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
EDIT YOUR TITLES - or EAT CROW! - 07/27/11 08:26 AM
EDIT YOUR TITLES - or EAT CROW! Take a look at a few of the words misused in the title of some posts that I have noticed Byers - meant to write Buyers Borker - meant to write Broker Weather -- meant to write Whether Oppurtunity - meant to write Opportunity Their - meant to write There Based on the subject of the posts and their intent, some bloggers seem to have a problem with word usage or like me, their mind is faster than their fingers. Using the Spell Check Function on ActiveRain, DOES NOT SPELL CHECK YOUR TITLE. Remember your audience. (9 comments)
MERCHANDISING MATTERS! - 07/26/11 02:59 PM
MERCHANDISING MATTERS! It's Saturday morning and you plan to purchase a second vehicle. At the dealer, you find only two cars for sale - both the same year, make and model. Both bear the same price - $26,000. They look identical until you inspect them. The first is "good transporation" at best. It shows neglect, nicks and scratches. The windows are smudged, the tires worn and the antenna is missing. It starts grudgingly on the second try. Books & papers litter the back seat. After an abbreviated inspection, yo uturn your attention to the second car. The spotless windows and gleaming (4 comments)
OLD IRON ESTATES - Yard Sale! - 07/22/11 10:03 PM
OLD IRON ESTATES - Yard Sale! Enjoy one of the best annual yard sales in the Harrisburg area. This multi family yard sale in Old Iron Estates will take place tomorrow - Saturday 7/23, from 7am-Noon, Take Nyes Road To Red Top Road, Turn left on McCormick or Farmcrest First let me say that having a successful yardsale is HARD work and so is yard sale hopping to find your special treasure! Hop no more. . . you will find what you need at this Old Iron Estates Yard Sale. I'm not going to sugar-coat it and say that it's (4 comments)
Perceived edification or Truth? - 07/21/11 09:45 PM
Perceived edification or Truth? I hate to think of myself as living in the dark ages. I use amazing marketing programs to capture buyer leads, I am endorsed by Glenn Beck and am the only agent in Central PA that uses radio advertising, I scan & fax and use my phone for emails & text. . . I thought I was pretty much ahead of my time for one of the agents that would be considered by most of the up and coming young agents - arcahic! Then I received a contract from an agent on the “West” Shore that used DocuSign. (6 comments)
Listing Calls and the home is still listed? - 07/19/11 09:45 AM
Listing Calls and the home is still listed? How do you respond to the call from the seller that has his home actively listed for sale and it is not due to expire any time soon? You get the comments like - I don't like the marketing, we aren't getting showings, we've had no offers, I get no communication from my agent, etc. Obviously it doesn't take much to see who the agent/agency is they are talking about and most certainly we can't/won't criticize the other agent no matter what comments the seller is making about them. BUT - what do (4 comments)
Analyze Price Carefully! - 07/15/11 06:41 PM
Analyze Price Carefully! What's the right price to pay for your next home? How can you be sure the price you are being asked to pay is fair? Who sets the price? The asking price is set by the home owners, and should be based on accurate information about other homes recently sold, as well as those for sale now. This information is helpful in establishing a price that is neither above nor below "fair market value". When priced at "fair market", a home may sell quickly and at full price. Don't think that because this market is more of a (1 comments)
Chapter 13 Bankruptcies . . . means what for your mortgage? - 07/14/11 09:54 PM
Chapter 13 Bankruptcies . . . means?? I wanted to share the below information that one of my lenders gave to me so you have a little more knowledge about Chapter 13 Bankruptcies. Unfortunately this is becoming a more common occurrence with our economy today. Knowledge is power. So I hope this helps you make things a little clearer. Bankruptcy (Chapter 13) A distinction is made between Chapter 13 bankruptcies that were discharged and those that were dismissed. The waiting period required for Chapter 13 bankruptcy actions is measured as follows: two years from the discharge date, or four years from the dismissal date. The shorter waiting period (4 comments)
Interested in a Real Estate Career? - 07/14/11 09:40 PM
Interested in a Real Estate Career? Real Estate Intervention, Flip This House, Million Dollar Listing, House Hunters.... Today's TV schedule seems to be filled with the opportunity to watch episodes related to the world of Real Estate. Have these (or anything else out there) sparked your interest so much that you think it may be a career for you? Here are some of steps you can take.... 1.) Call or email a local agent or company & ask them questions about their job. You may think this feels like the job-shadowing you may have done in your high school days-but most experts won't (1 comments)
10 Strategies for Inspiring Staff to Greatness - 07/07/11 01:39 PM
I was this email (ezine) from Sylvia Hepler with Launching Lives Executive Coaching. I read and thought what a great post it would be for my Active Rain friends. I also have invited Sylvia to join Active Rain, so I hope she will be an Active Rain newbie soon! I opened my own real estate brokerage about a year ago and am constantly feeding my mind with insight that I can use to work with my team constructively. I thought that these 10 tips were very good reminders of how achieve a happy and satisfied team. I hope you enjoy it (1 comments)
It's a WRAP! An Extreme Makeover Wrap Party! Okay so it's a blurry picture! But it was a great wrap party - there were so many men and women that helped to build the new/remodeled home for the Keefer family and this was a great way to thank them. (Do you recognize Paulie? He's the one with the glasses!) I saw in the Sunday newspaper that Mrs. Keefer was very grateful. She said that she could say THANK YOU every day for the rest of her life and it wouldn't be enough. It was a success but we have more (4 comments)
Since prevention is always the best way to keep a home fit, the following tips can avoid the potential health and financial burdens associated with mold. Repair or reseal roof flashings when damaged or worn. Clean gutters regularly. Make sure the ground slopes away from your house foundation. Pipe downspout water discharge points away from the foundation. Keep air conditioning drip pans clean and the drain lines unobstructed. Check the condition of all water piping, fittings, and fixtures periodically. Vent appliances that produce moisture, such as clothes, dryers to the outside. Keep indoor humidity low. Use air conditioners and/or de-humidifiers (1 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.