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
If I have owned a home in the past, but don't own one now, can I be considered a first time home buyer? Yes, in some cases. If you have not owned your primary residence in the past three years, you will qualify for the credit as a first time home buyer.
What is the maximum credit I am eligible to receive? The (1 comments)
Mortgage Rates Dropping Again? - 02/20/09 09:21 AM
According to Inman News, mortgage rates are nearing record lows. A month ago, mortgage rates were in the 4%'s, and now they are nearing the 5% mark. This, of course, causes an increase in mortgage application rates (a jump of 45.7% just last week compared to the week before!). These low rates also spur folks to refinance. Is this good for the economy? Bad? Neutral? To read more on this issue, visit Inman News. (1 comments)
A Sales Pep Talk, If You Will - 02/13/09 02:31 PM
This morning I opened up the new "Commonwealth" Magazine published by the Virginia Association of REALTORS. In it was a spectacular motivational (and brief) column about sales. Here it is (thanks VAR, Commonwealth, and the information they got from JustSell.com!): Today is 20 percent of your sales week Two sales days are 10 percent of your month To have only two "slow days" each month is equivalent to having more than one full month of "slow days" each year. Sales Point: Every moment of every sales day matters. These are your "money hours." Hesitation for a "better sales day" of the (3 comments)
Brief Highlights of the Stimulus Plan - 02/12/09 02:31 PM
Yesterday, the House of Representatives and the Senate came to an agreement about the Stimulus Plan. President Obama will likely sign the bill by this week's end. So, what does it mean? What will it do for the economy? When will all these changes take place? Here are two brief articles that cover those questions with straightforward answers: Meltdown 101: Highlights of Economic Stimulus Plan Highlights of Compromise Economic Stimulus Plan It is quite disappointing that the housing tax credit of $15,000 didn't make it through. And also that this is the only highlight regarding housing: "HOMEBUYER CREDIT _ $3.7 billion (3 comments)
$15,000 Tax Credit to Home Buyers? - 02/06/09 01:49 PM
Another amendment has been appended to the Stimulus Plan. Senate approved this amendment unanimously. This new amendment would provide a 10% tax credit of the purchase price of any new primary residence for home buyers, up to an amount of $15,000. This put the total package to over $900 billion. If the plan passes, the housing incentives in the plan will be very beneficial to home buyers. See our previous post about how the Stimulus Plan will affect the real estate industry, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. To read a brief article with the details of this housing tax credit, click (5 comments)
How The Economic Recovery Act Will "Stimulate" Virginia And Real Estate - 02/05/09 03:21 PM
There is a lot of buzz going around about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Some say it is all about PR, but there is more to it than that, especially with regards to the real estate industry. For the Commonwealth of Virginia, if this bill does indeed pass, the benefits include creating or saving 99,000 jobs over the next two years, tax cuts, and savings in health care. To read more about how this act will stimulate Virginia, click here. For the real estate industry, the benefits are much greater. We could see the $7,500 homebuyer tax credit (2 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.