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!
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
Maybe you've got a web designer. They seem decent enough. But, let's be honest, they could be horrible and you probably wouldn't even know. Obviously, we can tell a good looking site from an ugly one but beyond that most of us don't have a clue. So here's some easy ways to know if it's time to find a new web guy.
Are they keeping up with web trends?
Web technologies change rapidly. This means good web designer are constantly learning. Here's an easy way to check if your web guy is behind the times. Find out if they use "table-based" layouts. To do this you could just ask or view the source code from one their recent projects (if you see a bunch of stuff that looks like <table>, <tr>, <td> that's a bad sign). If your designer uses table-base layouts, they haven't learned anything in nearly a decade. It's definitely time to find someone new.
Are they actively involved in the development community?
Does your designer have a portfolio site? Probably. Do they have a blog? Maybe. Are they speaking at professional conferences? Probably not. At any rate, web design is like any other industry, serious individuals are engaged in their professional community. So spend a few minutes and google your web designer. Are they actively involved in the web community? If not, it might be time to make a change.
Can they make database driven websites?
Let's say you want a registration form, a client login, or a shopping cart. All these very common features require a database. Integrating a database isn't the hardest thing ever but it does demand skills beyond what's needed to make a simple static site. Here's how you can quickly tell if your guy is comfortable with databases. Visit their recent sites. Do you see complicated web form? Do you see login or register buttons? If not, then you shouldn't expect they can competently add this type of functionality to your site.
Do they pay attention to the little things?
Visit some of there sites. Is text nicely spaced and padded? Are elements properly aligned? Is the copyright up to date? Do things weirdly jump or shift a few pixels when you hover over them? If they don't pay attention to the small stuff that you can see, then you can bet the code behind the scenes is also sloppy. Good web designers sweat the small stuff. Make sure you designer does too.
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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.