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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
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
Today, it was just storming here in Chicago and so, basically, because it is a Memorial Day weekend, I decided to think about a class I took yesterday.
The Class: Communication
How effective are we in communicating?
Do we know what we want to convey?
Do we know what the person we are talking to actually is hearing what we are trying to convey or are we sending the wrong message?
When we make a commitment to something or someone, what is the level of that commitment? Some make assumptions that the level of commitment as their own belief/commitment system.
CONFLICT is created due to ineffective communication.
Short Sales, as some have expressed in classes that I have attended for the banks, that the listing agent doesn't communicate enough.
The best way to make sure that communication is kept open is to put our words in writing before we can respond to inquiries or questions by our clients or agents. Read it, edit it and then make sure that we communicate to them and that it is confirmed that they have received the communication.
Today, I received a call and a email from my client about showings at her house today. She wanted feedback right away and it only had been two hours and yes, it is a holiday weekend. While I have discussed the response time and it is in writing as well, this seller just needed to know even though she knew.
We all need ways in which we can improve our communication so as not to send mixed messages, making sure that the information is understood and the lines are kept open.
This information is provided to you by Barb Van Stensel with a commitment to support the Chicago, IL community.
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.