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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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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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
My parents had it easy. They really did. After a day at the office, Dad came home and had the role of Jim Anderson in "Father Knows Best". Smart, never raised his voice, always dispensing tidbits of wisdom, dad, a general contractor, left the office behind at the office.
My mother, a June Cleaver type, ("Leave It to Beaver"), was patient, a great home maker, and always telling us to 'wait until your father gets home'. Her two pieces of advice, God bless her, were "Always look nice when your husband comes home" and "Always have a bank account that your husband knows nothing about". I know that I am a BIG disappointment to her.
There was a time when my mother worked outside of the home for the Ministry of Tourism, but even with her "career", she just didn't seem to be as busy as I see myself today. How is that? She didn't have a microwave, electric rollers, Starbucks, and I remember we had a sit-down dinner cooked from scratch at 7:30 PM every night.
I am busy trying to grow my real estate and sales and marketing businesses. Two separate things, yet they are one: just two revenue streams. Both are tied to the housing industry. (What was I thinking?)
As a marketing professional, I recognize the importance of Social Networking. After all, it's free publicity, it expands my web of contacts, and while I can't quite attribute any income to it yet, I know that eventually it will pay off. Besides, this beats standing at the corner of Baymeadows and Phillips Highway in the hub of Jacksonville Florida with a sign that reads "Will Market Your Home for $695".
However, that being said, how on earth do people find the time to 'touch' each one of these social networking interfaces on a daily basis?
I am twittering (@DeborahFisher), Blipping (@FishCO) on Blip.FM, raining on ActiveRain (debfisher.activerain.com), and I am now hooked up to SalesBlogcasting. Okay, so I like Blipping because one of my childhood dreams was to be a DJ. (The other was to be a black gospel singer, and I just don't see that happening, do you?)
So, social networking has become my "significant other". I am not sure if I can claim an extra dependent deduction on my taxes, but social networking has become such a chunk of my time that I am questioning my legal marital state and wondering if this "marriage" is illegal in all states except Nevada.
To quote an illiterate friend with a Phd . . . "How do one do it?" In the meantime, I am going to pop over to Hallmark.com and order a special e-Valentine for my "significant other". Preferably one that is easy to download.
Observations on the homebuilding and real estate market from a former senior level marketing executive in the home building industry now the president of a hybrid sales and marketing firm geared to builders and developers.
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.