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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
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
Death is something most all of us have had to deal with so far in our lives. If you haven’t you will. It’s a part of everything, but it’s never fun. Here are some tips to help you know what and what not to do when someone you know is dealing with death.
1) Do say something…ALMOST Anything.
You can say, “I’m sorry for your loss.” “just wanted to stop by to give my condolences.” “I know you will miss them very much.” You don’t need to talk a long time. In fact, Don’t!
You can send an email or a card if you can’t stop by.
2) DO NOT try to make it LOGICAL.
DO NOT say "Everything happens for a reason." I can say from experience, this truly made me feel WORSE when I lost someone dear. These things are okay for the bereaved to say. They are not okay for you to say them. .
3) DO offer to help in anyway, if you can, but DO NOT expect the family to call you and tell you what they need.
Some things you COULD do would include:
Cook a meal. Wash dishes. Shovel snow/mow the lawn. Make a run to the store or pharmacy. Call AFTER the funeral and ask what needs to be done as well. Call once or twice if you truly want to help (Please offer suggestions in the comments.)
4) DO bring food.
Bring whatever you are really good at making. Bring a reasonable amount and be logical about how you bring your dish. For a large family a large dish may be appropriate.
In the case of a person who may live alone, DO NOT bring a giant casserole that can be eaten over several days. It may seem like too much for just one person to eat. Instead, bring individual servings in reheatable containers that can be frozen and chosen one meal at a time.
Even better, package it in disposable throw aways that do not need to be washed and returned to you.
5) DO share memories.
If you have a story about something important please tell it. You can share this any time...at the viewing, in a note, or in person several days, weeks, or anytime later. Some members of the family may have never heard that story before. They will certainly appreciate that their loved one touched your life.
These things may seem obvious, but I can say from experience that death is uncomfortable. It’s hard to be supportive and may be intimidating, but your presence is appreciated. Death is also uncomfortable for those who have lost. They appreciate your love and support by most anything you may do.
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.