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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
What the "Smart Money" Tells us about the Housing Market
In a memo from my Coldwell Banker office, I learned that sales of high end homes, meaning those in the over $2 million range, is up an amazing 12%. Many of the Berkeley Area offices report that more buyers are taking advantage of the still-low mortgage rates and the affordable prices. A fellow agent who was selling a lovely home in Piedmont received multiple offers for her attractive listing, and it ended up selling for over the asking price.
So what does that mean to you?
It means that if you have big home in the hills and would like to move into a great walk score community in the Berkeley area, then you’ll have a better chance of selling your home for the right price now.
It’s often said that the high-end market is where the “smart money” is, and if the trend is consistent, this indicates a very positive sign for the rest of the housing market.
In general, well-presented, well-priced homes are selling much better today than they did a couple of years ago.
If you’re in the market to buy a home, mortgage rates are likely to remain affordable for some time to come.
To sum up: There are many reasons to be encouraged that our housing recovery will continue to gain traction – especially here in the Berkeley Area.
For more information about Berkeley Area events and real estate, keep reading this blog. If you're interested in buying or selling a home in theBerkeley Area, Call Chris Neddersen at 510-527-0174 or if you're a buyer go to That House Detective . If you're a seller go to What's Next Homes.
Here's where you can search forBerkeley area homes for sale, and to get a personalized search of on-the-market properties that meet your specific criteria delivered to your email inbox, go to REAlert and get what you want!
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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.