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
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.
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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
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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
As people become more and more educated about the environment, more and more people are choosing to go green. There is so much to consider when going green, it can be hard to know where to start. Use the simple tips in this article to go green by starting with small steps.
If you have outdoor lights or other electronic lawn items, consider going for solar-powered appliances. It is much cheaper than switching your home's power to solar, but it still makes a big difference, especially if you have a large lighted yard.
By energy efficient appliances. This doesn't mean you have to replace appliance you have with energy-efficient models, but when you need a new washer or air conditioner, choose an Energy Star model over the others. You will not only be making a difference in your carbon footprint, you will also notice a huge difference in savings in your energy bill.
Pay attention to your energy consumption. If your house is not powered by a renewable source, like solar power, you can make a difference in the earth's health and your electricity bill by watching your energy consumption. Use energy-efficient lights, and turn them off when the room is not in use. Try cooking more than one dish in the oven at the same time and only wash clothes when you have large loads. Doing little things like this adds up to make a big difference in your energy bills and living a green lifestyle.
Recycle whatever waste you can. This is a very inexpensive way to go green, and you might even get paid for some of your recyclables if you go to the right place. Recycle paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and metals to help conserve the earth's resources and reduce waste.
Reuse items whenever you can. Use fabric grocery bags when you go to the store, and if you forget them and get plastic ones from the store, reuse those before you recycle them. Reuse plastic and glass containers when you can. Another waste and money-saving technique is to re purpose old clothing and make them into pillow cases, tote bags or other things you might need. Use your imagination and think about how you can reuse something before you throw it away.
Reduce the amount of waste you use. Choose reusable containers instead of plastic bags and disposable containers for leftovers. Only buy products and food in large amounts with minimal packaging to reduce your waste. Avoid using paper products to clean up messes and opt for washcloths instead.
As you have read, you have many options when it comes to making green choices. The three things to remember is to reduce your waste product consumption, reuse items that you can and recycle things that you can't use anymore. Use the helpful tips in the article above to help you keep these things in mind, and start to live a greener life with minimal effort. When you make good decisions regarding the environment, everyone wins.
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.