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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.
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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
Ask a Real Estate Question
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
So you want to buy a home? Well, I've been in real estate for most of my adult life, and there is very little I haven't seen or heard. There are a number of questions that should be popping into your mind about now. Like, what is the first step in acquiring a home? Or, who should I see for the financing of my new residence? How do I know the home I'm getting is worth what I'm paying? How do I know after the purchase something catastrophic won't happen to the inner working of my newly-purchased palace?
What is the first step in purchasing a new home? My father-in-law was one of the brightest individuals I think I've ever met. When my wife and I were first married, he came to town wanting to find avenues of information that could help us in our times of need. When you're looking for answers, go to the people that have them. Sounds pretty simple but you would be surprised how many people miss the obvious. Our first stop was to an attorney's office. You go to an attorney to keep you out of trouble. That's a lot less expensive than getting you out of trouble. The second stop was to a real estate agent. He had learned there are people that have their fingers on the pulse of certain industries and those were the ones you seek out. Real estate agents that are ardent professionals see the working of the real estate market place in real time.
I was told a story about a fellow named Peter Kiewit. Some years ago he owned the world's largest construction company. Working in this atmosphere can be physically draining for even the healthiest individual. Mr. Kiewit was not what you would call the picture of health. As a matter of fact, he spent to some estimates about 3-6 months of the year in the hospital.
He found out that if he was going to make his mark on the world, he was going to have to surround himself with people he could trust and tap into their personal talents and experience. With this collective talent base, he was able to forge a commercial calluses.
It was Archimedes that said, "Give me a big enough lever, and I could move the world." In your purchase of a home, your greatest leverage is a great Realtor and their insight in the real estate market place.
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.