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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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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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
It is this simple. A properly priced home should sell quickly. An overpriced home may not ever sell.
If your home is priced too high, interested buyers may never even tour your listing.
A house priced at just below market value piques the interest of real estate professionals and buyers
An overpriced home turns away potential buyers
It is true that you can always drop the price, but the first 30 days are the most critical. That is when interest is the highest, and it can be difficult to recapture people's interest later on.
The longer the property is on the market, the fewer the prospects.
Showcase Your Home
You only get one chance to make a first impression.
Be sure your home is clean and has a welcoming smell.
Get rid of any clutter.
Touch up the paint where needed.
Clean the carpet.
Consider some minor home improvements.
Make any repairs that are needed.
Hire a professional cleaning service.
Think Curb Appeal
Don't overlook the outside of your property. You don't want a buyer to rule out your home based on the outside appearance.
The front of the house needs a clean, fresh appearance.
The lawn should be trimmed, bushes and shrubs pruned, and leaves raked.
Even the mailbox needs to be attractive and functional.
Put away bicycles, toys, and other items that may make your property seem cluttered.
Offering incentives can be just the drive a potential buyer needs to select your property over competition.
Include the major appliances with the sale.
Provide an allowance for worn carpet or paint.
Purchase a 1 year warranty for the home.
Offer to pay some of the buyer's closing costs.
Make Your House Showing Friendly
Use a lockbox.
Remove your dog for all showings
Leave the house for all showings.
Make sure the house is ready to show each morning.
Making the right moves at the beginning of your home selling process can give you the upper-hand you'll need in today's competitive market.
Whether you are buying or selling a home, George Maynes will always work in your best interest while helping to make your real estate transactions as stress free as possible.
George Maynes and his team are excited to assist you in all of your real estate transactions. Please contact George Maynes for a FREE (no obligation) consultation if you plan to buy and/or sell a home. We will provide you with reliable advice so you can make informed decisions.
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.