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
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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.
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
Stepping Up On a Stool... I had No Idea This is What You Saw!
The other day I was putting something away in a kitchen cabinet and needed to stand on a small stool. While I was “up there” I began looking around at the kitchen and the rooms around it. I could see my breakfast room and the table as well as my bar area.
Things certainly did look different.
Everything was in place but I was seeing my table and accessories from a different angle. My apothecary jars looked a little leaner when looking down at them. Again... nothing changed about what was there...just how I saw them.
And this gave me pause to think.... (not necessarily a good thing)... this is the way it is in life.
What we see.. a situation... a person...an object.... they are what they are. We’re all looking at the same thing but from different angles. Doesn’t mean that what we see is different... it is the constant. The variable is who’s doing the looking.
Take a home that is for sale, a Seller sees the property as their home. It’s where they’ve raised their children, celebrated birthdays and holidays and it’s where they go when it’s time to retreat from the world. They remember weeknights trying to prepare dinner while their children sat at the table in the eat-in area doing their homework.
To a Realtor, it’s the next product that they will market. They will do their best to find the best marketable price for the property. They are viewing the assets as well as those items that may take away from the value of the property. The extra eat-in area off the kitchen will be a good selling point.
A Stager sees the possibilities of the property... possibilities that they will want to highlight. They see the eat-in area by the kitchen as a possibility but one that needs a little tweaking. Packing and removing some of the extras will help the buyer see the space that’s available.
The next time you come across a “stubborn” seller... a “picky” buyer....a seller that doesn’t want to paint their bright pink wall in the kid’s room ...try standing on their stool and seeing life from their view.
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.