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 the Active Rain Network experiences continued phenomenal growth, the task of evaluating all the posts is expanding. We recognize & applaud the hard work of the Active Rain Moderators in reading hundreds of posts each day & having to determine which posts to select. They do a phenomenal job!
However, the reality is that a number of Excellent Posts may not get the attention they deserve as the Network expands. So, This is Your Opportunity as a Blog Author to Let the Community Know about Your Personal Favorites! We ask the Question...If you were to Select a Few of Your Own Blog Posts each week that You felt were Special....What Would they Be?
How Many Blog Posts Can I submit?
There is a Limit of 2 Blog Posts a Week. This is to encourage all of us to be Selective in what we post & to increase participation by a larger number of the members of the community. UPDATE: The limit of 2 posts a week was deleted in January of 2008. We only request that you submit work that you truly believe is worthy of more exposure.
Any Topic that you choose to write on is suitable for posting...with one Exception...NO Rants or posts that are derisive of other member's of the community.
What Benefit is there to Posting on this Forum?
This is an "Open Source" Group. We are still developing the best format & your suggestions are welcome. Groups on Active Rain are often indexed in search engine results. Blogger's Choice has the potential to enhance your search engine rankings if the posts on this forum are worthy of reading & commenting on. It's up to us! Also, membership in a group like this will expose you to great posts which you may otherwise miss as the Network of Active Rain continues to grow.
The Blogger's Choice Spotlight is an opportunity for a Member Volunteer to choose 5-10 Favorite Blog Posts to highlight. We hope to launch the Spotlight Feature within the next month or so. Volunteers are encouraged to contact the Group Moderator. You will be notified by e-mail about your opportunity to host the Blogger's Spotlight. Blogger's Spotlight choices will be highlighted on the Group's home page.
Why does Everyone have a Gold Star?
To launch the Blogger's Choice Group, we have decided to award Everyone a Gold Star! It's the Founding Members who will do the work necessary to make this group a Success. There are currently 15 Members in the Group. This is a Great Start. We encourage you to invite other members & to invite writer's of great posts that you come across to post on this forum. For these reasons, Everyone will receive a Gold Star in Recognition of your efforts to make this forum a success! As the group grows, this may be modified to highlight just one starred entry, the Blogger's Choice Spotlight...but once again, this is YOUR group...weigh in with what you think.
What if my post is Featured on Active Rain's Network?
We applaud the fact that your efforts have been recognized! If you posted to this group prior to your Featured post & then your post was subsequently Featured, this is great & will not in any way affect your entry on Blogger's Choice. You may also choose to post a Featured Post, however since this has already been highlighted on Active Rain, you might want to consider another piece that you have written which has not received this additional exposure.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
You may e-mail the Group Founder or post to the group. If you have any additional suggestions of topics or items that may be helpful to have included on the FAQ List, please e-mail the group founder.
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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.