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
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
Ever want to just reach through your phone and grab the person on the other end of the line and shake them into being nice?!
Don't laugh... have you checked how you sound recently?
If you feel like this: then you probably sound like that to the person on the other end of the phone. When I managed an office of consultants, the phones were our lifelines. It was and still is important to have a pleasant tone and be courteous and helpful to our callers.
We once had a Motivational Speaker who had us put mirrors on all of the desks. She suggested we look in the mirror when we were on the phone to "check" our faces. Did we have a "Smile" or "Frown" on?
And you? How do you sound to your Sellers or Buyers? When they've called you for the 20th time in one day, do you still have your SMILE on your face? The same thing applies to your peers... other Realtors, Stagers, Lenders... how are you coming across?
If you're taking stock of your business and wondering why you may not be getting referrals or call backs, head to Target and place that mirror on your desk. When the phone rings, be sure to look in the mirror before you open your mouth!
And, to end on a funny note and cautionary tale: one of my favorite counselors loved this trick. She took to the mirror like a duck takes to water. She was and is beautiful and loved looking at herself in the mirror while she was on the phone. No, she was not vain. And, she always had a smile on her face when she spoke on the phone.
Anyway, one day as a joke (hey it was Friday afternoon and we were bored), I walked by her desk while she was on the phone with a consultant at our other office and took her mirror away. She became so flustered she literally couldn't talk! She had become so dependent on that mirror!
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.