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
Ever since Twitter went mainstream, there has been debate among real estate professionals about how to effectively use Twitter, the micro-blogging platform, for networking, prospecting and marketing your business.
Social Media is like owning a magazine, a newspaper or a TV show and while Oprah was into magazines, and booking celebrities through her vast Harpo Network, now you too can leverage the power of media with a free Twitter Account, Facebook fan page and Youtube Channel.
People are people and you can succeed in any niche (mortgages, luxury real estate, foreclosures, investments, pre-construction) with some sound, common-sense social media strategies.
One of the biggest mistakes I see with a newbie Twitter practitioners is the Art of The Twitter Tramp.
The Twitter Tramp thinks that social media is an easy and lazy way to get links and a large fanbase and proceeds to follow every and any person they can find and then posts their own listings or bogus and worthless articles on their twitter feed.
This not only irritates any would-be Twitter Followers (a major faux-pas in social media) but ultimately results in massive attrition as The Twitter Tramp's followers drop off.
The Twitter Tramp's profile starts to look like this:
In this example, the Twitter Tramp is following 1,744 Twitter Accounts, but only has 511 Twitter accounts following back....not a good ratio to have.
Conversely, the Twitter Snob is someone who usually has an existing fanbase through other media, or past business such as a CRM list or is someone who is a TV or radio personality that has an existing fanbase.
The Twitter Snob thinks he is "too good" to follow anyone and thinks that the pontification on his chosen subject is good enough to keep his audience enaged.
While this is a common strategy with radio personalities and TV stars, the problem is this method lacks any interaction and the conversation is one-sided.
(A great example of the Twitter Snob)
The Ideal Twitter Profile is balanced, interactive, lively and offers great content through their tweets.
Take a look at this profile and reel free to follow Chris as an example.
(His blog is also very good BTW)
Social media is meant to be a fun, effective and easy way to grow your business and allow you to become an authority within your niche.
Treat Social Media like a cocktail party and remember the Golden Rule: Treat Other Like You Would Want To Be Treated.
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.