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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.
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
Moving out of Town? The Benefit of Asking Me for a Referral
For years my business cards have read,"I appreciate your referrals."My communications always end, "I can help anyone with their real estate transactions anywhere! or, "The highest compliment we can receive is your referrals."..
..and, for years I have received my friends, families and former clients referrals for my service area. In fact, that is my major source of business. I have been treated very well by my "people" and I appreciate their support and confidence.
It wasn't until recently when a very good client who has referred me lots, and I do mean lots, of business in the past called me excitedly to let me know that they had bought a new home out of my service area!
I am thrilled for them, but why hadn't they called me to refer them to an outside agent?
A little bit of thinking and a lot of soul searching tells me that they don't see the benefit in asking me to send them to another agent.
As agents we know there is a benefit for us to receive a referral, BUT, what do our clients perceive their benefit to be? That's the big question.
Prior to my joining the Active Rain community, I would go through my list of agents attached to affiliated franchises, go through the agents bios, pick out a few, have a quick chat, and then make a recommendation to my folks about who they might consider and what to expect.
There is a real Benefit to You
GOOD NEWS FOLKS! Since joining the Active Rain community some months ago, I have a new approach and it benefits my clients in a big way! How's that you ask?
Each and every day, I read blogs with active, educated real estate agents from all over the country. Not only is this a great source of information to me, BUT by reading their blogs, I have gained insight into their business models and their personalities. I feel that I truly know some of these folks and feel very confident that they are more than capable to treat my trusted referrals with the utmost care. Through their blogs I can see that they know their market intimately and are the leaders in their marketplace. Their personality shows through the words on the screen and I can make a confident judgment as to good fit for your needs!
That.. is a big benefit!
So my "people", I apologize if I haven't explained how asking me for an out of town referral can help you navigate the maze of a real estate transaction in a far away place, but I hope that I have now.
And in closing,
Is there anyone you know that needs real estate help anywhere in the world?
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.