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
If you're relocating to Maryland, you probably want an agent who...
___ Gives you undivided attention ___ Understands and respects your needs ___ Knows the market ___ Works hard to find your dream home ___ Gives you breathing room ___ Is a real pro at the negotiating table ___ Has great connections ___ Will provide all services at no cost
I would suggest your criteria for choosing an agent (and how to evaluate them) should be...
___ Real estate expertise - professional designations (GRI, CRS, CRB, e-Pro, SRES, ABR), and even the content of their blogs ___ Professional success - successful closings and testimonials ___ Local knowledge - local resident, familiar with neighborhoods, schools, recreation, shopping, commuting routes ___ Community involvement, because this builds a valuable network of buyers and sellers ___ Industry leadership - participation in professional organizations and serving on REALTOR committees ___ Integrity - In a word, reputation - for honesty and ethical standards of practice ___ Technical capability - websites, email, cell phone, text messaging and blogging ___ Proven systems - a business plan, marketing plan, checklists, professional partners
Experience is not an absolute, since there are hard-working knowledgeable real estate novices who are surrounded by managers and mentors with experience. In most cases, however, experience in a previous buyers' market will give a seller or buyer a competitive edge.
If you're like most people, the bottom line really is this: No matter how well qualified an agent may be, it won't matter unless you KNOW, LIKE, and TRUST them. And yes, the criteria on these lists contribute to your making that call.
When you're ready to move from "just browsing" to "seriously looking", let me know if you don't yet have an agent. I will help you identify an agent in your area and your destination location, anywhere in the country - and I will do that "for free".
AND, there is NO direct cost to you for my services. Ask me to explain.
Real Estate and community information for home buyers and sellers, military transferees, and rookie agents in the greater Crofton area, including Bowie, Davidsonville, Fort Meade, Gambrills, Odenton, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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.