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
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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!
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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
Want to do something special for the people you love? Want to show them that you really care about them and want to be part of their lives?
Take care of yourself so you'll be around to prove your love by sharing their lives. There are some obvious things that everyone needs to do: avoid all tobacco products, exercise, and pay attention to what and how much you eat. However, it may not be enough.
My father died at age 38 with a heart attack and I felt like it was in my future even at an early age. Not wanting my kids to grow up without their dad, at 30, I joined a gym and have exercised regularly ever since. I have watched my weight faithfully and have avoided foods that have been known to lead to weight gain and heart problems.
I started getting an annual medical physical at 35 and haven't missed a year. My good cholesterol is high and my total cholesterol never did get into a dangerous level. I felt confident that I was doing what was necessary.
Two years ago, I was teaching a class when I had a tightening in my chest and my breath quickened. I gave the class a break, found some aspirin and resumed the class. On my way home, I thought I ought to check it out but since I was going in for a physical soon, I'd tell my doctor then.
A few weeks later, I was running between terminals in Chicago late for a connecting flight when I got the same chest pains and breathing but...maybe it was just the freezing temperature, my exhaustion from traveling all week, and concern for possibly missing the flight. I made the connection, had a cocktail and it went away. My physical was scheduled for December 29th, I'd tell the doctor about both of these incidents.
Two days after Christmas, I couldn't finish my workout; I was out of breath and those chest pains were becoming way too familiar. After showering and cleaning up, I wasn't feeling any better. By the time I finally made the decision to go to the hospital and was admitted, I had the heart attack there.
After the angiogram, it was determined that I wasn't a candidate for the stints and had surgery with seven bypasses. It wasn't fair...I ate right, exercised, had physicals, watched my cholesterol and still had a heart attack.
It's not fair; it was genetics. Family history had marked me. My mother had bypass surgery at age 56. Eight aunts and uncles had serious heart conditions that resulted in surgery or death. Both my brothers have had heart attacks treated with stints and bypasses. What was I thinking?
The good news was that because I had eaten right, exercised, had physicals, and got to the hospital in time, I'm still around to be a part of my family's life. I'm still here to tell my family and friends that I love them and I try not to miss the opportunity to express it in words and actions.
My valentine wish to you is to take care of yourself. Exercise regularly. Eat more vegetables and fruits and less meat and fats. Go to the doctor annually. Learn the warning signs of heart attack. Learn about a diet and nutrition.
And one more thing...don't miss a chance to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to say you love someone.
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.