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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Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
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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!
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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
Patience is a Virtue.........but how long is my life span? - 01/23/09 12:22 PM
My week started out as any other week, prospecting, negotiating, showing property. Except one little difference: I got my first referral from Active Rain! It was from an agent in Boston who read my Blog and saw that is where I grew up. He felt a comfort level and referred me to his client who was buying a home in San Diego. Good Kharma must have been flowing my way, because an hour later the phone rang: a client had received a mailer I sent 4 years ago, when I was at another company. (I had kept the same phone number.) He had a home (12 comments)
With property values in San Diego county down by anywhere from 20%-50%, this scenario is the bank's worst nightmare. Imagine the defunct portfolios of mortgages if homeowners decide to give the Lenders a "deed in lieu of foreclosure" and walked away and bought the same house around the corner for 50% less than what they owe! The bank then would be faced with these homes on their books, worth the same amount the original homeowners were willing to negotiate for, but now instead of this able & willing "buyer", they then had to find an unknown to pay them the (3 comments)
Are you saying what I think you are saying? - 01/03/09 02:16 PM
Am I really understanding what you are saying? I had incidences this month when 2 of my clients really shocked me after telling me what they think a real estate agent’s job is. Let me clue you in: I was dumbfounded! One of my clients said he hadn’t rented his home yet because although he had someone showing the place to prospective tenants, he wasn’t there to “pressure” someone into signing a lease, and that is what real estate agents do. Another client told me that the reason he hired an agent was so that he could get significantly more than “market (16 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.