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
Lend a hand, or give 'em the boot - 02/25/08 05:53 PM
As real estate associations around the country continue to report their decreases in membership for 2007, I can't help but wonder... Do you encourage your fellow struggling Realtors to stick it out, or do you kindly say "Real estate isn't for everyone, I'm sure you'll find something out there. At least you tried." Failed Realtors can be both a benefit to you, and a negative resource for your business. The benefit to you is the less agent, the more potential business for you! I've heard many people say, "We don't need them, they were just in it for the money." Well, true... most people (3 comments)
Friday Funnies - have you had days like this? - 02/22/08 12:33 PM
I thought this would be a perfect ending to a week. Some of you may have experienced some frustrations that are illustrated below. Working at my computer all day sometimes makes me feel like this!!! I hope this covers them all :)
Happy Friday!!!!!!! Erika (13 comments)
Cookies, Candles and Creative Customer Relationships - 02/19/08 10:39 AM
Nothing beats walking into a house and smelling fresh baked cookies, homemade pie or smells of the waves rushing onto the shore. It's gives you that warm feeling of being at Gramma's house during the holiday's or playing on the beach as a kid. Good smells trigger good memories, and put your walk-thrus in a positive mood while meandering through your listings. Many times, great conversation can be struck up by talking about the smell of the house and it leaves lasting impressions! You get to know your customers more, and if they end up buying the house... you know just (7 comments)
Kids these days... - 02/13/08 02:40 PM
I received this email today and thought it was a great addition to my last post: Chronicles of a Young Homebuyer ENJOY!!! THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!! When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what, with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning... uphill BOTH ways yada, yada, yada!And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy (4 comments)
Chronicles of a Young Homebuyer - 02/08/08 02:57 PM
Chronicles of a Young Gen Y Homebuyer I’m 25. I’ve never bought a house, I’m not quite ready. But you can guarantee I’ve done my homework and I already know what agents I will work with when I am ready to buy. I have several friends, the same age as me, who have owned 2 or more homes; and I can guarantee you they aren’t staying put for long. They started out in a Townhouse for one, then marriage equals a garage for two, then comes baby in a baby carriage; more rooms, more space. How would you like to be (37 comments)
Do your testimonials sound more like an infomercial? - 02/07/08 12:00 PM
We've all seen Infomercials... and yes, sometimes even fallen for them. Was it the "OOOOOOOO", the "AHHHHHHH" or the screetching excitement from the lady in the background (who sounded more like she won a million dollars than just saving 5 minutes of scrubbing time on her 8-year olds playground stains), followed by an overbearing applause from the audience. As I sit here thinking to myself "this is so stupid, who is God's name would watch these corny shows?" You know there is a guy behind the camera holding up cue cards. "GASP", "CLAP". Suddenly, my phone rings, I snap out of (0 comments)
Marketing gurus that really deserve a "Job Well Done" award - 02/01/08 05:09 PM
I've been talking with ad agencies for the past two weeks about creative ideas on how they can implement Goomzee Connect into their clients' advertising portfolios. We focus our primary sales and product enhancements based around the real estate industry, however, some advertisers have called us and asked if they can use our service for alternate purposes; coupons, event/entertainment information, artwork, internal company communication, etc. Heck, I say, the more the merrier! I'm glad they are thinking out of the box - which then inspired me! How it's primarily worked so far: They provide a list of their clients with (7 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.