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
Want to buy a perfect home with zero repairs needed?Especially with first time homebuyers I find that an inspection report can be overwhelming.They find a great house, possibly the perfect house for them, and then they see a 15 page inspection report with a 3 page summary of the imperfections.All of the sudden they realize it’s not the “perfect” house.
Sometimes it’s difficult to get across to buyers that every house has it’s imperfections, even new construction.The inspector, who works for you, is obligated to point out anything that could be improved upon or is simply in need of repair.Yes, this could be 3 pages worth of information, but it doesn’t mean the house is falling apart.
Maybe the windows and exterior doors need some more sealant around them, maybe a GFCI outlet didn’t operate properly, maybe the water heater doesn’t have the drip pan it requires, maybe there is some wood rot around the chimney on the roof, etc, etc.You can have 3 pages of items like this and as long as you have an educated real estate professional on your side to council you on what is what, you can still have that near perfect home.You will negotiate with the seller to have them repair the more important deficiencies.And if it comes down to it, go to your local Home Depot after you close on your new home and take a 20 minute course on how to use a caulking gun so you can tie up the loose ends that the seller didn’t agree to.
No, you do not want to buy a house that has a leaky roof, the A/C isn’t working properly, or the foundation is cracked right down the middle of the living room.But don’t sweat a “long” list of small things. These are things that you want to know about but they don't usually ruin the home you fell in love with. There is a good chance that the next house may have a longer list of small things.
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.