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
San Diego County Defensible Space Days, June 10-June 12
Fire Season in San Diego County started June 1, but the peak part of the fire season is usually in September and October. The two most destructive fires in California's history were in October 2003 and October 2007, both in San Diego County.
Following is a short video of the October 2003 Cedar Fire, the most destructive, which killed 15 people, burned over 280,278 acres, and destroyed 2,820 buildings, of which 2,323 were homes. Note the wind, which was hurricane force in many areas.
After the October 2003 fires, it was obvious that many homes did not have enough clear space around them so that fire fighters could set up their equipment to protect and defend the home. A state law passed shortly afterwards requires 100' of "defensible space" around your home. That doesn't mean that you can get rid of your loud, nosey neighbor because the law applies only to rural areas.
Defining "defensible space" according to the law is, well, like all laws — it's not easy. Maybe that's why San Diego County's Defensible Space Days is three days long!
You can find out more at Ready San Diego where you can register your cell phone to receive reverse 911 calls, find disaster preparedness information, and get updated alerts on fires and other disasters in San Diego County.
Now might also be the time to make sure your homeowner's insurance policy is up to date. Many people discovered after the 2003 and 2007 fires that their homeowner's were inadequate to build a new home of equal size.
If you tire of the constant battle against wildfires and would like to move into the city, perhaps in Mission Valley, give me a call! No one knows Mission Valley like I do, and I'll help you find just the right place for you and your family.
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.