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
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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.
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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 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
All too many people join an Association or a Chamber of Commerce, attend 3 meetings, drop out and say: "What a waste of time!"
Effective use of Chamber and Association memberships, (like life) starts with giving:
Go up to a stranger, stick out your hand, say: "I don't think we've met before. I'm . . . . " Chances are said stranger will tell you his or her name. You say: "What do you do?" or . . . "Have been in the Chamber long?" or . . . "I find small talk awkward. Do you?"
Honest! Many great conversations start with two people who hate small talk!
TIP 1: Concentrate on the other person, find out who he or she is, what they do, where their business is located, how long they've been doing it. Ask about trends in their industry. People are fascinating. BE FASCINATED! "Stranger" will adore you! If nothing else, he or she will have to admire your good taste & fascination.
Eventually "stranger" will become aware that he or she knows nothing about you, you fascinating person (Translation: good listener) and will ask about you, your business, your history etc. Then you will have not only permission to tell your story but you will also be better positioned to know if the "stranger" is planning a move, or will be bringing new hires to town. Slick, huh?
TIP 2: Get involved in any small groups that have any interest at all for you. That's where your expertise will be apparent. That's where you get to stay after the meetings and make more thorough contacts. That's where you find out who does what and if they have a need for your service.
TIP 3: Get involved as a Chamber committee member so you are part of the home team. It will help you feel like you belong and you will make a contribution. You will have a great excuse to call potential customers and get to know them better so that when they have a real estate need, they will know someone "who does that".
It's all about giving . . . the "getting" just happens as a happy & logical by-product!
Reprinted with permission. Copyrights 1992-2007 Linda Brakeall, GRI, CRB Phoenix Seminars, Chicago, Illinois Speaker, Trainer & Consultant LindaBrakeall.com 800-662-7248
Larry Morris is a loan Officer with Equipoint Financial Network in Newberg, Oregon. He specializes in relocations and Sherwood, Oregon neighborhoods. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. His website is www.PDX-Mortgage.com.
Larry Morris is a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist in Portland, Oregon. He specializes in USDA Guaranteed Rural Home Loans, FHA Purchase and Refinance, FHA 203k Rehab loans, FannieMae HomePath loans, Oregon VA Loans and conforming purchase and refinances in the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
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.