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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
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
real estate montreal: Flexibility is essential to Home Staging - 08/05/09 09:19 PM
As I teach Home Staging classes, I always get tons of questions from aspiring home stagers, looking for a fail-proof formula to success. I probably disappoint them by telling them that there is no such thing, but I give them suggestions and ideas and tell them what works (and what doesn't!) for me, everything I have learned from trial and error in the last four years. Several factors are important to make us successful. Today, I want to concentrate on FLEXIBILITY. Every property is unique, every seller's needs and requirements are different and so are their personalities! It's almost impossible, I (4 comments)
real estate montreal: Realtors & Home Staging - what's the problem? - 06/27/09 01:28 PM
Today's blog is about a topic that has been bothering me for several months now and I would like some help in finding the answer. Even if the recession has hit Montreal less than some other areas in North America, the last several months were tough on realtors and home sellers, the average decline in the number of transactions hovering between 30% and 37% compared to the same month in 2008. The time to sell a property doubled as well, on average from 3 to 6 months... With these statistics, I was convinced that my time has finally come and the (15 comments)
real estate montreal: Staged Home sells the same day! - 06/07/09 04:57 PM
Good day to you all! I wanted to share this recent story with you - a Staged house sells in 3 hours! Of course it's exceptional but it does happen inspite of a slower real estate market. I was recently asked to help a client to prepare her home for sale. The house is small (2 bedrooms only and a very small office), but very well located and well maintained. The paint was recent and the color neutral enough on the main floor but needed to be refreshed in a couple of rooms on the upper floor. The problem? Old and (7 comments)
real estate montreal: Will 2009 be good to Home Stagers? - 02/12/09 06:27 PM
Everyone wants to know. I get that question in all my training sessions and I understand why. The state of the economy being what it is, real estate is in crisis...How bad is it really? Here are the most recent stats and predictions from the Montreal Real Estate Board: In January 2009, there were 37% LESS transactions recorded than 12 months ago, but the median price of a typical single family home is keeping steady. Good news and bad news! The realtors still list properties but they are taking longer to sell. There seems to be less buyers out there and (6 comments)
real estate montreal: Staging a vacant property = higher offer! - 12/13/08 08:11 PM
I just had to share this one with all of you, as this real life case is proof on what Staging a vacant property can do! I had a client who was not able to sell his condo for several months, as in spite of the fact that it's quite nice, it is situated in a very lively area of Montreal (not to say 'party time' central') - not to everyone's taste...The client already moved to another house in suburbs and the property was sitting empty. Several visits a week but no offers... So, I asked the client to use his place (0 comments)
real estate montreal: Staging vacant properties - I am loving it now! - 11/12/08 10:23 PM
I am not sure why but I am being asked to stage quite a few vacant properties in the Montreal (Quebec) area these days. I think I am becoming the Vacant Property specialist! LOL We all know that vacant properties are even harder to sell, as the defects on walls, floors and ceilings stand out more and over 90% of people are unable to visualize the empty space and what it MIGHT look like furnished... I used to be scared of these phone calls for several reasons. I was afraid to make a mistake -miscalculate the amount of furniture required, choose the (12 comments)
real estate montreal: So, you think you don't need to stage your house? - 04/27/08 10:52 AM
You have decided to sell your property. You love the home decorating shows on TV. You have good taste and you house is well decorated. You are ready to put the property on the market. But, are you really? I often hear this kind of thinking from certain home sellers, especially women. It's perfectly normal, as home decorating is becoming an established hobby and is well represented all over the media (on TV, magazines, books, Internet, etc). That's great! But, please remember that Home Staging is a set of specific and very efficient techniques. The goal of Staging a home is not at (0 comments)
real estate montreal: Home staging starts with top quality pictures (Part 1) - 11/15/07 07:28 PM
Home Staging starts with good quality real estate portfolio. Since the Internet became readily available in North America, more and more home buyers use the Web to shop for properties and select the ones they want to visit. The latest statistics indicate that over 85% of the potential buyers for YOUR home will use your pictures to make a decision whether to visit based on what they see. So, if your pictures are out of focus, blurry or unclear, you'll likely lose many of those potential visitors.... One important question to consider for best quality photographs is the number of megapixels your digital (0 comments)
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.