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
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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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
I thought this post by Toni Weidman, Re/Max Sunset, Trinity, FL was just too good ... too useful ... too important to NOT re-blog it! I'm a huge fan of recycling, especially electronics and old technology that can be utilized in some other manner or revived for purpose.
Toni provides some great info here, plus some great links so we all can take action and put our old electronics to use in some way. At minimum, keep them out of the garbage and landfills.
Please, take action and follow Toni Weidman's great advice and links provided here. Thanks for the blog, Toni ...
Why Throw Away Your Old Electronics? Check Out These Other Options
Do you have a pile of obsolete (to you) electronic items: Old cell phones, computers, printers? Join the club. According to the EPA, Americans bought 438 million electronic products in 2009. That means millions of other electronic gadgets became obsolete. If everyone donated or recycled those: 2 million tons of waste would not hit our landfills. Visit the EPA to find out more about it epa.gov/ecycling.
What can you do to help? Check out these options
You Can Donate It - You don’t get very much on trade-ins anyway.
Every phone you donate provides an hour of talk time to soldiers serving overseas. Go to cellphonesforsoldiers.com to print a postage-paid shipping label.
National Cristina Foundation matches donated computers with schools and charities in 50 states, Canada and internationally. Go to Cristina.org to find out more.
You Can Recycle it:
Check out the EPA’s e-cycling partners at epa.gov/plugin.
And you can go to www.earth911.com key in your item and zip code to get the local recycling centers near you. (BTW-did you know that 13 billions pounds of paper towels are used in the US each year?)
Dell Reconnect and Goodwill work together to make donating more convenient. You can take your computer equipment (any brand in any condition) to a participating Goodwill Center. Check it out at ww.reconnectpartnership.com
You Might Try Trading It In
Some companies offer trade-in discounts (We got them when we bought new cell phones at Sprint).
You can ship your item for free or take it to the a Best Buy Trade-In Store for a gift card. Check out the trade-in locations on the website: www.bestbuytradein.com.
Amazon.com also gives you a credit in your account for sending in eligible electronics.
Staples - Trade in used ink cartridges (up to 10/month) and receive $2 each in Staples Rewards. Go to Staples.com for locations near you.
You can always sell it to someone. Check out Usell.com for pricing on used phones.
Just think how much healthier the earth and everything in it would be without all that waste.
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.