Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
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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.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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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
I know A LOT of people who think Facebook is just downright dumb. I hear comments like:
"I don't care what time you got up and whether you're eating Italian or Chinese for lunch".
"Facebook is just a waste of time".
"It's ridiculous to use Facebook for business - Facebook just gives your computer viruses".
If you're on Facebook, like I am, you have probably heard these lines before. Even my husband detests Facebook. He just doesn't get it.
I, being a social creature, love the interaction. I love seeing what everyone is up to - how vastly diverse my sphere-of-influence really is. I also love using Facebook for business!
I have my own Personal Page as well as a Business Page. When I have friends on my Personal Page who I think might be interested and/or have a need for Real Estate Information, or be a good network, I invite them to be my "fan" on my Business Page.
I don't post incredible amounts of information on my Business Page. About once a week I post a news-worthy Real Estate Story. I always post pictures of my new listings. And I take pictures of my "solds" and put them there as well with a tagline "I helped these clients find the home of their dreams - I can help you too!"
Last summer I received a friend request from the daughter of some friends at church. I don't think I had ever met this young woman. But because she was the daughter of my friends, I accepted the "friendship". Occassionally I'd see her posts. She never commented on mine, but I figured it didn't hurt to have her as a friend.
A few months ago I saw her post that she was looking for rental property in our area. I sent her a Private Message and told her that if she needed help, I'd be more than happy to run some searches from her. I never heard back and figured "no big deal".
June 4th I heard back from her. School was out (she's a teacher) and she was ready to BUY a house. I told her about a Bond Program for downpayment assistance for Teacher's (she was excited about that!) and put her in touch with a lender. We got her pre-qualified and started looking. And we found the CUTEST house. Just her style.
Today we wrote the contract.
So... if you're thinking Facebook is dumb, think again! It's one of the best "soft" selling tools we have. Even if you're not technically saavy, give it a try and see what happens! What could it hurt? You might even get a sale! :)
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.