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
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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.
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
It's so easy to find something to complain about when it comes to local government. In Montgomery County we pay high property taxes and whine about it regularly. We have a tax for just about everything. But I experienced government working to help the residents on my street, and I was surprisingly happy with the results.
It started with my asphalt driveway that's looking worn out and tired. The heavy winter we had last year really took its toll. Even our little tool shed looks arthritic after holding up 3 feet of snow on its roof. Then we noticed that the drainage ditch along the front of our property line had eroded into a steep slope with a dangerous edge. There are kids who walk to the school bus every day and the ditch was starting to look like a real hazard.
As a real estate agent, I know the county website has lots of good information, www.montgomerycountymd.gov under "Resident" services, so I started looking through the different options to find the right person to call about road repair. Lo and behold, there's actually a link for drainage issues on public property so I clicked on it and filled out the form. Within a week I received an email response to tell me a review of my request would include an on-site visit from a county rep. After two more weeks, I received another email to tell me I would see work being done to correct the problem. Literally just a few days later, six trucks and 7 workers showed up. They started regrading and repairing the drainage ditch and corrected not only the area in front of my property, but they corrected the problem for the entire cul-de-sac. It's was finished off with grass seed along the edge of the road all the way around to help with the erosion problem.
I have never experienced such a fast response and great results from any other government agency anywhere, so thank you Montgomery County! You did a good job!
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.