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
Starting this year, if you own any rental property the IRS is now requiring you to track all vendors doing at least $600 worth of work. By law you are now required to send an IRS 1099 form. This is not new to larger property owners, but the federal government enacted the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 which now requires all property owners to issue a form..
By being a property owner you are legally obligated to gather certain information from vendors such as their name, address, and Social Security number or other tax identification. You must also keep a record of the amount of each payment made to them over the year. This requirement applies to independent contractors or freelance workers that commonly provide service to rental real estate such as plumbers, electricians, painters, cleaning services, gardeners, landscapers, accountants, and handymen or any other service providers to the property who provide at least $600 in services and do not receive a W-2 form from you. You need to review your bookkeeping to assure you that you are confident in your system used to track your payments to vendors. In order to review how you paid people (credit card, debit card, check or cash) you need to set up a tracking procedure.
How To Meet These Terms: These requirements will take effect for 2011 tax year, which means you should have started tracking in January. After the tracking of your payments have been done, in early 2012 you will send your vendors the total in the 1099 form. Penalties For Filing Late: The IRS will set important dates for the 2011 tax year. It is important to not be late on filing or failure to file because penalties may be up to $250. A 30-day extension may be requested for getting forms into the IRS. This will not apply to your deadline for getting forms to your vendors. It is important to remember your vendors must have those forms to prepare their tax returns.
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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.