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
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.
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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!
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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
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Your Mortgage Rate - 30 reasons why it is different - 12/09/09 06:34 AM
For many people the first question they ask a mortgage loan officer is, "What are your Mortgage Rates?" When I get this question, I could flippantly choose between any of these answers: A. That DependsA. Anywhere from 1% to 10%, what would you like them to be?A. 5% plus or minusA. Rates on what? As you can see, none of these answers really answer the question that the caller really wants to know. I recently did a quick count, and I added up 30 questions that need to be answered before an accurate rate quote can be given. Here is a (2 comments)
Employment Reports and Mortgage Rates - 12/05/09 10:44 PM
The November jobs report released on Dec 3rd led to the continued increase in mortgage interest rates. From Dec 1st to the 3rd, rates already jumped 0.25% to 0.375% from the all-time lows. The government's November Non-Farm Payrolls allowed most pundits to claim that the recession is nearly over, if not over already. I still have a hard time believing this when over 7.2 million jobs have been lost so far in this recession, and we haven't had a net increase in jobs for over two years. However, many analysts correctly point out that employment figures are lagging indicators for the economy. This (0 comments)
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