Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
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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!
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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, this morning I received an email from a friend who wanted to organize something to help out with the awful earthquake disaster in Haiti.
Rather than doing something small and on our own, I decided to check out the news feeds, Twitter, etc. and sure enough there were a ton of great ideas already put together so I thought my time would be better spent and hopefully more effective contributing $ and spreading the word.
I know most of you have blogs, websites & social media profiles so if you'd like to help out, here are a few links & resources that you can share with your own readers & community.
The CBS News website has a huge list of reputable organizations and charities that are offering aid to Haiti.
Or... you can make a donation of $5 by texting YELE to 501501 and on their website http://Yele.org
The Red Cross
You can also donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting “HAITI” to 90999. There is more info on the Red Cross websitehere
I know there are a ton of people & organizations putting relief efforts together to help so feel free to add your ideas, links and resources below. Thx guys...
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!
This seems timely & appropriate. Browse For A Cause is a FireFox add-on that donates to charity when you shop online.
Voice-enable your blog and boost your audience with Odiogo
Vidrollr is a slick new way to share thoughts and get people talking within your branded environment.
What Matters Now... a new, free ebook by Seth Godin & friends... Now, more than ever, we need to shake things up. Download Here
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/weeks.
If I Were a Realtor by Chris Brogan
If I were a realtor looking to use social media for my business I’d... read
Agent or No Agent? by Harvey Araton
Are real estate brokers — like travel agents and other middlemen coping with the increasingly digital culture — in danger of becoming expensive anachronisms? It is only logical that as people feel more empowered based on their access to information and their ability to connect without help, they are at least questioning the wisdom of the conventional way of buying and selling a home. read...
The Pervasiveness Of Google by Alex Wilhelm
There it was, my little plane, stuck on the At least we got free waters. But as I glanced up to the corner of the map, what did I spy? Why a small Google logo, as if that was a surprise.
And then it came to me, Google owns me. Between Wave, Gmail, Search, Calendars, Docs, Reader, News, Trends Adsense, Adwords, and a dozen other services, I am their, well, bitch. read...
Nobody Has A Million Twitter Followers by Anil Dash
I had about 18,000 followers of my own back in October, when I got added to the suggested user list. If I'd have continued my normal rate of growth, i'd have about 25,000 followers today, but thanks to being on the list, I've got close to 300,000 followers. Surprisingly though, I only get as many retweets and replies as I'd get with my organic number of followers. read...
Facebook is the new Compuserve by Matt Asay
People rightly fret about Facebook's twisting, turning approach to privacy, but perhaps a far greater concern is that so much great content is locked up at all. read...
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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.