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
You might be surprised what turns up. Sure, you've registered on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and maybe a few business accounts. And, you have your web page. But there are other sites that might just have your information too. Information you didn't realize was out there.
A story on AOL caught my interest today and I wanted to share some high points in summary.
The official term is "aggregator". An aggregator, according to Wikipedia, is the name given to a web site, or software that collects, filters and organizes specific information, in this case, found on the Internet. Think of a tiny robot that compiles phone directories, business website information, social media, photo albums, government surveys, real estate listings -- you get the idea. And advertisers can actually BUY this information from these aggregator companies and use it for their marketing focus.
Think about some of the information that can be found about you online: age, marital staus, phone number, children, interests, estimated income, photos, even aerial photos of your home.
Think of that information in an even more negative light: income + house photos + family information = too much information for burglars, predators, and worse.
These are some of the sites that could have profiles stored with your information: ZabaSearch, RapLeaf, Pipl, Intellius, PeopleSearchPro, Spokeo. Most of these sites have information or links to help you in removing this information from online sites. However, you must remove your information from every site, or trace information back to its origin - like the White pages - if you truly want to erase your private information.
Here's one thing you can do on your very own. Google your phone number, with the area code. Your name, address and a map will come up too. In case you didn't know, you can request to have that information removed.
Google your email address. It's very likely you'll see all the times you entered your email online. Did you advertise on Craigslist? Leave a message on a public forum? It's on there! ( Realtors: It's also a good way to check the validity of leads that come across your web site. I recently received a lead for a home purchase - but the same email address was asking online for free diapers and formula in Washington State this past fall. ...Probably not a qualified buyer.)
There are a few online companies that can help you with your online information. ReputationDefender.com, Defendmyname.com, ReputationHawk.com and ReputationAccelerator.com. This isn't a sales blog for these companies, they are just companies that came up in an online search.
This subject is something that people don't always think about. Have You Googled You? With so much of our current marketing and networking, both business and personal, available online, it makes sense that privacy control needs to be developing right alongside.
Defend your privacy, defend your families. Realize that too much "transparency" isn't a good thing.
Regarding the material posted in my blog postings, these are my personal opinions and not those of Long Realty Company
All listing information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified through personal inspection by appropriate professionals. Listings displayed on this website may be subject to prior sale or removal from sale; availability of any listing should always be independently verified.
Listing information is provided for consumer personal, non-commercial use, solely to identify potential properties for potential purchase; all other use is strictly prohibited and may violate relevant federal and state law.
Author Bio: I have been a Realtor for over 7 years, and love finding homes for new people moving to the area. I also enjoy working with first time home-buyers, because my style is very one-on-one.
If you are an investor or looking for a new home in the Tucson area, Marana, Oro Valley and Vail area, or wanting to sell your home, I'd love to help.
I have experience with REO Foreclosures and short sales, and have earned the SFR and CSSN designation and certification. I'm also a CTA so if you'd like to hear about my love of Tucson, Vail, Marana, Oro Valley and the SW Desert and WHY...I'll share!
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.