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
Lists are boring and maps are fun... If you agree and haven't figured out what to do about it yet then I've got something to share with you. I'm all for creating a more visual experience for my readers and am constantly on a quest to find better ways to present information. After a period of trial and error testing different software I seem to have found one that really delivers the goods when it comes to mapping lists...
Recently I stumbled over ZeeMaps. I've only been testing it for a couple of days, so I'm not the expert yet, but I can say that it does have a lot going for it up to now. Not only can you color code the markers, you also have a lot of flexibility on what you can include in the info bubble when you click on the marker. I used it to map out schools in Iowa City and limited the info to address, phone and a link to the website. (The link to the website is what impressed me). Amazingly it's also possible to embed pictures and videos. (Not quite what I needed, but very cool all the same). They have a very good tutorial on the website, which is really helpful. Although, having said that, there is still a bit of a learning curve. (It took me about half a day to figure out the most important stuff).
Of course the google ads are a little irritating. I would need to upgrade to get rid of those. (Just not ready to pay to NOT have something yet - seems a little counter-intuitive to me!)
Please remember that opinions expressed in my blog are just that - opinions - not fact For legal or accounting advice please consult with a professional Although the information provided is deemed reliable, it's not guaranteed
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.