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.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
Moving can be a stressful time for both adults and children. Proper planning, communication, and empathy can help create a smoother transition for your little ones.
If your children are old enough to understand, make sure you give them plenty of advanced notice. Mark the date on the calendar and try to make a game out of it. Be positive and give the children reasons to look forward to their new home. If possible, take pictures and video of the surrounding areas at the new location. Pay special attention to anything that your children will find interesting.
Moving during the summer is ideal for a number of reasons, one of which is that your children will not have to transition in the middle of the school year. If you do make the move in the summer, get your children involved in community activities, especially if they involve the school or children that attend your child’s new school. Help your children build relationships with others so the hallways will be filled with familiar faces on the first day of school.
Make sure that any rituals and traditions carry over into the new home as well. Continue your Taco Tuesdays and Sunday brunches. Right now, consistency is a child’s best friend.
Another great idea: Surprise the young ones by putting a new toy (or two) in their closets at the new house. This pleasant surprise will be a welcome distraction from the moving stress.
In general, try to focus on the positives and avoid comparing the new place to the old one. Make the move an exciting adventure and explore the new territory together. For older children, this might be a little more difficult so you may need to get creative. If that’s the case, search online for ideas from other parents who have been there and done that. This will not only help your childrens' peace of mind, it will help yours as well.
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.