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
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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
Do you remember the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial from TV? The little boy goes up to Mr. Turtle and asks, "Mr. Turtle, how many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of the tootsie pop?" And Mr. Turtle says, "I don't know, ask Mr. Owl." So, the boy takes the tootsie pop to Mr. Owl and asks the same thing. Mr. Owl takes 3 licks and then bites the lollipop. He tells the boy it takes 3 licks to get to the tootsie roll center of the tootsie pop.
It reminds me of buyers of real estate...some people buy the first day they're out looking at houses, some people take their time, and some never buy at all.
A buyer calls up and tells us they are looking for a house to buy. We show them a couple of houses and the first day out they write an offer and buy a house. They're like Mr. Owl. They do it quickly.
Then, there's buyers that take their time. They call and tell us they are looking for a house. They do all their homework and they do it again. We show them houses and months go by. We call them, but get no reponse. They're in no hurry. They contact us again and want to look again. Then, they look at more houses. Some buyers take months or even a year before they finally make a decision on the house they want to buy. But, they do eventually buy. They are the ones that savor every lick of the lollipop, until they finally get to the tootsie roll center.
Some never buy. They've got a lot of time on their hands. They find ways of talking themselves out of buying each house they see, for one reason or another. Sometimes they tell us they have been talking to friends, and the more friends they talk to the more confusing the decision becomes for them. Perhaps they're really not ready to buy. They spend months or even years looking at houses. They just can't seem to take that plunge. They're like Mr. Turtle, they don't know how long it takes to get to the tootsie roll center of the tootsie pop, and frankly they don't care.
"How many licks does it take your buyer to get to the tootsie roll center of the tootsie pop?"
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.