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
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.
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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!
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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
I've been thinking about how I can become more responsible in my personal life as well as through work, and realized I was already headed down the Green path without realizing the decisions I was making would have a positive impact on the earth.
No doubt you are greener than you thought as well. Below are some things I've been doing for years, if you can think of something you didn't realize, originally, that was green, please add to the list!
Recycling old clothes through donations, as well as using old clothes and t-shirts for cleaning around the house.
Buying clothes from consignment shops (the tank top in my picture is one!)
Old toothbrushes are kept to scrub baseboards, seams between sinks and counter-tops, etc.
Donating old furniture or sending it to the cottage, reupholstering old furniture
restoring original hardwood flooring and and baseboards, etc. rather than buying new
shopping at Habitat For Humanity's ReStore (Cobourg & Scarborough)
shopping at salvage sellers (for old flooring, windows, sinks, tubs, fixtures, etc)
diverting old cast iron fencing to salvage sellers rather than sending to the dump
using vinegar as a cleaner around the house
shopping at auctions
moving furniture around in the house to use in different ways rather than discarding it when it no longer serves it's original purpose
I probably do more, and just haven't realised they are Green decisions I've made, but that's what I've come up with for now.
Of course, we consciously made Green choices such as changed all our light bulbs, keep the heat lower and wear more layers in the winter and higher in the summer to limit use of the air-conditioner, turn off lights leaving a room, recycle organic food waste, plastic, glass, and paper.
My goal now is to recognize when I have a choice of going Green or leaving a bigger imprint on the environment and to make the Green choice.
Dane Caldwell, Home Staging - Lead Design Consultant
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.