Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
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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
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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
Ok, so as a Realtor, it's getting drummed into your head over and over .... "You need to be on SOCIAL networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn". So, I think Facebook is the easiest to conquer. Twitter made sense to me after I got Tweetdeck, and now I am trying to figure out LinkedIn.
I have been on LinkedIn for years. I added my old boss and a bunch of people from my pre Real Estate and Video days, and ....... [crickets chirping] ..... [Yawn] ........ Every now and then I would get an email telling me that so in so has connected with so in so. Big Deal. What's so SOCIAL about that?
Recently, I discovered a new world (for me at least) on LinkedIn. LinkedIn has a "Groups" component where you can conduct a search for groups that are of interest to you and join them. For example, I'm sure that not only can you find many groups about real estate, you will be able to find groups about real estate in your local area.
Once you join the group, it gets SOCIAL. First is the Discussions. You can add a discussion, or comment on someone else's discussion topic. Very interactive - very SOCIAL. But every group has a "News" page, a "Job Posting" page, and the ability to add subgroups for overly complicated topics that need to be broken down.
Best of all is that when you participate in these discussions, you connect with another whole set of people that you might have not met on Facebook, or Twitter. Then you "Link" to them and follow each other.
Beyond that, LinkedIn has a heavy business networking emphasis, and members of these "Groups" get together for real life gatherings. Talk about a chance to prospect to folks you would have otherwise never met.
I'm sure this is just scratching the surface of what's available on LinkedIn and I in no way claim to be an expert. But, it took me years to get in there and discover "Groups" so I wanted to share it with you so you would not wait so long. Check it out for yourself at www.linkedin.com
My blog's purpose is to educate and raise awareness about the power of full motion video as a means to sell real estate. It's also a wonderful place to showcase my Realtor Client's Listings.
Beyond that, I have many interests including real estate, photography, Social Media, the Economy, the Stock Market, SEO, online marketing, music, ActiveRain, and many other interests and may blog about them when something interesting hits me.
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.