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
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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
"The sky is falling, the sky is falling... " Chicken Little
Anyone who follows my blog knows I am an optimist. Even when others have lamented that the real estate industry was all about bad news, I have pointed out the many opportunities that continue to exist for hard working agents.
Now Department of Commerce figures indicate that new U.S. home sales appear to be bottoming out after a 74% decline since July, 2005. Home sales hit a record low in January, jumped a bit in February, and then fell flat in March. New home inventories dropped 5% from February levels. All this means that the demand for new homes is likely to start increasing again. The demand for new homes never really goes away, even in a recession, but builders are counting on an upturn in sales the second half of 2009.
Median prices are down 12% as builders clear their inventories of unsold homes yet builders are confident as homebuyers take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit and low mortgage rates to opt for new construction.
This is definitely good news in the real estate industry. Builders and buyers are feeling a degree of confidence and taking the steps that make recovery a reality. Confidence feeds confidence.
At this point demand for new homes is rebounding faster than demand for existing homes. But when buyers are out there with a "home jones", they may be open to a good deal on a "used" home with features and location they want. Real estate agents who aren't wasting their time lamenting that the sky is falling can show buyers the options.
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.