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
Heart Month Comes to a Close....My Two Cents - 02/28/08 07:42 PM
The American Heart Association's February Heart Month is almost over but it can't escape without me putting in my two cents! With a tremendous increase in obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol, Americans are eating themselves to death. While many of us think that we are eating healthy, the fact is that we are most likely not. I recommend switching to whole foods. Whole foods are foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. In other words, they have as little to no processing so they are not filled with preservatives like many other foods. Examples (1 comments)
88 Franklin Avenue, Midland Park, New Jersey - 02/27/08 07:24 PM
Enjoy Ridgewood benefits without Ridgewood taxes! Homey split level near Ridgewood border is close to upscale shopping, neighborhood malls, NYC transportation. Maintenance-free exterior with beige vinyl siding, new windows and doors throughout, and a stylish stone front in desert hues. New family room has lots of windows, beautiful nature views, two skylights and cathedral ceiling. Crown molding in many rooms. LR has huge picture window, a brick wall and corner gas fplc. All painted in soothing contemporary colors. Sliding doors in DR open up onto large private back yard w/oversized deck, gas grill for summer entertaining. Bonus room behind 1-car garage (1 comments)
Foreclosure Bill Faces The Senate Tomorrow - 02/25/08 07:40 PM
Tomorrow, the Senate could vote on the Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 and decide whether this bill aimed at helping homeowners avoid losing their homes can continue on its path towards approval. The most important and controversial part of this bill is a provision that would allow judges the ability to reduce mortgage balances for at-risk borrowers to current market prices. For example, a mortgage balance of $200,000 could be reduced to what the home would sell for on the open market. Thus, saving the borrower hundreds of dollars a month in mortgage payments. What do you think? Will it pass? Should (4 comments)
National Association of Realtors Quick Facts...Where Do YOU Stack Up? - 02/22/08 06:41 PM
I came across these statistics by the National Association of Realtors about REALTORS®. I rated myself compared to the REALTORS® to see where I stack up compared to everyone else. What do you think about yourselves? REALTORS® Statistics Hours worked by all REALTORS® (nationwide): 40 per weekGross personal income by hours worked: $63,000 (median for 40-59 hrs.)Percent of business generated by REALTOR® personal web site (all REALTORS®): Zero - 28%; over 25%- 12%Real estate experience of all REALTORS® (median): 7 yearsREALTORS® by gender: Male 41%; Female 59%Formal education of REALTORS®: Some college: 34%; associate degree: 12%; Bachelor's degree: 26%; High school graduate: 8%; Graduate degree (2 comments)
Easter Egg Hunts Come to Bergen County - 02/20/08 07:23 PM
To go along with my previous post....the Borough of Allendale will be holidng an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 15th. The hunt begins at 10AM at Crestwood Park and is a great opportunity to bring the kids out, meet the Easter bunny and have a great day! For those of you that can't make it out...have your own Easter egg hunt at home! Besides egg hunts you can have an egg relay race and egg toss. (3 comments)
Easter Already! - 02/20/08 07:17 PM
I was walking through some of the local stores around Ridgewood and Bergen County the other day and I was amazed to see how much Easter candy was out already! We just finished up Valentine's Day and the stores were already well on their way into the Easter holiday. Easter is an exciting time of the year for children. Complete with the Easter bunny and Easter egg hunts, Easter is loads of fun for the little ones. However, with fun comes some precautions. I myself have children and below are some important Easter safety tips: Be sure that Easter toys and dolls (such (1 comments)
Get Yourself Out There! - 02/19/08 07:04 PM
As realtors we are always looking to get our name out there. More contacts means more people know who we are which leads to more leads and more business....Not all that bad if you ask me! Next month, the Oakland, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce is having an business card exchange. This is a great way to meet new people and increase your contact list as well as increase your business. (2 comments)
Oakland Education Foundation Gala Dinner - 02/19/08 06:58 PM
Who doesn't love a Gala Dinner??? Complete with dancing, drinks and dinner....this is a great way to donate to the Oakland Education Foundation. Plus, a 50/50 raffle for those wishing to try their luck! I truly believe that our children are our future and this is one way to help out the foundations that go to benefit their education. I hope a lot of residents come out for this event in support of education. (1 comments)
Oakland New Jersey, Great Place to Raise Kids -- For Less - 02/16/08 09:23 PM
Here is a great article about a community that we serve. Business Week came up with a list of 50 places in the United States that offer the right combination of community, education and safety. Oakland New Jersey real estate is a great place to invest for the future of your family. Located near major highways and sharing the same regional high school with Wyckoff and Franklin Lakes, Oakland is a great town, consider raising your family here.
For more information on Oakland Homes for Sale or Bergen County Real Estate, Short Sales or any other topic, call Sal Poliandro, (0 comments)
Still Feeling Great about the Giants Victory in Super Bowl XLII - 02/11/08 11:53 PM
I know that the Pro Bowl is over now and the NFL season has officially concluded. I just wanted to point out that there was only 1 Giant player in the Pro Bowl (and he wasn't even a starter) During the playoffs we had to beat teams that stacked the starting lineups of both the AFC & NFC Pro Bowl squads. I have posted other blogs about my Giants in the last month, so when I finish this one I will be done. Here we are just as the game ended. BTW. Anybody know what person's Jersey I have been wearing during (6 comments)
RE/MAX New Beginnings Realty - 02/11/08 11:33 PM
"Simply The Best" was the theme of this years RE/MAX of New Jersey awards ceremony. The event was held at the Borgata hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.We made some new friends from New Beginnings Realty in Toms River, NJ. We met Donna Calderaro and Peter Seidelman. Here is a photo of the happy group.
