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
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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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What's your designation ?? Specialty vs Niche Market
ABR: AccreditedBuyersRepresentative All Realtors that take advanced training to REPRESENT BUYERS are placing these three letters after their name. IF YOU ARE A BUYER, then seek out Realtors that are trained in the laws to represent YOUR BEST INTEREST ! NOT ALL buyers' agents in the transaction are an ABR. Call me to learn the differance between a buyers agent and a sellers agent.
GRI: Graduate of Realtor Institute Considered by Realtors to be like a GRADUATE DEGREE in Real Estate. A very in depth training, often completed after 5 years of training classes. Less than 4% of all Realtors have earned this designation. When you work with a GRI Agent you have a highly trained agent that knows more than the average agent.
SRES: SeniorSRealEstateSpecialist Special training of real estate agents to meet the unique needs of "retirees" and "empty nesters". Agents work combines their selling service and down sizing, to making housing choices from Active Adult Community to Assited Living, and Continuing Care Communities. They often network with other senior needs providers like in home care providers, medicare reps, geriatric and social workers, clergy, insurance and financial service reps.home repair contractors, and mortgage services all with special products and services for the aging.
CSA: CertifiedSeniorAdvisor Unlike the previous designations, the CSA is open to all professionals not just real estate agents. Real estate agents, certified public accountants, lawyers, social workers, medical providers, insurance agents, mortgage providers and other financial professionals ALL are trained to be aware of the many needs of the seniors. This training is both in depth and broad. It covers many areas beyond housing and teaches all senior providers the services of other professionals. Thus enabling each CSA to recognize the senior person's need and connect them with a caring trained provider. All CSA members follow a strict "Code of Ethics".
REALTOR: Not every real estate agent is a REALTOR. Not every real estate provider is licensed. Realtors are licensed providers and members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). All NAR members follow a strict "Code of Ethics".
MARKETING PLANS Sell Houses, not Listing Fees
FOR MANY SELLERS the first thing they ask an agent is; What is your Listing Fee or Commission? The correct question is: What is the marketing plan you will use to sell my house? The Realtor fee can then be judged by the seller based on what the Agent does or plans to do.
Think of it this way. The home owner sells the house. The home seller and home buyer set the price. The Realtor advertises to find a buyer.
Along with their Marketing Plan, ask the Realtor to show you their list of ACTIVE BUYERS, not their list of past buyers and sellers.
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.