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.
Broken down by categories and subcategories for easy finds
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
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Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
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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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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
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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
Does your company give awards for a job well done? Do you crave the accolades that the company offers sometime in March for achieving a certain level of production? Most of us, whether we admit it or not, derive a certain sense of pleasure when we get our "cookies". And if you don't, that's all well and good, but honestly, I appreciate a tangible recognition of a job well done. We are mostly competitive by nature, and it never hurts to see how we stack up against everyone else.
This got me thinking. This past year, I sold half the amount of homes in 2006 than I did the years prior. Bottom line? No kudos, no piece of paper to frame for the wall, no little statue, or pin, and worst, half the amount of income I expected. A bit of a blow to the ego to be sure, but it makes me rethink what makes one successful.
At first, I thought: well, folks, the fat lady's singing now. Truly pessimistic of me, I'm sure you will agree. It was a rough year for many - not all, but many - real estate agents. I, unlike many agents, can ride through the downtimes as I have a spouse earning a regular income with good benefits. Without that, I, like many this past year, might have had to go punch a clock somewhere. (I did take about 2 months off - that didn't help!)
Even in this market, there are new agents. They will look at the achievers in their offices and their communities, and feel daunted by the level of success those super-agents have attained.
But here's the scoop folks: if you had only ONE DEAL, ONE transaction, and you did it well, maintaining highly ethical standards and behavior, you have attained a level of success that makes you a winner. Building your reputation, one client at a time, is how you will gain success. Those clients will return in the coming years, and those clients will send others your way in the meantime.
Good luck to everyone this year, no matter what field you are in, and however you measure your own success, may that success come your way.
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.