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
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
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Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
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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!
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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
"What did you like best?" - 09/25/10 09:57 AM
The current economy and challenges in the real estate market have clearly steered attitudes in a different direction than a few years ago. And there are factual reasons for concerns. But when times were good and when times are not, we sometimes let the outside influences dictate our attitude too much. As if we have no control over our own outlook. This hurts our life and our business. I think it is safe to say that I have probably always been one of the "glass half full" people; generally very optimistic even when times were tough. I suppose that is a helpful trait (5 comments)
"Disappointed in Your Actions" - 09/21/10 11:14 AM
Sometimes the best lessons for our business efforts and dealing with colleagues and service providers comes from experiences outside of work. Several years ago, I was an assistant coach for a traveling basketball team of 15 year old boys. The tournaments were physically and mentally challenging events, far more so than typical high school basketball. It was common to play two up-tempo games per day over a two or three day period. That could mean four to seven games in one weekend with very competitive teams. During a break between our games, the head coach told the team to rest. After a few (4 comments)
Discounting the Positives - 09/20/10 11:43 AM
Have you ever tried to politely encourage someone who refuses to even consider (or even listen to) your words? Maybe you've offered a compliment to someone who was not only incapable of a gracious "thank you," but also would set out to prove your compliment wrong. They may even do this at the risk of insulting you by making it appear you are the one in error. "Your presentation was very interesting." "It was awful! I forgot a slide and there was not enough color in the graphs." Discounting the positives is not about being modest or humble. It is a mental process of (5 comments)
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