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.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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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
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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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
I read an interesting blog today on how NAR is misleading the public by using statistics that are based on median rather than mean (average). As I read some of the replies, I got the feeling that many people believed the auther. The claim pretty much stated that NAR misleads the public to believe using a realtor is beneficial to receiving a higher selling price. I have not yet researched to find the statistics that NAR uses or posts, if anyone has a link, I'd be appreciative for the time you'll save me. I have an opinion on the importance of using a real estate agent versus selling "For sale by owner". I do believe there is an advantage to sellers to use an agent. I work mostly with buyers and I listen to them. I've never said no if they asked to see a FSBO. None of my clients have bought a FSBO. They just don't feel comfortable. They like knowing that professionals who are governed by the state have a legal responsibility. One thing FSBO overlook when they consider selling their home on their own is the trust that an agent and their client share. Here's an analogy for thought. When we go to the doctor, his doctorate comforts us and eases our concerns. Then there's the unlicensed phony doctor who secretly performs procedures at a substantially reduced cost. This "doctor" doesn't bring peace but a sense of doubt to the patient. Buyers are like patients and sellers are like the shady doctor and licensed real estate agents are like the professionally trained and licensed doctor. FSBO under estimate the peace real estate agents bring to the transaction. Buyers hire agents for a reason. I've heard many times from my clients how thankful they were that they had me respresenting their interests. I feel bad when I hear of agents who only work for a buck and see clients as a means. There are plenty of agents who are professional and care about their image and the image of the industry. Back to my point, real estate agents sell homes for a higher price than FSBO can receive because as the "value" of a home is considered, the real estate agent can prove value and the FSBO must convince value. Buyers are skeptical of FSBO so low offers compensate for that! That there is a huge advantage a seller will gain when employing a licensed, well trained, professional real estate agent.
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.