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
Linkedin just became more relevant and interesting for a lot of people!
The new integration between twitter and LinkedIn is simple, yet powerful! Simple in the sense that this isn't some 'new major change' that you have to learn or understand. Powerful in the sense that you will now feel a sense of connection, and be able to see updates from your LinkedIn connections via their twitter posts.
For many, going to LinkedIn is strange. I often have people ask me "what am I supposed to do there?" For those who have been using LinkedIn for a long time, it may not, but for those who are used to facebook or twitter, it seems...boring!
Enter Twitter...Now you not only have the ability to send your tweets to LinkedIn, but also send status updates from LinkedIn to twitter.
Don't panic! It's all quite simple really.
Go to your profile page in LinkedIn, and you will see an option to add your twitter account. After the prompt to allow access, you will be asked whether to post all tweets to LinkedIN (PLEASE DON"T!) or only those that you choose (via adding the hashtag #in to your tweet).
The great news here is that you have the ability to bring more of 'you' into LinkedIn, AND the ability to more easily interact with your connections there. For some, sending LinkedIn info out to twitter is no big deal, since they don't post much there anyway. For many the idea of bringing their tweets, which seem inherently more personal into LinkedIn, may create a little heartburn. Since LinkedIn is viewed as a much more zipped up "professional" atmosphere, this creates yet another bridge that people are nervous about crossing.
As in Facebook, where this "gap" often occurs, is fear about crossing the line between 'personal and professional'. The truth is, there is no line any more. Nobody wants there to be! We have had enough of suits in big buildings that we trusted without knowing, only to be betrayed. We want to know who we are doing business with! (We always wanted to know, but couldn't in most cases)
This is an opportunity to be you! An opportunity to be more than your job, education, experience, etc and show your personality. This is a big shift for some. It is critical however in this 'new world' that we have entered. 'Being authentic' is more that a buzz word! Being you, and allowing the world to get to know you is the ONLY way to 'compete"! That is the only way to stand out, and to help others choose you over the countless others out there. (Remember: If you always fit in, you will never stand out!)
Your personal brand is who you are, and now your connections in LinkedIn can see it! Tips to Leverage this: Choose which tweets go to LinkedIn:
This isn't about hiding you, it's about being you, but also being relevant! If you would chat about it at a corporate event, send it! If it's a reflection of you are (which in and of itself has value) send it.
When in doubt, ask "does this provide value?"
Visit LinkedIn, read the updates and comment! Engage! You will never deepen those relationships if you lurk in the background and never interact.
Recognize this as an opportunity to give more value to those that you are meant to serve. Not just another way to 'get your message out!" This is an opportunity to learn more about others, about what matters to them and discover ways that you can serve them. It is an opportunity to drop a few more breadcrumbs to lead those you are meant to serve, to you. It is an opportunity to share your story, to give people something to identify with, to show people how passionate you are, who you are. And for that person who has been searching for someone just like you, that has tremendous value.
Do you currently use LinkedIn? Will this make you more likely to?
Are you currently using twitter? Will this make you more likely to?
I'd love to know!
For more information on how to use these tools THE RIGHT WAY, or help developing your personal brand& online presence, visit me at
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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.