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
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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
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
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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!
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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
Finance News Financial Tips for Couples Who Need to Talk
Tough economic times can cause a major strain on your marriage. And while we all know that communication is often the key to overcoming this challenge, discussing finances with a spouse can be extremely difficult for many people. With this in mind, here are some tips to at least get the conversation started.
Get Out of the House - One of the worst times to discuss finances with your significant other is just after you've paid the bills. Let's face it, there's something about writing all of those checks that suddenly makes the reality of your monthly finances sink in. So, instead of approaching your spouse with statements in hand, try waiting a few hours. Think about what you want to say and how you want to say it. Then invite your partner for a walk or a cup of coffee at a local coffee house. The key here is a change of environment, a relaxed, neutral place where your partner won't feel like he or she is being attacked.
Give Your Partner Some Credit - If starting the conversation is hard for you, try opening with a story about your parents' attitude and behavior towards money. This will provide an opportunity for your partner to do the same, opening the door for the discussion. Experts suggest starting off with an example of your own shortcomings and how you hope to change it. Also, offering a compliment of what he or she has been doing right is a great way to break the ice.
Never Assume - Your goal here is to establish a common ground, to create and quantify a plan of action that will benefit you both, even a small goal that you both can work toward as a team. Because of this, you really can't assume that your values and beliefs are absolutely correct and flawless. Be respectful and humble and listen to what your partner has to say. Most importantly, don't blame.
Bring in an Expert - Take the conversation to the next level. Once you've established a general plan, talking to a financial planner together can serve not only to ease the tension, but to solidify your common goals. Either way, keep talking, keep trying, and avoid bickering. Remember, no argument has ever decreased anyone's monthly bills and keeping
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