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
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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
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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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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
Interview Questions for a Prospective Short Sale Agent
If, for reasons of hardship…unemployment, under employment,illness,divorce, etc. or some combination thereof….you are unable to pay yourmortgage and are looking to have a real estate agent do a short sale…you , the homeowner(s),need to interview the agent and make sure that you feel confidentwith their experience...their Successful experience…to save you from the ravages of foreclosure.Here is an interview guide you may find helpful in the screening process.
1) What formal training has the agent had ?CDPE or other…Ask to see the certificate. If the agent has received the training, they won’t be offended and you will be assured that theyformal instruction by a recognized authority in the industry.
2) How many short sales has the agent done ?Find out not only how many but when…recently…5 years ago.
3) What is the success rate for closing short sales ?It isn’t just the quantity…it has to be the quality to avoid foreclosure.
4) Ask for references from recent closings. If the agent is successful, providing a handful of references should not be an issue.
5) Has the agent explained the process to you…discussed what options are available and what the long term effects can be for each option.
6) Has the agent given you references for a real estate attorney, accountant and credit repair expert ?
7)Ask the agent to show you closed sales figures from MLS for the past 24 months.Short sales take longer, require more effort and as a result more financial stability by the agent. You don’t want to sign a listing contract with someone who may not be able to sustain their earnings in the business.
8)How does the agent take your very valuable from listing to closing ?Ask for a written marketing plan, find out who does the follow up with the lender after an offer is received.What is the agent’s philosophy on submitting an offer or many offers and why? And the all important question…WHO does the negotiation of the short sale with the lender ?Does the agent you hired do it…do they have a VA..Virtual Assistant do it for them ?Do they have a 3rd party company do the negotiation ?The answer to this question with the success rate may be key to difference between an agent listing a short sale and closing one…
Don't Be A Real Estate Experiment.....
Be A Successful Short Sale Seller...the Credit/Future You Save IS your own !
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.