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
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ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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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 time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
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.
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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
Yesterday I was working at my desk trying to refine my power point presentation and figure out how to send it via email so it was easy and quick to download. The phone was ringing off the hook about all the ads I had placed, the i-net directory listings I had subscribed too and, well you all know how it goes when you are really, really trying to concentrate on something and keep getting interrupted! So, the phone rings again. It is a new customer who found me in the directory listing I had just done the day before. She was in a crunch situation and ,I mean a crunch, situation to get the house staged tomorrow for a Tuesday open house for realtors. That means, THE WEEKEND, and we are supposed to have a frog-drowner weekend storm. I've told everyone who thinks I ought to be a realtor that I want to have control over my schedule. Guess I'll have to get over that!
While I was interviewing the client about what was needed I asked her if she had any plants. Her reply,"No I manage to keep my three kids alive and thats about it, I kill plants!" I just split. I laughed so hard and that made her laugh even with her 2,4 and 6 year old boys clammoring for lunch. I tried to email my power point to her and her computer rejected it. I think the file is too big with the pics. Anyway, I jumped in the car and took my printed marketing materials, the power point and myself to the realtors office. (Keep in mind I am in the mountains and nothing is close by.) I had them on my list to contact anyway and this was an even better way to market to them. Hey their client found me online and requested home staging and they didn't even know about it! Hopefully next week, when I do my presentation to their company, I will already have a selling point. Instead of pushing my way through the marketing to that firm, the seller pulled me through. Does it get any better than that?
I can tell you first hand search engine companies are worth their weight in gold. I used Small Business Web Solutions, Inc. The client is moving to Nashville where we just moved from last year and so we had a lot in common to start with. Her realtor in Nashville told her to have her house staged here and it would sell faster. She had no idea where to find a stager in our area so she just started an internet search and found me. I am the only one in our area that I know of so far. Another blessing. While it is hard to break new ground and introduce a new concept, once people "get it" then things click right along.
Maybe the biggest blessing of all is all the support I have gotten from the AR people in staging. Its a support group, a sounding board, a professional association, problem solving forum and the friendliest bunch I've ever seen. Lots of success to all of you!
Show your staging, tell your story,make the world a more beautiful place and, take it to the limit one more time! Share knowledge, tips, staging successes and challenges for other stagers, realtors and the public.
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.