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
Are Foreclosed Properties being lost in the shuffle? It appears to be happening here in the Clarksville TN Foreclosure Market so I have a strong feeling that it is happening elsewhere around the country.
I reported a while back about a lovely foreclosed property in Clarksville TN that our clients had made an offer on and received a 'verbal' acceptance from Freddie Mac only to have the offer rejected two days later. The Freddie Mac Sales Manager emailed and said that the property was being sold back to the primary lender because the lender could not afford to take a loss (20K projected loss based upon sales price, closing and commission projections). Being the military minded person that I am, this upset me just a bit - possibly because I felt we had failed our clients, but mainly because of the way the whole transaction went about - very odd indeed.
Since the Freddie Mac Sales manager had emailed us direct and the listing agent had stated the listing was no longer hers, I emailed Freddie Mac again after a week to see if I could get contact information to the primary lender to try to save the deal and get our clients in the home that they truely loved. His comment back was "I do not have time to answer questions about every property I manage. Please do not email me again" Obviously this is no way to conduct yourself when you are in the business of helping people, but I decided to let it lie.
Weeks passed and I checked the tax records daily to see if the home had switched hands which it never did. About the same time the news broke that Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage had fallen on hard times and had been placed on suspension (this was the primary lender)
The home in question went into Foreclosure (or into Freddie Mac's control) on 13 February 2009 and has been sitting ever since. It was listed until May and has been in limbo ever since. No power, no occupants - basically a statistic that is slowly deteriorating. Looking at properties held by Freddie Mac in the Montgomery County Tennessee area, there are two others (six total) that are in the same situation. I have to check HUD and Fannie Mae to see if I can get similar reports and will let you know.
Tonight, I emailed Freddie Mac Corporate Relations as I could not get a straight answer on the phone and no email response through other avenues to see if they were even aware this home was out there lost in the shuffle. I hope to hear back from them soon. Our clients are still in search of another home that meets their needs - hopefully I can get them into this property, but at the very least I hope that the home gets listed and occupied before is simply implodes. Homes are not meant to be empty as many builders and Realtors will tell you.
If we are to fix the foreclosure issue in America, there has got to be a concerted effort by the Freddie and Fannie to get the properties moved. Concerning themselves with a $20 - 25k loss on a single property after the citizens of the United States doled out billions for this very situation is not the answer. We must be a part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
Tim and Pam Cash Crye-Leike Realtors 931-648-2112 (office) 931-338-1375 (cell)
The Cash Team - Making dreams come true one home at a time. Proudly serving the citizens of Clarksville and the Soldiers of Fort Campbell. To view available Clarksville properties, please visit our website at www.cashsofclarksville.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will run a custom search for you. Finding you and yours the perfect property in Clarksville Tennessee and surrounding areas is our goal.
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.