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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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
Buyers want to know, "How much down and how much a month?"
Sellers want to know, "Can you get me what I want for my home?"
They both want to know, "Why should I hire you?".
Buyers and Sellers knowwhat they want. They have already found the home they want on the internet or they know what to do to help their home generate a better price by the time they call you. With the thousands of Realtors out there, it seems to me that what consumers need or will be looking for, is an agent who they can trust to help get them through the process of getting what they want.
So, how can you set yourself apart from the rest? Simply said - by being credible.
Do what you say - or don't say it at all.
If you don't know something - don't pretend you do. Just say, "I don't know" and follow with, "But I will find out and get back with you."
Be accessible. If someone has to call you more than once to actually "speak" to you - you're losing their confidence.
With Buyers, don't show them what they don't want and what they can't afford; with Sellers, don't tell them what they want to hear - tell them the truth.
At listing presentations or showing homes, don't point out only the good things of a home or just agree with what a client loves about a home. Really look - take note of any flaws or issues and be prepared to guide Seller's on presentation and repairs; and for Buyers, making a well-thought out offer.
Know the market and the inventory first hand. Don't just rely on reading comps. Spend time looking at neighborhoods and previewing homes. When a client says, "Have you seen this home?" or "I was wondering about this home ..." - you are going to know and be able to give them first-hand knowledge.
When you're with your clients - on the phone or in person - be there 100%. Don't get distracted, don't multi-task, don't complain about how much money you're losing on the deal, etc., it's not in your or their best interest.
Develop your people skills. When it comes down to it - real estate is a people business. No matter how much you know - unless you can sincerely interact, listen, understand and empathize with people - you won't be able to meet their needs.
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.