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
HVCC Does not apply to Government Loans! - 06/29/09 09:11 PM
I just wanted to post a reminder that the madness going on right now in regards to HVCC (Home Valuation Code of Conduct) DOES NOT APPLY TO GOVERNMENT LOANS (FHA and VA)! I know most Realtors are slightly on edge when the word APPRAISAL is mentioned these days! So I hope this helps someone out there feel a little better! Hopefully you work with new first time home buyers who use FHA financing and you will breeze right past these nasty HVCC issues! SIGN OUR PETITION! www.HVCCPETITION.com We have over 20,000 signatures! (0 comments)
The deal that DID NOT CLOSE ON TIME! - What an unexpected result! - 06/24/09 04:47 PM
We just finished helping a 28 year old couple finance their first Sacramento Investment home! Our Client's have saved their money wisely and live well below their means because the bigger picture is their priority. They made an offer on a short sale in Sacramento and waited patiently for the bank to respond. Of course the bank came back with a short sale approval that needed to fund and record in 3 weeks! Do they know what is going on in our market? Apparently not! We were confident we could get it done on-time because we already had a complete loan file with a pre-approval (another testiment for (4 comments)
Rental Housing Association Real Estate Investor Forum presentation - 06/23/09 08:41 PM
Lori gave this great presentation for our Investment Forum at the Rental Housing Forum last week. She did a great job! She has shared some of her slides from her presentation below! Via Lori Mode The Mode & DurhaM Team (Keller Williams Realty): Last evening I gave a presentation at the Rental Housing Association for their first Sacramento Real Estate Investor Forum. It was a great meeting of about 50 investors and I was very pleased to be asked to talk to them about the current Sacramento real estate market and how it relates to investors trying to purchase REO's and Short Sales. (0 comments)
Please join us at the Elk Grove Real Estate Investors Group (Elk Grove REIA) TONIGHT! "SUPERCHARGE" your IRA or 401(k)! As everyone knows, most retirement plans have taken huge "hits" from the stock market's volatility. Because of this, a growing number of people are interested in putting their money in tangible assets such as Real Estate, rather than the traditional stocks, bonds and mutual funds that Financial Planners promote. Self Directed retirement accounts are a growing source of funding for Real Estate at a time when funding is becoming increasingly hard to get. Come discover one of the best kept secrets (0 comments)
ActiveRain Community Search - HGTV’s "House Hunters" Is Now Casting - 06/09/09 11:10 PM
Attention all you Elk Grove and Sacramento Realtors! Do you want to be on TV? HGTV House Hunters is looking specifically for agents in downtown Philadelphia, Denver, Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul and St. Louis. That does not mean you can not keep in front of them and do your best to get them to Sacramento! Would be worth a shot to send them an email! Via Brad Andersohn ~ Community Builder (ActiveRain): ActiveRain Members - HGTV’s "House Hunters" Is Now Casting and Looking for YOU!
HGTV’s hit TV series, House Hunters, is looking for Homebuyers and Real (0 comments)
It is that time a year again! Time to dispute your Sacramento Property Tax Bill! - 06/03/09 01:28 PM
Could there be a silver lining to the current decline in the Sacramento Real Estate Market? Did you know that you can request the Sacramento County Assessor's Office to reevaluate your current assessed value of your home to see if you qualify for a reduction under Proposition 8? This review could result in your Sacramento Property Tax Bill being reduced. This decline in value may be the result of changes in the real estate market, the neighborhood, or the property itself. The assessed value will be reduced only after a review by the Assessor's Office. If the assessed value is reduced, (0 comments)
Did you know that more fortunes were made during the 1930's Great Depression than any other time in history? - 06/02/09 02:30 PM
Did you know that more fortunes were made during the 1930's Great Depression than any other time in history? The media has consistently reported how horrible the Sacramento real estate market is, but if you're an investor or bargain-hunter looking for a great deal, this is actually great news! Why? More fortunes were made during the 1930's Great Depression than at any other time in history! The SMART money at the time was buying up real estate left and right when just about everyone else was on the sidelines. We have a very similar opportunity today, and right now, the (0 comments)
Own rental property in the City of Sacramento? City of Sacramento will vote on June 6th to increase utility rates 23%! - 06/01/09 01:30 PM
The Sacramento Rental Housing Association needs your help! A massive new government tax increase is heading your way unless the Sacramento City Council rejects a city staff proposal to significantly boost the city's utility rates. The City of Sacramento Department of Utilities (Department) is proposing a whopping two-year utility rate increase totaling 23%. The staff proposal is scheduled to be heard before the full city council on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 starting at 6:00p.m. at the Sacramento City Hall located at 915 "I" Street in downtown Sacramento. RHA is asking rental owners and residents join RHA's "Ax the Tax" Campaign (0 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.