Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
FIND GROUPS 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
Find informative stats, trends and insider tips on your state, county, city or neighborhood of choice. The insightful experts of ActiveRain share with you in a way only a local resident can.
Why Are We Running Out of Houses? In July of 2011 we SOLD 86 houses of Lawrence Kansas Real Estate. In July of 2012 we SOLD 121 houses of Lawrence Kansas Real Estate. There was also a 38% increase in houses going under contract in July 2012 over July 2011. Overall, there were area sales of 752 properties for sale from Jan 1 through Aug 15 2011 and 833 properties for sale from Jan 1 through Aug 15 2012 or a 10.7% increase in units SOLD and a 10.9% increase in volume SOLD.
Why Are We Running Out of Houses? Sellers have not been replacing houses onto the market fast enough and so we have a housing shortage in several price ranges. Where a buyer may have had 4 to 6 homes for sale to choose from in 2011, in 2012 there may only be 1 or 2 in a given price range.
The average DOM (Days on Market) is down to 60 which is down from about 100 DOM just a couple years ago.
Buyers need to keep in close contact with their buyer agent so they know what the market is doing at any given time.
The biggest mistakes I have seen buyers make in today's market is 1) "Sleeping" on it and then being told that the house has already gone under contract after they slept on it, 2) Offering too low a price and another buyer out bids them, and 3) Not having a pre-approval letter in hand before going to see their first house. Buyers have set up an appointment for their first house, fall in love with it, go to get a pre-approval letter, and while they are waiting on it, the house goes under contract.
If you need a pre-approval letter, call John Ketchum (contact info below).
John Ketchum, Mortgage Banker, NMLS# 505638
Commerce Title Building| 1420 Wakarusa Dr, Suite 203, Lawrence, Kansas 66049
Why Are We Running Out of Houses? Sellers don't know we have a housing shortage and can get more for their house than they have been able to get for the past 6 years. Once sellers discover they can get a higher price and they all start listing their homes for sale, the inventory will fill up and we won't be asking the question Why Are We Running Out of Houses?