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
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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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ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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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.
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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
Recently my husband and I remodeled our kitchen and I have never been a happier clam!
When we first purchased our home, three years ago, we knew it needed LOTS of work and having plenty of experience remodeling homes, we weren’t daunted by the fact. However, after we moved in and our priorities changed, the kitchen just sat there, in all its circa 1966 glory and drove me bonkers at every meal. My husband wasn’t as motivated as I was to give it a facelift. The kitchen was more utilitarian to him. He was more into buying a new tractor, replacing windows, building a barn. Yes, all necessities, but a kitchen is the heart of a home! And our heart was in need of a quadruple bi-pass! Old and faulty appliances, worn-out and dinged-up vinyl floor, buckled formica and plumbing that had been repaired 15 times over...old-man-style.
Since we also want to replace the roof this summer and add in solar panels, we knew the kitchen was going to require some creative use of affordable materials. Luckily, we both appreciate repurposed/recycled materials and often times find it lends a cool factor.
Since we were on a budget, we wanted a very clear picture of how much we were spending. Everyday I help property managers and landlords track their property operations, and decided to use the free tools Rentec BASIC offers to keep an eye on our expenses. How could I resist a FREE web-based solution? Not only would I have a clear idea of the remodeling expenses, I could prepare for taxes ahead of time by using the custom income & expense categories. Yay! (where was this when I was managing my own rentals back in the 90’s???)
There is also this cool drill-down ability to see the detail of particular expense categories, and I really liked this for easily making sure I had posted all of my receipts.
And after it was all said and done, I am sure our investment in a new kitchen not only makes me jazzed, but increased our home’s value.
Now onto new dining room floors... I think I can sneak them in before the roof! ;)
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