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
Today it seems like one of those days that you know is going to be good from the very start. I have been singing and my 8th grade students are certainly looking at me like I am crazy, but I am okay with it.
Tomorrow 280 of them and myself along with 4 dozen other adult volunteers and teachers will be heading for 3 days of tours in Washington DC.
It is definitely a beautiful time to be buying and selling homes, today in Raleigh it is going to be close to 90 degrees, so you have to ask yourself, when was the last time I had my A/C unit tuned up, it is amazing how much efficiency is lost when things are not maintained.
Here is a great to-do list for the Spring/Summer Season and whever you are preparing to sell your home. I also use this list with my buyers to see if the sellers have maintained the property before we put in an offer.
Spring / Summer Home Repair and Maintenance Checklist
Windows and Doors
Repair cracked windows
Putty, caulk or add weather-stripping as needed
Clean and lubricate window channels for smoother sliding
Clean and install screen windows and doors
Check for and seal cracks and leaks in walls and floor
Clean vents and ensure proper operation
Test, clean and lubricate sump pump
Discard accumulated junk
Test and replace batteries
Porch, Patio and Deck
Clean and seal deck
Check wood for signs of rotting, replace boards where necessary
Take out outdoor furniture
Check for missing or loose siding
Caulk joints and minor cracks
Look for deteriorated finishes to preserve wood
Touch-up painting or paint entirely
Repair brick & mortar damage
Turn on sprinkler system and other lines
Connect all hoses to outside spigots
Check spigot locations
Repair damaged soffit panels
Check vent openings for nests and other blockage
Make sure vents and/or attic fans work properly
Look for signs of roof or flashing leaks on rafters and insulation
Furnace and A/C turn on and produce correct temperature
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.