Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
get others to join
FIND GROUPS 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
Find informative stats, trends and insider tips on your state, county, city or neighborhood of choice. The insightful experts of ActiveRain share with you in a way only a local resident can.
I USE FACEBOOK TO PICKUP DUDES...I MEAN PROSPECTS!
How are you using Facebook? There are millions of people on Facebook daily. Some are farming on imaginary farms, some are feeding their web pets and others are connecting with old high school friends. Most importantly, some are finding the advantages of using Facebookfor their business.
You can setup Fan Pages easily on Facebook to promote your business or product. There are tons of Fan Pages out there for almost anything you can think of. This is the best way to grow awareness on Facebook for your business. I currently maintain 6 different Fan pages for everything from my real estate practice to my blogging group. Fan pages allow you to keep your fans updated. They are public pages versus your profile, which is more private. You can have unlimited fans on your Fan Page where you are cutoff at 5,000 friends on a profile account.
Some of the benefits of Fan Pages:
They Are An Extension of Your Profile
Can Have Unlimited Fans
They Are Public
Can Be Used to Send Messages To Large Groups to Keep Them Updated
You Can Share Links and Data on Your Page
Engage With Fans
On my regular Facebook profile I add everyone local to my market area. Once they are your friend, you can invite them to become fans of your pages. I strive to keep my profile page interesting, professional and quirky to my style. People really get to know my personality from reading the posts on my wall. I like to keep it positive. This attracts more involvement from others than having a negative page.
When trying to attract more friends:
Be Positive - More People Enjoy Good Messages and Vibes
Be Yourself (As long as you're not offending others)
Try To Stay Neutral
Add Anyone Local to You That You Could Do Business With (You can always make separate groups to keep some things private if you wish)
Join Groups and Start Conversations With Them
To keep track of who drops you as a friend you can use an application on Facebook called Friend Drop. It will tell you whether someone has deleted your or they just deleted their profile. If you post too often, sometimes people with smaller friends lists will delete you because you keep showing up and they're not interested. I try to post 1-3 posts per day and this includes my blogs that feed through to my wall.
Whatever you are doing on Facebook, enjoy it. It's great technology and I love it for more reasons than I can count!