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
How I haggle in foreign markets - 04/29/09 10:07 AM
Judging from listening to other people when shopping in markets abroad, I am surprised that many of them bargain very poorly. Many of them, particularly cruise ship crowds, do not seem to even know that bargaining is an option. Haggling is an art form. I am used to it because it is the norm in the country where I am from, but I have had to alter my approach slightly for each country we go to. Whether you are haggling in Malaysia, Turkey, or Jordan, the approach is similar but there are differences. The chief difference between the different markets around (0 comments)
Back from Turkey! - 04/28/09 09:56 AM
Sorry for the long delay, as my husband, kids, and I were traveling through Turkey. We visited Istanbul, Antalya, and Cappadocia and it was a great trip. My favorite part was Cappadocia.
There we stayed in a cave house called Kismet Cave House and the experience was amazing. It is a very small hotel - only eight rooms - and is more like a bed and breakfast. The owner runs the place himself and my kids had fun playing with his kids and their new puppy. Istanbul had a lot of very interesting things, though I thought the Grand Bazaar (8 comments)
Few tips on how to win in a multipple offer situation - 04/02/09 10:38 AM
Every transaction that I was involved in except for two has had multiple offers. I am not a pro, but have been very successful at getting my buyers the home. All of my sold listings have had multiple offers, despite today's market conditions. Therefore, I thought I would share some tips with you on how to win them for your buyers: Call the listing agent and ask them what sellers are looking for? What you need to do to get that home for your buyers? Is it about the money? If it is about money well in that case highest and best wins. Try to not put too (5 comments)
Should I waste my time writing an offer? - 04/01/09 10:03 AM
Recently I received a call from another agent asking about one of my properties. He wanted to write an offer and told me the amount that he was thinking of writing it for. He wanted to know whether he would be wasting his time if he wrote the offer. I already had couple offers on the table. I'm sorry, but when is earning several thousand dollars a waste of your time? If your buyers want the property, write up the offer! That's what you are getting paid for! Besides, who knows? Sometimes it is surprising which offer gets accepted. I have (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.