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
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Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
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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
We all like a deal. No one likes to pay more for something than is absolutely necessary. What woman's eyes don't light up at the thought of a sale?
There is also penny pinching. Trying to get a bargain to the nth degree. Sometimes the tradeoff is our time if we shop around too long for the best price.
Think of foreclosures. Sometimes the houses need repair, there are multiple offers, take a long time to close, AND they may not even be the best deal compared to another normal preowned home.
What is your TIME worth in any of these situations?
If you are a buyer of real estate, do you really need to look for eight months to find a home you like? Is the inventory that low? Wouldn't you like to get on with your life and settle in? If you are a seller, not penny pinching about staging, preparing, and setting the right price on your home, will allow you to sell your home and not sit there. Again, what is your time worth? As an investor know your targeted return and focus on that and skip properties that are outside your criteria.
I am not saying be a spendthrift or unwise with your finances. Cutting coupons for the grocery stores can save you money as can shopping online. Net it out whatever you are doing with your choices but keep your TIME as well as your money at the forefront of your thinking. Optimize your time because the seconds of your life are what your life is made up of. They are very precious.
With frugality I am not a big Dave Ramsey fan of at least partly what he suggests although I know he helps people focus getting out of debt. He says to live like no other today so to live like no other tomorrow. It is a scarcity mentality not abundance, and I think you deserve abundance.
Life is short!!
Good luck with being a time optimizer and NOT SO much a penny pincher. You deserve it all!!
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.