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
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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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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
It wasn’t like it was the Dark Ages or anything.It was less than ten years ago, in fact.And I had a problem.
I listed a house in my neighborhood.It was pretty, in great shape and priced right.It was the kind of place that I knew would fly off the shelf.And my clients were on their way to a vacation of a lifetime - a raft trip down the Amazon River.
“Not to worry,” they told me.“We’ll find Internet cafes at little clearings along the way. We can check our email.”
If something were to come in, they assured me they could find a place with a printer and fax machine.
On the Amazon?Were they delusional?
So they took off as the For Sale sign went up and I prepared for the first Open House.And yes, it did fly off the shelf.After about 8 days on the market, a great offer came in.I dutifully emailed it to them, and they actually got it the a day later.But the elusive printer and fax machine did not materialize for about a week.
I explained the situation to the other agent.We were lucky to have buyers on the other side who were patient and accepted an email from the sellers saying they intended to fully ratify their offer as soon as they were able to find locate a printer and fax.It was non-binding, but the buyers trusted in the seller’s good faith.
What could have been a major nail biter with a different cast of characters would have been really easy in today’s real estate world.The sellers would have taken off for the Amazon with an iPad, and they could have opened up the contract and signed it immediately with the miracle of electronic signatures.
Ah, anything to make life easier for our clients and for us!
Now I'm off to sign up for my free trial of EchoSign!
Pat Kennedy -- author of The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate -- gives you a look at life on the streets as a real estate broker in our nation's capital. And her blog is peppered with great advice combined with humor!
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.