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
So am I. As a broker and agent, I'm appalled at the excuses and lack of effort I have seen in the real estate industry. You deserve better. Especially in a luxury market, there is no room for excuses.
That's why you won't hear any from me. As your personal luxury real estate consultant, I'll make sure that every effort is made to get the results you intend. Real estate transactions are like any other business-it takes professionalism, commitment, hard work and financial investment on the part of the agent to make things happen.
You wouldn't stand for excuses and inaction in your business. Why settle for less in your real estate transactions?
Talk to me today to see how different working with me will be. Because your luxury real estate aspirations deserve the same standard of service you've come to expect in life.
No excuses. High-impact results.
Wade’s real estate career began in 1999 and he quickly climbed to the top of the industry. By 2005 he had built a $60 million dollar multi-office real estate firm and was named one of Realtor® magazine’s Top 30 Realtors in the country, under the age of 30. Wade’s dedication to client’s needs, coupled with a passion for his business, formed a great relationship.
When the recession hit Wade saw many brokers give up, not from a lack of drive, but from not knowing how to adapt their mindset and business approach to succeed in tough times. Wade recognized that it was the home buyers and sellers who suffered the most from this lack of business savvy. Realtors simply stopped spending marketing dollars on homes and relied on bad photos in the MLS and a yard sign to sell a home.
Wade is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and understands that marketing luxury properties is all about identifying the key characteristics that make a home unique, finding the home’s story, and telling that story to the right prospects. Most agents take the cookie-cutter mass marketing approach with a luxury property. This is very ineffective and a waste of time and money. Targeted lifestyle marketing helps to sell the home more quickly and at a higher price.
The fact is, not all agents are equipped to handle a luxury property. Buyers and sellers in the upper-bracket demand more skill, knowledge and effort than the average agent is willing to provide a client.
Today, Wade remains one of the top real estate Brokers in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin and continues to represent and sell luxury properties. His early success story, drive and determination was key in being chosen as a contestant on Season 10 of NBC’s The Apprentice – a reality TV series headed by real estate mogul and billionaire Donald Trump.
Wade is a graduate of Woodbury High School and currently resides in Woodbury with his wife Michelle and two Daughters, Madalyn and Gwenyth. Wade enjoys giving back to the community he grew up in. He recently was a part of a group of local business owners that were able to raise close to $60,000 to complete the Miracle Field project near East Ridge High School. Wade also volunteers with the Woodbury Area Hockey Club and various suicide prevention and mental health awareness non-profits.
Wade’s “no excuses” attitude and conviction that you have to live with the choices you make drive his engaging, competitive attitude.
"Wade is the epitome of a person one would want to sell your precious home for you. He is cutting edge on ethics, reliability, encouragement, honesty, resourceful--all of which were reality in our adventure these past weeks. His knowledge of the industry is immense and I would like to tell the whole Twin Cities to look him up to represent whoever in selling a home. We have sold a home four times in our married life. This is by far the most professional."
Len & Diane Anderson
"Wade Hanson did a phenomenal job! Without his "get it done" attitude we never would have been able to close on our house. He worked diligently for us and constantly kept us in the loop with great communication. I would highly recommend Wade to anyone looking to buy or sell a house. Wade, without a doubt exceeded any expectation that we had from a Realtor."
"We recently had the opportunity to engage Wade Hanson as our Broker to assist us in selling a unique property. We expected it to take several months to sell the house but Wade was able to find a buyer in just a few weeks. Wade not only expedited the sale of our house but he did so with great professionalism and integrity. All aspects of the sale were completed without any issues. In addition to the business part of the engagement, Wade also provided the personal touches to augment the entire process. It was these extra little things that we think set Wade aside from other brokers. It was these extra things that Wade provided that made the sales process work for us. We would definitely use Wade again, and would highly recommend him the next time you need to sell your house."
"After nearly three years on the market with various realtors, Wade sold our home! He provided us specific guidance on the market and how to sell in difficult economic times. Wade did an excellent job of marketing our home in many different media. The house staging provided by Jennifer made a big difference in the way potential buyers viewed our home."
Wisconsin Home Sellers
"Just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know how happy I was with the services that you provided. From the start you worked to earn my business. I checked around at a few other agencies. They sent out a few pictures of listings, but that was it. The others never took me seriously. You stayed in touch regularly always asking more questions to find out exactly what I was looking for. Even as the process moved along and our needs changed, you continued to be diligent in your efforts to find us the property we wanted. I know that we actually helped you find the house we bought, but without you to hustle out to the property to let me know if it fit my needs, we would never have had a chance at it. As you know, I also work closely in this business by managing a mortgage brokerage. I have seen a lot of lousy realtors and only a few really good ones. I know that you are one of those few good ones. You have shown that you have several good traits that are necessary to succeed in this very competitive business. You always listened to my needs, always followed through with what you said you would, were courteous, prompt, you seemed to care (not just about the commission), always showed respect, were always knowledgeable about the market and the entire home buying process. I feel like I could go on and on. From start to finish and even past closing I have been completely satisfied. Thanks again for everything."
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.