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 morning I was thinking about the Housing and Economic Recovery Act recently passed and it got me to thinking about when Lee and I bought our first home. We had been renting the first few years of our marriage in a suburb of Pittsburgh and we really couldn’t wait to own our own home. It was Lee’s VA eligibility that allowed us to even consider buying a home. I don’t remember how many homes we had looked at but when we found the one on Leon Drive it was perfect for us. With its 2 bedrooms and a bath (4 comments)
Just the facts PLEASE for the Triangle area real estate market!! Your free Market Snapshot is now available online!! - 08/27/08 10:25 AM
Have you ever wondered; What is the supply of unsold homes in my Cary neighborhood? How fast are homes selling right now in Wake Forest? How do actual selling prices compare to listing prices in Apex? How do I get more for the money in a changing market in Raleigh? We hear these questions repeatedly and thought it was high time to give our clients and customers the information they want in real time. If your serious about wanting to get the real insiders advantage delivered right to your inbox - then we’re your main source for Real Estate information (0 comments)
Tips on selling and living in your home at the same time! - 08/15/08 07:03 PM
It’s not easy to have your house on display or more commonly known as for sale… Trying to sell your home and live in it at the same time really is an oxymoron. All those model homes to compete with or that neighbor selling who is a neat freak can make you run for cover but hey – there are a few ideas that you could implement to at least help make those last minute showing requests a bit more humanly sufferable. One of my favorites is buy a big plastic tub for each room. When a prospective buyer is on (9 comments)
2nd annual REALTORS® Charity Golf Challenge in Raleigh, NC - 08/14/08 12:48 PM
Homes4nc is a great organization to support and get involved as a Realtor in the Raleigh area.. , This year’s 2nd annual REALTORS® Charity Challenge is next Monday the 18th and sounds like fun in the form of a golf event. It’ll be at the historic Raleigh Country Club. You’ll enjoy good food, an outstanding golf course, chances to win prizes and you’ll get a chance to meet Bob Harris, the legendary radio voice of the Duke Blue Devils.
All proceeds will benefit Homes4NC, the housing opportunity foundation of the NC Association of REALTORS®. In the last 4 years, (1 comments)
What's for dinner tonight? - 08/13/08 01:33 PM
Got to thinking as realtors we're always looking at ways to shorten life things... And after a hectic real estate day one of them for some folks is finding good quick meals... I love to cook and am always on the hunt for a quick nutritious meal.. so thought you might too. So here’s one of my faves! Szechwan Shrimp It's easy and ready even before the rice finishes in the micro – grab a store bought bag salad (yeah I love those) and you have a very elegant Wednesday night dinner… You’ll need; 4 tablespoons ketchup 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon teriyaki (15 comments)
Want to know 3 ways to guarantee the sale of your home? - 08/10/08 10:50 AM
#1 - Price it right... Every seller obviously wants to get the most money for their home. Ironically, the best way to do this is NOT to overprice just to test the market; especially in todays market. A high listing price will cause some prospective buyers to lose interest before even seeing your property. Also, it may lead other buyers to expect more than what you have to offer. Overpriced properties do two things... they take an unusually long time to sell and they end up being sold at a lower price. If you live in the Raleigh NC area we'll be (3 comments)
Since we now can reblog thought I would follow up on the never a brides home. We're under contract and going to closing in 2 weeks. We never did get another chance to try our pro-active selling approach but I still think it was a creative idea. We may get a chance to try it in the future though.. we'll see.
Via Lee & Pamela St. Peter ~ (919) 645-2522 Raleigh NC, Realtors®, GRI,CRS,ABR,ePro (Prudential York Simpson Underwood Realty): I did something couple of days ago that I have never done before as a Realtor - actually two things... (0 comments)
Buyers beware of what you say... - 08/08/08 05:47 PM
I just met with a lovely new client moving here from San Antonio yesterday and while doing my usual consulting and discussion on Agency she had an uncertain look on her face. When I queried about it she advised that last year when she was here in Raleigh the agent that she was talking with hadn't even mentioned nor discussed agency with her.. So thought it might be time for a review on why securing your own buyers agent is a very good idea. I'll cover sellers representation in another writing. Unless you have a buyers agency signed in North Carolina (6 comments)
1 - Decide before hand which items you will be moving - review all areas in your house such as attics, garages, basements etc. Don't forget to consider items that you might have in storage as well. Also decide if you'll be packing or if you want the movers to pack or a combination of both.
2 - Start shopping around for your movers as soon as you put your home on the market - the sooner the better. Doing so will allow enough time to obtain an onsite written binding estimate from movers. Then remember to arrange for (2 comments)
Randy Pausch - thanks for what you shared - 08/01/08 06:39 PM
I am sure the world weeps when one of its citizens leaves. And last week one outstanding man did just that - he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Randy Pausch was a charismatic young college professor at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh and has became a hero to many for what everyone is calling the "The Last Lecture". Diane Sawyer from "Good Morning America," said that Pausch's lecture "was one of the most powerful accounts of hope, grace and optimistism". Lee and I watched ABC the other night as they aired a tribute to Dr. Pausch. Neither of us with a dry eye. The tribute (3 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.