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
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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!
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
Think of the power of the personal note (letter, card --- not email)....especially when saying “Thank You” . It makes a significant difference in how the writer is perceived by the addressee. Because it took more effort and more care to write a personal note, the writer is seen as more sincere, caring and conscientious.
Highlight the property’s benefits. The MLS and the property website can only do so much to promote a property. On site, the listing agent can take the potential buyer to an in-depth view of the property. Point out features and benefits. Discuss options and alternatives. Overcome objections.
Credible resource. The listing agent is promoting his listing in person. Doing so also exposes him to a new audience ---- potential buyers and sellers who may have found the listing on line and elsewhere and made it a point to come. Being knowledgeable about the property, and displaying the ability to answer questions and provide information, he is perceived as a credible resource.
Building agent relationship. Some agents who are unable to show the particular property will encourage their clients to view the property during open houses. Communicating with the other agents that you welcome their clients also help build rapport. The other party becomes comfortable knowing that you as the listing agent can be trusted not to “poach” their clients.
Showcase yourself. Think of this as an interview. Some buyers and sellers may not be represented...and as such, may be on the lookout for someone who can help them. So how do you present yourself? Are you helpful? Are you easy to talk with?
One potential buyer told me that an agent at an open house was just so arrogant and seemed to look down on them. So they were delighted to come to my open house and have someone who cared enough to listen to them. In a way, I took that as an opportunity to defuse the situation.
Pick up new clients! This is one of the best benefits. And yes, it does happen quite frequently. Even if one picks up just one very good lead, it takes just one to make open house worth its weight in gold.
Looking back at my sales through the years, I can attest to the fact that 15% of my clients were open house leads and I carefully nurtured them since then. I’ve even had clients look for me months or even a year after we met.
And as I write this, I'm drafting an offer for a buyer who came through my open house, liked what I had to say, and liked me too :)
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.