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
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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
If you are online and use social media sites like Twitter for promoting and branding, I want to share with you some tips, tricks and tools to get targeted twitter followers and help you grow your business faster than you may imagine.
First Step, search on Twellow for people in your niche (for example: 'commercial real estate") with a lot of followers.
From there then go these top profiles and look at their followers. A lot of People who follow this person are interested in network marketing, too. Follow their followers. You can follow up to 1000 people a day if you are following less than 2000 people. If you reach the limit, twitter blocks the following of more people for 24 hours. If you are following 2000 or more people, you can only follow 10% more people than the number of people who follow you. A part of the people you follow will follow you back.
Second Step, I would take is to use tools such as Twollow,
The main purpose of this site is to search out targeted ‘keywords' in your niche.
for example, my seach would be for 'commercial real estate' to narrow down to a specific type of follower. So I would put in keywords like ‘investment property', ‘office for lease' or ‘warehouse for sale', etc....
This tool will then search for people that ‘tweet' about the keywords you have listed and you will start following them. Most people on Twitter reciprocate and follow you back.
Enter your twitter user ID and your password. Click on "Whack". Wait until the you can see the people. I have found that this works best with Mozilla Firefox (it does not like to be run in internet explorer). Then select "only following". Select all the people and click on "bulk unfollow".
This clears out all the people you are following that are not following you back.
Rinse and Repeat!
In other words keep doing these tasks consistently, and in a few weeks you will have thousands of ‘targeted' followers that you can tweet your message out to.
I got over 4,000 in 15 days, on one account.
A couple of other ‘productivity' tools I have found useful for Twitter.
There are several products out there - most have a free trial.
For those of us that are mostly going for a local crowd these tools have programs to help you scale down searches to find local followers.
These all have tools where you can schedule out your ‘tweets'. So if you are going to be busy all day and do not have time to get on a computer. You can schedule out messages that will then be posted per your time request throughout the entire day. Hands Free!
The paid version has a repeat and shuffle function so you would never have to schedule your tweets again.
Also, an automatic direct messaging system so that when someone follows you. It automatically sends them a customizable direct message, thanking them for following.
Happy Tweeting, I hope this helps you to expand your circle in social networking and Web 2.0.
Do a little searching, experimenting and build a following of people that can help build and refer to your business.
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.