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
The owners of a home I was showing to buyers this weekend were having a garage sale. I glanced over the tables of chotchsky and assorted household items as we left. They consisted of the usual garage sale fare; a well intended but never used butt master exerciser, a yogurt maker, books and out grown clothes and toys.
A slick looking G.E. coffee percolator at the end of a table caught my attention. Tall sleek and chromed. Looking like new, this was a sharp piece of kitchen appliance without question and stood up up against any modern day made in China plastic knock off offered by upscale stores today.
When I picked it up to scrutinize I couldn’t help but notice its sturdy weight and solid bakelite handle. When I got it home to give it a scrub and polish I noticed on the bottom it said “Made in Barrie Ontario Canada”.
This morning I made a debut pot of coffee. No bleached paper filters, no plastic baskets and reservoirs, just a solid chrome plated copper urn and a few scoops of Maxwell house. It began to gurgle just seconds after pushing in the plug. Hearing the rhythmic sound of the water and watching it pulse through the clear class knob at the top of the pot took me back in time. Back to a time when products were designed and built to last and there was a good chance it was made in a town you had been to, perhaps by a friend or relative.
As I enjoyed my morning coffee, which tasted incredible by the way, I wondered how the paper cone filter coffee maker came to replace the perfectly good percolator. The only reason I could come up with is the percolator requires no throw away after market products to continue to sell the consumer. No disposable items that will end up in a land fill site along with a billion swiffer wipes, water bottles, mountains of excessive plastic consumer packaging and two short lived made in China black plastic kettles purchased by me within the last year.
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.