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
Your audience (clientele) is free to choose where they go
As rude as it may be, anybody in the audience can stand up and leave the theater at anytime, if they feel inclined to do so. In the sales business our clients know that they can choose either our competitors or us. It is the way we care for our customer that can nullify all our competitor's efforts. I would point 4 tips on the proper care of your customers.
Feed them with attention. Show them you care. Feed them information about you company, your new products, the market place, and any other information that can help in their decision. Even when they are already your client doesn't mean they know everything going on in your business. If you won an award, expanded your business, delivered a new product or service, let them know. This shows them that you are not stagnating and will continue to be there for them in the future.
Don't let your customers get choked by problems. If there's a problem with your product or service that is affecting your customer, do everything possible to resolve it. The best way to know if there are problems is to ask. Don't wait for your customers to call you with problems. Call them and ask how things are going and be prepared to jump to the rescue if there are problems. We all know someone who pays a little more, or travels a little further to deal with a business simply because they like the relationship and the support. It isn't always about money, but it's almost always about the relationship. Keep the bugs, and competitors, away.
Prevent wild growth of your customer base. Salespeople need to prune their customers as well or else they will grow larger than their capacity to service their clients successfully. Don't be afraid to walk away from business. Don't be afraid to fire your customers. If they are causing you to move into a direction that is not the focus of your business or that is not in line with your business plan, tell them so they can either work within your business strategy or move on to another vendor. Controlled grow is good growth!
Follow up consistently. There is a lot that needs to be done to ensure healthy plants. This means you have to care for them and care about them. The same is true with your clients. In addition to the previous tips, general caring is in order. Stay in touch and don't be a stranger.
You sold them your product; therefore, it is your responsibility to make sure it is indeed what they needed, that it solved the problem in which it was intended, and that they know you honestly care about the success and growth of their business. Caring means going beyond a client-vendor relationship. It's about a partnership. You take care of them, and they'll take care of you - year after year. This is more cost-effective and efficient for you, and better for your clients since they continue to benefit from what you have to offer and from your lifetime relationship.
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.