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
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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!
Get your content in front of more eyes
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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
What does doing a good job and giving your best really mean anyways?
I think so many of us have learned from and been inspired by someone - whether a parent, colleague or mentor - "to always give our best."
Here's an example for you to understand where I'm going with this:
You have a builder laying the foundation for a home (maybe yours?) If it's not set the right way there will be problems. What if the foreman said to his worker don't worry about having it "just right" "no one will know" because he's more concerned with the schedule to just get it done.
Now what if the worker said "but I will know."
I think we'd all like to associate ourselves with the worker and this point illustrates that if you think it doesn't matter whether or not you give something your best or not - it does - and on so many levels especially if you pride yourself and your business on "giving your clients your best."
I'm certain you've heard the old saying "you never get a second chance to make a first impression." This statement is true and can be applied to so many areas of our lives.
In real estate doing your best can be the difference between being a client's real estate professional of choice and finding yourself with lots of referral business or being known and referred to as the real estate professional "not" to choose.
Giving your best comes down to meeting and exceeding the wants and needs of your clients and can be measured by the following:
They're happy with your services (you can see it and they share it with you)
They continue to rely on you for your expertise and services
They recommend you to others
So what can you do to ensure you're providing your best for all the clients you interact with? The following list are some suggestions for giving your best:
Clients want this and expect this. Be on time. Have everything you need for your meeting/call. Know your stuff.
Believe in yourself and your abilities. If you don't believe what you're saying and sharing with your clients what makes you think they will?
Give them 100% of your attention. Make eye contact. Nod your head. Ask for clarification. Don't have the attitude that something will not work - find the best way to make it work!
Avoid negative talk. Show enthusiasm. Have fun when you interact with your clients - who doesn't like being around someone that clearly loves what they do?
Be a Leader
Being an enthusiastic and positive leader - guiding your clients through the wealth of information that they may not fully understand - builds trust and confidence in you. Have a plan, a vision and clear direction for how you will get them results.
Clients want to know and feel you are committed to their goals
Be a Hard Worker - Give it Your Best
Clients are drawn to people who are willing to work hard. Define how you will work hard for your client. Demonstrate in action. Go the extra mile.
The fact is the real estate industry is extremely competitive with numerous real estate professionals competing for the same listings and opportunities. By following the above suggestions you can maximize your chances of not only getting the opportunity to work with a client but having them become a long term client and also one of your greatest sources of future business.
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
What else would you add to this list of giving your best?
Feel free to share your experiences of giving your best to your clients.
If you still need that extra bit of motivation I have the perfect thing for you! I promise you that you will not only feel happy after watching this but it will leave you feeling motivated and inspired to Do and Give Your Best in Everything!
If it's not evident to you by now, consumers are very knowledgeable and computer savvy and are using the Internet to not only search for homes but for real estate agents and real estate professionals who they feel are like minded and can lead them to the results they are looking for.
As we all know, there are only 24 hours in a day to get it all done...are you focusing on the right stuff to grow your business and meet your client's needs? Contact us today to get started!
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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.