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
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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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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
There was a mini-meet-up of AR bloggers yesterday in Washington, DC. - I got together with Margaret Rome (Baltimore, MD), Jay and Monika McGillicuddy (New Hampshire), Pat Kennedy (Washington, DC) and Emily Link (Thousand Oaks, CA). Most of us were in town for the NAR and CRS meetings, but Margaret decided to come visit because, well, she could and she wanted to.
This is soon to be followed by a more formal, planned gathering tomorrow night at Yanni's Greek Taverna at 3500 Connecticut Avenue, NW at 6:30 - thanks to Pat Kennedy for coordinating. I had great fun with Pat today, touring some higher end Washington, DC homes on broker tour. We had a great conversation, saw some beautiful homes, and of course made a stop at a home that was serving lunch...we're REALTORS, rights?
Powerful relationships and friendships get built on AR - it was abundantly clear today. There is, of course, the common bond of blogging on AR.
Some have more points than others, or are more involved or consistent in their blogging
Folks have different business models, philosophies, and niches
But something magical happens when you step out from behind the computer into the real world and touch reality with a fellow blogger, well known to you or otherwise.
Points are irrelevant. Rank in your state is irrelevant. Whether you are a buyer agent, listing agent, or part of the administration of a local or state board or other professional organization, or not, is unimportant.
What IS important, and of the greatest value, is the relationship being forged, and certainly the learning and sharing that comes naturally from these in-person gatherings. A desire to learn from others, to seek their opinions, gain their support, and share stories.
We all shared some ideas with Emily who is on a panel later this week on Agent-to-Agent Referrals for WCR. That sort of dialog is much more powerful than on-line.
And I had an extra hour or so to talk with Margaret before she headed back to Baltimore - shop talk about listing homes, on-line marketing and marketing ideas, and many other topics. That is special time to be treasured.
Are relationships built on-line valuable? Indeed. But don't miss out on the chance to take these relationships to a higher level in person. They will serve you well in more ways than you can imagine.
My camera was dead so I let everyone else take pics. Enjoy them on their posts noted above!
Gotta go - heading off to Yannni's Greek Taverna for more fun with AR friends.
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.