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
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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.
And if by chance you don't find what you're looking for, start a new group today!
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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
It's very interesting to have a real estate discussion with someone for the first time and hear them mention how the market is bad? I usually counter with how great the market actually is for first time home buyers, investors and buyers in general. With interest rates at record lows, housing inventory levels high, and market values lower than in past years (depends on your market of course), what a wonderful opportunity it is for someone to purchase a home.
Somehow, most people associate a good or bad market as coming from the sellers point of view, do not the buyers have a point as well? Why is it that the general public and media both tend to view the real estate market from one point of view, the sellers? Maybe the goverment could spend billions of dollars researching why this is so, after all, they spend lots of money on wasteful research projects all the time.
What I really wondered, that I find more interesting, is why sellers beleive that real estate agents should be able to work magic and get them whatever price they feel they need, so they don't have to be accountable for their fiscal irresponsibility when the market value is actually less than what they owe or are willing to sell for. Try calling a stock broker tomorrow and ask them to sell the stock you purchased at $100 a share, which is currently trading for $45 a share, for at least a $100 a share. Does this sound reasonable? Of course not, neither does selling a house for something other than market value!
Get real, get right people, because magic is an illusion!
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.