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
***UPDATE*** This feature has now been made automatic by the great people here at ActiveRain. The instructions in this post will no longer work for posting to AR, however they will still apply if you want to manually add the 'Like' button to posts on other sites. See Brad Andersohn's post for more info about the new AR feature.
How to Add the New Facebook 'Like' Button to Your Blog Posts
Adding the 'Like' button to your blog posts offers you a chance to take every blog post viral through the share-ability of Facebook. When someone clicks the 'Like' button on your post Facebook will publish it to their News Stream with a link to your post. Now a link to your post will be instantly visible in the News Feed of all friends of that person with an endorsement from the person who 'Liked' it. You can see the potential here.
Adding the Facebook 'Like' Button to Your Blog Posts
You may have noticed the 'Like' button showing up on sites like CNN or IMDb, but you can also easily add the 'Like' button to any website or blog you maintain. Follow these 3 easy steps to add the 'Like' button to your blog posts here on ActiveRain:
Step One: Write your blog post and save it as a draft. On the screen showing what your published post will look like, copy the address bar.
Step Two: Go to the Facebook Developers site to create your 'Like' button (you may want to bookmark the page for easy future use). Paste your blog post URL into the 'URL to Like' field. Customize the other options to your liking, then click 'Get Code'.
Step Three: Copy the generated code for iframe (the first box). Come back to your blog post and click 'edit'. Click the HTML tab in your blog post entry and paste the code where you would like it to appear in your post. (Note: you may want to change the height in the code to "25px" OR "70px" if you selected to show faces.)
Please feel free to test out this new feature and click to 'Like' this post!
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.