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
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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!
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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
I recently met Greg Gillespie here on Active Rain when he posted a comment on one of my blogs. Greg was asking great questions and wanting to learn more about Active Rain. I recognized the questions he had were similar to my own questions when I joined.
I wanted to help introduce Greg to all of you, so I asked him a few questions and he was gracious enough to answer them. I have decided to simply share his answers with you. Let's give Greg a warm and wonderful welcome to the AR family. Stop by his blog and give him some encouragement.
How did you learn about Active Rain? Just a few months ago, I did a Google Search for some something, I can’t remember what I was searching for. Activerain blogs kept coming up in the top results of my search. I knew right then, and I didn’t really know what Activerain was, but I knew I wanted to be part of it.
What drew you to this blogging platform? A few weeks after joining Activerain, I wrote a couple of posts and nothing really came from them. I almost decided not to renew my membership for the second month. Then I discovered the hyper-local pages and “Localism”. My 3rd post, which I spent about 10 minutes writing about trick-o- treating in my neighborhood, Wrights Mill , Jackson TN. Within a few hours, I had multiple phone calls with questions about our event. That was pretty cool. My blog had an instant audience.
Tell me something about yourself.
Background After graduating from Mississippi State, I started a site construction business, and was a licensed General Contractor in TN and MS. We worked mostly for home builders and commercial contractors. I also trade commodities, futures, and bonds inside my families investment accounts.
Family My wife, Mary Alice Gillespie and myself are both originally from North Mississippi. We have 3 children who are eight and six, including our newest addition, Caroline, who is 5 months old.
Hobbies With our recent family growth, my hobbies have been put on hold for now. I used to own a small airplane and enjoyed flying. ( I even took it to the Bahamas and up to DC a couple of times). I also taught scuba diving at MSU, Ole Miss, and NEMCC. I’ve recently replaced that time coaching my kids soccer and basketball teams. We are also into pewee football, baseball, and horse riding.
How long have you been in the real estate business? I caught the Real Estate bug about 9 years ago. It has been a passion ever since.
A history of your business experience, i.e. what brokerages have you been with, why did you choose the path you have chosen, etc. I have always been a Dave Ramsey follower, which led me to RE/MAX. I began my career at RE/MAX in Apex North Carolina with a focus on residential real estate. I also leased out Executive Office Suites and rental property.
My wife, Mary Alice Gillespie, CRNA, has since moved us to Jackson TN . Mary Alice and I have been in Jackson TN for 6 years. She attended Union University’s Nurse Anesthetist Program. She is now a practicing Nurse Anesthesia at Jackson Madison General Hospital.
What are your goals for 2012? Maintain a better balance between Real Estate and Family. I admit that I am a workaholic and I let my career goals come before my family in the past .
How can I help you achieve those goals? How can Active Rain assist you in achieving those goals. I want to learn to how to 1)maximize my time. 2)Invest my time and money on what matters most in life and in business. 3) Discover tools and systems to help manage my business.
An agent who places your interests as his first priority. Cal Yoder
Your Homes for Sale in Lancaster Agent
Keller Williams Realty Lancaster
1630 Manheim Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
Office Phone: 717-735-1145
Cell Phone: 717-413-0744
You can find great local Lititz, PA real estate information on Localism.com The Living in Lancaster Group - Cal Yoder717.413.0744 is a proud member of the ActiveRain Real Estate Network, a free online community to help real estate professionals grow their business.
Author Bio: Specialities of Cal include listing properties and successfully selling them. He does this well through fantastic marketing and an exceptional ability to price a property correctly. He has a thorough knowledge of the marketplace because he produces market reports monthly.
He represents first time home buyers very well because of his patience and communicaton skills. First time buyers rely upon his steady demeanor and tough resolve.
Because of Cal's success in investment property he possesses the ability to assess real estate as an investment. This includes rentals and flips in Lancaster City and Lititz, PA area.
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.