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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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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.
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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
I'm On A Soap Box and I'm Talking To YOU! - 12/30/11 11:04 AM
I just read this article about the recent settlement against Countrywide and it got me to thinking. I know that greed and immorality and unethical behavior is what drove the market and caused the crisis that we are currently enduring. Nothing can change history and eventually we will recover. It's like I tell the kids on my little league team, it's not the error that you focus on, it's taking every measure necessary to prepare yourself to not make the same error again that counts. In that same vein, it amazes me just how many Realtors don't quite seem to be (3 comments)
Safest Places To Live - 12/29/11 12:25 PM
A recent study by the Farmers Insurance Group Companies lists the ten safest places to live in America, broken into two categories, populations over 500,000 and populations between 150,000 and 500,000. Whether it's buyers or sellers that you're working with, if your market is on either one of the lists, use it to your marketing advantage. The link to the article is listed below. http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2011/12/28/safest-places-live (0 comments)
Where You Can Find The Cheapest Housing In The Country - 12/28/11 12:34 PM
Every day I read to stay informed about our real estate market. It is always helpful to be able to convey select information to prospects and clients in whatever way possible to support a point or position. I read the following article this morning and couldn't help wondering why real estate data is alwsays compared on a year over year basis. We say that real estate is a long term investment, yet articles continue to compare data to the previous year. Why do they not compare to five years ago or ten years ago? Year over year stats don't put anything (1 comments)
When Will We Hit The Bottom? - 12/27/11 08:03 AM
I'm often asked when I think the real estate recovery will happen. Buyers ansd sellers alike asking, "when will we hit the bottom?" I know it's rude to answer a question with a question, but my response is always the same, "do you want to buy or sell right now?" If the answer is "yes", then it doesn't really matter when the market actually "bottoms out" because the buyer or seller has an immediate need. If the answer is "no", then I can conservatively prognosticate and often find myself telling the inquierer that we should see nationwide stability within 8 to (4 comments)
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