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
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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.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
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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
What 1st impression does your property make when a buyer approaches and / or enters? Does he see nice landscaping, a mowed lawn, clean entrance door? Or did your kids not pick up the toys last night and the dog tried to enter, leaving marks on the door?
The very first impression your home makes is the same as a person smiling at you for the first time. If she has a front tooth missing and has some spinach between the others you are disgusted, right? Same with an unkempt home. If your property lacks grooming, chances are buyers are discounting it before they even have set foot in the door.
So let's assume they got over it and enter. The very first impression your home will make inside, subconsciously mostly, is it's smell. You do not notice anymore that the dog that left its paw mark on the front door also makes the carpet reek. Your nose has gotten used to it but for your buyer it's the first time. That and maybe the unaired bedrooms? Discount. Kitchen was only halfheartedly cleaned? Discount. Bathroom sinks have hair in them? Discount.
You might think this is foolish, after all, your home has great features, granite counters, wood floors etc etc. But a buyer picks up on maintenance and if your gorgeous home is grimy it will cost you.
My advice is to get a pro cleaner to go over every nook and cranny, shampoo the carpets, wash the dog and be as neat as you can. To groom your property is inexpensive but it will achieve a disproportionally higher price than one that is unkempt.
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.