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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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!
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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
A couple days ago I decided to take the big plunge and invest in revamping my home staging website. As a newcomber to the home staging industry (getting close to my one year anniversary) I took the advice of a well meaning friend to market and implement an intrigueing and captivating website experience to the home staging consumer. Many successful and well established home stagers may or may not have already taken this as a marketing approach, however as a "newbie" to the home staging industry, you have to do something that will "grab their attention" and give the consumer a reason to take an approbative look into your services. The home staging industry is growing so fast and new home stagers will have to do something that establishes value and esteem. Of course I am always open to new market strategies in this business, but I am quickly learning that:
1. Agents mostly don't appreciate the in-your-face marketing techniques and would prefer to come to you. Many real estate offices are now requiring you to purchase an ad in their vendor listing folders. This can be very costly which leads me to my next discovery.
2. The ridiculous ads e-blasted all over the internet which claim that home staging businesses have low start-up cost are deceptive and merely trying to put your money in their pocket. Before you make a decision to buy a "home staging course" understand that starting and runing a home staging business costs valuable time and money and it is by no means cheap!. But...that is a whole different blog topic for another day.
Back to the website...I've invested and I'm currently using a temporary website while the new website undergoes professional graphic design. Since I am new to the business and can not market that "I have staged hundreds of homes in the last 20 years", I am hoping that my existing smaller portfolio and a captivating web design will keep the home staging consumer's attention. Any comments or suggestions?
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.