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
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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
It can take some people a really long time to figure out what they are truly good at and can have the possibility of the most success. Some people never figure it out. While I thoroughly enjoy working with people to help them buy or sell their houses, I have found the niche that I think I could be most successful at.
New-Home Construction. Having my architecture background really comes in handy when reviewing plans and construction documents. I can envision the home before the first shovel ever breaks into the earth! I really enjoy working with contractors. I love it when given the opportunity to collaborate on a project and find new ways of doing things that make the hoe more functional for the future home-owners. I have worked with a couple of clients that have built new homes and would like to think they valued my expertise and appreciated my insight.
Not all contractors are created equal. I have worked with contractors that were extremely difficult to deal with. The secret is to keep a level head and to understand the contractor's point of view. I haven't met any contractors that I couldn't talk to and soothe over any problems on the job-site. I go out of my way to make sure things go smoothly ahead of time. I have also worked with contractors that are super easy to work with. I think everyone involved benefits from open communication. The clients get a significantly better house than originally designed, the contractor may be able to make some extra money for change-orders and repeat business after the home owners brag about the experience, and I get the satisfaction that my clients got the best house they could!
I have found that sometimes builders even prefer the home buyers have a Realtor. If a builder is honest, they want the future home owners to make sure they understand everything they sign so that all problems can be taken care of before they ever happen. Builders have lost a lot of money over the years from irate home owners that did not understand the process and sued the builder and won! A realtor that understands the construction process can be a great asset to anyone thinking of building a home. And to top it all off, the builder pays for the realtor. So why not hire someone to help you build your next house.... that you don't even have to pay for??
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.