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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
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
Most of us will say that we want to be the best, top of the heap, The "BIG DOG".
One of the ways to get to BIG DOG status is to run with them. And by that I mean hang out, virtually if not in reality. And that's what's really cool about AR. You can hang with some of the very best in the business, no matter where they are or where you are. Both geographically and in your business performance.
So how do you hang with the Big Dogs? Easy. Subscribe to them. Read their posts, follow their lead.
I'm a bit of a mixed mutt when it comes to being on AR. I am a licensed RE broker, but I don't run a typical brokerage. I have my license to support my other endeavors. And those are building zero-energy homes in Texas and Oklahoma, running a marketing company to help other agents sell their homes faster with our Solar Certified Homes Program, and I invest in alternative energy production and green developments.
Heres a post I made a while back concerning the impact relationships have on your business.
On AR, here's who I recommend that you follow or subscribe to in order to get to be a BIG DOG:
For your type of business, whether its RE Agents, Mortgage Brokers, Appraisers, Inspectors, Builders, whatever, subscribe to the top in your state and to the top RE Agent for your state. Here's why both. I'm in construction. I'm ranked #1 in Texas, #3 in all of AR and #1 for green home construction. I AM the BIG DOG! However, I am nowhere near as accomplished in my marketing and use of AR's resources as the top broker for Texas:
Jason is kind of the AR godfather for Texas. Besides the typical RE related posts, He posts a lot of local interest items regarding places in Texas as well.
Next, I subscribe to the top agent for my area. For me, that's Collin County. Even though I live in Fannin County, on the NE corner of Collin, Collin County is where all the action is. Fannin County is a relative back-water with only 32000 people. My clients come from the Metroplex, so that's where I "fish".
Then I subscribe to the AR staff members. I currently subscribe to a couple of them. This will keep you on top of what's happening in AR land and get you involved in some really cool contests. You may even learn a thing or two.
Then there's a wonderful technical guru, Jeff Turner who has posted many tutorial videos and other helpful information on how to work technical wizardry with your blogs. (Sorry for not having his pic, it wouldn't copy).
These are the types of people that can help you take your game to the next level here on AR, to maximize resources, marketing impact, production. I'm still learning. In fact, I think I've only scratched the surface.
I also subscribe to other's who I find interesting for various reasons and I am a member of quite a few groups and have started several of my own. In fact, I invite everyone to join The Green Zone. This group is all about green things, energy homes, lifestyle.
Bottom line, if you want to be the best, a Big Dog, go hang out with them.
Otherwise, get used to the title "wannabe".
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Agents and sellers: Get the Green marketing edge with your listings
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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.