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 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
Back out of the contract after the option period has expired.
Fail to qualify for financing after the option period and after the 3rd party financing addendum protections have expired. If you have not done so, you should complete your loan application ASAP after you have an accepted contract.
Change your mind on new construction after signing with a new home builder – you also stand to lose money contributed for options and selections on the home paid for in advance. Builders do not typically have option periods.
Builder goes bankrupt before completing your home. I’ve seen it happen. Here’s a post dedicated to 70 builders that have had major financial issues… and a list of ailing builders.
If your Title Company goes bust – I’ve seen it happen where the title company goes under delaying or killing deals entirely. It’s a huge headache trying to get that money back. Make sure your Title Company is financially healthy.
If you have no Option Period, you do not have the unilateral right to terminate the contract without consequences. Even if your contract states you will have an option period, you might not actually have one. The TREC promulgated form in Texas states that the money paid by a buyer in exchange for an option period MUST be delivered within 2 days. If this does not happen, the Option Period is stricken from the contract and the buyer will lose their Earnest money if they do not complete the contract through to closing.
Fail to close – There are so many reasons you might fail to close.
Does anyone else have any other ways to lose your earnest money?
Author Bio: Brian Worrell, leader of the Worrell Team, is a Realtor specializing in League City, Clear Lake and surrounding areas in the SE Houston Metro area, also known as the Houston Bay Area. Brian grew up in the Houston area and received a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston. He and his team strive to provide their clients high-end service in order to gain advantages through unique marketing techniques that have proven effective: cutting edge technology, search-engine optimized web marketing, formal negotiation training, commercial and economic understanding of their clients’ best interests, professional photography, access to legal counsel, as well as other services and techniques that are unique in the industry.
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.