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
The world of tech is buzzing from today's big news that Facebook, the sixth most trafficked site on the internet is opening it's API and transforming itself from merely a social network into a technology platform on which anyone can build applications for social computing.
Facebook is growing rapidly right now. They already have 24 million members and growing at about 150,000 per day and the fastest growing demographic is the 25 and up age group. Active users have doubled since Facebook expanded registration in Sept 2006.
Supposedly, anyone will have access to Facebook's so-called "markup language," which is intended to be usable even by those with basic programming skills. Not only am I excited to see what companies like Trulia, Zillow & Move end up developing for this platform, I'm also itching to see what I'll be able to build myself.
So, what does this mean for real estate professionals? I see it as just another social media tool for us to add to our online arsenal. Not only do we have our own websites and blogs (or a combination of both), we also have ActiveRain, Trulia voices, Zillow, del.icio.us, Twitter (see my earlier post) and now the new Facebook platform.
Social networking is becoming a full time job onto itself; I say this because it pretty much is for me. I spend a majority of my work day using these tools in order to build our network and identify the nodes within that network that our team can provide value to in order to get paid.
I realize that others may not have the amount of time to dedicate to these tools as I do, but here's a few things that you can do.
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.