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
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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
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Raised My Visibility Using Active Rain... In Just 15 Days and 5000 Points - 03/28/08 01:38 PM
I wouldn't have believed it but I've gone from being nearly invisible to visible on the web in just 15 days and 5000 points. I've followed Active Rain for awhile but I was always hesitant about joining because it looked so overwhelming to me. Two weeks ago last Thursday I finally said the heck with it, I'm goin' in, and what a difference that short period of time made. Here's what happened; I started reorganizing, restructuring, redesigning my business and wanted the Internet to be a big part of it. 80% of buyers and/or sellers start their search for a home (60 comments)
Text Talk - 03/18/08 04:01 PM
Not long ago as I was reading my email and I realized that what I thought had been typos in messages I was receiving couldn't be typos. Not just one email had the typo but lots of emails did. I suppose I could have replied and asked what they meant but then would that make me look incompetent? I thought it would. Well I Googled some of the abbreviations and found a website that I now use very often called Computer Hope. I'm finally getting up to speed. Don't feel bad if you find this site useful for the same reason I do. LOL- Bob (21 comments)
Fox Cities Resists Housing Slump - 03/18/08 02:56 PM
With all of the negative hype in the news day after day about a nation wide housing slump, the conditions here in Appleton and the Fox Cities have actually been fairly resistant to it. There certainly has been a slow down in our area but our figures do not directly reflect the National Association of Realtors (NAR) national statistics of the existing-home sales drop of 12.8%. According to the Realtors Association of Northeast Wisconsin Outagamie County; where my office is located, only saw a change of -1.3% last year. 2007 home sales were 1,898 while 2006 sales were 1,923. Now... I should expand on this by (2 comments)
Think Green... it's St. Patty's Day - 03/17/08 11:46 AM
On St. Patty's day we're all a little Irish and wear some green and it's a good opportunity to remind ourselves to also Think Green. In the real estate industry we owe it to ourselves and our customers/clients to be somewhat knowledgeable about the green factor and it's effects. There is a wealth of information at our disposal about green; green building, green remodeling, green appliances, green, green, green, even green Energy-Efficient Mortgages. There's not any green grass here in the Fox Cities, but there is more and more talk about green and there are becoming more and more builders taking action. When a client asks about green (0 comments)
Now I'm Blogging! - 03/13/08 06:10 PM
I took the leap of faith and now I'm blogging. I admit it, it's my first time. I'm looking forward to using Bob's Blog as another creative tool to help people with real estate needs in the Fox Cities. I'm at the Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Appleton office on John St. The office location is perfect for me being centrally located and easy to access the entire Fox Valley area and surrounding cities. Being my first time with the Blog I'll quit while I'm ahead but I look forward to coming back. Thanks- Bob (11 comments)
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