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!
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
The air is delightfully crisp today, with a hint of fall.In Central Oregon the temperatures are slowly dropping and all too soon winter weather will be upon us.This is the perfect time of year to assess winter heating and determine ways to conserve energy and cost.The following tips will help homeowners prepare for the cold weather.Some take only minutes, others require purchasing a few supplies.
1)To begin, a home energy audit can be extremely beneficial in determining where your home energy use is inefficient.Some electric or gas companies offer these audits for free, and sometimes government agencies offer heavy rebates.Check with your utility providers for more information.
2)Install a programmable thermostat, then lower temperatures while you are away at work and at night.This can create a 10% reduction in heating costs in one season.
3)Clean or replace your furnace filters.This will help a furnace run more efficiently.Disposable filters cost only a few dollars.Reusable ones can cost up to twenty five dollars.
4)Turn your water heater down.The recommended temperature is 120 degrees, but most water heaters are set high above that.If you have an old water heater, the insulation might be insufficient and you can install a specially designed water heater blanket to maximize efficiency.
5)Caulk and weather-strip your home.Seal any cracks around window frames, light switches, and electrical outlets.Replace old weather-stripping in exterior door frames to create a tight seal.
6)Keep windows covered when dark.This prevents heat from escaping trhough the glass. Open up window coverings—especially ones with southern exposure—during the day to absorb sunlight.
7)Lastly, wear socks around the house.When your feet are cold, the rest of your body gets cold so as a habit, wear socks around your house
Enjoy the winter, and if you are a Central Oregon resident, enjoy the snow!
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.