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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
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
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Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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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
So you think your "Using" Twitter? Not yet you're not... - 02/21/09 09:41 PM
(In Follow up to an original post at The You Factor) And while we're all hopped up on the topic of Twitter, I wanted to give a shout out to a fellow blogger who I THINK (personally, me...) has probably put together the best list of Twitter Applications around. Twitter apps are all over the place. Whether hooking it up to FriendFeed so that your updates feed to your Facebook status, or a simple widget that resides on your blog to keep your readers up to date (see right sidebar!) these applications allow you to utilize Twitter more effectively and really (12 comments)
Social Media, RSS, Twitter and the Future of the Real Estate Industry - 02/21/09 02:52 PM
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Chicagoland Women's Council of RealtorsR on the power of Social Media in the marketplace. Originally titled, "Social Media - Do you Twitter?" I took a little creative liberty on myself and expaned the topic. My thought behind not sticking to the initial topic was based around one simple thought: -Twitter is not the silver bullet for real estate... and there's so much more that they should be doing- Personally, I enjoy Twitter, but think most of the time it's a bunch of noise unless you choose to follow the right people. (3 comments)
Making Sense of the Real Estate Web-World’s Future - 02/14/09 02:59 PM
Because many of the leading online real estate sites have opted to source listings directly from brokers, rather than becoming brokers themselves and displaying listings via IDX, there are many gaps in the inventory they display. Consumers are either unaware of this issue, and make life-changing decisions with incomplete information, or throw down their stone and start hopping. - 1000Watt Blog - Online Real Estate's Dirty Little Secret - Aug. 11th, 2008 They're hip. They're flashy. They're engaging... and the consumers seem to love them. 3rd party websites such as Trulia, Zillow and others are more popular than ever before. Why? (3 comments)
The Best Video to Watch to Understand the Changing Industry - 02/10/09 11:12 AM
Take a look at this video. This is produced by www.BringTheLoveBack.com and is probably one of the greatest insights into Advertising and Consumers available. Inspiration, anyone? The trailerby geertdesager Please share your thoughts at www.TheYouFactor.com or join our Facebook group for The Real Estate Trusted Advisors here http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=40731831691. Matt Dollinger www.TheYouFactor.com (0 comments)
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