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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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
Why You Should Be Using Bar Codes for Real Estate - 10/28/10 02:04 PM
We've all seen bar codes when we've bought groceries, books, auto parts or any other shopping excursion that requires an item to be scanned across a laser. Even many membership cards utilize the bar code system. But what about bar codes for real estate businesses? Let me explain to you why you should be using bar codes for real estate. What is a QR Code? With the proliferation of smartphone users (whether that be the iPhone, Blackberry, Droid or other), QR codes are on the rise. A QR code is a matrix barcode of black boxes arranged on a white background in (18 comments)
Engage Your Audience With Formspring - 10/21/10 06:26 PM
As you know, simply getting traffic to your website or blog isn't enough. You need to offer something that will keep them there and make them want to come back. I've found a fun way to do that. Engage your audience with Formspring. With a your free Formspring account, you offer your readers or visitors an opportunity to ask you anything via a custom widget you create. Questions can be as serious ("Who are you voting for in the November elections?") or as silly ("What is your favorite ice cream?") as you want. You only answer what you're comfortable with. The truly great thing about your Formspring account is that (2 comments)
Create an XML Site Map for Your Website - 10/14/10 06:59 PM
Site maps not only make it easy for visitors to navigate your website, but a properly created site map can help search engines crawl your website easier, helping your SEO. If you want to create an XML site map for your website, you should consider using XML Sitemaps. It's really quite simple to create your own search engine friendly site map. Just go to the XML Sitemaps website, type your URL in the site map generation box, change the parameters to what's appropriate for your purposes and click start. The program will index up to 500 pages per URL for FREE! After (12 comments)
Keep Track of Your Stats With AWStats - 10/08/10 12:51 PM
Are you looking for a way to keep track of how many visitors (unique and otherwise) come to your site, what pages they visit and how many hits per month your site is generating? Keep track of your stats with AWStats. With this free tool, you can even find out what countries your visitors are from, which days of the week your site is visited most and when your site traffic is highest during the month. And it's all delivered in an easy-to-follow graphical format. But, AWStats isn't just for websites. It can supply you statistics for your FTP log files. Again, you (6 comments)
Facebook - Making Someone an Administrator on Your Fan Page - 10/04/10 02:32 PM
After much frustration with the new rules recently implimented by Facebook, one of my team members, Crystal Morris, wrote - "Facebook, Marking Someone an Administrator on Your Fan Page". Since she has a Members Only account, I got permission from her to repost her article here. I'm sure you'll find it helpful and interesting. Facebook – Making Someone an Administrator of your Fan Page Over the last year we have been creating custom fan pages for our clients. In the beginning all we needed to log into a clients facebook account was their login and password. Facebook soon discovered the need (6 comments)
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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.