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.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
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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.
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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!
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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
As reported by Inman, a recent study commissioned by Redfin has found that listing sites such as Zillow and Trulia have shown to be much less accurate in providing listing information than dedicated realtor sites.
Consulting firm WAV Group, who conducted the study, found that, in 11 major markets, listings were less timely, informative, and accurate than their respective counterparts on three broker-operated sites. The reason for this is because most broker-operated sites feature direct information pulled from MLS sites. Trulia and Zillow rely only partly on MLS sites, also receiving information from syndication and direct input from realtors. As a result, old listings and only partial information will sometimes be displayed.
In the parameters of the study, which featured randomly selected zip codes, it was found that 36% of the listings on Zillow and Trulia were actually no longer for sale, as compared to a less than two percent finding on broker sites. In addition, while 100% of the MLS listings were present on broker sites, only about 80% of MLS listings could be found on Zillow and Trulia.
While sites such as Trulia and Zillow are great for quick looks and basic statistics about communities and neighborhoods, when providing more in-depth analysis and accurate listings, they can be found lacking. This is part of the reason why we put so much time into creating our brand new site, ExclusiveCollection.com.
We provide in-depth articles about all the communities in the Central Florida area that go beyond what you’d find elsewhere. In addition, our neighborhood search offers accurate and up-to-date MLS listing and map data that make finding the perfect home an easy task. So give it a look, and tell us what you think!
RE/MAX Exclusive Collection is a boutique real estate office located in College Park in Orlando Florida. Michael Kara, broker, has over 15 years of experience and closes more pro-consumer short sales than any other Realtor in Orlando.
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.