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
A Happy New Year - Make That Your Priority and Resolution - 12/30/10 02:36 PM
To all my friends and family here at ActiveRain, One of the things that really makes each year so special is that I am so blessed to have some of the best relationships and get to be associated with some of the best people on the planet earth... YOU! As 2010 comes to a close, I want to personally take a moment to say "thank you" for your business and your valued friendships. I will never take them for granted. It's very rewarding and comforting to reflect on the continued trust and support you have placed in myself and my companies. (23 comments)
Interactive Youtube Video - Technology That Makes You Play & Think - 12/27/10 01:02 PM
This is one of the first interactive videos on Youtube, so what's next? Here's an interactive video on Youtube that allows the viewer to play the piano and control the guitar player. My first thought was, "How did they do this?" My second thought was, "What song shall I play?" But my third thought was, "How can this cool video technology be used in our business, or any business for that matter?" This may seem a bit far-fetched but if someone can assign the keys on your computer keyboard to do specific functions in their video, imagine the possibilities of how (54 comments)
WEEKend FUNfact - He Was The First One To.... - 12/18/10 01:43 PM
Post a video up on Youtube! It's true, this weekend's fun fact is brought to you by my son Brandon, it's the very first video ever posted on Youtube. What I found even more interesting is that Brandon went back to the very first comments to see what they said....
@Zyrexoid - you should have bought stock! This got me to thinking... Do you know who posted the first blog post on ActiveRain, or who had the very first listing on Zillow? What lucky person was the first to add a photo to Flickr, or even better yet, who (43 comments)
Yahoo! Video Going Bye-Bye, Hello Flickr Video - 12/16/10 08:33 PM
If you're into video like me and you've posted or hosted videos on Yahoo! Video, you might want to read the following message. This was sent to me earlier since I have content on their site, I just wanted to give everyone a heads-up. If you know anyone esle who might have videos up on Yahoo, it's not too late to get them this message. They have until 3/14/2011. If folks don't know about this, they'll lose their videos.
"Dear Yahoo! Video user, After careful consideration, we will be removing all general user-generated content upload capability and user-uploaded video (38 comments)
We recently launched our new agent reviews and endorsements feature on Zillow and many agents have come out of the gate fast and hard. Thousands of agents have already requested reviews from past and current clients. The result? Many Hundreds of agents are getting 5-star ratings tacked onto their profiles.Compare these two profiles on Zillow:a. An agent with no reviews...
b. An agent with glowing reviews...
Get started now. Build your business and promote yourself in front of millions of home buyers and sellers on Zillow who use reviews and endorsements to find the brightest and best agents (35 comments)
It's Not About Your Company - It's ALL About Your People - 12/13/10 10:36 AM
We just returned home from Seattle, WA where my wife and I spent 3 days and two nights at the Hotel 1000, a spectacular retro/modern hotel and spa located downtown. We were invited to attend the Zillow Company Holiday party and I was fortunate to also attend my first Z-talk (a company meeting) which is like a state-of-the-division conference. Man, what a diverse and intelligent group of people. There were folks from Seattle, Iowa, Idaho, Chicago, SF and NY.... it was awesome! I really had no idea how many people worked behind the scenes for Zillow until this past week. WOW! (31 comments)
1001 Free Twitter Apps and Services - 12/07/10 12:32 PM
I think the title says it all, so there's no need for any intro to this post.There's more here than you'll ever need or use, but you'll have fun reviewing and checking some of these out. There's some pretty cool stuff that I know some of you have never seen, you'll like, and most likely use. Enjoy~ If It Isn't Here, It Probably Doesn't Exist!. Having access to the top 10 of "anything" is great information to know and have. Stumbling across the top 100 of something is evidence that someone spent a great deal of time and effort to provide (22 comments)
Google's New In-Page Analytics - How Do You Use Stats? - 12/06/10 02:55 PM
Google Analytics - New In-Page Analysis and Advanced Segments These are some of the most powerful tools on the web when it comes to analyzing your blogs and sites. Monitoring the traffic and visitors your content attracts is very useful. You've created some great Blogs and webpages, added some of the coolest links and tools known to man (in your opinion...lol~) but what items and things are people really searching for, then clicking on when they find them? How are your visitors using your blog or site? Which products are they clicking on? Which options are they really using? How are (18 comments)
Zillow’s New Agent Rating and Endorsement Tool - 12/06/10 12:17 AM
Zillow’s New Agent Rating and Endorsement Tool Today, Zillow launched the ability for consumers to review real estate agents they’ve worked with in the past. Millions of home shoppers visit Zillow every month, and many of them have not yet found a real estate agent to help them buy or sell their home. Access to reviews and endorsements of local agents can be an incredibly useful tool for consumers.
Reviews and endorsements by past clients are a powerful tool to grow business – they're the next best thing to a referral. Great agents will flourish with this addition. With (60 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.