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
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ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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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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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
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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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
Wow, what an interesting, and sometimes alarming, month it has been. So far we've seen Countrywide, Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and AIG struggle, just to mention a few. So what have we learned?
First we have learned about the risk of being overly bullish in an up economy. Many people thought they could not lose. Everything was going up at a feverish pace and every bet seemed to work out well. Life was easy - too easy - and we should have known better. But these are the obvious lessons, the lessons we read about in the newspaper every day. What else can we learn?
The other lesson revolves around the fact that Bank of America bought Countrywide and Merrill Lynch on the cheap. JP Morgan picked up Bear Stearns for a song. And a number of other companies are hunting for deals.
In today's market there is uncertainty and reduced consumer spending, but there is also unprecedented opportunity. The collapse of the housing market means that rents are low, employees plentiful and wages competitive. The cost of money is low also. My HELOC is 4.25%. That means I can borrow $100,000 for $375/mo. Cheap money, lots of low cost, high quality labor and low rent - all can be good news for a sharp, attentive business person.
As my father loves to say - "Things are never is good as they look - nor are they as bad." Half full or have empty? It's your choice of perspectives. Just keep in mind that amid all the chaos, there is likely to be opportunity.
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‘To create educated franchise buyers that have clearly defined objectives and are able to recognize the right, or wrong, franchise when they see it. Ideally an educated franchisee will move into the franchisee role with their expectations properly set and, as a result, will have a heightened potential for success within the franchise system creating a win/win for all involved.
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.