Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
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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.
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Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
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ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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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.
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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
I have a love/hate relationship with January. I love the feeling of renewal and fresh beginnings that comes with the first month of the year. But by the last week of this torturous, outrageously long, cold, dark, icy month, I'VE HAD IT!
And so it was that last night I dragged my sorry, grumpy self out of the house for dinner with some of my girlfriends at a local restaurant, Steak et Frites, here in Kirkland, Quebec. This is a group of women I lovingly call my Ya-Yas, so named after the book Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells. (If you haven't read it and you're a woman, you must run and get it immediately.)
My Ya-Yas are an amazing group of women who care, listen, laugh, share, complain on occasion, and fight the good fight.
And we do it all together every 6 weeks or so thanks to one Ya-Ya in particular, my friend Nancy Elliott. She is the social convener of the group, one of the best moms I know, and a person who always seems to have her priorities in order.
I left the restaurant feeling like my very soul had been hugged, and I awoke this morning fully re-energized -- which is quite remarkable considering the fact that I woke up at 4:15 a.m.
I am so, so thankful for my Ya-Yas, and for Nancy -- who pulls us all together, knowing it will be good for us whether we know it or not.
I stage all of my listings and hire a professional photographer...at no charge to my sellers. It's part of my service package as a Montreal West Island real estate broker.
Professional home staging and professional photography: two critical factors to making sure your home looks its best, both in person and on the Internet, and neither of them cost you a penny when you list with me.
This blog is written with my opinions. My opinions are presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Copyright Tanya Nouwens - 2012. If you want to reprint parts of this, just email me for my permission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.