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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
Find answers to most FAQ's
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
Hi guys, and welcome back to the WordPress in Plain English series. If you're new to WordPress or if you're just joining us, you should read the first few tutorials in this series to catch up before reading this section. In the previous tutorial we set up the under construction page for your new WordPress blog. In this tutorial we're going to get your API Key to activate the Akismet anti spam plugin that is included by default when you install WordPress.
The API Key is like an ID/password that you'll need to activate some plugins on your (58 comments)
Hi guys, while I'm preparing the next tutorial for the WordPress in Plain English series, I thought I'd share some new goodies and REsources with you. Enjoy!
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Hi guys, and welcome back to the WordPress in Plain English series. In the previous tutorial we looked at the preliminary settings for your new WordPress blog.
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Hi guys, and welcome back to the WordPress in Plain English series. In the previous tutorial we looked at installing WordPress on your own web host. If you're new to WordPress or if you're just joining us, you should read the first few tutorials in this series to catch up before reading this next part. OK, here we go...
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Important: There is more information below to set up WordPress using the Softaculous installer that is basically like a newer version of Fantastico.
Hi guys, and welcome back to the WordPress in Plain English series. In the previous tutorial we looked at connecting your domain to your web host using the CPanel feature so now we're ready to install WordPress! If you're new to WordPress or if you're just joining us, you should read the first few tutorials in this series to catch up before reading this next part. OK, here we go...
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Hi guys, if you're new to WordPress or just joining us, you should read the first few tutorials in this series to catch up before reading this next part.
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Hi guys, in my previous post, we looked at why so many people are using WordPress for their blogs and websites. We also cleared up the confusion about and the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. If you haven't read it, take a few minutes to check it out now before reading this next part. The next 2 questions I'm often asked about WP are... - Is it difficult to install WordPress? - What do I need to set up a WordPress blog or website? The good news is that it's not very difficult to install/set up WordPress and you probably (36 comments)
Hi guys, in my previous post Aliens, Espresso, WordPress and Rain blogs I mentioned that I'll be starting a new series of tutorials this month... WordPress in Plain English Since there seems to be a lot of confusion about even the most basic aspects of WordPress, these tutorials will be based on the questions/problems I hear about most often. Also, if you have ideas or suggestions for future tutorials, let me know and if there is enough interest, I'll try to cover those as well. Let's get started...
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