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
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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.
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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
As a salesperson I have often been seen arriving first at my office or being one of the last to leave. I spend almost all day long on the phone and the internet aiding my clients and answering questions for potential clients. I am a firm believer that a smile can be heard over a phone and I also feel that sincerity is an aura that a person can give off while speaking with clients. Your own happiness can be an integral part of your perceived customer service and customer care.
How does one stay happy when working our mortgage/real estate 1/2 days? (by half days I mean 7am to 7pm btw ;) ) Easy. Love what you do. Love who you work with. Enjoy what you accomplish. We all spend roughly 60% of our waking lives with the people we work with, doing our career objective. Why would any sane person spend that much time in a career they don't want to be in? There is a variety of possible answers because we are dealing with people, who can be the most complex and confusing creature on the planet next to the platypus. Personally though? If I didn't like what I was doing, I'd move to another career on my own terms before my attitude got me moved.
I've been lucky and found a job I love doing. I get to help people and use one of my two super powers. Since I was 6 or 7, I've been great with electronics. I can make most software and hardware operate as it's designers hoped it would. I'm the guy that enjoys reading both 'the manual' and then a couple of guides or extra books, and then possibly even write a guide of my own. It is a natural that I would be helping people to make their websites 'sing'. The average person, who I discover is almost always never average, usually just needs direction for their marketing ideas with their website. Or they have direction and just need help getting their website from point A to point B. Either way, it keeps me working and happy.
What is my 2nd super power? Empathy. I love to feel what my client is feeling and to try to help them feel either happy or satisfied. I would never be good at a job where I didn't get to work with others or I didn't get to offer some kind of service related task accomplishment to a client (preferably lots of clients). Many of my clients are people you really can love. In the emotional physical sense? Of course not. Just as you can love a painting or a design of a car. People are just so interesting and different that to be able to find one that you cannot love is not an easy thing.
To some, all of this will sound possibly too California or too hippie. No worries though, as I'm happy as I've said. If they are 1/2 as happy as me, they are doing OK. Although, many can out earn me, few can exceed my feelings of worth and happiness. So my advice is to find something with your job and your clients that you love and keep that in your thoughts. Be happy. I don't believe in the ‘don't worry’ part as I'm a father and find that I always worry ;), but be happy.
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.