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
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
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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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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
HomeThinking.com - Have Confidence & Let Your Guard Down When Marketing Yourself! - 07/28/10 02:51 PM
It’s not easy to be transparent. Allowing someone to see your strengths, weaknesses, successes and failures is tough, yet it seems that those are the relationships that are the truest and deepest in our lives. It’s a step of faith to be vulnerable and let others see the real you, but it’s a chance worth taking. Now, before you start to think of this as a therapy session, this type of transparency actually does relate to your work! One of the things we as a team of Real Estate Virtual Assistants love to do is to bring you fresh and innovative (4 comments)
Catch the Google Wave of the Future, or Sink! - 07/28/10 12:15 PM
You’ve got the idea of Facebook and Twitter. So what now? Say hello to Google Wave (sign in or sign up with any email address to check it out). Launched in May, this newer program has the potential to revolutionize the way you interact with leads and existing clients, and can be used as another powerful prospecting tool . Google Wave combines the concepts of Facebook and Twitter with Google Search, Google Docs, YouTube, E-Vite, and basically every form of discussion forum on the internet. The potential is truly unlimited. Imagine running a Google search of public conversations and forums, easily (6 comments)
Social Networking Overload - Get the Gist? - 07/28/10 11:19 AM
A real estate agent’s most important job requirement is to build relationships with people. The invention of social networking is a catch 22 situation. In some ways, it is a fascinating tool allowing us to become connected to more people than ever thought possible. In other ways, it can be information overload. With the influx of all the social networking sites, it becomes close to impossible to keep track of all your contacts. A new website might be the cure for social networking overload. It's called Gist. It provides a full view of all the contacts in your professional network by (5 comments)
Measuring Your Social Media ROI - 07/15/10 02:20 PM
If you’ve gotten on the right track with social media and launched your Real Estate Blog, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube campaigns, you’re now thinking one thing, “how can I tell if this is working?” If you aren’t measuring your success/ROI, you aren’t done. There is more to social media marketing than setting up accounts, running ads and adding friends. You want to be sure your efforts are effective and that you’re “doing it right.” The time it takes you to execute your social media campaign, (or cost in most cases if you have hired someone to handle your social media) should be (1 comments)
Community Pages Could Take Your Website to the Top - 07/15/10 10:58 AM
Every real estate agent wants more traffic to their website. The challenge is, many assume that having a website with the basic Home Buyer, Home Seller, Property Search, Featured Listings and About Me Pages is enough. When every agent has those same cookie cutter pages - what is to motivate people to come to YOUR site? The answer? Community Pages.When house hunting, the first thing a buyer does is get on the internet and Google "City, State Real Estate." If your website does not have enough "City, State Real Estate" in its content, then you are not going to get clicked (2 comments)
Tungle.me – The New Wave of Scheduling is Here to Stay! - 07/14/10 05:55 PM
Scheduling can be one of the most frustrating things in the Real Estate business. Your whole world revolves around your listing appointments, open houses, buyer showing appointments and many other important meetings. Coordinating your schedule with everyone else’s busy schedule seems near to impossible. Until now. What if you could instantly see your co-workers, clients and your schedule all at once? What if you could sync all of your calendars into one location and have each updated automatically? What if finding a time to schedule a meeting that works for everyone was as easy a click of a button? Well, you’ve (2 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.