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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
Get an unfiltered look at what real users are saying
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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.
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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
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
PRAXIS PLUS - Step 5 Praxis - a habitual or established practice. It's a formal action for improving yourself that you perform on a consistent basis.
In Step 1, we developed a list of business building activities in 8 different categories. Click here to see a list developed by one of our agents. In Step 2, you worked on planning activities to accomplish within the next 24 hours.
In Step 3, we discussed how your success will be determined by your ability to identify your target (your goals), focusing on the outcome you desire and taking action with a positive mental attitude.Your responsibility was to work on a 3 day schedule and accomplish those activities.
In Step 4 we introduced two methods for increasing your power sources that will make you more effective.
Planning - schedule daily and weekly activities, in writing, that you know can be successful. Is it the listing or buying side? Which segments of the market?
Priorities - You have to understand what is important both in your personal and professional life. Schedule accordingly.
Your responsibility was to plan your schedule with business building activities for a week and include those that we recommended. Those activities have proven to be profitable for many agents in other difficult markets.
For example, as interest rates continue to decline, are you connecting with potential first-home buyers to alert them to the buying opportunity?
Contact former clients as to the re-finance advantage and don't forget to ask for referrals.
Your lenders are busy contacting their past clients for refinancing and may have some potential move-up leads for you.
Power Sources - Step 5
Today we discuss one of the most important sources of power which is proficiency. Your proficiency increases over time with improved skills (tools, training and support).
Proficiency - will allow you to perform daily tasks quickly so that you can leverage your time. The following are techniques that are effective:
Utilize technology tools to assist you in organizing your tasks and time.
Email - use rules and folders in Outlook. Set up a folder for each transaction, and integrate your task list with your calendar.
Answer/or return phone calls and avoid telephone tag. If you call and have to leave a VM then leave a time you will be available for a return call. Try txt. msg. as an alternative.
Scheduling activities - always schedule personal activities that occur daily/weekly or monthly first.
Schedule the items you "hate" to do first, get them out of the way as early in the day as possible.
Daily email - check often for business, and answer personal messages "after hours".
Find time blocks in your schedule that "requires" you to perform the most important tasks such as personal notes and calls to your sphere, prospecting, transaction management, client management (showings, etc.).
Never end your day without having accomplished a task that will lead to future business. You must focus on your achievements.
Step 5 - Your Responsibility
Review the tools that are available to you and determine how you can utilize them more efficiently. If you need help in using Outlook, email, text messaging, etc., ask one of your peers to assist you. Virtual Homes training webinars will begin after Christmas.
The goal is to increase your proficiency so you can accomplish more business building activities on a daily basis. As we continue through the Praxis Plus process, time management becomes critical to your success as you are expanding your workload.
In Step 6 we will explore additional techniques in leveraging your time and motivational techniques for increasing your energy.
Experience the Future of Real Estate Today - A view of the new real estate economy where the integration of technology, consumer preferences and communication are the critical elements of success. I explore the sales process, training, tools, laws, ethics, motivation of agents, Broker/Owners and consumers.
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.