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
It seems like we've had an extended summer with all the wonderful, warm fall days lately but there is now snow on top of Pikes Peak and a cold front is expected to blow in this weekend. If you haven't already done the following "get-ready-for-winter" tasks, now is the time:
Furnace: Have your furnace/heating system serviced by a qualified service company. Check/clean/replace furnace air filters each month during the heating season.
Fireplace/Wood Stoves: Inspect fireplace, wood stove and chimneys. Have each cleaned and serviced as needed.
Chimneys: Inspect chimney for problems. Clean out all obstructions such as leaves and bird's nests.
Sump Pump: Ensure sump pump is operating and draining properly.
Foundation: Examine foundation walls for cracks, leaks or signs of moisture. Repair as required. Check for and seal holes that could be an entry point for pests and rodents.
Gutters/Downspouts: Check and clean out gutters and downspouts to ensure proper drainage from the roof. Repair loose joints and ensure secure attachment to your home. Clear any obstructions and make sure water flows away from your foundation.
Driveway/Sidewalks: Inspect driveway and walk ways. Make repairs as needed.
Roof: Make a visual inspection of your roof (or hire a professional to do so). Replace broken or damaged shingles and flashings as needed.
Windows/Doors: Put up storm windows. Ensure all windows, skylights, and doors close tightly. Repair weather stripping if required.
Outdoor hoses: Drain and store outdoor hoses. Prepare outdoor faucets for winter freezes.
Sprinkler system: Close the sprinkler system shutoff valve and turn off the sprinkler controller/timer. If necessary, call a professional to blow out the system.
Outdoor furniture and toys: Clean and store.
And as always, keep safety in mind when working around your home. If required, hire a professional. And, from Nan Black - my trusted expert on all things gardening, be careful sticking your hand into holes or even sprinkler boxes - there are still rattlesnakes out there!
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.