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
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
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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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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 really cannot believe it, but I managed to finish my 2nd year as a full time broker/agent in the top 10% of all agents in the 2 counties that I service. I bet that many AR members are in the top 5% but I am very happy and I honestly started from scratch. I never had the opportunity to work for a big time real estate brokerage and I received my real estate license initially for personal deals. I stayed very busy managing my families retail business and real estate was somewhat of a conflict. I did not show properties or work with buyers and sellers. Unfortunately when the market crashed, the retail business was not able to support my family, so I transitioned into Real Estate full time. This was about 2 years ago and many people told me that I was crazy. I worked very hard to transition but I was truly blessed when I found AR.
How did I find AR? I love the internet and I am fairly computer savvy. AR was easy to find because whenever I typed something that was Real Estate related on Google, AR would pop up. In the first months, I had no commission income and I spent most of my time reading blogs on AR, and reading books like the Millionaire Real Estate Agent and Shift. Initially, AR was a training resource. I found blogs on everything. Anytime a question came up, I was able to find the answer on AR. It was amazing that Brokers and Agents were sharing all of this valuable information and I soaked it all up. I read hundreds of blogs and this really got me going. Understand, I did not have other agents to learn from, but I found agents willing to share on AR and this got me to the next level. Everyone was very helpful and I started to make a few new friends.
The Next Level. After I learned the educational benefits of AR, I began to experiment with blogging and key words. I started to blog about foreclosures and short sales. My blogs targeted buyers and this worked very well. I started to receive calls and emails. I read in a blog on AR that you have to find a niche and put your self out there as an expert. I took courses, purchased books, and read more blogs about short sales and foreclosures and within months I was helping many buyers acquire short sales and REOs, After that, I felt confident enough to work with short sellers. I was able to find all the info needed on AR. AR also led me to another great resource, www.shortsalesuperstars.com. I would say that my entire business is in some way related to Active Rain. It may be that a buyer or seller read my blog or it may be education that I gained from the posts that I found on AR about facebook, twitter, post cards, print ads, SEO, and how to sell real estate. Not to mention, I have received listing and buyer referrals from AR. You really cannot ask for anything more.
RainCamp - Please do not hesitate, Just go. It is the most valuable training you will receive. The folks at RainCamp get the deal and they will tell you the deal. This really took me to the next - next level.
Where I am now. I am now at the stage where I am at full capacity and It is hard to find time to blog, but here I am because it is so important. I really feel that I am on track to exceed the numbers I did last year. I have some great listings and my past clients and other agents are sending me referrals. I am very close to 100,000 points on AR and I am not sure where I would be today if AR did not exist. It really would have been hard to enter such a competitive market. I think AR has something for everyone and I am happy to be a part of this community.
Join Deal Alert: Be one of the first to find out about aggressively priced foreclosures, short sales and distressed properties by joining the Mainsail Realty DEAL ALERT email list. Click here to join Deal Alert.
Do you need help completing a short sale? Please visit our FORECLOSURE HELP page for more information.
Mainsail Realty Company is located in Miramar Beach FL. We specialize in Destin, Sandestin and Hwy 30A Real Estate. Clayton Bonjean, the Broker, is a Certified Distressed Property Expert and an experienced Short Sale Agent.
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.