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
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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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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
Since we tour hundreds of homes each year in the pursuit of finding
buyers their next home and finding homes to list, we've definitely seen
some odd things. But every now and then there are still moments
that just leave us standing there, wondering what someone was thinking!
A while back, I showed a buyer a home that looked awesome online -
kitchen was spacious and had newer looking counters, very homey and
livable. I arrived at the home before the buyer, to turn on the
lights and help it show its best. I got to the kitchen and
touched the countertops as I set my folder down. I think I truly
did a double take. Those nice looking homey updated
PAPER!! No joke. Someone thought it was a smart idea
to put contact paper down, stuck to the actual countertops, even up the
wall as the backsplash!! My buyer arrived and all we could do was
shake our heads. When I gave feedback, I mentioned the
disappointment of finding out those nice countertops were just contact
paper and my jaw dropped when the agent replied "Oh yeah, I put that on
there to make the place look better!" I can only hope
she at least got the seller's permission! Unfortunately her cover
job left the buyers feeling cheated.
This isn't the only head-shaking experience (see photo!) I've had
showing homes. And not a single one has helped sell the
home. Hiding things just doesn't help.
line - if you're home is going on the market, do things right.
Taking shortcuts and hiding defects WILL show and buyers won't like it
Be honest and it will work well for you, in life and in home selling!
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.