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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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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
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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
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Never Taking Smooth Closings for Granted Again - 12/09/11 11:42 AM
I realized that I've been taking smooth closings for granted because this week I had a closing that changed that. At first glance it wasn't obvious that there would be any challanges. Title called on Tuesday to set up an appointment for my clients to sign docs on Wednesday. They mentioned that the seller/agent would be signing the documents and returning them to Title on Tuesday and everything was ready on the mortgage side. I called the seller/agent to confirm that he would indeed have the docs signed and at Title on Tuesday and asked him to drop off the keys (3 comments)
How To Clean Up a Broken CFL Light Bulb - 12/06/11 06:38 PM
As a real estate agent and EcoBroker I soon discovered many clients use Compact Florescent Lights (CFL) but are unaware that they could be dangerous if they break. Do you know how to clean up a CFL should one break? CFL lights contain the neurotoxin mercury which we are told is safe if contained but once a bulb breaks it is no longer contained. There is little data on the health and safety impact should one break so the Precautionary Principle or better safe than sorry, is important in this case. As a Realtor and EcoBroker I soon discovered many clients use Compact Florescent Lights (2 comments)
In Need of Some Short Sale Advice - 12/04/11 11:41 AM
Hi Active Rain community. I've been negotiating short sales for a few years now and normally give advice but now I'm searching high and low for some advice on a short sale I am working. The home has 2 lein holders and we have a buyer. It's a Fannie Mae loan through Wells Fargo. The 2nd (Citi) is asking for $9000 (the 2nd is $140,000K so as 2nd's go Citi is being very generous) which is more than is allowable under 'federal guidelines' so we asked for an exception which would require Fannie to give Citi an additonal $3000. Fannie (2 comments)
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