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
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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
- What's the Easiest and Fastest Way for YOU To Learn? - Is it reading? Is it just listening? By Watching Video? On-Line Webinars? Hands on training Classes? Your ActiveRain Staff and Community Builders want to know?
Please take just one second and vote, thanks. :-) (64 comments)
The New CSS Styling Option for Activerain Outside Blogs - 05/28/09 08:12 PM
Today, Jorgen Hahn announced the *NEW* Chameleon "Theme" for ActiveRain Outside Blogs. Unlike all the other themes available, this one has CSS Styling capability. STOP! Don't PANIC. We're here to help you understand what CSS is, how it works, and how to use it. DO NOT CUSTOMIZE your CSS enabled template or Outside Blog Theme until you absolutely understand how it works and what it does. You could really mess up your Blog. This is for ADVANCED USERS with knowledge of CSS Styling. Having said that, I'll try and break it down, make it simpler and easier to understand, and help (61 comments)
NO! It's NOT You - There's a Hickup in our Giddy-up! - 05/27/09 07:11 PM
Sometimes in an effort to make improvements , the lightning and thunder (which create the rain ) can also cause some small inconveniences. As many of you may have or will discover today, we are experiencing some issues with commenting, posting and even uploading photos to your Blog posts. We have narrowed down some of these unfortunate problems to be issues with the Internet Explorer Web Browser for the most part. Photo uploading is not working with either web browser currently. We are aware of ALL these inconveniences. We're working hard to get it resolved quickly and thank all our members (102 comments)
This event will potentially be the Largest REBarCamp ever! The BIG DADDY of them all! Last I checked there were over 450 RSVP's, and more than 30 Corporate Sponsors. I remember attending the very first REBarCamp in San Francisco, then is was Seattle, Texas, New York, and now it's made it's way to Denver Colorado. What is it about REBarCamps that has them popping up all over the United States? Is this the next biggest Real Estate Industry Phenomenon since Twitter or what? Have you been to an REBarCamp? Half the battle is just getting there. What is REBarCamp? - (54 comments)
Your Daily Recommended Dosage of the Rain - 05/18/09 09:52 PM
How do you keep up with all that's going on in RE and the ActiveRain Community? One way is to just login each day and read the posts on the feature board, or check out the blogs of members you subscribe to, maybe pop into the groups you've joined for interesting topics, or just use the AR Blogroll to seek out today's newest posts. This is typical of how most members are trying to keep up with all the content that's available each day in the rain. Talk about having your finger on the pulse of the Industry, it's about 2000 (78 comments)
Social Media Howcasts for Social Networking Beginners - 05/17/09 08:31 AM
How about a wall of video instead of a wall of words for a change? :-O Did you know there are folks out there who have never heard of these networks and concepts before? These videos will hopefully enlighten those who have an interest in learning about Social Media Marketing and some of the tools and sites available for Social Networking. (56 comments)
Yahoo Real Estate? - The Jury Is OUT! - 05/14/09 05:41 AM
I'm looking for a "Verdict" on this one, and need your help. Do you use Yahoo for searching the web or for any other reason? Do you advertise on Yahoo? Do you pay for your Yahoo.com email address? Are you in on this Yahoo Real Estate thing? I was not aware the Yahoo was in the business of selling Real Estate and quite honestly I was rather shocked this was available. I received this "spam" email and it really got me thinking wondering...
I'm just curious what your thoughts are about the idea of Yahoo trying to capture the "Buyer" (63 comments)
REALTORS® - Important 100K Announcement! - 05/07/09 07:24 PM
If you're a REALTOR®, Broker, or an Agent and member of ActiveRain, this is a MUST READ! Last month, over 100,000 consumers searched ActiveRain for Real Estate in specific cities using the "Search For Homes" feature. I was just in a meeting with Bob Stewart and Doug Ching going over the stats and analytics reports. Folks, this is no joke, consumers flock to AR and used this tool in their quest for finding homes.
So why is this so important and why should you care? We've discovered that most of our Agent and REALTOR® members DO NOT have "Hit (137 comments)
The Ultimate WEB 2.0 Business Card - 05/04/09 08:38 PM
Today I was reading Russell Lewis's post about "The Trials and Trepidations" regarding Business Cards. The video "Your Business Card Is Crap" he has posted is very interesting and is actually what sucked me into the "Think and Wonder" tank today. How valuable is your business card these days? What do people do with them? What do you do with yours that you've collected? I have hundreds, maybe thousands, all rubber-banded together, sitting in boxes located under my desk. Now don't get me wrong, they are very important, and I would never throw yours away, but..... All the important folks I know (91 comments)
Pink is My Favorite Color...or NOT - 05/02/09 04:11 PM
I remember what it was like to be let go from my company where I had over 20 years with them. It's not only a shock, it is devistating. Looking back, it's probably the best thing that ever happened to me because now I am with the greatest company I could ever ask for, ActiveRain Corp. I'm reblogging this post for obvious reasons. A fellow AR member (and very dear friend) Missy Caulk has experienced some major turmoil in her life with her husband losing his job as a teacher. We are all reaching out and supporting the Caulk family by (26 comments)
ActiveRain Referral Exchange - A Great Way to Manage Referrals - 05/02/09 10:54 AM
Now this may not be eHarmony or Match.com, but then we're not trying to match you to a soul mate either. We're trying to help you find the "Best" real estate Professional match for your clients. Here's another tool and service that AR members have access to, but may not know about or be using. One of the greatest values I saw when I first joined AR, was the access to 21,000 members scattered all across the Country. Exchanging referrals with other Real Estate Professionals seemed like the "Best" value ActiveRain had to offer at the time. I still think (77 comments)
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.