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ActiveRain Real Estate Network... What's the Big Idea? - 06/30/06 06:25 PM
What's the Big Idea?The ActiveRain Real Estate Network is in development for professionals across The Real Estate Industry. The power of The Network exists in two parts. The first is as an easy, simple, and effective self promotion tool. The second is that it is the first of its kind social networking tool dedicated to real estate professionals.Simple, Easy, and Effective Self-PromotionIn the real estate industry most of us find that marketing for new business is one of our most important daily tasks. The Active Rain Real Estate Network enhances your online presence, making the job of prospecting much easier. Today when (0 comments)
Forums on their way - 06/30/06 12:50 PM
One of the next things we're going to add to the ActiveRain Real Estate Network, is discussion forums. Initially this will simply be a list of public forums but then will expand to allow users to create their own forums both public and private. We're trying to put together a list of the public forums we should include in the first round. Here's the brainstorming off the top of my head: IntroductionsGeneral DiscussionActiveRain TipsAdvice to SellersAdvice to BuyersInternet PromotionClient ReferralsIndustry NewsAny suggestions or input is appreciated... (9 comments)
Blogging feature updates - 06/30/06 12:15 PM
During the past couple days we've made several improvements to the blogging engine which we launched on Monday. 1. We now have feeds going out to all the major blog search engines (google-blogs, Technorati, Blogdigger, etc), there's about 15 in all. It may take them several days or weeks to get us into their indexes but will result in a lot more exposure and traffic for people blogging on this site. 2. We've added sorting and filtering to the blogs, so now you can filter by tags and sort by things such as last comment date. We'll be adding ratings to (4 comments)
"Blog Topic": Week #1 - 06/28/06 01:45 AM
Many real estate agents want to have their own blog but often are at a loss for good topics to write about. So, to try and spur some interesting posts and commentary within the ActiveRain blogs I thought we would try something a little unique... Every week we will post a “Blog Topic” on the ActiveRain blog and give our members a chance to write about it on their own blogs. We’ll then highlight the most interesting posts made by our members on that topic. We are going to try to choose topics that are currently receiving a lot of discussion at the national level and let the (26 comments)
Blogging tools added to Your Network - 06/27/06 07:04 PM
Members now have the ability to keep their own blog associated with their member profile on the ActiveRain Real Estate Network. This gives us yet another way to promote our businesses and share information. Blogs, or web-logs have quickly become one of the most popular and successful means to ways to get information about you, your interests, and your business out to the public. Many use blogs as their personal commentary column; others use it as a sort of public on-line diary. Either way blogs are very effective at getting information out into the world to get picked up by potential (9 comments)
Shout out to the bloggers - 06/27/06 01:30 AM
I just wanted to recognize the various offsite bloggers who have wrote about the ActiveRain Real Estate Network in the past month. These people have been influential in the early growth of our network and we hope that they'll find some time to participate in the blogging which we have added to this site. So in no particular order: Ken Smith - http://webnewsforus.com/blog: Writing about real estate agents can use the Internet to promote themselves. Jay Thompson - http://www.buygilberthomes.com/?p=89: Writing about real estate from Phoenix, AZ. Has done a great job helping to evangalize the network. Jim Kimmons - http://jimkimmons.typepad.com: Real estate broker from (3 comments)
ActiveRain Real Estate Network is 1 month old - 06/25/06 08:40 PM
As of today the ActiveRain Real Estate Network is officially 1 month old. During this first month we've had 350 people create profiles on the network, not bad for growing almost totally via member referrals. The daily growth rate is beginning to climb and it's a pretty good bet that we'll eclipse 1,000 members by the end of our second month. While we haven't specifically targeted consumers yet they are beginning to find agents on this site via search engines such as google that index the profiles. As with the number of profiles, traffic coming to the site via search engines in (3 comments)
ActiveRain Corporation Hires New Marketing Executive - 06/25/06 05:45 PM
Real Estate Business tools Company Active Rain Corp. announces hiring of marketing executive. Caleb Mardini will be coming on to take over the role of Chief Marketing Officer. Mardini a Seattle Native says that after co-founding WhyNotown.com he was looking for something new. "When I saw what ActiveRain was doing I was very excited. This is definitely something the industry needs. There was a time when people in the industry connected regularly. ActiveRain enables that to happen again." The ActiveRain Real Estate Network is a free service. It helps Real Estate professionals to grow their network of contacts within the industry their (3 comments)
ActiveRain Launches Real Estate Industry's First Social Networking Website - 06/25/06 05:43 PM
Real estate pros help develop their own free social networking tool. Bellevue, WA 6/15/2006 4:30 PM GMT (TransWorldNews) Real estate B2B services company ActiveRain Corp. has launched the real estate industry's first online networking resource for real estate professionals. The ActiveRain Real Estate Network is helping real estate professionals to grow their businesses with simple and effective tools. The Network's free services help real estate agents, mortgage brokers, builders, and others in the industry to quickly and simply increase their network of contacts, and to expand their web presence. Members can set up a profile in under 5 minutes. One RE/MAX (7 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.