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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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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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
California, although about $20 billion in debt, still has access to Federal stimulus funds, and to prove it, the State is making available a little over $35 million in celebration of Earth Day.
So what do you have to do to get your share? Just replace your most energy-wasting appliances with new environmentally friendly appliances. Think Green!
In addition to the Federal stimulus funds, local utilities and retailers are contributing their fair share via rebates and othe rincentives. You can save hundreds of dollars on some products, and the initial purchase cost will pay for the rest of the appliance through increased energy savings on your utility bills.
Florida and Texas went through their Federal stimulus dollars in mere hours. California says that its program will be more orderly, taking days to deplete the funds rather than hours. Not really sure how that makes it more orderly, but whatever.
Following are some of the incentives available:
Refrigerators — $200 Federal rebate through the California Energy commission and $50 recycling rebate from San Diego Gas & Electric.
Washing machine — $100 Federal rebate and $150 from the San Diego Water Authority.
Room air conditioners — $50 Federal rebate and $25 recycling rebate.
Of course, nothing involving the Goverment is easy, so you'll have to prove that you bought an energy efficient appliance (usually Energy Star Tier 2 and 3) and disposed of your old appliance properly. Fortunately, most retailers will be providing a packet for you to use that has the proper forms in it.
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.