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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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
1. Consistently pursue your Education. Our reality is changing so rapidly that education is not an option anymore, it is a necessity. To that end, Active Rain is instrumental. I also recommend daily reading of the Wall Street Journal, where one can obtain the same facts the big boys rely on, instead of the watered down version the rest of the media conveys. The various courses offered by NAR are to be taken seriously, for the benefits far outweigh the cost.
•2. Support our core organizations: NAR and AR. Making a concerted effort to support these two organizations with both time and money will strengthen our position as a whole. Contribute to R-PAC by donating more than the perfunctory amount and get involved within your local boards. Ensure that they are well managed and strong. Be aware of any new bills being introduced at state or federal level that will impact our profession. Contribute to AR by purchasing Localism spots or advertising on the site. If we all give a little, it goes a long way; there is strength in numbers. The one thing I can tell you for certain is that when you try to help someone else, you somehow end up helping yourself. Call it the universal law of attraction, or what have you, but it just works that way.
•3. Build good relationships with your fellow agents. Help each other, support each other, build each other up. Even if you are competitors, in essence you are both soldiers in the same army. Always keep that in mind! By being supportive in every way possible, you are in fact building up your real estate practice. Share your knowledge, give credit where credit is due and work hard to build a good network. If an agent thinks about you with a smile on his face, your listings will get shown more, you will receive more offers and you will be able to put more deals together, because let's face it, how your offer is presented has everything to do with its success, and when it comes to people, money is not the only motivator...
•4. Pay attention to your physical and emotional health. In this market it is easy to work innumerable hours. Control your time and put a cap on the amount spent in the trenches of real estate. Develop healthy habits of nutrition and exercise, allocate time for sleep and relaxation; nurture your relationship with family and friends. I recently saw a couple of agents I had not seen in a few years. They have become very successful in Real Estate, but they've aged about 20 years in 5. They've gained a lot of weight and just became old. Don't let Real Estate consume you! Your business is but a facet of your life; it is not your life!
•5. Learn to save money. If you make $4, don't spend $6! If you make $4, spend $.50. Yes, 50 cents! The rest needs to go into: paying your taxes, paying off debt, health insurance (don't leave yourself uncovered), retirement savings (IRA, SEP, etc.), savings for immediate needs and savings for long term needs. That's quite a chunk, I know, but without being aware of all these areas, you will have a perpetual and vicious cycle of nothing but emergencies...
•6. Make it fun! Why not make it into a game? There are so many unique opportunities inherent in this market that no one is talking about. You can only see them when you adopt a new attitude, one of curiosity and discovery. If you need an attitude adjustment, read my blog: Problems? What Problems? Reality Check and the Pursuit of Happiness
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.