of their home buying process! I am a big believer in shopping around for EVERYTHING! Sometimes that means I spend way too much time investigating but, you'd better believe that I get the best deal! Since time is money, it's not always wise for me to shop around for the best deal on toothpaste though! I strongly encourage my (6 comments)
charlotte real estate: December, 2007--Could This be Our Turn-Around Month? - 12/12/07 10:58 PM
Okay, I'll admit it: The real estate market is in a bit of a 'slump!' As I read my newspaper through my glass-half-full, I notice that the negative real estate articles are slowing to some degree but, they just keep coming! So, I decided to do a bit of investigating on my own then, revising my plans for both my Buyers & Sellers. Here is a synopsis of what I've come up with so far: Mortgage applications rose this week 2.5 Percent (from 791.8 the previous week to 811.8)On an unadjusted basis, the index increased 1.4 percent compared with last week AND was up a whopping 14.2 percent COMPARED WITH THE (11 comments)
charlotte real estate: Charlotte Real Estate Makes National News! - 11/28/07 08:49 AM
Today's Charlotte Observer had an encouraging article by J.W. ELPHINSTONE of the Associated Press pertaining to our Charlotte market! In his article, Charlotte bucks housing trend; Home values grew while other cities saw declines, Mr. Elphinstone writes the recent S&P's index of housing prices in 20 metropolitan areas reveals that five cities, including Charlotte have increased! Both Seattle and Charlotte, the two leading cities, showed a 4.7% increase over last year, compared to a national decrease in housing prices of 4.5%. Investors are being quite a bit more conservative due to sub-prime lending scares and increased foreclosures but, Charlotte just keeps the slow and steady climb. For (4 comments)
Debe Maxwell - Search Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte NC Neighborhoods
Author Bio: Debe Maxwell is a Certified Residential Specialist in the Charlotte Metro region with a focus on the Charlotte luxury home market. My team of agents each have their own specialty areas, a benefit to anyone buying a home in Charlotte NC.
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.