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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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
One of the easiest ways to learn about your own market is to pull statistics from your local MLS. If you want to know how the market is performing you can do a blanket search by zip code, or zip codes, in your area. It's easy and quick.
But, if you want to find out where the hot spots are, or will be in your community, you can search by subdivision. You can even break that down by street or streets in a given area. I've been looking at a couple different neighborhoods in my area with the intent to begin farming them for future listings. What I found surprised me.
In one fairly small middle-to-higher end neighborhood (100-150 homes), I found that 10 homes have sold this year. That's more than most similar neighborhoods in our community have sold in the past year. That finding made me think about other neighborhoods. As I surveyed the many subdivisions in our community I started seeing patterns form.
The MLS search can demonstrate what neighborhoods are struggling with the most short sales. A quick look at an area's listings, and then a look back at the same area's sales in 2004-2008 will show you where the maximum number of short sales, or potential short sales, are and will be.
If you're thinking about knocking on doors, mailing postcards or pursuing expired listings you may want to use your MLS first. See what areas have the most listings and what areas have had the most sales. Which ones are listed below the last known sale, which ones are being sold at fair market and which ones are over their last sale or last assessed value. Overpriced houses often cling together. You might want to eliminate the areas that are full of listings by no sales.
Some of the best tools in your Realtor toolbox might be tools you're already paying for but not getting the maximum benefit from. Start digging. There is treasure in the MLS!
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.