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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
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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.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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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
Take charge of yourself and your business...take off the rose colored glasses and truly examine what you do and how you do it. This blog pulls up the blinds and reminds us to evaluate ourselves (first). Don't be your own enemy!
Sorry Pogo (old cartoon, look it up) but the age of personal responsibility has left us. We are now a blame society. We have all reverted to our 6 year old selves who don't want the consequences of our actions and thus blame the other guy.
While you are up there on your soap box, what does this have to do with anything?
I deal with hundreds of clients a year talking about their businesses and how to make them better. One of the first things I look at is do they own their current situation, though I must admit, the business hero complex in me overlooks this fault in a client too often.
What do you mean own your current situation?
Did that last listing that you had not sell because of the property? the price? or the marketing? Let's look at the options.
1. The Property - Okay there are some pigs out there that the best lipstick isn't going to fix. We have all seen them. You know the property that a well placed match would improve far more than any coat of paint or landscaping could. But most properties are not that far gone.
2. The Price - "they over value their property"..."they don't understand the market"..."they wouldn't listen to me" An old sales manager of mine would say that in every conversation, somebody is closing. Either the other guy is closing you on no or you are closing them on yes, but somebody is closing.
Did you get closed? Did you not sell the owners well enough on WHY the property needed to be sold for your price or were so desperate to get a listing that you took it at the wrong price? It's okay, we all make mistakes, just own them.
3. The Marketing - Look at yourself fairly and unbiased. Did you really do everything you could to sell that home? Look at the following list (allbeit not a complete list). Did you try everything on this list to sell the property?
Sign in the yard and on busy street corners
QR Code to a mobile site on the sign rider
Flyers in the box and kept fresh daily with a QR Code to a mobile site
Single property web site
Listing posted to facebook, twitter, and other social sites
Direct mail to the neighborhoods surrounding your listing
Marketing in the HOA's newsletter
Ads in the local paper
Staging the home for sale
Listing reception for local realtors
Ads in local real estate publications
Posting on Active Rain
Direct email to local realtor colleagues
Flyers handed out at weekly leads group meetings
Flyers listed at local coffee shops, day cares and community gathering places
In a world where it is the other guy's fault, perhaps it is the other guy looking back at you from the mirror. For all of those things that "don't work", perhaps you are just doing it wrong.
So I have seen the enemy and he is.....amazingly handsome and well preserved for his age. Okay so the mirror may have been a little foggy when I looked in it.
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.