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
The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents has published a free report on real estate euphemisms being used around the country. The report, titled "Home Buying Euphemisms and Lingo, How to Read Between the Lines When You Are Home Shopping" helps buyers better understand some of today's property descriptions and contains NAEBA member survey responses both serious and humorous. The report is available as a free download on the NAEBA site: 2008 Report on Home Buying Euphemisms and Lingo. Here are a couple humorous examples: "Cozy Home" - too small to fit your big-screen tv. "Easy Access to Everywhere" - backs up to an expressway. The Report (0 comments)
national association of exclusive buyer agents: NAEBA Establishes New HQ in Arizona - 04/17/08 12:13 PM
The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA), a pro-consumer association composed of real estate licensees who represent homebuyers exclusively, has announced the opening of their new headquarters office in Avondale, Arizona, a Phoenix suburb. NAEBA has also recently hired Kimberly Kahl, a Certified Association Executive, who most recently served as Executive Director of the Arizona Masonry Contractor's Association, as its full-time Executive Director. I am very proud to serve on NAEBA's Board of Directors. NAEBA members do not list property for sale or represent sellers, and can therefore pledge to assist their buyer clients in finding the right property at the best price possible, without potential conflicts (8 comments)
national association of exclusive buyer agents: Exclusive Buyer Agents Are Not Salespeople - 11/13/07 12:54 PM
The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) is holding its annual meeting in Las Vegas this week. One of the topics of discussion is marketing the concept of exclusive buyer agency. The topic of agency is confusing, even to many real estate agents. How can exclusive buyer agents differentiate themselves from traditional buyer agents who also list properties and represent sellers. I like the following concise explanation: "Exclusive Buyer Agents are not salespeople. Exclusive buyer agents are buyer consultants, counselors and advocates." Here is one of the more humorous explanations: "Listless, one-sided and proud of it." If you are looking for a real estate agent who (0 comments)
Do home buyers really need the help of a buyer's agent in a buyer's market? According to a recent article "Real Estate: Call Your Agent," by Linda Stern in the July 16, 2007 edition of Newsweek, those working without an agent may be losing out in a couple of big ways. First off, without an agent to search the MLS on their behalf, house hunters may be missing out on properties which may suit their needs. Also, without an agent negotiating on their behalf, potential home buyers may not get their best deal. However, when looking for an agent, home buyers are advised to seek out the (3 comments)
national association of exclusive buyer agents: CNN/Money Recommends Exclusive Buyer Agents - 05/12/07 10:44 PM
Exclusive Buyer Agents are featured in the CNN/Money.com Spring Home Buying Guide. Tom Early, past President of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, is featured in the article, as is a link to the NAEBA website. This appearance in the CNN/Money Spring Home Buying Guide follows favorable comments in both Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Consumer Reports, among others. It looks like exclusive buyer agency is finally on the radar screen for the real estate press. (0 comments)
Exclusive buyer agents and their trade association, the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, are highlighted in the March 2007 Edition of Kiplinger's Personal Finance. The article, "Hire Your Own Agent", states the following: "Unlike traditional agents, EBAs don't work for listing brokers, so they avoid the risk of dual agency -- when one broker represents both parties. EBAs are still paid by the seller, but they can promise to represent your interests exclusively throughout the transaction and help you negotiate the lowest price." The practice of exclusive buyer agency also received a boost after a prominent mention in the May, 2005 edition of (0 comments)
national association of exclusive buyer agents: NAEBA Board 2007 Strategic Planning Session in Minneapolis - 01/09/07 01:15 AM
The Board of Directors of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) is meeting in Minneapolis this week to develop its strategic plan for the coming year. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderfully talented group of like-minded professionals. Consumer Reports and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications, have recently touted NAEBA, and the practice of exclusive buyer agency, as a worthy option for consumers seeking agency level representation in connection with their real estate purchases. I am proud to be able to contribute my time and talent to this worthy organization. From left to right: (1 comments)
national association of exclusive buyer agents: Exclusive Buyer Agents Mentioned in RealEstateJournal.com - 10/24/06 09:29 AM
Exclusive Buyer Agents were given favorable mention in a recent article published by RealEstateJournal.Com, the Wall Street Journal's online "Guide to Property". In an article entitled "Selecting a Real-Estate Agent in a Cooling Housing Market", the author quotes the President of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (http://www.naeba.org/), Tom Early, who stated that "By hiring a representative who works on only one side of the transaction, you'll get a specialized agent who probably won't have a conflict of interest."Real estate agency relationships are confusing and often misunderstood, even by many real estate licensees themselves. Nevertheless, exclusive buyer agency seems to be (0 comments)
Northern Michigan Real Estate news, commentary and market information published by Stefan Scholl, real estate attorney, exclusive buyer agent and broker/owner of Buyer's Broker of Northern Michigan, LLC.
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.