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
Hi guys... thx for the emails asking where I've been and if I'm OK. Yes, I'm alive, well and just really, really busy. I'm stopping by to drop off our new December calendar that you can use, edit or give away on any of your own sites / blogs.
The image above is a preview of the December wallpaper/calendar we're giving away on my art website Its an untitled painting I just finished for a client (a surprise Christmas gift for his wife).
If you'd like to use the image above on your own blog or website, you can either download it and give it away as is or feel free to add your own text.
As I've said before, remember that people do not download wallpapers to see advertising on their computer screens so... less is more, keep it simple.
I miss you guys too but I'll be back soon with a ton of new stuff, graphics, marketing goodies and news about my new project WordPress in Plain English. So be well and have a great week...
To save you time, here are some of my favorite resources that I found on the web this week. Unless otherwise indicated, these are all freebies!
The Universal Video Comment System... blipBomb lets you add video comments to almost any page or social network... blipBomb
Open Messaging for the Open Web: Raindrop's mission, make it enjoyable to participate in conversations from people you care about, whether the conversations are in email, on twitter, a friend's blog or as part of a social networking site... Raindrop
Blue Bird Twitter Icon Pack by detrans... download
Find stuff faster with Taptu, the alternative search engine for mobile phones.
Finding all the cool, useful stuff on the web can be a major pain. Here are some of my favorite reads from the past few days.
Spam is a Perception - Mine by Chris Brogan
You May Be Spamming Me If... You’ve invited me repeatedly to participate on your Facebook Fan Pageread...
Ashton Kutcher Plans to Be the Next New-Media Mogul by Ellen McGirt
How Ashton Kutcher is pioneering a new kind of media business, bridging Hollywood, technology, and Madison Avenue. read...
IKEA's brilliant Facebook campaign by Chris Matyszczyk
Over a two-week period, it uploaded images from of IKEA showrooms to his Facebook photo album. Then it put out word that the first person to tag their name to a product in the pictures, won it. read...
Why Nobody Cares About Your Blog by David Risley
If I walked into a crowded mall, stood there in the middle of it and just started talking, what do you think would happen? Most people wouldn’t see me. Now, imagine if 90% of the people did that. It would be one big din of noise... so they start competing and trying to out-talk the other people. The volume increases, but few are being listened to. The ones who are listened to are the ones at least saying something useful. And that is the blogosphere. read...
If you have additional topics you'd like to see covered or would like more information about custom graphics, themes or to book a 1 on 1 consultation to create or customize your WordPress or ActiveRain blogs, you can reach me here Later...
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.