Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
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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
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
Most homeowners have never tackled a major renovation project. For those who have, each has a few helpful hints they are more than happy to pass onto the contractor.
I have one such customer in Washinton, DC who has not only been easy to work with, but maintained a great disposition throughout the entire process. Each time something came to her mind, she was eager to pass it along to me. Our combined efforts generated this list:
1. Make sure you've selected a contractor who understands not only his processes but symphathises with the fact that you are litterally living in the construction zone and helps you plan in advance.
2. Pack all everything in the area being renovated in boxes and move to a safe place. This keeps them dust free and easy to find when it is time to unpack.
3. Cover all floors with site protection. Carpet may be covered with plastic specially designed to adhear to it. Hardwoods may be covered with luan.
4. Cover all vents with plastic. Cut plastic to fit over each duct and intake and tape them closed. This prevents the spread of dust throughout the house.
5. Plan in advance. Talk to your Contractor about waste disposal. High quality Contractors will provide a dumpster for larger jobs or schedule a daily trash removal. Make sure your contractor leaves the area at least broom clean and free of debris each day.
6. If you have having work done in your kitchen, set up a table somewhere in your home near an outlet and a water souce. Set a microwave up on the table, keep a refridgerator near your microwave (small refridgerators are easy to rent or purchase).
7. Keep essential items handy: basic food that can be microwaved, condiments, cereal, microwave-safe dishes and utensils, dishcloths, dishwasher soap, paper plates and cups, coffee, coffee pot and sugar/creamer, paper towels, napkins, and garbage bags.
8. Plan on eating out some days. Its a great excuse to get away and leave the cooking to someone else.
9. Stockpile restaurant coupons for the nights when you really want to eat out.
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.