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
Here at Rentec Direct we’re always testing out the capabilities of web browsers. Our application makes use of some of the latest web technologies so it is important that browsers perform to make sure users’ experience is not just good, but great!
For a very long time the best combination of performance and security has come from Firefox. Firefox is an open source application which has the most community support behind it for a web browser. Because of the ample community support, and excellent programmers, Firefox leads the way still in performance and security.
Google Chrome just yesterday released version 5 of their new browser. We’ve been using and testing with Chrome since version 3 and it has come a long way. Chrome takes the cake in performance, even over Firefox. Google Chrome 5 can rightfully claim the title as the fastest browser in the world, at least for now. In our testing, Chrome 5 is noticeably faster all around the web. It has native Flash support to give you the full web without installing any plugins and works very well with all websites we’ve tested it with, including Rentec’s BackOffice which makes use of many new web technologies. Of note, with Chrome version 5, they now support plugins including some one of our “must have” favorites: Xmarks.
Other popular browsers include Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) and Apple’s Safari browsers. Neither has the performance and security that Firefox and Chrome have, therefore we recommend using one of the above.
If you are looking to speed up your web experience, try out the new Chrome, or if you are currently using IE try them both and see which fits your style best. You will find your internet experience will improve significantly when you release that old slow browser.
--- This author is a founding member of Rentec Direct. Rentec Direct offers ach for landlords, tenant screening, and of course property management software to simplify and organize your property management accounting. While the above article may speak of products we offer or use screenshots from a product we offer, we encourage landlords to do their research and make up their own minds when selecting a new product. That said, we of course welcome new customers with open arms.
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.