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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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
Choose a listing agent. This is the person who will represent you and have a fiduciary responsibility to look out for your best interest.
Get your home ready for sale. Start by cleaning, decluttering and improving your curb appeal. Hire a professional stager to stage your home or ask your agent for help in staging. Also, be sure to make any necessary repairs.
Figure out how much your home is worth. Don't make the mistake over over pricing your home. Price your home in line with recently sold homes that have the same features as yours. Also consider whether your market is cold, hot or neutral and price accordingly.
Market your home. Sit down with your agent and agree on an advertising/marketing plan to sell your house. Be sure to take quality pictures and make them available for buyers to see.
Show your home. Keep in mind you will probably get more showings if you let your agent use a 'lockbox' rather than have to make appointments. Selling in the spring rather than winter will showcase your home better and ask potential buyers for feedback so you can adjust your price, conditions or marketing campaigns accordingly.
Receive purchase offers and negotiate. Make sure your potential buyer follows the correct procedures for writing a purchase offer. Even if an offer comes in low, negotiate by issuing a counter offer. Don't be afraid to make a full-price counter offer if you are priced competitively and prepare yourself for multiple offers if you are priced right.
Open escrow / order title. Your agent or transaction coordinator will open escrow and order a title policy for you. Write down contact information for the closing agent and select a date to close based on when the buyer's loan will go through.
Schedule an appraiser appointment. Clean your house the day before the appraiser is set to arrive and if an appraisal comes through low, ask your agent about alternatives.
Cooperate with home inspection. Ask your agent to provide you with a home inspection checklist so you can prepare yourself.
Deliver seller disclosures. All homes in the US are subject to lead-based disclosures. Disclose any material facts you are aware of.
Negotiate requests for repair. A seller does not necessarily need to accept a buyer's request for repair, but keep in mind that a buyer can generally cancel their offer then. If you choose not to make repairs, a buyer may request a closing cost credit instead.
Sign the title / escrow documents. This may happen shortly after opening escrow or near the closing.
Close escrow. Your property deed, re-conveyance and deed of trust will record in public records and Title will notify you and your agent when it records. Depending on what is specified in the contract, you may be required to move on the day it closes.
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.