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
The Collins Center for Public Policy in Tallahassee, Florida, has been at the forefront of Florida’s move to implement a system of managed mediation for foreclosure cases.
The Collins Center has previously created model managed mediation programs to assist the Florida Court System in meeting the demands of high volume cases which deal with similar subject matter. Collins created the Hurrican Mediation Program for the Department of Financial Services. In 2004 and 2005, eight major hurricanes struck Florida resulting in 2.5 million property insurance claims. Less than 2% of the claims were disputed, creating a need for an efficient system to handle the disputes. The Collins Center Hurricane Mediation teams handled 25,000 mediation requests with successful settlements in 86% of their cases. Additional information on the Collins site <link here>
The Collins Center for Public Policy currently operates managed mediation programs for foreclosure cases in three areas of the state having developed both personnel and large case load management infrastructure to include facilities, equipment and computer technologies for case tracking and scheduling. Collins operates mediation centers in the following Judicial Circuits:
1st Judicial Circuit (including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties) with a center located at 236 West Garden Street #4, Pensacola, FL 32502
11th Judicial Circuit (Including Dade Couty) with a center located at University Park Plaza, 3544 South University, Davie, FL 33328
19th Judicial Circuit (Including Martin, St Lucie, Okeechobee and Indian River Counties) with a center located at 10521 SW Village Center #104, Port St Lucie, FL 34987
Other circuits, some with other program managers, will be coming on line in the coming months pursuant to the Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order. Similar programs are operating with success in Ohio. I will try to report in the Active Rain Mediation for Realtors Group on new county or circuit availability of this program as new programs are rolled out.
The Florida program is targetted at residential homestead properties. At this time, the program does not address investor owned properties or foreclosure cases filed before the initiation of the programs. Cases which do not fall under the programs may still request mediation at the discretion of the presiding judge in the case.
Alternate Dispute Resolution processes like mediation are also available for a wide variety of disputes without court order or managed mediation program. Prior to filing any law suit, the parties to the dispute may seek the assistance of a mediator to assist in settling the dispute. The Florida Supreme Court has established training and educational qualifications for Certified mediators in a variety of case categories. While certified mediators may not be necessary in non-court ordered mediations, the certification system of the Court provides consistent qualifications and training for mediators throughout the state. Lists of certified mediators filtered by category and county or circuit are available on line at <the Florida State Courts site>. Under the General Public > Self-help > Mediator search tab, you may select your criteria for your search.
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.