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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
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
I just had to reblog this. I hope it will get Bank of America's attention. They've been talking and talking and talking ... how much easier they are making the short sale process - full page ads in the newspaper, help via twitter etc. But the reality is much different.
Wondering why short sales are taking so long? This blog will give you an idea .. courtesy of Jon Zolsky, Realtor®/broker in Daytona Beach, FL. There are exceptions to the rule of course, those are not likely to involve BofA however ... Jon's story is almost comical... if it weren't so damn pathetic. Bank of America are you listening?
I've disabled comments. If you'd like to chime in please visit Jon's blog.
We have a short sale with BoA. The Seller lost a job, had to leave town. Should have been an easy short sale, the selling price is very close to what she owes, so what could be a problem?
Put the package together, submitted to the Lender. Does not show anywhere. Do it again, no trace of it on Equator again… and again.
Calling BoA and they say there is something there, and it will not work until the Seller calls them directly.
OK, the Seller calls, and after verifying everything and kicking her from one person to another, they tell her that they can’t talk to her because there is something legal.
So, what to do? Oh, let the attorney call them.
OK, the attorney calls them, and they say they can’t discuss it with the attorney. They said someone would call the Seller within 72 hours.
The attorney’s office calls CS, they say that there is some flag there, but promise to expedite and remove it.
Time goes by, nothing happens.
Then the Seller gets a letter that she needs to call them and update her financial information.
She calls them, spends 35 minutes being kicked from one person to another… until they tell her that they can’t talk to her, there is some flag on the freaking file, and they are not at liberty to discuss it.
They tell her that someone would call her within 72 hours and explain everything.
Somebody calls her and tells her that they can’t talk to her because there is some flag.
Why can’t they talk to her? Oh, it is because they do not have the authorization.
What authorization? From whom?
- From the Seller.
They need the written authorization from the Seller allowing them to talk ... to the Seller?
- You are taking to the Seller, why on earth should I give you an authorization to talk … to me???
Folks, if you think I am kidding, you are wrong. I am dead serious.
Yes, we helped her to fax them the authorization to speak … to her.
I guess this is called CYA.
I assume what represents “A” in CYA is the most important part of their body. Looks like they are using it for thinking.
A Short Sale From the Wonderland...
P.S. The Seller is not an immigrant that can easily be confused. She is a young American sharp and smart lady, who has no problem with English.
ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~ LIVINGMARYLANDBLIPS
Andrea is a proud military spouse, mom of two beautiful little girls, hobby decorator and a Realtor® based in Silver Spring, MD. Andrea focuses on Montgomery County and Howard County Real Estate, she enjoys everything beautiful in life and always answers the phone with a smile.
All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
From Bethesda to Odenton - Montgomery & Howard County Real Estate blog
My blog is a mix of information about Maryland Real Estate, community spotlights, customer service discussions, industry news and trends, things to do & places to visit ... - sprinkled with a candid perspective of the life, times & tribulations of my life as a Realtor, mom and military spouse in the national capitol area
Please visit mdhomes4mil.com - my blog for military families stationed at WRNMMC/NSA Bethesda and Fort Meade!
Have a question about the Maryland Real Estate market?
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.