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
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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
Today the dream of me being a real estate agent turned 17. This is also the birthday of my oldest child, on February 25th, 1994 my life changed forever. At the time, I was in sales. I sold food for a large distribution company. When I became pregnant, the company started to act concerned about my ability to still sell, and I became more fiercely independent. While pregnant I would think of other things I could do to make a living and still have a life. I thought of real estate, but when I would speak of it with others, they would tell me I was crazy!
The thought of selling real estate still felt so right. I could create my own schedule, I could work as much as I wanted and as hard as I wanted, and so I dreamed of this romantic job of real estate. The day my child was born, I fell in love. I knew then that while holding this little boy with the most amazing eyelashes that I would need a job more flexible than food sales so that I could spend time with the new love of my life.
I immediately got to work on becoming a real estate agent, and I quit food sales. The first year as a new mother and a new real estate agent was tough and challenging. I worked very hard. I did however, enjoy being a new mother and knew that I had made the correct decision for my family.
25 Months later I was blessed with the birth of my second son and once again I knew that being a mother and being a real estate agent was a great combination. I worked full time at both real estate and motherhood and I believe in my heart that I do a great job of both.
It hasn't always been easy the balance between work and family. My children now older often will say that all I do is work, and yes I do work long and hard hours. I know that I can create flexibility in my schedule that allows me to see soccer and baseball games. I will be delivering cake and Dr. Pepper for Kyle and his classmates in the middle of the day today, because I can. I know that if I was in traditional corporate America I would have to fight for time off in the middle of the day. Yes, I am often working at 10 o'clock at night and at 6 am in the morning. Yes, I often miss dinner because my showing didn't go as quickly as needed. Yes, I do often have to be out at night to list and sell. Yes, I can be a mother and a real estate 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.