Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
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ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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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 time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
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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
In hearing many stories, including those on ActiveRain, I am struck by how many people are upset or angry at other people for their own failures. While in many cases this appears to just be a blatant blame game, I think it may be something a little deeper.
I see way too many people, including many real estate professionals, who often hide or ignore the right answer because it seems hard or difficult. They dismiss the correct answer, hoping to find a shortcut. Or hope the problem will go away or maybe someone else will solve the problem for them. Denial and avoidance are common attempted solutions to many problems that honestly can only be solved by work.
I submit that if the answer was easy, the question would have already been answered or the problem already solved. Thus, the harder solutions often remain, waiting for someone to solve them, to provide a commitment to the necessary effort. What happens? Many will exert more effort looking for a short-cut than just working toward the best, clearest solution.
A simple example of this can be seen at trade-shows. I’ve seen smart, educated people stand in a long line to complete a survey just to get a cheap t-shirt that advertises someone else’s products or services. In that same amount of time they could have found a better answer: do something useful and earn enough money to buy a better, quality shirt. Yet, like sheep, they waste valuable time to get something “free.”
Don’t they realize that it is only free if your time has absolutely no value? We can’t make more time; once each minute is gone, it is gone forever. This short-cut to a “free” t-shirt is expensive.
Like so many things in life, learning and improving communication skills requires practice. Smart, regular practice. This is the answer that most people ignore because it involves regular work. In the long run, ignoring the right answer is not clever, it is painful. Yet the ignoring continues.
I’m a fan of working smart instead of just throwing hours of blind, thoughtless effort at a problem. However, it is important to remember that many smart answers still require work, often lots of work. The smart answer that leads to success is often the direct, dig-in-and-get-it-done approach.
As we often tell our team and clients, “The fastest way to do something is to do it right.” That is something not everyone is willing to accept.
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.