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
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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 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.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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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
Last week I had a challenge for my real estate business when my laptop computer crashed. At first I was worried but after I walked away from the bugger computer I realized that I had absolutely nothing to be sweating about, not one thing. But honestly it did freak me out because we were working on some short sale files and we needed to submit critical paperwork that day.
A year or so ago ActiveRain and DocuSign created the first paperless challenge - of which I thought I entered but apparently I did not enter, which surprised me. I have been working on getting as paperless as possible since 2009/2010. We're almost paperless - not quite - but almost.
The day I freaked out I realized rather quickly that we have successfully gotten all of our files, our database and every other program we use in the CLOUD this past year. I was able to easily get a hold of whatever document I needed from my iPad and successfully upload and/or email them out to where ever they needed to go. Whew! That saved my you know what that day! We also have everything backed up - twice - just in case their are issues.
As the Designated Broker for our real estate company in Arizona I am responsible for being able to 'print' out every single file should I ever get audited by the Department of Real Estate. We have a very small company and could manage printing out our files fairly easily but hopefully that is never required. I heard that one of the largest brokerages in town - over 4000 agents - has gone back to printing out all contracts because of this ruling. So much for being paperless in this day and age for that type of firm.
Our MLS does offer a signature solution and it's easy to 'wet' sign documents from my iPad or tablet. The only draw back is that if the clients are not in front of me that doesn't work. We don't have DocuSign so that is next on my list. Why have I not needed DocuSign you ask? Because the majority of our out of town clients are bidding on short sales and I need wet signatures for this type of file. Hopefully in the next year or so short sales will be mostly in the past or far and few between traditional listings/sales. At that point I can foresee being 100% paperless and working in CLOUD HEAVEN.
Anna "Banana" Kruchten is here to help you navigate buying or selling a home - valley wide. My blog is updated almost daily so be sure to subscribe and keep abreast of what's going on in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.
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.