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
Every agent should stop going into the office and start working from home. Just you and your clients. Connect with them and not the agents. Once you are one of them and not one of each other, you will begin to embrace the client the way you are trying to connect, here and elsewhere, with one another.
Don't let someone buy a house unless it really is the best they can get for their money. Not just the best they can get today, given what is for sale. If you are not ruling out most of what is for sale, and looking for the next price reduction or next property to come on market, you likely are just selling someone a house.
Peope really need us badly to look out for them. Look out for their best interests. I know I you think you do, but most just don't. That's why the public is crying for lower fees. Because they just can't find someone who has their back.
Stop being so damned professional and really care about your client. Never charge more than YOU would pay for the service. Agents NEVER want to pay a full 6%, especially when the sale price gets higher. What did you pay $30,000 for this year? Anything? Did you just hand anyone $30,000 and say "Thanks" for a service?
If you find yourself manipulating a situation, STOP and think. Forget all the "answering objections" stuff you learned and the crap about if you can't negotiate your fee high, how can you negotiate the price high.
Connect with your client. Try to pretend they are your mother or your daughter or your son or at least your nephew. Treat everyone as if they are family.
THAT is how we will raise the bar. Not by being more professional. But be being more human.
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.