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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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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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
Does thinking about decorating your home make your head ache? It shouldn’t. Decorating your own home should be an enjoyable experience not something you dread.
I believe in using what you have if possible, creating something from the pieces you own, and adding only those items absolutely needed. Of course it’s fun to toss everything and buy all new but can your wallet stand it? Mine tends to groan when I go shopping and it can be embarrassing when standing at the check-out.
Very often I am hired to ReDesign a room or two and I often shop right from the client’s home. ReDesigning means working with what you already own. I begin by emptying the room and beginning with a fresh palette. ReDesigning means editing your possessions and returning some but not all of those to the room being worked on. Sometimes I find a piece of art or furniture hidden in another room that was begging to be seen in the room we are working on. One time it was an oil painting down in the basement and forgotten about. Another time we found valuable two beautiful water colours in the garage.So can you see how this works?
You may already possess all the components to make your new ReDesigned room spectacular.
Your home should feel like the place you most want to come to after a day at work. It is the place nearest and dearest to your heart and a place you love to share with others. It does not have to be fashion perfect and look like a magazine. Those rooms in pictures we all read about are there for a guide to give you inspiration for your own home. If you take a window covering from one magazine and a wall design from another and pull them together, that is how you are able to incorporate them into your home.
Never plan a room that does not marry well with the rest of your home, this includes your furniture and accessories. You have to do your homework, consider the character of the home and love the colour scheme and make sure it flows from room to room. Very often we get our ideas from one piece we already own. For example, I just painted my kitchen lime green and gray. The green came from a pitcher I was given a few years ago and I love the finished look.
Be yourself, ask for help from a professional, and most of all have fun creating.
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.