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 Office Updesk Phones - 11/30/10 12:05 PM
When a buyer makes a call off a yard sign, very few of them understand where that phone call goes. Almost always, it goes to the listing office updesk. Agents in the office sign up for shifts on the office updesk. It is common for those shifts to be called "Opportunity Time" because it is a way for agents to identify potential buyer clients. Over the years I have sold lots of houses to people I first got to know when they called the updesk. The other place those calls go is to the listing agent. That agent represents the property owner. (1 comments)
Did You Really Expect a Counter Offer? - 11/15/10 10:35 AM
A recent featured blog suggested some ways to have a low-ball offer taken seriously. When I am acting as a Buyer's Agent, part of my job is to demonstrate that our offer is serious, even if it appears ridiculously low. If all a Buyer's Agent does is simply prepare a half-baked low-ball offer and then just lobe it into the Listing Agent's lap, it isn't going to be taken seriously. Part of the process of preparing the offer is to do enough market research to be able to justify the offer being made. I usually write a cover letter and attach (1 comments)
The Cedars Artist Studio Tour November 20 2010 - 11/14/10 11:57 AM
Many people in Dallas don't know anything at all about an area of our city called The Cedars. It is the area south of I-30, across from downtown, across from the Farmers Market. It was a prime residential area in the 1880s and 1890s. By the end of World War II, it was mostly an industrial area. What is there now is a mix of industrial buildings, Victorian houses, and vacant lots. Think Southside on Lamar, Lee Harvey's Bar, the Dallas Police Headquarters, Dallas Heritage Village. It is also home to a number of people as well as a number of artist's studios. (0 comments)
Daylight Savings Time - 11/07/10 08:45 AM
I got up late this morning. It was 8:30. The first thing I did was to called the showing scheduling service (CSS) because I need to schedule two additional showings for some buyers I am meeting with at 10 this morning. The phone just rang and rang and rang. I couldn't figure out what the problem was because the CSS opens at 8 on Sunday morning. I called the number a 2nd time and then a 3rd time. I was really puzzled by this point. Showings can be set up on-line. I use the on-line service after-hours on a regular basis. So, I turn on my computer and fire up the (6 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.