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
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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
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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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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's real estate market makes it very easy to make compromises in your real estate business practices. All of a sudden you are tempted to do things in your real estate business that you said you would never do.
You know who they are. They have very little respect, if any for real estate agents. They think we are overpaid and don't do much work for the commission we receive. As a matter of fact, they think they know more than we do because they have bought and sold real estate "numerous" times before. They don't want to hear about market conditions because they already know. They don't need to see a market analysis because they know what their house is worth. Their house is in "perfect" condition and disregard any suggestions you make. All of this and you still take the listing...happy just to have a listing.
The Overpriced Listing
Similar to the "unreasonable seller", but the bottom line for this seller is that they know they have the absolute best house in the neighborhood and it doesn't matter what the comps say. You try to explain to this seller that buyers will looking at these very same comps and see that the property is overpriced. You explain that even if a buyer were to agree to purchase the overpriced property, an appraiser would probably have a very different viewpoint and the property more than likely would like appraise. In spite of recommendations the seller holds fast to their price. But you take the listing anyway, hoping you can get a quick price reduction.
Reduce Your Commission
Again, this seller is similar to the "unreasonable seller". The primary focus of this listing appointment is your commission. Why the home owner chose to actually meet with you is a potential waste of everyone's time. If commission was the only thing the seller is concerned with throughout the entire transaction, that is something that could have been discussed over the phone. This seller is not looking for a real estate professional, but you take the bait, reduce your commission and hope you won't have to spend much time on the listing.
What Are You Worth?
In the current real estate market it is imperative that we know our value. What skill set do we bring to the table to help the seller have a smooth real estate experience? How much work will we do to prepare the property for sale, to market the property and to negotiate the best terms and conditions for the seller? If you are clear as to what you will do to get the property sold, than you should be clear on what you are worth and regardless of the market conditions, you can walk away from those "unreasonable sellers" and never look back.
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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.