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
Buying a home is the largest investment most people will make in their lifetime, so it only makes sense to exercise due diligence to the fullest extent possible before making such a large commitment. This includes having the home properly inspected for various issues.
Here’s a list of the most common issues found during home inspections:
Homeowners will “fix” an electrical problem in the home by altering the wiring, but the work is very rarely to code – meaning a professional will have to come in and redo the work completed by the DIY homeowner.
Outdated plumbing can cost big bucks to replace, but it’s absolutely necessary to avoid leaks and worse down the road. Polybutelene piping is the biggest offender in this category.
Where there’s water damage, there’s potential for mold – and a serious health hazard. There are professionals who can remediate the mold, but the cost will depend on the extent of growth.
No one can expect an air tight home (and who would want one) but large leaks creating excessive drafts can substantially increase your energy bills, as well as make for an uncomfortable living space during months of extreme heat or cold.
Maybe it’s because homeowners never really see this part of the home, but roofing always seems to get neglected. In many cases, it’s a simple flashing that needs to be done, but in rare cases the entire roof needs to be replaced.
Outdated HVAC systems should just be replaced. Technology has made modern units so energy efficient and cost effective that it doesn’t make sense to pour money into repairing an old one.
·General Home Maintenance
No two homeowners are the same, so no two homes will ever be maintained the same. If you buy from someone who diligently maintained their home, then you can expect to encounter fewer problems during the home inspection.
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.