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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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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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
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#1 Rule for Real Estate Investing -Buy the ugliest (cheapest) home on the nicest neighborhood you can find. Do not be distracted with new carpet and fresh paint on a Flip when there are 10 For Sale signs on the street. It will make the difference if you are laughing or crying when you go to sell.
Sellers- "Housekeeping Pays." You better believe that Buyers see that dirt and clutter and start mentally reducing the price of the home....click click click. They are calculating their time & suffering as they picture themselves scrubbing and finding hair balls. It can add up to tens of thousands
Sellers- Make sure you leave the home completely for showings and give the buyers some breathing room. Do not linger in the backyard and do not park across the street and sit in your car with binoculars!
Buyers - If you are planning to get approved for a mortgage..... Keep a paper trail on your finances. Keep documentation or a ledger of major cash deposits, shuffling of funds from different accounts, file your tax returns. There will be a test at the end. Just Joking
Buyers- Making multiple offers is not cheating! If you offer on 2 homes and get them both, you still have to bottom line the acceptance to solidify the binding contract. The likelihood of you getting both homes, (especially in the current trend of "LowBalling") is highly unlikely. Like winning the lotto while being struck by lightening.
Buyers- 50 cent on the dollar offers on foreclosure properties are going in the trash. This is a huge nasty rumor that people are stealing these properties from the banks. Foreclosures are priced under market value to invoke a feeding frenzy and drive in competing offers, which in turn drive up the final sale price OVER asking!
Sellers- Do not "over improve" your home for the neighborhood. You have to love where you live, but do not throw money into a home thinking you will get more for it than what the homes down the street are selling for. Sure your home is special but the sold comparables are what the appraiser is going to use to determine the value.
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.