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
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.
ARU Calendar provides class types and registration links
Watch short tutorials on updating your photo, inserting a hyperlink and much more
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Find answers to most FAQ's
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!
Get your content in front of more eyes
Search by location or type
Feel free to start your own group
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
The internet seduced us with more information than we dreamed was possible! We were able to peek at our neighbor's house, see what they paid for it, check it out by satellite...see who was swimming in the pool and what cars were parked there. We can calculate the distance to the nearest public transportation...or Mexican restaurant. Information that used to be hard to obtain and information that, without the internet, we would never seek to find was suddenly readily available and a few mouse clicks away. What voyeurs we became! In the privacy of our own home, we could sneak in and look at all sorts of information that we previously were too polite to ask about.
But the internet has caused something unexpected...paralysis! With so much information available and anyone with a computer able to set themselves up as a self-proclaimed expert, consumers are becoming overwhelmed. The information about real estate is everywhere.
We can get an estimate of our home's current value (whether it is even close to accurate is open for debate). We can see how much our local town's real estate values have gone up (or down). We can even look at a house that is on the market and instantaneously calculate what our mortgage payment could be. We can virtually roam through the rooms of houses that we could never afford just because we can.
As information became more available, consumers began to question why they needed a real estate agent. My simple answer is: we are here to interpret the information and turn it into useful material for decision making purposes. Out of the mountain of data, our job (among many others) is to sort and sift through the irrelevant and deliver a synopsis of relevant information.
The simple cure for information overload paralysis is a knowledgeable, experienced real estate agent who can interpret the information and synthesize it so that it is useful...not paralytic.
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.