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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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!
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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
Do you Leverage Your Own Online Visibility and Your Whuffie, when competing for projects?
Whuffie is your social capital, included with that is also, your reach.
(There's an excellent book on the topic if you want to explore it in it's original form.)
I ask this question, because it's an important asset you may not know you have that can help you close more business.
Since most sophisticated stagers today use social media tools to market their business, many have developed contacts, relationships, friendships and in some cases, even, a following. The linking, commenting and relationship building has earned goodwill along the way, which can in turn be considered social capital. All of which sums to the concept of "reach".
When you complete a project and begin to share the story with your online "sphere", you are providing exposure for listing and the realtor as well. Do you offer Online Visibility as one of your value-added services?
You could, you may be able to trounce anything the realtor has, and help promote the property quite substantially.
For example, let's look at your Twitter Reach. When you visit the little gizmo TweetReach, it will tell you not only how many followers you have, but what your total reach is. I've been pretty lazy with Twitter of late, and so they don't have a lot of data to analyze for me. However, my last 13 posts created 50, 261 impressions.
That's a fair number of impressions, no?
And how many Facebook friends do you have? "Likes" on your page? How many groups do you interact with here, on LinkedIN, on other forums? What about your blog - how many subscribers? And all the other sites you're on?
You see one of the wonderful thing about social media tools and networking sites is the metric capability they offer to go along with one. So you can always see what your total "reach" is.
The beauty is that you are doing all of this blogging, posting, updating, uploading photo collages, etc. ANYWAY!! So, why not use it, leverage the time and effort one step further, as a way to close more business? The new stager-du-jour in your patch can't possibly compete with your whuffie. He or she can only compete on price. And we all know what happens when you compete on price...any concept of VALUE goes out the window!!
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Juliet Johnson serves Jacksonville, FL realtors, home sellers and small business with social media strategy, online visibility and product creation services, that include training if you want to do it yourself.
"If your social media activity isn't a revenue generator for you, you're doing it wrong."
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.