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!
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
You're a Content Marketer - Like It Or Not! - 04/25/12 07:07 AM
How many black hat SEOs does it take to change a light bulb? None. Black hat SEOs don't change the light bulb. They just redirect people to a different room where there is no light. Thanks to Hubspot.com for the joke.
We spend a ton of time, effort and maybe money in marketing on the Internet. But, when it comes to search engines, it's all about the content. And, whether we like it or not, we're not Realtors® trying to generate leads, we're content marketers. Our content is supposed to attract visitors, engage them, and then offer them an (6 comments)
Are You Making the Right Search Engine Happy? - 04/17/12 07:31 AM
Do you put extra effort into your website articles, pages and blog posts to try to improve your free search engine positioning? Most of us do. Some have the money to pay SEO people to help, but most of us are struggling along on our own.
I have been closely tracking traffic to my websites with Google Analytics for years now. I have ceased to worry about any other search engines than Google. Here's one image of search engine generated page views:
Notice that it isn't just a big difference between Google and Bing and Yahoo. It's a whopper! (25 comments)
Don't Like the Quality of Your Leads or Prospects? - It Could Be Your Fault - 04/05/12 10:28 AM
Realtor to First Time Homebuyer: First you folks tell me what you can afford, then we’ll have a good laugh and go on from there. What is your reason for maintaining a website, participating in social networks, and maybe even blogging in the real estate niche? I can tell you without hesitation that there is ONLY one reason for the work and time I put into these activities ... generating qualified and quality leads.
Sales can sink in more ways than just overall volume. Depending on the market and other factors, you could just be working very hard with less-than-qualified (8 comments)
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.