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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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
In challenging markets...like the one we currently face...it's difficult to find new clients.
Why would you even consider firing a client?
Purely and simply, even the best client relationships can turn bad...and when they do, it's time to end them by firing the client.
Most of us are too busy to allow deteriorating client relationships to drain time and energy from attracting new clients and serving existing clients. With that in mind, here are 5 reasons for firing a client.
1. Perfection Obsession
These are the buyers who are obsessed with finding a perfect home, in a perfect location and at a perfect purchase price.
Or they are sellers who insist on selling their homes terms and conditions that they consider perfect.
Perfection rarely exists in our world, and besides, your responsibility is to give clients the best possible service, helping them find the best possible deal...not the perfect one.
2. Lack of Trust
This can cut both ways.
For whatever reason, you no longer trust your client or vice versa.
Since trust is a key element of all client relationships, once the trust is gone for either party, the relationship is essentially over.
Sometimes miscommunication is inadvertent or accidental.
Others times it is deliberate.
In either case, when miscommunication becomes a common element it represents a problem to be addressed.
If the problem of miscommunication itself cannot be resolved, it's time to end the relationship.
4. Conflicting Advice
We all have advisors who offer opinions and suggestions on our decisions.
Some of these people are professionally trained, qualified and well informed. Others are well intentioned but otherwise poorly informed and mis-directed friends relatives and acquaintances.
It is the second group of advice-givers that have the most potential for causing problems in client relationships.
When clients start to be guided more by this group than by your professional advice, it's best to reserve your time, energy and expertise for clients who value it.
If clients do not value what you offer them...fire them.
Certainly changed circumstances result in changes in clients needs and wants.
However, when clients continually change their minds for no obvious reason, it's hard to be sure of what they really want.
If they don't know what they really want...how can you help them?
Is it not better to devote your resources to helping clients achieve what they know they want?
What other reasons might there be for firing clients?
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.