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.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
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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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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.
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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
Mike Elliot posted The Full Service Lie in his blog. In this he pointed out that an agent in his area was claiming to provide Full Service and yet half of the agent's listings were without photos. Many of us working for more traditional brokerage firms talk about the benefits of providing Full Service but just what is it?
There's a wide spectrum of services that could be provided to a buyer or a seller. Which services to provide are often an economic business decision. For example, should I spend two days setting up, shooting and editing professional photos for an $89K listing? I think not. I view it as a requirement, however, for an $890,000 listing.
That said, I think there are some minimum services that an agent/brokerage should provide to call themselves Full Service. For a seller, here's the start of a list of those minimum services (not necessarily in order of importance)
Market reports and pricing advice
MLS Listing with accurate and complete information.
Measure the home (living area, total area under roof & room sizes)
Multiple quality photographs that actually help to market a property. (No cell phone photos, blurry photos, dark photos, etc.)
Signage (installed and maintained)
Flyers & Brochures
Extensive advertising on multiple websites
Limited print advertising
Home Warranty Info
Other services, or enhancements to these services, are provided based upon economic business decisions. For example, a wine & cheese open house might make sense for the high-end listing but wouldn't make economic sense for the starter home listing.
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.