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
Treasures of Marilyn Lake Charles, La - 10/17/11 02:21 PM
Treasures of Marilyn Lake Charles, La This weekend, my beautiful Sister-in-law got married (Yay Amanda!). She had her wedding and reception at Treasures of Marilyn in Lake Charles, La. I have to admit, prior to Friday; I had never been in there. We had our rehearsal on Friday and the wedding was on Saturday. ToM provided everything; from the flowers to the cake; from the decorations to the food. I planned my wedding and I can tell you, that is a stressful event, but having it at Treasures of Marilyn’s in Lake Charles, La seemed to take much of the stress (2 comments)
A Few Fun Things in Lake Charles, La - 10/16/11 02:23 PM
There are always great things going on in Lake Charles, La. Take a look below for a few of them happening before the end of the month.
CALCAM FAIROctober12, 2011 – October 16, 2011Times: Wed. Gates open at 4 p.m., Fri. 5p.m. - midnight, Sat. 10 a.m. - midnightLocation: Cal-Cam Fairgrounds, SulphurAddress: 923 Lewis St, Sulphur, LA 70663Contact: Jan NelsonPhone: 337-527-9371
BUBBLES FOR BANNERSOctober 16, 2011 – October 16, 2011 Times: 11:30 a.mLocation: L'Auberge Casino Resort- BallroomAddress: 777 Avenue L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601 CULTURE FEST LOUISIANA October 21, 2011 – October 22, 2011 Times: Vary Location: Lake Charles (2 comments)
What does my Lake Charles, La Real Estate Buyer's Agent actually do? - 10/14/11 04:50 PM
What does my Lake Charles, La Real Estate Buyer's Agent actually do? There is a common misconception that Lake Charles, La Real Estate agents are rolling in the dough from throwing a sign up and sticking an ad in the paper. Common sense tells you that if it were this easy, everyone would be a Lake Charles, La Real Estate Agent! So what is it that we actually do? Well, below are the steps in the process of working with a buyer in a nut shell. I deleted as much as I possibly could to try to make it as basic (0 comments)
Choosing Your Agent - 10/13/11 10:37 AM
Choosing an agent to work with when buying or selling a home is one of the most important processes. Many people will open up the paper or Homefinders guide and pick based upon pictures or sizes of their ads. This is the wrong approach! You wouldn’t go to a doctor because he has the biggest ad in the paper. You would ask around to see who other people use and get their opinions about the person. Real Estate is similar. You want to be comfortable with your real estate agent. Ask your friends and family who they use. If you (3 comments)
Open House Sunday 10/16 - 1912 Elizabeth Street, Westlake Louisiana - 10/12/11 02:55 PM
Come join me Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at 1912 Elizabeth Street in Westlake, Louisiana from 1:00pm till 3:00pm. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath has new neutral paint, wood laminate flooring & tile throughout, stainless fixtures and appliances, gas fireplace, fenced back yard and so much more!
View this on my website at http://calcasieuhouses.com/2011/10/open-house/ (2 comments)
Selling Your Home - 10/12/11 01:38 PM
Selling Your Home Selling your home in Lake Charles, Louisiana is not as simple as sign the papers and BOOMit’s sold. There are things to consider before selling your home. These are also questions your Real Estate Agent will ask. What is the current value? – This is something a real estate agent can help you determine. Notice that it says value. You may have paid $170,000 for your home 2 years ago, and that was the VALUE then. Now the value may be $150,000. The value is based upon current sales that are comparable to your home and what someone (3 comments)
Understanding the Residential Information Sheet - 10/11/11 11:50 AM
Understanding the Residential Information Sheet can be difficult in the beginning. The Residential Information Sheet is the report that your agent gives you when you are looking at homes. It gives you all the information that you need to know for the home you are looking at. Let’s break it down to make it easier to read. The ML# is the identification number for the MLS. It’s like your social security number. It makes it easy for agents, buyers and sellers to look up. If a buyer wants to look at a specific property and doesn’t know the address, the ML (0 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.