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
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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 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.
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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
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I refuse to expect the worst in people. - 02/11/11 08:58 AM
Warning: This is a bit of a rant. My son lost his iPod Touch on the bus yesterday. Today, the bus driver returned it to him. I was not surprised - I was happy, but not surprised. Others were surprised. I absolutely refuse to expect the worst in people. "Ha! Poor girl. Is she ever gonna get used!!" Anyone thinking that? And sure, I have been used from time to time. But I'd much rather get bamboozled, stepped on, disillusioned, or used once in a blue moon than to go through my life with every encounter tinged with cynicism just so that I can avoid (21 comments)
All work and no play...may lose the job. - 02/09/11 07:09 AM
I had an "audition" for a strange yet intriguing Montreal home staging project last week. Of course, I didn't know it was an audition, but I guess it would be safe to assume that all of our first contacts with clients are auditions, right? We went through the house room by room, top to bottom, and the whole time, I was doing what we home stagers and real estate agents do best: problem solving. I was eyeing the space critically. And while I did celebrate the great features of the home, my attention was focused on the not-so-great features, the ones that (17 comments)
Quoted in an On-Line Article on Home Staging - 02/07/11 01:27 PM
Last week, a writer from PropertyWire.ca interviewed me for an article on home staging and its impact on the home selling process. PropertyWire is a new Canadian on-line community of real estate and mortgage professionals. The PropertyWire article on home staging, "Staging as Added Value to Your Business," is geared more toward real estate agents, but anyone buying or selling a home may be interested to see home staging discussed from the viewpoint of industry insiders. For the record, though, I'm not big on the whole cinnamon / baking cookies thing before a buyer comes to visit. It can seem so contrived. And I don't think all family pictures need (11 comments)
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