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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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
Know what the #1 Energy Efficiency Killer for Your Home is? It's your failure to change your heating and cooling filters on a regular basis!
It's July and for many of us in Texas we are beginning to experience the hottest temperatures of the year! The U.S. Department of Energy encourages us to make sure our homes are energy efficient. Check out this great energy savers booklet provided: www.eere.energy.gov
Here are 12 items that commonly cause loss of heat and air to check in your home:
1. Dirty filters 2. Dropped ceiling 3. Recessed light 4. Attic entrance 5. Sill plates 6. Water and furnace flues 7. All ducts 8. Door frames 9. Chimney flashing 10. Window frames 11. Electrical outlets/switches 12. Plumbing/utility access
With remediation of any or all of these items a significant savings could be realized.
Owning a home means you need to be aware of proper maintenance in order to keep your home running as energy efficient as possible. Forming a whole house efficiency plan is a must. You need to obtain advice from a professional so you can make smart choices to maximize energy efficiency and save the most of your hard earned dollars.
To find the right contractor try the following:
Ask neighbors and friends for recommendations Look in the yellow pages or on the internet for LOCAL companies Look for licensed insured contractors Get 3 detailed written bids Ask for references and check them out Check with the Better Business Bureau for any complaints Check out Austin Energy for an Austin Energy Audit Check with your local Realtor for references
Austin prides itself on implementing measures to rank in the top cities for a "green environment." Take advantage of all the programs available to you to save big money long term.
I live, work and play in Austin and am here to help you in all your home ownership needs. Call me if I can be of assistance at 512-346-1799 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorie in Austin
Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS
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.