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
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
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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.
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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
WHEN YOU NEED HELP...REACH OUT TO YOUR ACTIVE RAIN FRIENDS. That was the first thought I had when I ran into a problem Saturday evening. The round-trip transportation I was counting on so I could attend the Democratic National Convention on Thursday wasn't going to happen. Big disappointment.
Now I don't mind driving to Charlotte, N.C. from Lake Anna, Virginia but where was I going to find a place to stay that was within a reasonable (no more than an hour or so away from the Bank of America Stadium). That was going to be the big, big challenge. It was. So what to do?
That's when I thought of Active Rain. Yes, the thought came to me pretty quickly. I immediately thought of a couple of members that work the Charlotte market and went to that page on AR. Sure enough there, big as life was Debe Maxwell, who I had thought of but than I discovered that Jason Sardi had moved there. As much due to curiosity (I'm always that) as anything else I thought I'd contact Jason. I sent him an email asked if they might know of anyone that might be willing to rent a room to a couple of women for two nights. Almost instantaneously I received a message back from Jason and, shortly after, a couple of messages fromJennifer*.
Yes, they wanted to help me.
Long story short...a friend of mine, that will be traveling to the convention with me, was able to find a room for us at a Comfort Inn nine miles from the Stadium so we quickly booked that. We will hit the road Wednesday and return home on Friday. Just in time for me to drive to Charlottesville for my granddaughter's field hocky game. I may be a political junkie but I'm also a grandma.
The purpose of this post is to let our newer members know how big a part Active Rain can play in your life. It is more than writing posts to generate business. It is a source of friendships that you establish with wonderful people all over the country...and abroad. It's a wonderful feeling to think that others, many that you've never spoken to or set eyes on, care about you too. Yes, they not only care about me, I care about them. Very much! You will find many that you are drawn to and that will be drawn to you. Savor those relationships.
*Jennifer is with Debe at Savvy Real Estate (another friendship developed through Active Rain). Perhaps many of you knew this but I just found out. Shame on me...I've been away from Active Rain too much. Now I'm back!
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.