Photo taken by Bergen County Realtor Sal Poliandro (0 comments)
Ridgewood Realtors "Simply The Best" - 02/11/08 11:27 PM
"Simply The Best" was the theme of this years RE/MAX of New Jersey awards ceremony. Sal earned the prestigious 100% club in less than 5 months with RE/MAX Properties in Ridgewood. It was a really exciting evening. We were really enthusiastic to get to meet the RE/MAX balloon guy in person. The event was held at the Borgata hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.
Northern New Jersey January Real Estate Reports Are In - 02/06/08 07:03 PM
This graph plots the unadjusted sales data (closed sales) for the counties listed. The second graph is another view at the sales data for the full year. While thes charts (especially the last one) may not look that great. Bergen County Real Estate has performed well! Visit Ridgewood Real Estate Market Report 2007 and take a look. For more information on Ridgewood or Bergen County Real Estate, Short Sales or any other topic, call Sal Poliandro, Realtor, ePRO, SRES at 201-259-2187, or visit our website: http://www.salanddawn.com/ Sal can be reached by snail mail at RE/MAX Properties 81 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450
The Book Vs. The Movie...Which Will Prevail? - 02/06/08 06:51 PM
I just finished up reading the book, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. I'm sure many of you are familiar with this title from the recent movie that came out with the same name. The movie I Am Legend was based off of the book. I saw the movie as well and after watching the movie I started thinking....how often are movies completely different than the books they are based on? The movie I Am Legend was completely different than the book! Of course, there were similar aspects but overall, the movie was completely different. So...which one is better, the book (1 comments)
Fans Jam Lower Manhattan For The Giant's Parade - 02/05/08 06:47 PM
Today was the ticker tape parade for the Super Bowl Champions New York Giants! Although I did not get to go, I can only imagine the excitement and energy flowing through the crowd today. The parade began on Battery Place at 11AM and continued up Broadway onto City Hall where the mayor honored the team and gave each member of the team an honorary key to the city. Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Tom Coughlin, Plaxico Burress, David Tyree...they were all there. Congratulations once again to the New York Giants as they stunned the New England Patriots! (1 comments)
Super Bowl Eve Chili Cook Off....I Wish I Heard About This Earlier! - 02/05/08 06:35 PM
On Saturday evening, the eve of the Super Bowl, Ridgewood had their annual Super Bowl Eve Chili Cook-off. I wish I had heard about this earlier! The evening included viewing "Football Follies," guest speakers, door prizes and more. The food for the event was donated by a number of local businesses including Best of Everything, Broad Street Smokehouse and Grill, the Daily Treat, the Silver Spoon and the Office. I wish I was there to taste some of the various chilis and see whose was the best! Count me in for next year! (0 comments)
Valentine's Day A Different Way - 02/04/08 06:42 PM
Valentine's Day is fast approaching...what are your plans? Besides the usual fancy dinner and romantic night...does anyone have any unique approaches to this holiday? I'm curious to hear what everyone is planning. Here is a fun idea for those in Bergen County: "Love in in the Air" is the musical theme of the upcoming vocal concert at the First Presbyterian Church of Ridgewood on Sunday, February 24th at 2:00pm. An afternoon of romantic selections from Opera and Musical Theater will be presented by soloists and organist of the church's Chancel Choir. (3 comments)
Calling All Heroes.... - 02/04/08 06:19 PM
The American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey is calling for nominations of everday heroes to honor at this year's annual Heroes Breakfast. Celebrating its tenth year, the breakfast pays tribute to ordinary people who have done extraordinary acts within Northern New Jersey. The winners will be celebrated and honored at the event on Friday, March 28th in Englewood Cliffs. To nominate a hero, go to http://www.redcrossnj.org/. This is a great program and those that are true heroes should be recognized for the special acts they have performed! (1 comments)
Bergen County Realtor Inspired by Dokken! It's Not Love. - 02/03/08 11:15 PM
Dawn and I started dating in 1987. One of my favorite bands back then was Dokken. They were actually the band I wanted to see most in the 1988 concert tour Monsters of Rock. Here is the video br /> Told you i had to leave, i had my reasons I said that it hurt to stay, the way that i'm feelin' It's not love That left you standin' It's not love That left you cold It's not love Misunderstandin' Only a mistake There's nothing left to take Why, baby, why did you make me let you go And leave you so lonely (7 comments)
New York Giants Super Bowl XLII Champs... How Sweet it is! - 02/03/08 10:05 PM
Hi Everyone, This has been one of the greatest sports moments in recent history. Better than the Giants beating the Bills in Super Bowl XXV. This rivals the Rangers winning the Stanley Cup in 1994. That was something I never thought I would see in my lifetime. This was the best Super Bowl Game ever. The Giants first drive was over 8 minutes long and then Eli Manning drives the team down the field to score the game winning touchdown with :35 seconds left to go. Not to mention the play where he seemed to be sacked, broke free and found (9 comments)
Bergen County Real Estate & The New York Giants in the Super Bowl - 02/03/08 03:50 PM
This is my last chance to let you all know how proud we are here in Bergen County of the New York Giants! Super Bowl XLII is only hours away. I was hoping for this matchup December 29th. The Patriots were coming to New Jersey and I was predicting a Super Bowl Preview. People commented that there really was no chance. We lost a close game that night, but played well. The following week we went to Tampa Bay (we were supposed to lose on the Road) but we won again. We moved on to Dallas again no chance at winning. (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.