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
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
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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.
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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
The whole point in setting your goals is so you can accomplish those things you really want in life. Goal setting is so unbelievably powerful. Goals must be specific, written down, and have a time frame. Just making the commitment to put it in writing will help you get there. Having good organization is a hard thing to do in this business because we are constantly interrupted. You have to be able to multi-task. We all want to get to where our business is repeat and referral, but it will take good organization, consistency, and patience.
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Blogger Startup Kit - 09/21/07 06:27 AM
When you first heard the word "Blog" you were probably just like the rest of us. Not sure, confused, and maybe even uncomfortable with the whole idea and concept. My guess is that you still are if you've opened this post and you're still reading it. Here is a Starter Kit with everything you need to know, for your Blogging and Blogosphere survival. If you are new to Blogging (less than 3 months or so) this is the post for you. Here is the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Blogging, which is the newest and most exciting way (190 comments)
Tech-Know-Babble - 09/19/07 02:49 PM
I'm looking for a bumper sticker that says, "My other car is a Brand Spanking New Model 2.0 Blog." Many of you know that I am a total gadget, widget, and techy kinda guy. When I'm not out trying to find title orders and escrows, or helping my clients find buyers and sellers, I like to dabble with "new" technology, and try to find ways to increase my clients marketing skills with all that's available out there in the cyber-world. This past week, I have spent most of my extra time creating an outside Blog. One that will focus on Technology (91 comments)
The Active Rain "Buyer Challenge" Deadline Is Up! - 09/13/07 02:54 AM
The Active Rain Contest for the "Best" posts in the Buyer Challenge, has been extended until next Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 at 10:00pm EST. In light of all three of the contests going on at the same time, the judges and creators wanted to give members more time to create and enter their posts. We have some fantastic and very creative entries, but we don't have YOURS...YET!! :-) Do you want to be featured? Do you want to get an extra 1000 points? Are you willing to spend 20-30 minutes to do so? You will need to enter your posts by next (61 comments)
Open Houses - The Controversy - 09/10/07 09:39 AM
The first "EVER" post, inspired and compiled entirely from other members' Blog Title's regarding the "Open House", and it's obvious Controversy! I heard about The Best Open House List in Town, isn't real estate still local? Wouldn't you like to know more on HOW TO GENERATE BUSINESS FROM AN OPEN HOUSE!? Some of you may even be asking yourself Why Open House is a Waste of Time and What You Should be Doing Instead, feeling that it's an absolute waste of time. Open House, Closed House, Safe House, there's nothing in it for (70 comments)
Rainmakers Needed!! - 09/08/07 11:29 AM
This was inspired by a contest our company had these past couple months, which wraps up this next week. I couldn't help but want to share what "The Rainmaker" contest taught me. American Indian tradition exalts the Rainmaker. The Rainmaker used magical powers to bring the rain to nourish the crops to feed the people. Without the "rain" the people would weaken, have to move away, or sometimes even die. Today, a Rainmaker is a person who brings the revenue into the family or organization. That revenue "Rain" in your garden comes from customers and donors. The revenue is the aqua viva (43 comments)
20 Google Tools for Your Business - 09/05/07 09:40 AM
These are some really great tools that are ALL provided by Google for FREE. It's obvious that they are on a mission to remain the leader in Internet services and tools for us in our business. You will have seen some of these before, but I am certain you have not seen or used them all. You'll be amazed at what Google can do for you and your business, your websites and Blogs, and for your overall health and wealth. :-) Google SearchEveryone knows about Google's search engine and it's capabilities. This is one of the most universal search engines and (272 comments)
Google Alerts - Staying "Alerted" - 09/03/07 12:10 AM
Have you ever wondered how other people find your Blog when you have written a post about them? How do they do that? I used to ask myself this question all the time. Many of the comments on my Blog lately have asked me, "Where do you come up with all this stuff?" This post reveals the secret to finding out all the information you ever wanted, or needed to know, that is ever posted anywhere on the Internet. You can have any information come to you, instead of you going out and trying to find it, or maybe missing out, (73 comments)
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