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
We’ve all heard of it by now and many have started using it. Twitter is one of the fastest growing social media websites, increasing 1,928% in 1 year from 1 million visitors in June 2008 to 21 million in June 2009. Wow.
There are many ways to utilize Twitter! (Note: A Tweet is a status update consisting of no more than 140 characters.) Posting a tweet about yourself can seem intimidating at first, so let’s just forget about posting a “status tweet”. I’m going to focus on one unique way to put Twitter to work for you.
Yes, I know we all get on Twitter, to network, etc. However, it can be much easier than you think to “network and create valuable connections.”
When I use to think of “networking on twitter”, I was thinking of hours dedicated to updating my status and following others, reading their updates and responding, etc. Too much work and not enough time! Why make it more complicated than it has to be?
Here are two real life examples of effectively using Twitter: Example #1: On Twitter, we are following (connected to) a representative for Trulia, a website that we use for a majority of our clients. One of our clients wanted to sign-up to be a Trulia Pro and she had heard that Trulia sometimes offers discount codes that you can apply when signing up. She asked us if we had heard about these discount codes and if we knew how or where to get one. We instantly thought of our contact at Trulia and hopped on Twitter to contact him.Erica Parpan, our Operations Manager, sent him a tweet on Twitter asking if he had a discount code our client could use. He DID and we saved our client money!
Reaching out to our contact at Trulia took 2 minutes, maybe less, however the end result was priceless! Example #2: We were waiting and waiting for one of our clients listings to syndicate (automatically feed) to Trulia from Point2 Agent. After about a week of waiting and troubleshooting, we needed to contact someone for support. But who? Trulia or Point2? We weren't sure who's issue it was, so rather than calling them both and explaining the situation twice, we sent a tweet to @Point2Agent AND @Trulia...
They both responded momentarily thru Twitter and a representative from both companies worked on getting our issue resolved. Now that is what I call GREAT customer service!
You never know who you will “meet” on Twitter. Give it a try and start building those invaluable connections! Oh and by the way, don't forget to follow me: @realsupport as well as Erica Parpan, our Operations Manager: @realsupportva.
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.