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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
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
you have located
your new home, you can begin the fun part - moving. Whether
you’re moving two
streets away from your
current home, from one side of town to the other, or clear across the
you have two options – either
professional movers or doing it yourself.
are pros and cons
of both choices. You must decide how much you can afford to spend, and
what option you feel works
best for you. Let's review the options.
costs and experience vary. There are those on the less expensive end of
system, consisting of
two to four people with a truck, up to the executive level of packing
huge semi-truck to
delivery your belongings. Usually, what you pay for is what you get.
Most moving companies
provide sturdy, reinforced boxes. The cost of these boxes is included
amount quoted for the
use padded blankets to protect your furniture. These blankets are
rope or bungee cords so
no damage occurs.
If you are doing the
packing, make sure each box is carefully marked for the movers,
boxes contain fragile
items. In most cases, when using professional movers, you don't have to
about the weight of the
boxes. They know how much to pack and have the correct equipment to
handle large boxes.
If working with
professional movers, one semi-truck may contain several households so
belongings may not be
the first on their route. Talk to the movers and determine when they are
expecting to arrive at
your new home. Keep in mind that traffic, construction, and weather,
create delays. For this
reason, it's important to have phone numbers and e-mail addresses of the
movers along with the
main office just in case your belongings do not arrive on time. In
sure they have a phone
number to reach you. If the schedule denotes a 5 p.m. arrival, have
at the house from 4:00
p.m. until the truck arrives: one hour before.
Your local grocery or
business dumpster will has all the boxes you need. Many businesses
boxes in all sizes, costing you nothing. Use old blankets, pillows, or
minimal damage. Some
rental companies will rent padded blankets for a very small fee. Just
that you wrap breakable
items carefully and don't stack boxes of breakables on top of each
Mark all boxes
carefully. Separate breakable items. Consider moving those in your car
loading them into trucks
with your other items.
When packing your
boxes, keep the weight of the box reasonable. If you can't pick it up,
consider having a garage or yard sale. This is the perfect opportunity
unwanted items from
being packed and moved
• Carefully mark the
boxes containing towels, toiletries, sheets, etc., so you can unpack
at least be able to make
your bed and take a shower.
Other boxes that you
want to open as soon as you arrive at your new home can simply be
marked with "Open
might include a coffee pot, eating utensils, or clothing that
separately to get you
through the first few days.
If you have children,
let them help in writing out the labels. This will free you up to do
it will help them get
used to their new address.
If you have
cats, or other animals, make sure you keep them closed off from packing
moving day activity.
Pets can easily get into boxes without anyone knowing, or they can
out a door and be lost.
Consider boarding them for a day or two.
electrical to return to room temperature before plugging it in. If it's
develop, and shock could occur when you plug them in.
Inform old neighbors
and friends of your new address and phone number.
Don't pack food that
could spoil. Refrigerator items such as mayonnaise, butter, milk, etc.
placed on ice in a cooler
and then moved or given away. If you’re moving across the
will take days to arrive, don't pack any perishable foods at all.
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.