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
As digital cameras keep increasing the resolution -- and size! -- of digital pictures, and as pictures become more and more an integral part of the lives of Realtors, home inspectors, and others, if they haven't already, we increasingly need a way to manage the size of the digital picture files taking up space on our computers. And we won't even talk about digital video and audio files.
PROBLEM: A few months ago I bought a new computer running Windows Vista. A few weeks ago we got a new digital SLR camera, a Canon Rebel XSi. On our old Windows XP computer, we had a batch processor for reducing picture size that, unfortunately, doesn't run on Windows Vista. The new Canon Rebel XSi camera takes pictures that are, for the most part, sizable, huge, gigantic, big, Tom Hanks, monster, collosal, enormous, humongous, and mammoth.
SOLUTION FOR WINDOWS XP: Go to Microsoft's web site and download their Image Resizer. It's one of their Windows XP Power Toys. Once you download it and install it, all you have to is select the pictures you want to resize, right click on them, choose your options, and click on okay. I've done as many as 500 pictures in just one minute. Here's the link for Windows XP Image Resizer. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. On the right side, five from the bottom, is the link to Image Resizer. Download, install, and batch-process away!
SOLUTION FOR WINDOWS VISTA: Windows XP Image Resizer is not available for Vista. Fortunately, someone has come to the rescue. AND IT'S FREE! That someone is VSO Software! It's only slightly -- very slightly -- less elegant than Windows XP Image Resizer because the FREE download is for personal use and it reminds you of that each time you right click on your pictures to resize them. If you choose to buy the commercial program, it's regularly $25 but is on sale right now for $15. For you professional photographers, VSO's Image Resizer also handles the RAW format from Canon (CR2), Nikon (NEF), and Minolta (MRW), as well as many other formats. VSO's Image Resizer also works under Windows 2000 and Windows XP in case you have multiple computers running different operating systems.
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.