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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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
Facebook has new new social applications, and it will show what you are reading, what videos you watch – lots of cool stuff, if you WANT everyone to know. But sometimes, you might not want to broadcast to the world that you watched a silly video! Great news! You can adjust the settings accordingly.
WARNING – As of this writing (in May 2012) Facebook has not released “Timeline” to mobile devices. This means that if you are looking at Facebook from an iPad (for example) you will not see many of the items below. You need to login on a PC to be able to take full advantage of the new Social Settings!
For apps that you’re already using, head to “Account Settings” from the drop-down menu next to “Home” at the top-right of your display. Go to the “Apps” tab.
Now click “Edit” to the right of the relevant app. In the box that opens you’ll see “Posts on your behalf – Who can see posts this app makes for you on your Facebook timeline?”
Use the drop-down menu to select “Only me.” You can also follow this same process as you sign up to new apps.
Another great addition to Facebook (that could be great for Real Estate Agents) is the ability to save photos to your MAP! Simply click on the “Map” section in the little boxes under your Cover Photo. A Map will show up, and you need to click on the top right hand side of the Map Screen, where you will see “Add Photos.”
Your uploaded photos will now show in “Comic Strip” format across the top of your map – and you can add all of those houses that you’ve sold to a map of your area! Simply add Location!
You can also add the pictures of the Dog Wash you helped with, the Relay for Life Team you were on – all of the things you’d like for folks to see, and realize what a local expert you are!
When you’ve finished adding a location to the pics you want to geotag, click “Done Adding” to return to your normal map view. Once you’ve added locations to images, back in your map page you’ll see new pin markers. If you click on the markers, you’ll see the relevant image. You can also do this as you ADD pictures to Facebook – so if you have houses that you’ve sold, or events that you haven’t added the pictures to Facebook yet – go ahead! This is a great Geo-Location tool for Real Estate!
If you have questions about your creating leads from your real estate blog, or how to get your Listing seen by more eyeballs – call Josh Harley, Fathom Realty, 214-228-0301. I”d love to help you, and learn more about what’s working in your market! Are you on Facebook and Twitter? Let’s Connect!
Josh Harley is a gadget/techno geek with a passion for creating new ways to improve his brokerage, Fathom Realty, by leveraging technology, social media and good old-fashioned sweat and hard work. He has an extensive background in Internet lead generation, lead management and lead conversion. This has led him to build a new real estate brokerage with a focus on technology and lead generation while redefining the role of a brokerage in this new era of real estate. Josh writes the real estate technology blog Fathom Cafe with a focus on teaching REALTORS how to utilize technology to increase their bottom line while working more efficiently.
Fathom Realty represents the future of the real estate brokerage. It is a hybrid brokerage model combining all of the tools, resources and professional branding of the "big brand" brokerage with a 100% agent commission model. Learn More
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.