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
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Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
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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.
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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
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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
The market is horrible, disaster looms everywhere, sub-prime meltdown kills country!
Ok, we as mortgage and real estate professionals who have been in the game for any amount of time understand that the market goes in cycles. The news media has the general public spooked right now about real estate but we as the professionals need to guide our clients that its a great time to buy. Rates are low, and you get more home for your dollar.
I was speaking to a friend last night about her frustration with getting her loans funded in a timely manner.
Seems a majority of lender reps are not returning her calls and when her files do go into underwriting, it takes days if not over a week to get any movement. On top of that loads of my other com-padres are saying its just plain hard to get business these days.
Now I'll admit, its not as easy to get things done but on the other hand a lot of competition has left for "greener" pastures so it truly has become a professionals market.
Here are the Ken Henderson tips for making it in the business in 2008:
1. Network, Network, Network Oh did I say Network. 2. Follow up (One of the most important elements) 3. Choose your business partners VERY wisely, for example if you are a loan officer, send your business to the MAJOR better funded lenders then your small niche ones, especially if your larger lender has a program for your client. Pick 2 to 3 banks you work with exclusively and build rapport and relationship with them so that your files can be treated with respect and get pushed instead of sitting on an underwriters desk under dozen's of other files. 4. Be Professional ALL of the time. Return, voice-mails, emails and inquires promptly. 5. Continue to market. I know there's not as much marketing capital floating around but you can do A LOT of free advertising and market to keep your name and services out there. Active Rain is a great tool and there are others.
Heres just a few things that I am doing to stay out there what about you, I'd love to hear it!
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.