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
Oh, you're really going to love this one! Is your seller a person who called in to your office? Did they ask for you, in particular? Was it an email correspondent? How about, did they come to an open house that you held? Were they referred to you by another Realtor, out-of-state or out of your demographic area? Did they find you through your family or friends? Did one of your present or past clients give them your name to call when they said they needed a good agent?
Which way that lead came in to you, makes a huge difference in the trust factor. Having been in this profession for over 22 years, I can tell you, I have been contacted by sellers, in each one of these ways and several times. If someone finds you through an ad, an open house, or a floor call, it makes your job much harder. Are you in competition with other agents for this listing? What tools do you offer to help that sale? Are they willing to listen to your direction in the pricing and marketing? You will need to build a relationship with this homeowner to accomplish a successful transaction. You will need to build their trust and work with them through the many stages of the sale. Not a bad thing, just, more work, if you procure the listing from your competition.
If this seller was referred to you, by a friend, your family member or a client of yours, most of the mystery has been removed before you even meet with them. The person who gave your name, did so because they trusted you, liked the professional way that you presented yourself to them, loved the way you served them while working on their transaction. It becomes part of the golden rule. Treat people the way you would want to be treated. Once you have established yourself in serving others, people will notice. Realtors that you meet at conferences, events and when you may be travelling, or if you belong to some of the prestigious designations, CRS, ABR, SRES, GRI, or Certified Mentor. Education matters! Don't spend your monies on marketing yourself, spend it on your education for this profession. Spend it on your clients. They will be spreading the word about you and your good service to everyone that they come in contact with, who mentions real estate or Realtor. No competition, no worrying about calling too little, calling too much, and following up. They know you will, absolutely, do so. Marketing and price reductions are much easier, too. People know you are trained and experienced to do the best for them!
My last referred client, sent me a lovely note. It simply said, I am so glad we found you! Thank you for your hard and good work. That client was referred to me by a Realtor in North Carolina. She and I belong to Buffini and Company Coaching. We sold that home as a team. Her good recommendation and my good service, sold that man's home.
So, when you have a client or an agent that you know was pleased with your good service, make sure that they know that you would be happy to serve their friends, family or clients who would appreciate you. It truly is an amazing process.
May I ask you a favor? If you come across someone who is looking for help with real estate, would you please give them my name? I would be happy to follow-up and take good care of them for you. I am never too busy for any of your referrals!
It's a Good Life!
Sharing the good life,
Oh, By the Way...if you know of someone who could use my good services, please send me their contact information. I will follow-up and take good care of them for you. I am never to busy for you or your referrals!
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.