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
With record high inventory, Sellers cannot afford "Seller Denial." Pricing can no longer be judged on what a neighbor's home sold for six months ago. Additionally pricing cannot be based on the many/additional upgrades you may have to offer. Today's home buyers expect upgrades.....which can definitely benefit in the sale of a home, but are not adding thousands and thousands of dollars to/on top of current sales prices. If you truly need to sell your home, you must be priced properly. Comparing your home with other nearby homes that are on market, (trying to match their pricing), is not an indicator of where your pricing needs to be if those homes have been on market for some time and haven't sold. Make of best of your offering.....price right, throughly clean and de-clutter, spruce up the curb appeal, paint the home's exterior, as well as interior if needed, make your home convenient for showings, and consider offering Buyer incentives......such as closing costs. (NO DOWN financing has largely disappeared and many potential Buyers may be short on cash when it comes to closing costs). Try to put yourself in the 'shoes' of a Buyer......whose comparing your home with dozens of other homes. They will quickly learn the actual comps/pricing of the homes comparative to yours, they will most likely want to know how long your home has been on the market, and they will come to a conclusive price range that they're willing to pay. If your home is overpriced it will not sell, it will not appraise, and it may very well be used as a "Bouncer" home, making other homes priced lower look better than your home! If you're serious about selling.....Price Right. On the otherhand, if you're not serious, not motivated, nor needing to sell.....you'd be best to wait until market conditiions change. (this is not a time to "test the waters") Obtaining the professional guidance of a knowledgeable Realtor is a must......you will be provided with the most current comparable prices. You may even consider hiring an independent appraiser, paid to give you a price evaluation. Remember, correctly priced homes ARE selling.....and so can yours!
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.