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
The Internet and social networking concept is constantly changing. Various venues like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Active Rain have grown in leaps and bounds. Hundreds of thousands of users posting millions and millions of words a day.
Some are humorous. Some are trivial. Some are damaging and in some instances are intended to do harm to an individual or business.
The issue of Freedom of Speech is often bandied about and used as justification for saying the most uncomplimentary things. The First Amendment does not protect tabloids when they write scathing stories about public figures. Why would an individual believe they are insulated when the press is not?
People feel that they are stealth and protected behind their keyboards. They post things that are libelous, defaming and potentially destructive to ones livelihood.
They post under the assumption that they are immune to any prosecution or responsibility for their words. They feel because they are not "in a public setting" no one can make them accountable for their words.
Recently two lawsuits have set a precedence which should be reviewed by anyone who is tempted to write a negative review of a person or business.
Horizon Realty Group in Chicago, Ill sued a former tenant for $50,000.00 over her comments on Twitter concerning mold in her apt.
"According to the complaint filed in Cook County court today, Bonnen "maliciously and wrongfully published the false and defamatory Tweet on Twitter, thereby allowing the Tweet to be distributed throughout the world." (source)
Courtney Love was recently sued by a fashion designer for her outrageous rants made on Twitter and My Space.
"According to a libel claim filed by Simorangkir in Los Angeles Superior Court March 26, Love used Twitter to disseminate "an obsessive and delusional crusade" of malicious libel against her. Simorangkir, who's based in Austin, Texas, also claims Love slandered her on MySpace." (source)
Lawsuits resulting from social networking are the new frontier for lawyers. Surely more and more of these suits will crop up when social networking sites are misused by members who lash out provocatively.
When a business or profession is involved, those who can allege potential damage can win hefty awards. Individuals who deliberately attempt to adversely impact another persons professional or personal reputation will find the folly may cost them much more than they bargained for.
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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.