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
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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
Realtors understand the importance of staging a house to promote a fast sale and ensure a good selling price. Hooking the buyer's interest is all about appearance. A house that impresses buyers from the moment they arrive at the curb through a tour of the bedrooms and inspection of the kitchen is one that is guaranteed to sell quickly. "Curb appeal" is equally important when real estate agents design their website. A well-designed website home page invites the visitor to stop and explore in much the same way that an attractive front porch invites a home buyer to come inside and look around. Easy-to-read typeface, attractive use of graphics and white space, pleasing eye flow and a well-organized and easily accessible index of website content work together to make a good first impression on website visitors and encourage them to stay and explore.
However, just as a home that looks attractive on the outside must have what the buyer is looking for inside to generate an offer, your real estate website must offer value-driven content geared to engage and maintain the interest of site visitors if you want potential clients to interact with and return to your website. Interior web pages that provide original content that is useful to home buyers and sellers will attract potential clients. Buying and selling how-to tips and checklists, home financing options and links to loan sites, community statistics, school district information, local recreational opportunities and shopping venues will promote return visits to your website as home buyers research different neighborhoods. Linking area real estate listings to your website ensures that home buyers will keep returning to check new listings.
Designing an effective real estate website is a combination of art and science. Considerable research has gone into the study of how website viewers look at a web page, how the human eye moves around a page, what attracts a viewer's attention and what causes him to lose interest. Well-designed professional web page templates use this information to place content and visual elements in optimal locations. Offering home buyers and sellers "one-stop shopping" through interior web page content and outside links to professional partners (loan officers, real estate attorneys, title companies, moving firms, home organizers, decorators, etc.) helps turn casual leads into paying clients.
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.