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
In the past, I have spoken often of Centers of Influence yet it still amazes me how few people actually find them and use their extraordinary powers of connection.
Who are your Centers of Influence? It can be a mentor, a leader in your home staging or real estate field, the head of an organization or association…pretty much anyone that knows who you want to know.
For me as a Certified Home Stager, my ‘Centers of Influence’ started as a few good real estate agents, one real estate broker, a well networked real estate investor and finally, the owner of a local real estate investors club.
I took care of these people, and in turn, they took care of me. They introduced me to everyone they knew that could benefit from my home staging services, I was well spoken of from the stage, on conference calls and in emails by these Centers of Influence and they would also have me present my services during their events or meetings. It was a win-win situation. Naturally, I staged their listings and investment properties, gave them real estate marketing advice and did whatever they needed that was within my power to do.
As I grew and developed APSD, The Association of Property Scene Designers (www.APSDmembers.com) my Centers of influence changed. While I still had my others, I now attracted new Centers based upon my needs and what I was able to offer. My new Centers were global leaders in the real estate investment arena, worldwide marketing, coaching and mentoring business owners, and CEO’s,. I was now able to give them new and different information based on my experience, expertise and connections, and they reciprocated in kind.
Because of these Centers of Influence, I have been able to expand APSD, our Home Staging Training Business into 8 countries…and we are growing. Currently, we have APSD Certified Home Stagers and Home Staging Professionals in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Brazil, Spain and we are about to expand into France, New Zealand and soon in other parts of the world as well.
You can see how important these Centers of Influence are to your business. If I were you and you really do want to grow your home staging business and real estate business, I would sit down today and create your list of ‘Centers of Influence’ and start to build your relationship!
I hope you enjoyed this series. Please feel free to send me your comments, questions or requests. Next month, we will continue with another compelling series.
Karen Schaefer Founder, APSD; The Association of Property Scene Designers The World Leader in Home Staging Training and Certification www.APSDmembers.com – Get your free Home Staging Training CD Today!
PS- If you are serious about building your Real Estate and Home Staging Business this year, join me at our Home Staging and Marketing Training event this June. And, right now, we have a ‘Refer a Friend’ 2 for 1 special. www.APSDmembers.com/STAGE
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.