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
This photo is of the Colorado River headwaters as it pours out of the Rocky Mountains, just south and west of the Rocky Mountain National Park. It was taken in the summer of 2005. It's a beautiful scene, but if you look closely, you notice the dead trees. The trees are Lodge Pole pine trees that have been infected with the Pine Bark Beetle. These little pests are destroying all the trees in the Rocky Mountains. And they are moving to destroy what's left. Very large swaths of the trees across the mountains are dead and brown. (13 comments)
The Issue with Chinese Drywall - 10/27/09 10:01 AM
The Issue with Chinese Drywall Chinese drywall was imported to the US during the peak building years of 2004 and 2007. Over 100,000 homes, in 20 states, were built with this product. The drywall contains a sulfurous product, that gives off the odor of a burning match. Over time, it turns copper pipes black, rots wiring, and plumbing, and destroys the air conditioning condenser. The Issue with Living with Chinese DrywallMore importantly, this product is harmful to people living within those walls. Many have reported that the odor is causing headaches, and respiratory problems. Numerous people have move out of their new homes, only to have (5 comments)
Understanding the Bidding War with a REO - 10/16/09 10:54 AM
Understanding the Bidding War with a REO The recent experience of a bidding war with a bank owned property (REO) has brought to my attention the fact that as much as we write about short sales, forecloures, and bank owned properties, we're just not getting the word out to our clients. With that in mind, here are some important facts that we need to know; that we need to pass along to our buyers; that the general public needs to know prior to becoming involved with a REO purchase. Writng an offer on a property with your Realtor(r) does not constitute a contract! (3 comments)
In Memoriam - Junko Brackin - 10/12/09 01:51 PM
In Memoriam - Junko Brackin My Dear Friend...you will be missed. Biography Junko Kawada BrackinJan. 19, 1949 - Oct. 6, 2009 Junko Kawada Brackin was born on January 19, 1949 in Tokyo, Japan to Koichi and Sachi Kawada. Junko married André P. Brackin in November of 1986 in Coronado, California. Junko also was a devoted mother and treasured by her son John P. Witkowski, daughter Ann Witkowski, grandson Leopold Singh, and her extended family in Virginia. Junko was a talented potter and bamboo basket maker, and was happiest when making art. Junko loved the natural world and could turn the simplest things (10 comments)
Do You Need to Live Near a Base in Colorado Springs? - 10/03/09 02:09 PM
Do You Need to Live Near a Base in Colorado Springs? Are you military? Or contractor? And need to live near one of our bases in Colorado Springs? There are several cities and neighborhoods closeby that are very nices area to live in. Here's some data to help you determind what area would be suit your needs. The City of Fountain √ It was designated Millinnium City and 2002 All American City√ It's the furthest south in our greater metropolian area, and has the mildest climate in our region√ Travel to Ft. Carson, and Peterson AFB is 10 miles, and total commute time is about 15 (4 comments)
Monument, CO - Ten Great Things to Do In and Around Monument, CO, Part 10 - 10/02/09 11:38 AM
Monument, CO - Ten Great Things to Do In and Around Monument, CO, Part 10 Manitou Springs sits at the foot of Pikes Peak, and is about 25 miles southwest of Monument, CO. It's also about 3 miles north of Garden of the Gods. There are several Bed & Breakfast, RV Parks, and hotel and motel accommodations. To get there, see below for directions. Manitou Springs was so named because of the eleven springs located throughout the little town. Because of these wonderful springs, feed by the snow from Pikes Peak, Manitou has been considered sacred by the original inhabitants, the Ute and (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.