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
Minnesota's state motto claims we live in the land of 10,000 lakes, yet there is actually over 12,000 in this great northern state. However, one thing is for certain; all MN lakes are all too cold for swimming in the spring. This March marked several record breaking temperatures in the high 70's and I know more than a few Minnesotan's were tempted to turn on their central air yet a quick jump in the lake could have been deadly. It is normal for air temperatures in April and May to occasionally be as warm and sultry as August, making the (1 comments)
Out of the Box Bridal Registry Thinking! Newlyweds Want Dream Home! - 04/18/12 01:24 PM
Why can't a bride and groom take that little bar code scanner from Target or Macy's and scan a photo of a new home instead? I know couples need the department store stuff like blenders, coffee makers and blankets but they often want and need a first home too! What if brides and grooms could browse the internet listings on any real estate website or drop by a neighborhood open house and use a special "dream home scanner" to click on a favorite home. Then they could receive the keys to their dream home just in time to be carried over (16 comments)
**SOLD**20710 Minnie B Grant Lane, Linwood, MN 55092 - 04/16/12 12:51 PM
Welcome to 20710 Minnie B Grant LN, Linwood! SOLD! Spectacular Home & Beautiful Gardens on 2.4 Acres! Privacy--Located at the end of a cul de sac and bordering a 660 Acre DNR nature preserve.
BEAUTIFUL Inside and OUT! Love the gardens and the yard from the moment you drive up the driveway but inside this home is also a treasure! GRANITEcounters! BIRCH Cabinets! MAPLE Floors! NEW Roof! NEW Furnace! NEW Hot Water Heater! Master suite with balcony and private bath with 2 person whirlpool! 2200+ Finished square feet plus an unfinished fourth level!
Eat-in Kitchen Features and Upgrades: Custom Birch (11 comments)
In East Bethel, Minnesota on the north side of Highway 65 sits this tall carved black bear. It is a beautiful carving and one I am proud to add to my series of Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions! Other Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions: Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions-Hometown Version: The North St. Paul Snowman Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions-Homeowner Version: Grrrr....Black Bear in Columbus Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions-Hometown Version: Giant Mouse and Buffalo in Center City Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions-Homeowner Version: Forest Lake Steam Train Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions--Homeowner Version: Ham Lake Bald Eagle in Nest Uniquely Minnesota Artful Distractions-Homeowner Version: Little Gnome (7 comments)
When We Buy a New House, Can We Get a Pony? - 04/10/12 01:33 PM
Horse and animal restrictions on Minnesota acreage properties Last year, during a final walkthrough of an acreage home my buyers were purchasing in Anoka County, one of their daughters ran up to me giggling and said, “Joe thinks you are buying him a pony.” “Oh…really?” was all I could think to respond. Mom nodded that yes it was a fact, Joe had it in his three-year-old head that I was going to drop off a four-hoofed pet on move-in day. While I have been known to give a closing gift to my clients, I have never offered a (6 comments)
Love Your Pet! Protect Your Home! - 04/10/12 08:24 AM
Tips for protecting home from pet damage Just yesterday I was out showing homes in northern Anoka County. We were at a lovely, well kept home in East Bethel. As we pulled into the driveway, we could hear barking from the garage. The two kenneled dogs did not bother the showing at all. But as I inspected the home with my buyers, we noticed chew marks on the oak door frame near the floor.. In this particular case, my buyers discounted the small flaw in an otherwise meticulously well kept home, Pets do make a difference when selling a home. We (5 comments)
A few weeks ago, a television station in the Minneapolis/St Paul Metro ran a story on pet rescue. Whether you are looking for a dog, cat, horse or bird there is a shelter with a rescued pet up for adoption in the Twin Cities. The particular organization featured in the news story embraced the mission of helping older dogs find new homes. Our own family adopted our dog Tikki, from a shelter as a 7-month-old semi-puppy. He was a huge part of our family for 17 years and I will have to admit the older years were a bit (9 comments)
Beautiful Home on Old Towne Rd, Chisago City, MN This home is now off the market
Designed for Entertaining With over 4,000 finished square feet and an acre of property, this home is perfect for those who love to entertain! With two family rooms, a huge eat-in kitchen, a 3-season porch, formal dining and living rooms plus a huge back deck, backyard and private tennis/basketball court, there is plenty of room for any sized group to be entertained in style and comfort. Overnight guests are not a problem as the lower level is perfectly designed for hosting (3 comments)
Vaccination Clinic Carlos Avery Wildlife Science Center The Wildlife Science Center in the Forest Lake/Columbus area is better known as the Carlos Avery wolf refuge. On a cool crisp evening when the world is quiet in my Ham Lake front yard, I can easily hear the dozens of wolves howling from their home. It is located a few miles as the hawk flies from my home so it is near and dear to my heart. The Wildlife Science Center (The WSC) is not only home to several types of wolves, a number of other animals call the sanctuary home (6 comments)
With Easter arriving this weekend, I thought I would share the Peepmobile that quite literally rolled into the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota just a few weeks ago! I personally am not a big fan of Peeps candy, or anything marshmallow for that matter. But I did think the bright yellow VW bug with the giant Peep on top was worth taking a photo to share! Have a wonderful and safe Easter weekend! (8 comments)
Theresa "Teri" Eckholm/REMAX Specialists assists Minnesotans to find their way home with helpful tips and quality service. Dedication to customer service has made Teri the REALTOR® of choice for families in Blaine, Forest Lake, Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and Wyoming areas. Licensed in MN.
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.