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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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!
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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
Just in case you have not had any experience with the MLS -- Multiple Listing Service -- let me give you a brief introduction.
A Multiple Listing Service is a voluntary, cooperative group that real estate brokers and agents join to make it easier for buyers, sellers and REALTORS to get from point A to point B in the real estate buying and selling process.
For example, the Americus Board of Realtors has its own MLS, with its own website, where sellers can advertise their properties for sale and buyers can "shop" for properties to buy. REALTOR members of the MLS make their listings available to each other for showing and selling.
As a buyer, you can use one agent to look at any listed property in the MLS rather than skip around from agent to agent in different companies. Your agent can show you all the other agents' listings, and handle your offer if you make one.
When your purchase is closed and you become the new owner of a piece of real estate, the company that listed the property is paid a commission. If you worked with a different company to buy the property, the two companies will split the commission, usually 50-50.
Throughout the process you have been able to look at properties and purchase one while working with one agent. This enabled the agent to get to know your likes and dislikes about houses or land, and be better able to help you find what you wanted.
The MLS makes it possible for one agent to take care of you from start to finish. It gets the property sold by the seller, bought by the buyer, and earns a commission for the listing broker, the selling broker, and the agent or agents who worked with the buyer and the seller.
When you go online to look for a home or land to buy, hopefully you and the agent who shows properties to you will develop a rapport and be confortable working together. When that happens, stick with your agent. Your loyalty will motivate your agent to help you reach your objective. Everybody wins.
Do you have a question about buying or selling a house or land? For example, what is earnest money? What happens to your earnest money? Who gets it? How about commissions? How do you decide how much commission to pay? Who pays the commission? Buyer, seller, or both? It's something to think about. Email me at: email@example.com or call me at 229-924-3089.
P.S. -- Don't listen to the doom and gloom commentators on TV about us being in a recession, and how terrible everything is. They are politically motivated, and are trying to effect the outcome of the November presidential election. The growth of our economy has slowed, but it does not meet the standard definition of a recession.
This is a great time to buy real estate because supply exceeds demand and most prices are negotiable. The value of your property should appreciate as the inventory of unsold properties declines. Think long term. As an investment, real estate should be a top priority.
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.