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
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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.
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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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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
Every tenant will not become a homeowner. A TRUE homeowner "to be" is someone who takes responsibility for themselves. They will not look for someone else to contribute to their cause. It is someone mature. It's someone who has added up the cost, and is willing to pay it. It is someone who does not need a "lord" over their land to supervise or make choices for them.
They have tempered their appetites in a prioritized manner. They are not looking for a hand-out. They are goal oriented and realistic. Rents are paid on time every month, and excuses are rarely made. These attributes become apparent while the "homeowner to be" is still renting.
There are many reasons why a renter may not have taken the steps to become a homeowner.
Here are three:
1) low credit scores
2) lack of knowledge
3) fear of leaving a set comfort zone
All three can be overcome when the tenant chooses to take the leap and/or come in contact with the truth about home-ownership.
A Realtor can assist an apprehensive potential homeowner by gaining their trust as they educate, answer questions, and guide them step by step. Investing in tenants who are transmitting these "signals" of future home-ownership is very rewarding!
Some "potential homeowners" may fall into the category where they may have to "rent to own". These are those who have admittedly disregarded their credit in their unwise decisions made in the past. These are those who have regretted their mistakes and have taken the necessary steps to rectify these errors through credit counseling and self-discipline. Some good tenants choose not to become homeowners for various reasons, even though they qualify.
Renters who are looking for hand-outs do not have ownership mentality. Some of these are the ones that make a life using governmental supplements, and do not plan to come off. They have limited expectations, and lack a desire to achieve. These are the "excuse" makers. These are among the ones who may think the world owes them. They have a do not care attitude about the landlord or his property. These are those who take the time to KNOW their tenant rights and exert them to the fullest. Some of these will live from eviction to eviction with no remorse or embarrassment. These are of the lot of "professional squatters" who lack moral ethics." Do not look for your future homeowner from this selection!
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.