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
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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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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
So, you want to buy a new home and not just one that is new to you but one that has never been lived in before. Should you use a REALTOR? Of course! But then I would say that, wouldn't I. Let me give you the reasons and then you can decide.
1. A REALTOR can help you choose the best lot. The on-site agent's job is to sell all of the lots...the good ones and the bad ones and they'll put a positive spin on the bad ones. A good REALTOR will help you find the right lot for you and will steer you away from the ones that will be hard to sell in the future. Think about the new homes that are on the road....think those people had a REALTOR??
2. A REALTOR will help you pick options. The builders have lots of options for you to choose from. Which ones are worth spending money on? Which ones do buyers like? Does it matter? A good REALTOR can help you navigate the option minefield.
3. A REALTOR can help you with your financing options. Oftentimes, a builder will offer closing cost credits if you use their lender. Does it make sense? What rate is that lender charging? How about the closing costs themselves? Are they high? Should you compare rates and fees with a lender that is not associated with the builder? These are questions a good REALTOR can help you answer.
4. A REALTOR is an impartial set of eyes and ears. Your job is to find a home that you love. And we all know that falling in love and logic do not mix. So while you are falling in love, a good REALTOR is handling the logical part. They're looking at the resale potential.
5. A REALTOR knows the neighborhoods. A good REALTOR has visited the new homes and has toured the models. They've talked to the on-site sales person and may even have built a relationship with them. They can save you time and money by knowing what's out there in the new home marketplace.
And best of all, a REALTOR doesn't cost you, the buyer, any money! So, you could hire a REALTOR who could potentially help you save money on the front end of a home purchase, during the time you live there and when you sell....for free. Why wouldn't you use a REALTOR!
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.