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
A Bit of Venting About Venting - 01/26/12 11:12 AM
One of the things I do as I go through a house during a home inspection is turn on the bathroom ventilation fans. This helps me to check the connections once I am in the attic. There are a number of issues with vent installations that are usually found. Many times improper materials are used and installations are less than functional. The termination issues that are seen quite often are terminations mid-level in the attic, beneath the insulation, and beneath attic vents. The picture below demonstrates just some of the things I find during Virginia Beach home inspections. Here are some (3 comments)
One Thing Leads To Another - 01/23/12 01:40 PM
Many times when I come across an issue during a home inspection it will be the beginning of the trail of things to come. This short video of a Virginia Beach home inspection illustrates this point. A failure at the roof was the begining of the trail to more damage below.
Make sure you have a Virginia Beach home inspector who follows the trails of issues in your house to ensure you know exactly what needs to be repaired or replaced to protect your home. (0 comments)
Damage Prevention with Gutters - 01/17/12 03:53 PM
Do you think that the lack of gutters on a home is a defect or just a personal choice? Many feel that gutters affect the aesthetic appeal of their homes. It doesn’t matter if they were never installed or removed on an older home due to renovations and not replaced there are issues to consider when deciding not to use a rain drainage system. Consider this, if you take a 1000 square foot roof as an example. Every inch of rain that falls on that roof means approximately 600 gallons of water has to find somewhere to go. Now if your (1 comments)
They Are Free and Can Save a Life - 01/12/12 05:36 PM
Anti-tip devices are used to stop freestanding ranges from tipping over. Although I rarely find them during a home inspection I will always recommend them in my report. Usually they will attach the rear leg of the range to the floor or wall. When the door to the oven is open there is the chance that if the right amount of weight is placed on it, which is less than you think, all the contents of the stovetop can come crashing down. Unfortunately, small children climbing on an open door can have serious if not fatal consequences if the oven tips (6 comments)
For new homeowners one of the most important things to understand is that things can and will eventually go wrong. All homes will break down, wear out, leak, and deteriorate over time. You get a home inspection to get a snapshot of the condition of the home prior to your purchase. You and your Realtor address the important issues that are of a concern to you before you agree to buy. Now that you’re moved in comes the responsibility every homeowner assumes when purchasing a home, the home maintenance. You have questions like. "What do I need to look for?", (2 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.