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
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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.
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ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
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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.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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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 most important and indispensable tool for Real Estate Marketing today is your own site. By this I mean YOUR own, not one of the many millions of template sites that your brokerage may provide, under their server space. You need a stand-alone site that will be yours, no matter where you decide to hang your license. You don’t want to have to start all over again if you decide to move. The first step in Real Estate Marketing is building a good, credible and professional looking site. My suggestion is to have a Blog as your main site, because of the functionality, and appeal to the search engines to get ranked higher. Your site is the jump off point of all your marketing efforts. Thus, you must first build a user-friendly site, which will appeal to your prospects and encourage them to click on the links to the service you are promoting. Therefore, you must first concentrate your efforts in building a site that will cater to what your prospects need.
Important Tool #2: Quality Content
One of the most powerful tools for building quality content for your site is writing relevant and informative articles. Consider this, almost all web users go online to look for information, not necessarily to go and buy something. Above all else, make your website full of original, relevant and useful content. People will love articles that are appealing and helpful. Keep in mind that, on the Internet, content is still king and good quality content will not only build your credibility, it can also help you achieve a higher search engine ranking. By posting relevant and useful articles, you establish yourself as a credible expert in the field, making you more-trustworthy and reliable for the services you provide. Establishing a good reputation on the internet is a good step in building loyal prospects, and articles help establish credibility.
Important Tool #3: Incentives
You must always be one-step ahead of your competition to ensure that you capture a significant share of your target market. Therefore, you must use every possible means to encourage people not only to visit your site but also to click and proceed to the websites of the products and services you are promoting. Building an opt-in email list is one of the best ways to gather prospects. Offer a free report, free access to a database (IDX), or a free monthly newsletter, to obtain their contact information. This way you can build a database of prospects that you can keep in contact with on a regular basis. The important thing about Real Estate is being in front of your prospect at the time that they are ready to move forward.
Important Tool #4: Link Popularity
The importance of driving highly targeted traffic to your site cannot be emphasized enough. The all-important web traffic is at the top of the list of the most important success vehicles in the affiliate marketing world. Attracting people to your site should be the first step you should carry out. Do what is necessary to achieve a high search engine ranking. Link Popularity is one of the factors that search engines use to determine search engine rankings. Therefore, to enhance your link popularity, you must have an aggressive link building campaign.
One of the best ways to do this - for free - is by submitting articles as mentioned above, with a link to your site’s domain name in the resource box. Submit to related e-zines and free article sites, like EZineArticles, or AffSphere. You will not only gain exposure, you will also have the opportunity to advertise for free, just include a link back to your site. The more sites you submit your articles to, the better your link popularity is. It’s important to remember, though, when submitting to many article repositories, that you make your articles original, relevant and useful so that more websites will pick them up and post them.
Michelle has over 16 years of internet marketing experience, and has recently developed a program to assist other Realtors in learning how to set up and grow their business utilizing the tools that today's technology provides. Secret Agent Blueprint teaches Realtors how to harness the internet to create a lead generation system that will generate quality leads for themselves, without paying some high-priced lead company for leads that don't ever amount to anything. Using today's technology, Realtors can easily dominate their market.
Marketing for Real Estate has changed over the past decade, and in order to keep up with and dominate the competition, you need to be online. Find out how to use Internet Marketing in your Real Estate Business.
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.