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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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
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
“Will you pick up the prints at Photo-Mart for my new listing?”
“Let’s ride together today on tour”
“After I stop at Quick Print for 5 color copies, let’s do lunch”
And the list could go on endlessly…
And YES, I can recall making each of these statements!
The days of showing homes with an MLS book under one arm are long gone. Today most real estate professionals know how to do property searches on line and can upload a digital photo. But what does it mean to be truly relevant in today’s fast forward arena? Back in the day of the MLS book and the other antiquated activities above, the agent was gatekeeper to the information and the listings, conduit to the lender & title agency, and the one who controlled the process.
But consumers today “know” everything, and get it wrong from time to time. They have instant access to the listings, facts and figures that once were exclusive to agents and brokers and endless how to guides from the internet. How do we as real estate professionals ensure we remain a meaningful party to the transaction and meaningful to the process going forward?
To be relevant to consumers, brokers must first be relevant our agents. Distressed properties, short sales, HUD listings etc continue to comprise a significant percentage of the market. Those properties need the expertise of a Realtor to navigate the complex process. FSBO’s continue to list their properties with a Realtor eventually finding that they need the skills that we offer in difficult and in heated markets. Brokers must stay current and forward thinking which must be communicated to their associates which ultimately benefits the clients.
Knowledge of the local market and the ability to assist buyers and sellers to interpret the abundance of information now available to them is where today’s real estate professionals fit in. Business intelligence is the bottom line. We must learn and relearn the business every day, week, month and year. Right nowgoing mobileis the big push and we have responded with a terrific mobile site.As we fast forward into whatever the next big push is, we will need to learn and adapt because it’s what we must do for our agents and clients; if we fail to do so we will be no more useful than the MLS book from 1985!
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.