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
As Energy Cost continually soar, it is becoming more important to the consumer to have a more energy efficient home. We at David Weekley continually strive to remain at the very top of the pinnacle in having an energy efficient home as well as a green and healthy home! Again our competitors are always “green washing” diluting what we do. We have heard why some builders do not do vinyl windows…I am sure that the real reason cannot be that they are cheaper in every sense of the word. Here is our defense to those who beat down the vinyl windows.
1.They need to be replaced more often.The vinyl window industry is only a little over 20 years old and most of the data is on the earlier versions. In the last 5 years much stricter standards and more research and improvement have been put into the product you see today. There are now voluntary window construction specifications and the certification program is very tough. Windows are periodically and randomly tested to maintain certification status.
2.They can crack; lose some rigidity or yellow over time.This really happens in Northern climates that are cold over prolonged period of time like Alaska or Canada. It really is a non-issue here in Texas. The vinyl at 160 degree tends to be more flexible. To take that out of the equation the Fully Welded construction is used to take into account the natural chemistry of vinyl. Please pay attention to how we install “anchor” the windows with our nailing patterns. Those windows are there to stay. Using UV stabilizers is part of the manufacturing process to keep yellowing to a minimum.
3.Alternatives? Wood windows could be used with vinyl coatings but that would increase the cost by at least $10,000 for a minimal performance gain. Another alternative could be fiberglass or composite windows for an $8,000 increase again here the cost benefit would not be worth it.
We cannot use metal frames and still maintain our Builder Challenge, EFL Platinum and Energy Star Certified.
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.