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!
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
PAUL HARVEY was a radio personality who was one of the best storytellers of all time. From 1976 until his death in 2009, Paul told a series of stories described as part mystery and part history. And each time he would end his broadcast with his famous line "and now you know ... (pause) ... the REST OF THE STORY".
When buying a house, your real estate agent will be able to tell you at least someof the story. They can tell you facts about the neighborhood that might include nearby schools, parks, grocery stores and public transportation.
The seller will be able to tell you some moreof the story. Sellers, under most circumstances, are required to disclose everything they know about the house. The disclosure forms have yes/no questions such as ... Are You (Seller) Aware of any alterations or modifications on the Property?
While the disclosure forms might help jog a sellers memory, there is usually more information that can be acquired that could influence your decision in buying a house.
1) Talk to the neighbors. Ask them about noise. Ask them about community events. Ask them how long they have lived in the neighborhood and what they like the best about it. Ask them what they like the least about it.
2) Spend as much time as possible in the neighborhood at different hours of the day and night, weekdays and weekends. Maybe you were shown the house at 2:00PM on Sunday afternoon while everyone was inside watching sports. But what is the neighborhood like on Saturday evening? How about when everyone is coming home from work? Are there barking dogs, garage bands or planes flying low for a landing?
3) If you are buying an old home and it appears there have been some alterations, visit the City and County planning departments and ask about permits. Is that 4 bedroom house on record as a 3 bedroom? Was that patio always enclosed? Is there a permit on file?
When buying a house,don't just settle for some of the story. Do your due diligence so that you know ... (pause) ... the REST OF THE STORY.
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.