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 great marketing tool that Real Estate Professionals use is the curbside flyer. This allows people who are interested in your home to grab a flyer and learn more about your home for sale.
What if no one gets out of their car to grab a flyer? What if instead they just continue rolling right on by or worse yet- floor it and screech off!
Here are some great tips to improve the exterior of your home and increase its curb appeal:
Homes need to look ‘Fresh' - Peeling paint and sagging porches are huge red flags to buyers. It tells them that this home has not been cared for. Or it tells them to make a low ball offer. On the other hand, those that are freshly painted or in great condition command higher offers.
Brighter is better - Make sure the home is well lit. It adds character to a home and allows nighttime showings to see what they are buying. Add inexpensive solar lights to walkways and in flower beds, make sure porch and garage lights are operable and replaced with new bulbs.
Breathe new life into old fixtures - Your mailbox, house numbers or light fixtures should look like new and in good shape. Don't go and buy new ones, instead buy an inexpensive can of metal spray paint and give them another lease on life!
Paint the front door - Paint the front door a universal color choice like red or green. Both colors are appealing to many and both are supposed to "invite wealth and prosperity" - can't go wrong there huh?
Add color to your landscaping - Annuals are an easy inexpensive way to add instant curb appeal. Choose annuals that will last a season and that you can easily replace. Choose a color scheme that works with the exterior color of your home. Don't forget to bring some of that same color onto the front porch.
Make a welcoming entrance - Buyers spend an average of 3-4 minutes at the front door waiting for the agent to open it. This gives them plenty of time to scrutinize what they see. Give them something pleasant to look at - a decorative planter, a clean, new welcome mat or an attractive wreath on the door.
Creating great curb appeal will increase the number of showings that your house will get; increasing the chances that your home will sell. Buyers will be paying attention to the small details on the outside, you should be too. Follow these simple suggestions and instead of being a drive-by, you will have cars coming to a screeching halt!
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.