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!
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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
"The thing about success, is it doesn't always come when called...but it always comes given sufficient persistence, at something where success is, in fact, possible..."
This is a quote from one of the greatest marketing minds I know...Dan Kennedy. Today, I read a fax blast that he sent where he was talking about cart horse racing which is one of his favorite activities. He went on to talk about how his racing year had not been stellar but that he kept with it, working hard all year, and now in the past month, he has had back to back to back grand success!
Of course he brilliantly parelled this to your business. This has not been a stellar year for many, yet for a few, it has been second to none. What is the difference? Persistance.
Those of you in the Home Staging and Real Estate industries fell into 2 categories this year...those that willing to let the economy guide them...and those that were not.
I saw people like Mannie Tantawy, Barabara Heathcote and Mary Fitzgerald start at Home Stager, go to Stager Pro, Property Scene Designer and Certified Trainer--all within in this calendar year...and I saw their businesses...and lives explode! They were persistent in their training...and action...and it paid off 10 fold for them.
There are many successful stories here at APSD, too many to mention, but I promise, I know each and every one and cheer right along side of you each time!
So, my challenge to all of you as we close 2010 and face 2011...is to be persistent. The economy will still be bad, but that only gives us a greater opportunity to run successful Home Staging and Real Estate Businesses!
As Dan says...Opportunity is a matter of choice, not calendar! Stop worrying about the economy and get out them and list and stage!
To your greatest success,
Founder and Creative Director; APSD The Association of Property Scene Designers
PS- Don't miss your last chance to get APSD home Stager certified...right now you can start for as little as $97! But that all goes away on December 31st! Register now at www.APSDmembers.com/homestager/special
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