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.
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
I spent my morning watching a septic certification. I'd never been through one before so it was a learning experience. As I listened to their initial report, this blog post came to mind.
It was obvious that: A. The previous owners had never used/maintained a septic tank/field before and B. Didn't ask anyone how to do it. Hence, the name of this post.
This is something I learned many years ago when I bought my first home with a pool. I'd grown up with a pool so I knew the basics but there was new technology. I called the installer and, lo and behold, they had a New Pool Owner school. In an hour, I had learned what I needed to maintain the pool as perfectly as I could. When I later sold the home, the pool was in great shape.
Please heed this my home buyers: If you have found your dream home with a feature that you've never had before, ASK FOR A NEW OWNER SCHOOL!!! This includes pools, septic tanks/fields, solar panels, and everything in between. Chances are the installer's information will be found somewhere on the equipment like the first step of the pool or on the back of a solar panel. If that doesn't pan out, ask your REALTOR® for their recommendations. I have a list of businesses that do these kinds of services and will voluntarily give them to my new home buyer.
The same thing goes for appliances - if you've never used the kind of appliances in your new home and the owner's manuals are nowhere to be found, Google will be your friend. Put in the make and model of your fridge, microwave, oven, dishwasher, etc and you should see the manufacturer's website come up. Many times, you'll find that manual in PDF form and free to download.
Don't fall into the "Oh, I can figure it out" mode. When in doubt, RTM: read the manual or ask someone for help. In the long run, you'll be much better off and not like what my septic inspection turned up this morning.
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.