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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
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
17 years experience: Bankruptcy, Short Sales, Pre-foreclosure, trustee sales, Sheriffs sales.
Rehabs and Fixers.
Chris Giddings of Realty Executives of Nevada is a real estate professional. A licensed REALTOR® in Las Vegas who specializes in the pre-foreclosure market, Chris has established a solid reputation with homeowners who are in unique situations, such as falling behind on payments, filing bankruptcy, or wanting to sell properties that are worth less than their mortgage balances. (Short Sales) http://shortsalesbychris.comhttp://www.nevadahotproperties.com//
Chris has been conducting foreclosure transactions and training for the past 17 years, during which time he has represented clients from both sides of the process-the sellers who need to unload their properties and the buyers who want to invest in them.
Chris started his career working with investors seeking repossessed HUD houses or foreclosure deals from the public auction. "Many of my clients were looking to buy properties from the trustee sales, which meant the chances of seeing inside the property were slim," he says. "While this can be a scary investment, buying an auction property is a fantastic idea if you know what you're doing."
"In the past 17 years I have represented private investors, banks and homeowners throughout every step of the foreclosure process" he says. "Knowing the ins and outs of the entire process, as well as empathizing with the needs and timelines of all parties is the key to completing successful pre-foreclosure transactions."
"I've done my research on bankruptcy laws and procedures from a Real Estate point of view," he says. "And over the years, have successfully completed dozens of transactions through the bankruptcy courts. When I work with my clients' attorney, they quickly realize I understand the process and willingly open the doors of communication. Fully communicating with the bankruptcy attorney helps keep the transaction running smoothly."
"My main goal is to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and minimize damage to their credit. A bankruptcy on a credit report is one hurdle to overcome in a person's financial future, so is missed mortgage payments, but a foreclosure on one's credit makes it virtually impossible to qualify for a new home loan for a very, very long time."
While Chris' experience makes the short sale process appear seamless, he is quick to point out that there are many challenges and guidelines to follow. Therefore, when facing a potential short sale situation, he strongly urges buyers and sellers to use a real estate agent familiar with the process. "As many people know by now, short sales may require longer closing periods and a lot of patience on everyone's part. That is why it is important to work with a listing agent who has pre-negotiated the sale with the bank, pre-qualified the seller for the short sale, and who is able to shorten the length of the approval process." For these reasons, he advises agents unfamiliar with the process to seek assistance from an experienced agent, or refer their client to an experienced agent and collect a referral fee.
As a result of his pre-negotiating efforts, Chris provides a significant benefit to agents showing his listings to potential buyers. "I encourage agents to show our properties as prepackaged short sale listings, meaning we are already in communication with the banks, as a result, the response time can be as little as two weeks, as opposed to three months." "It is like reading a roadmap," Chris says. "Not only do we know the quickest path from point A to point B, we also know detours around roadblocks. We get a lot of referrals from real estate agents wanting to help their clients complete a short sale. These agents realize a short sale is a lot of additional labor if doing just one or two. For us, it becomes a more systematic process doing twenty or thirty. And the agent knows their clients are in good hands, the property will sell, and everyone wins."
Chris helped us avoid foreclosure, negotiate over $100k off from our loan with the bank sell our property, and worked with our bankruptcy through all of this, This man is amazing, Louisa Las Vegas
We were behind on our house, The lender would not work with us, they were so impossible, Chris helped us get back on track with our house payments, we have saved our home and our pride, and he didnt take a dime! This guy must be an angel. Michael Las Vegas
Chris has shown me, for over 10 years, how to invest in real estate without taking from people in hardship. He has also helped me purchase property at auctions and handled the fix up marketing and sale of the property all ahead of the time he said he could do it in. this agent is good, knowlegable, honest and trustworthy. S. Holl.
What this guy doesnt know about bankruptcy and foreclosure is not worth knowing. K Gladwin.
Chris saved our home, helped us relocate and hgas continued to stay in touch with us over the years, he really is a nice person, Bevery and Russ, Las Vegas
Unbelivable negotiator, smooth and fair. R. Bassler.
Chris Giddings has helped me creat a huge net worth, Ive bought and sold over 20 properties not including the 24 unit apartment complex he found that payed me $5,000 a month after expenses. he worked with me on rents tenants and improvements. I'm continuing to do business with Chris every year as I have for over 12 years. Lynn, Vegas
Chris Giddings has always amazed me at his unique approach to doing business, out of the box? he doesn't even know he is in one! Downtown Steve, Las Vegas.
'Smooth Operator' . Las Vegas Life magazine.
Im a real estate agent and purchased one of Chris Giddings Listings, this agent was so cool to work with, when we hit a lending problem he had a solution within hours and we closed on my home two weeks early, you can trust him. Frank, Realtor Las Vegas
He Makes a Great Martini, Jim B sacremento.
Chris helped us secure a hard money loan for an apartment complex which we just had to get, since that time we have made over 700k on the building, Chris is resourceful. R Basler California.
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.