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
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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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
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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
I've been following the tale of Richard Bowman lately as he blogs about his daily work on the streets of San Antonio. Richard is a local agent, just like me, but he's opted to do something a little different in order to generate interest, leads, and clients. At first I thought it sounded a bit crazy and odd, but the more I read his blog, the more I started to think of the simple genius that his idea really is. For those of you too lazy or too busy to run over and read through his blog to understand just what I'm talking about, Richard has been standing on a local (very busy) street corner with a sign proclaiming his status as an agent and stating his intention of looking for more work. When I first thought about it, I thought it sounded a bit like he was out there begging and it might look bad. The more I read Richard, the more I saw the potential in what he's doing as he's got the right attitude and approach. He's not out there crying about the economy and saying how bad things are...he's out there interacting with people and getting names of possible future clients. He's handing out cards, smiles, and waves. He's disseminating brief bits of his real estate knowledge when someone has a question and works to get the follow up call or email so that he continue opening up that conversation. Like I said...simple and genius.
So this morning, after I stopped in Valero to get my cup of coffee, I started on my way to the office. I take the same route everyday and had spotted Richard from a far more than once. Today, I didn't see him. Not at first. Seems Richard is still out there, he just had a bit of a change in plans on position. So when I saw him, I gave him a honk and a wave. He waved back and I could see he recognized my name on my car signs. He strolled over as I sat at the red light and we had a brief conversation shouted through my open window. It was exciting to me to speak with a guy who's blog I had been reading. Someone who's up to something a little different. Someone who got me thinking of ways to stand out from the crowd and do things just a bit left of center. It was a mini-ActiveRain meetup, right there on Bitters Road and 281. He even mentions it in his latest post, which I think is one of great things about ActiveRain...Richard may be the competition, but there's no need for us to not share our thoughts and ideas.
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.