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
Ever notice how some Active Rain blogs look nice with the text away from the pictures while others seem to have the text all jammed up against the picture?
Believe it or not, it's easy to make you pictures stand out by keeping the text away!
Here's how to do it.
First, start typing your blog.
Step Two: SAVE your work!
When you're done, SAVE your work using the "Draft" setting in the visibility setting. This way you won't loose all that excellent hard work you put into your blog.
Step Three: Upload your picture.
You should already know how to do this. Just click the tree looking button on the menu and a window will open. Once the window is open, click on the red, white and blueish button as shown below. This will then open another window which will include a browse button. Clicking on the browse button will take you to your computer where you can locate and upload your chosen picture.
Step Four: Name the picture and adjust the settings.
This is where the magic happens. When your picture is uploaded, you should name it in both boxes. And here's a cool trick. Name your picture something like, "Abacus by Bob Haywood" (use your own name!). That way whenever someone sees that picture in their Google search results, it will be under your name! Do this enough times and you'll have pictures all over the Internet with your name attached to them. Be sure you are not using copyrighted pictures!
Now that you have named your picture, use your mouse and click on the "Appearance" tab in the insert image window. It should look like this.
To make the text stay away from the picture put a 2 or a 3 in both the vertical space and horizontal space border boxes. IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you click on the next box down after you put the number in. This makes the program take the number. I click on the border box after I put the number in the Horizontal Space box just to be sure.
I do not put a number in the border because I don't use borders around my pictures. You can experiment with this to determine your own preferences.
Once you're done, click on the Insert tab and your picture will pop into your blog with your border settings. You can then move it left, right or to the center using the settings on the Entry tab of your blog.
This should put a nice space between your picture and your text. Repeat the above steps for each picture you want to put into your blog.
Finally, SAVE your work as Public or Members Only.
Be sure to put in your tags and choose where to post your blog and you should be good to go!
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.