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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Find answers to most FAQ's
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
Making a list of wants and needs before beginning the search for a home can make the entire process less overwhelming.
Insist on your needs. Hope for your wants.
Check your credit rating and get pre-approved for a mortgage.
Being approved for a mortgage is critical and a very easy process. Having a pre-approval in hand affords a buyer some strength in negotiating, particularly important in a highly competitive marketplace like New York.
Investigate the neighborhood.
Where are the schools and places of worship? How far is the nearest hospital or grocery store? Where do you park and how expensive are garages? Is their a waiting list at area garages? How quickly can you get to work using the subway from this location? Are their rental car companies nearby to get out on weekends? These are basic, yet important, questions that some first timers may not think of until after closing on a property.
Check out all the cooperative or condo documents thoroughly.
Is there a flip tax? A move in fee? An elevator fee? Are their only certain days that you can move in? Must you reserve a day in advance? Are their big hikes in maintenance or condo fees on the horizon that could bust your budget? Did you check about pets? Is their storage in the basement or common outside space?
You may be just excited about moving into your new home or you may be concerned about the possibility of hikes in interest rates, but don't rush. Many first-time buyers hurry important decisions and overlook property flaws.
Think through the process to avoid making choices you will regret later.
Work with a knowledgeable local experienced buyer's agent.
A broker will save you time and make you a more informed and competitive buyer. A good agent helps you navigate through the complicated process of acquiring a home in Manhattan.
The market moves much faster than the Internet. Your agent will be able to tell you the status of the properties in which you are interested.
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.