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
BrokerIPTV : And why don't we
just start off, once you tell us a little bit about yourself, you have got that
accent, so you must be Australian.
Carolyn Andrews: I was born in England. I moved to the US 28 years ago, and I have been a
broker 25 of those years.
BrokerIPTV : So what did you do prior to real estate then?
Carolyn Andrews: I actually worked for the New York Times in Los Angeles, and when I was in London, I used to work for London Times and
other various newspapers over there.
BrokerIPTV : What really appealed to real estate or to you
as a career in real estate?
Carolyn Andrews: You can set your own hours, that you can be
as successful as you want to be. I think it appeals to entrepreneurial free
spirited people and I think I fitted into that category. I think lastly mostly
I like the vacation schedule, which I didn't get working for corporate America. So, I
can pick my time off and I like to spend time back in Europe and in England with my
BrokerIPTV : Well, let us talk
about your most recent achievement. First of all, how long you have been with
the Denver Board of Realtors?
Carolyn Andrews: 1991.
BrokerIPTV : '91, okay. I think I
was talking to you earlier. You have been in the top 10 before?
Carolyn Andrews: Yes. Last year...
for 2006, I was #7 in most transactions and in 2005, I was #7 also. So, this
year I rose to #1.
BrokerIPTV : Wow! So, they call
that top individual sides. (most transactions by a single agent) So, can you tell us how many sides you really did
Carolyn Andrews: I did 195 transactions in 2007.
BrokerIPTV : Wow! That is fantastic and that does include
buyers and sellers?
Carolyn Andrews: Yes.
BrokerIPTV : What would you say your
... you mostly work with buyers, sellers or both?
Carolyn Andrews: Mostly sellers,
BrokerIPTV : Excellent. So, you
would consider yourself a traditional agent. You are mostly working with
sellers, some buyers. Do you have a niche in that seller market, farming areas?
Carolyn Andrews: Basically, my
niche for the last three or four, maybe even five years, has been in
foreclosure, our real work. So, the majority of our sellers are banks, and that
is who I am mostly working with, especially in the last year or so.
BrokerIPTV : So, can you tell us
how many hours a week you work, not counting your assistants and your husband,
how many hours a week are you working?
Carolyn Andrews: That was a tough one, I think it is... you
always have to pay a price on these things, I think it is between 60 and 65
hours a week, maybe more. I work from home, so I have the ability that I could...
if I cannot sleep at night, I can get up and work a little, work in the
evenings and early mornings. There is
certainly a price that you pay to do this much business.
BrokerIPTV : Absolutely.
So, let me ask you that thing. Considering the average Denver broker is doing under three
transactions a year, what is that you can attribute to your success. I mean
what is the single factor... personality, trait or what does it take?
Carolyn Andrews: I think I am prepared to work very hard and
to seek out contacts. When everyone around me was still enjoying the resale
market, I was seeking out banks, getting on airplanes, going to meet with them,
and putting my face in front of them because I knew the market was going to
turn and I wanted to be the one they called when it did. So, I think I got in
before a lot of other people did, but you are still as good as your last deal.
You have to maintain certainly the level.
BrokerIPTV : Oh, absolutely.
Carolyn Andrews: With any seller,
so nothing comes easy.
BrokerIPTV : So, doing 195
transactions... how do you keep your sanity? How do you stay sane? How do you have a balanced life?
Carolyn Andrews: Well, that is always a challenge. I have a
wonderful husband who is incredibly supportive. Rick has been with me 18 years
and he has been very tolerant of this crazy business that we are in and he
understands it. He is a licensed broker himself, so he does understand the
market. His support, my family's
support, my friends, the realtors I am around... I have surrounded myself with
some very good people and they keep me up and they keep me balanced and on
track and make sure I take time off and try and make sure I exercise, and do
the things I enjoy doing.
BrokerIPTV : Wow! Great. Well,
once again congratulations. It has been a pleasure talking with you.
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.