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
So many real estate professionals today are wondering, "How can I stay positive in today's market?" Like any discriminating real estate professional, you realize the value of a positive mental attitude. Here are some ways that you can create and maintain a positive mental attitude in today's market.
1. Avoid toxic people
What does this mean? Who are the toxic people? Toxic people can be well-meaning people but when they talk to you, they are coming from a negative attitude about money, finances, and especially about the current real estate situation. They may be fellow real estate professionals who want to gather around the water cooler, they may be relatives who are just trying to protect you; they may even be friends and family. You will know if you've been around a toxic person, because you will begin to feel deflated. Here's your job: either change the subject or walk away. Better yet, speak up for yourself and mention that you want to think positively about yourself and about your business. If you see one of them coming your way find a way to avoid the interaction because it does not serve your highest good (or theirs).
2. Set boundries
If you've tried everything and exhausted ways to avoid toxic people, then you may have to set an internal boundary. You can do this very simply by having your own inner conversation if someone is saying something negative to you on the outside. A great example of an inner conversation when someone is complaining about their business or about the marketplace is to say to yourself, "that may be true for you but it's not true for me." This can become your inner mantra.
3. Avoid the media
Why? Remember that the intention of the media is to sell newspapers and magazines. The more they can paint a negative and fearful picture, the more their sales go up. In fact there is a saying in the newspaper business, "If it bleeds, it reads." That may seem harsh, but pick up any newspaper and you'll see what I'm talking about. Why subject yourself to slanted, negative spins on the economy when you can find just as much information to point to the positive?
4. Successful real estate professionals do well in any market. Were you aware of that? Knowing that fact, none of us can continue to use the excuse about the market being bad. In fact, I am coaching several clients right now who in the last six months have doubled and tripled their incomes. In addition to the right marketing strategies and regular lead generation activities, you could help yourself with this empowered belief: "I now draw clients to me who are ready, willing and able to make a transaction in the next 30 days."
5. Look for the opportunity in today's marketplace
There are many opportunities in today's market and successful real estate professionals are taking advantage of them. Did you know that Donald Trump is buying up as much property as he can? Why do you think that is? He is a smart businessman, to say the least, and knows that this is the best time to buy. Let your prospective clients know this and then say to them, "Let's get you a deal." Few could resist this invitation.
6. Adjust your mindset
Remember that your success depends on your mindset, not on the outer conditions of the market. "If you believe you can or you can't, either way you are right," Henry Ford. What mindset do you choose to nurture inside yourself? Do you want to believe, "I can "or "I can't". Your beliefs create your reality so whatever you choose to believe will become true for you. Here's a tip: instead of saying "I can't possibly succeed in today's market," choose instead to focus one of these beliefs: "I achieve whatever I set my mind to" "I am a money magnet in any situation" "I attract clients who appreciate and respect my expertise" "My success depends on my attitude, not on any outer circumstances"
7. Be proactive
In any marketplace there are always people wanting to buy and sell homes. They need your help and they need your expertise. Your job is to become visible to them. In today's market, they are not likely to fall in your lap. However with a good system of lead generation, you can contact them and use your intention to attract your ideal clients. Remove any self limiting beliefs that stop you from picking up the phone. Follow the suggestions mentioned above and you'll be happy to notice that are only are you staying more positive, but also your income is increasing as well.
Dr. Maya Bailey, author of, Law of Attraction for Success Minded Professionals, integrates 20 years of experience as a psychologist and 14 years as a business coach with her expertise in the Law of Attraction. Her powerful work creates a success formula for success minded professionals ready to double and triple their incomes. Get Dr. Maya's free report, 7 Simple Strategies For More Clients in 90 Days, by visiting www.90DaystoMoreClients.com .
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.