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.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
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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
Screening Your Clients - 11/29/06 08:03 AM
You may find during your real estate career that there are certain types of people you don't want to work with. No, don't get worried, I'm not getting ready to advise you to throw your Fair Housing training out the window. I'm referring to personality types that you will realize are a bad fit for you. Relationships developed in the process of buying or selling homes can become rather intense, intimate and emotionally charged. It stands to reason that every real estate agent is not a good fit for every buyer or seller. I am extremely detail oriented and responsive. Being (22 comments)
Our Sacred Commissions - 11/29/06 07:50 AM
From Day One, we real estate agents are pressured by sellers to reduce our listing commission. There are entire classes taught on ways to Just Say No to discounting. If you read Sell with Soul, The New Agent's Guide to an Extraordinary Career in Real Estate, then you know how I feel about commission discounting...there are perfectly good reasons to do it! I don't see any problem with giving your family and good friends a break (they'd do it for you) or with discounting your commission for frequent buyers or sellers. I always offer a discount to my good investors; I'm (9 comments)
The Future of Real Estate - Yes, We Agents Will Still be Needed! - 11/29/06 07:41 AM
For years, "they" have been saying that the real estate agent will soon be a thing of the past. "They" say that in the near future, all real estate will be handled online and the middle-man will no longer be needed. Fair enough. We've seen some of that already. In the olden days, we real estate agents "owned" the data on the MLS and we guarded it like a momma bear. I believe it was "illegal" or at least against the rules to give a client a copy of the sacred MLS listing book. Now, MLS data is available to anyone (18 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.