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
As illustrated by the 2011 Realtor Safety Report, attacks against real estate professionals have been on the rise. We aim to shed light into these attacks to ensure that real estate professionals across the nation can take the necessary safety precautions and scout out the current trends used by criminals who attack agents.
This past week Akron, Ohio real estate agents were warned of a sexual predator who disguised himself as a client who pretended he was interested in viewing properties. Read full article.
Even more tragic was the news that a real estate agent from Myrtle Creek, Oregon was caught up in a revenge shooting rampage that ended with the attacker being fatally shot by police. The attacker is believed to have carried out the shooting as revenge against the agent who sold him a house that caused him marital troubles. Read full article.
Attacks against real estate agents come in all shapes and forms. They can be motivated by burglary, sexual assault or personal vendettas. This is why we have to make sure we are cautious while on the job, regardless of our location, gender or previous experience’s.
Safety and ActiveRain
Throughout our blogging time here on ActiveRain we have been actively promoting safety within the real estate industry, from safety presentations, safety tip sheets to safety news updates. We will continue our efforts in this field, as we believe even making one real estate agent safer at their job is enough of a motive to keep blogging and writing. We know that many of you feel the same way, and we hope that we will see more safety articles hitting the home pages of ActiveRain.
Real Estate Resources
If you have not had the time to check out our September REALTOR® Safety Month articles, please be sure to do so now. You can download our 2011 Real Estate Safety toolkit for free by visiting our real estate safety-month page.
We would also like to take this time to bring awareness into our free real estate safety app. Moby allows you to stay in contact with your friends/family/colleagues throughout the day. Share your location throughout your appointments with your chosen contacts. Check-in with loved ones while at open houses. Best of all, with a touch of a button you can send an alert to your chosen contacts, along with a map of your exact GPS location. To find out more about Moby and download it onto your smartphone simply visit our website.
How Can Your Smartphone Keep You Safe?
You can download Moby onto your smartphone by simply searching for Moby by Contigo from your App Market. For more information simply visit our website.
As always, we welcome any questions or suggestions you may have regarding Moby or real estate safety in general, in the comment section below.
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.