Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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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ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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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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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
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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
Sometime in January pretty much every year, I start craving spring time and yearning to start planting my garden and seeing flowers and veggies again. And although it is way too early to actually plant anything in the garden, it is a perfect time to plan and dream about what I am going to do when the weather finally says "Now!"
A couple of my favorite gardening experts are Marianne Binetti (www.binettigarden.com) and Ed Hume (www.humeseeds.com). I love to read Marianne's gardening columns in our local paper as she has not only a ton of knowledge about local Pacific Northwest gardening, but gives excellent recommendations for what you can be doing when in the garden, new plants to watch for that are good performers, and a cool sense of humor. I remember one of her columns where she talked about just getting rid of plants that were not thriving and basically said it is really OK - they are not our children; if they won't grow properly than out they go! Nice to have an expert's permission to toss plants that are just disappointing!
And Ed Hume's seed company is a wonderful resource for seeds that will actually grow nicely in our climate! I know when I first moved here from the midwest years ago, I spent several disappointing summers trying in vain to grow things that I knew had thrived in Illinois before I finally got it that the Pacific Northwest was a different place entirely and that I would be much more successful trying to grow the things that do well here.
Ever since reading Barbara Kingsolver's excellent book about eating locally (see her website www.animalvegetablemiracle.com), I have been very motivated to try to do more of that eating locally and in season, whether that means growing more in my own garden or frequent visits to local farms and our local Farmer's Market (www.olympiafarmersmarket.com). I think most everyone would agree that nothing storebought out of season compares with locally grown veggies and fruit - oh oh, now I am craving our scrumptious local strawberries! Got a fairly long wait still until they willl be ready! Back to dreamin'....
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.