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!
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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 only 5 years in this biz, I dare say I've learned a lot and have a lot of growing and learning to do along the way. I do certain things extremely well, other things I hope I get better at. One of my faults, at times, is I love writing. I tend to write or want to write about anything I can if only given the forum to do so....I was given the forum, AR arrived, I've done so.
Too often, I lack the mental discipline to focus entirely on what this forum is about and that leads me into tangents and subjects that tend not to offer others who may in fact read my posts anything other than whimsical writings of a sometimes wise-soul. Sorry for that. Actually - you know what, I'm not. I write because I love to write, I hope along the way to learn from mistakes, grow because I put 'myself' out there, and am smart enough to realize what we do for a living affects other people. What we do is important. What we do, in a bunch of different capacities, involves somebody's roof over their head. Our role is simple, doing our job as we would want it to be done on the other side. Whether you are religious or not is of no importance, The 'Golden Rule' is an Awesome Philosophy To Live & Die By...
I'm getting off track here. Shocking, I know! Rates have risen above what they once were. If you are looking for a 30 year mortgage with a fixed rate that starts with 5, be prepared to pay heavy for it in the form of 'Discount Points.' If you are looking to buy a home with no money down, you better have the credit scores and be able to not only document your income....but your rental history as well. Creative Financing will always be a reason to implement the services of a Mortgage Professional, but it will never replace Common Sense Financing that the same Mortgage Professional should be able to provide as well. When bidding out for our services, my advice to the consumer is simply this...Trust not only the character but the content of whom you are talking with, make sure they have that one ingredient that separates them from the rest. That isn't necessarily product (though some have what other's don't.) It isn't necessarily rate (though some will give you what other's won't.) It's about two things in my mind, two things to look for:
PASSION & INTELLECT
Buying a home is rarely a bad financial idea in any market (I'm going to get heat for that one, I know). Refinancing your home is another story. If you have used or plan on using your home as an ATM Machine, bad financial idea. Find somebody who is passionate enough to care about your needs not only today, but 5 years from now. Find somebody who is smart enough to lead you to the direction you should go. Find somebody who lives, breathes, and appreciates, LIFE first....and their work one step behind. Folks, it isn't the easiest time getting involved in a market like Real Estate, but always know Real Estate rarely is an easy market.
Live Well, Breath Steady, & Turn The Lights Off When You Go To Bed!!!
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.