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
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
internet: iGoogle - Dashboard to Your Digital Life - 04/20/11 01:58 PM
I recently wrote a post outlining 21 Google Tools that most of us love to use. I will write follow-up articles detailing and highlighting these tools in more detail. Today, I want to highlight the iGoogle web page. Think of it as a dashboard to your digital life! In the screenshot below you will see my main page on iGoogle. This web page is entirely customized according to your needs. You define the "gadgets" that you want to see and then you arrange them into three columns on your page. If you have too many gadgets for one page, then you (31 comments)
internet: Make Your Own ActiveRain Toolbar - 04/09/11 11:33 AM
OK, so admit it... ActiveRain is where you spend a good portion of your online time! In this post, I'm going to share a tip that I use to help me navigate very quickly to all the different pages on AR that I frequent the most. I'm going to show you how to set up your browser's bookmarks bar (a.k.a. favorites bar) with links to your favorite AR pages. Your favorite pages might be a little different, but mine are "My Home" (ah) stats and dashboard, "Statistics" (as) where you can see hits on your articles as well as who has (88 comments)
internet: I Like Having Three Buttons - 12/23/10 03:54 PM
I like having three buttons on my mouse. I use the third button all the time! Do you? If you use a Windows PC like me, then you too have three buttons... (unless... how OLD is your computer?) The third button is also known as the "wheel" on your wheel mouse. But it is more than a wheel. Did you know you can click the wheel down as a third button? My favorite use of the middle button (i.e. clicking down on the wheel) is to open a link on a webpage in a new tab. What's cool about having it (28 comments)
internet: Benefits of Chrome Browser - Form Text [Series - Part 4] - 09/30/10 08:58 AM
The Google Chrome browser has been MY browser of choice for quite a while now. This series of articles is to highlight many of the reasons why it is such an excellent browser. I have tagged these articles so you can see all of them listed and go back to the ones that you have missed with this link Google Chrome Browser - Series We use forms quite a bit on web sites. The new ActiveRain contact form is an example. Sometimes on a form there is not just a text box but a text AREA, or in other words (14 comments)
Of the total time that you on your computer in a day, a good portion of that is spent online... perhaps a major portion, right? Selecting a browser then is an important choice. If you are a windows user, you start off with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) until you discover (or get shown) that this is not your only choice. This is Part 3 of an ongoing blog series for me to highlight points about MY browser of choice - Google Chrome. If you missed the earlier parts of this series, see the bottom of this post as I will (3 comments)
Of the total time that you on your computer in a day, a good portion of that is spent online... perhaps a major portion, right? Selecting a browser then is an important choice. If you are a windows user, you start off with Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) until you discover (or get shown) that this is not your only choice. This is Part 2 of an ongoing blog series for me to highlight points about MY browser of choice - Google Chrome. If you missed it you can see [Part 1] by clicking that link. Google Chrome first came out (11 comments)
Which browser are you using right this very minute? Ask yourself: Of the time that I spend on my computer, how much of that time is on the internet? When you answer, you'll realize that choosing a browser should be an important decision! If you have a Windows computer, you by default start off with Microsoft Internet Explorer. This is an "ok" choice, but you can choose so much better. This article series will tell you why I have switched and why my personal choice in the browser war is Google Chrome. For starters, Chrome is downright fast. Starts up (15 comments)
Information Overload - We all suffer from it in the internet age. Soooo much information out there, wouldn't you agree? But if you're like me, you are constantly being amazed at "wow, I'm really glad so-and-so posted that article on their blog - I really learned something USEFUL". So that person mentally gets added to your favorites, but what are the odds you are going to catch the next great article from the same person. The odds are extremely HIGH if you take advantage of RSS feeds. You've seen the little orange RSS icon all over the internet - now (8 comments)
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