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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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
Being a real estate agent is a contact sport. And if we are to be successful real estate we must be in front of buyers and sellers every day.
Pick Up The Phone
Yet each and every day I am seeing more and more agents "hiding" behind technology. I see real estate agents writing extra long emails, struggling to find just the right words to use instead of picking up the phone and explaining the situation. Bad news is never easy to deliver, but what we do is not personal. We are simply middle men (and women) who deliver information. If the loan isn't ready for closing, it is not for us to point fingers and act as though one party or the other is stalling or at fault. Our job is to solve the issue at hand and move the transaction forward.
Electronic Signatures Have A Place
Electronic signatures are a blessing and a curse. In many ways electronic signatures have made agents lazy, although some will say they have made them more efficient. But if you and your clients are in the same city, there is very little reason for you not to be in front of them explaining the contact, explaining contingencies and explaining possible counteroffers. Why wouldn't you want to be in front of your clients to help them understand what is going on?
To Email Or Fax...That Is The Question
The same is true with emailing and faxing offers. I understand that there are circumstances under which purchase offers must be sent to the listing agent electronically, but in many cases I believe listing agents and buyer agents have gotten lazy. Listing agents because they don't want the buyer agent to get in front of the seller (for whatever reason) and buyer agents because they are just so "busy". We spend weeks, sometimes months driving clients around to find the perfect house and when it comes time to make an offer we phone it in. It just doesn't make sense to me. I want to be in front of the seller to help them understand why my clients have made the offer they made.
It's All About Representation
Maybe I'm just old school, but I believe my clients hire me to represent them and to represent them properly I need to be in front of those who can make or break the transaction. I need to talk to the other agent to see how we can get past hurdles. I need to know what's going on during the transaction. And waiting for the other party to email me back is simply unacceptable.
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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.