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
Dear AR Newbies: A Letter From a Backdoor Ambassador (30DC3)
First let me start by saying Welcome to ActiveRain. If you ask me, ActiveRain has got to be the most valuable real estate resource at our disposal. Right here, you're in the company of some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. The expertise runs the gamut here to include, but not limited to: real estate agents and brokers, mortgage loan officers and brokers, home inspectors, attorneys, title company representatives, appraisers. You name it. Every possible field that you are likely to encounter in your real estate career is right here: congregating in the Rain.
What's All of This Fuss About ActiveRain?
This is probably the question that lead you here in the first place. What's all the fuss about? I know, I know. You didn't expect to be so heavily engrossed in reading people's post and comments that you can't drag yourself away from your laptop to..... you know, GET SOME WORK DONE. If you are anything like I was, my mind was going "Oh My God. This is GREAT!!!!! You quickly found out that all the fuss was about people just like you were talking about real estate. People are sharing what they know and the experiences that they've had. Got a question that's been bugging you? Just keeping hanging out here. You'll find the answer. Or better yet, just ask somebody. After I got a little comfortable (some may say cocky), I opened my big mouth and wrote a post.
You've Joined So Now What?
You don't have to tell me, I already know that you're asking yourself the same thing: What do I do now that I've joined. You're probably asking yourself what you should write about or if you should write anything at all. I know you're a little anxious especially if you haven't been in the business as long as some of the veterans that hang out here. But don't be intimidated by that. There are some people here that can recite real estate law (in their respective states) in their sleep and if you happen to say something that turns out not to be a fact, you're likely to be called on it. But don't let that scare you because most likely what you'll actually incur is someone's opinion that differs from your own so don't always mistake those opinions as statements of fact. And finally, whatever you do......
Don't Be Scurred!
Don't be scurred (a.k.a. scared) to write. We're only people (just like you). Trust me, chances are our BARK is MUCH bigger than a newborn baby's BITE. Hey, after all, we've got a reputation to live up to:-}. I know you want to write something and perhaps you're afraid that it will sound stupid or silly. But I wouldn't worry to much about that because even if you feel like being purposely silly, there's an app for that, but around here we call them (apps) GROUPS. Find a group where you'll fit. As a matter of fact, your first group should be AR Newbies. Just like the brokerage where you hang your license, before you signed on with a company, you had to make sure that you were a fit. Don't focus on what you don't know, just talk about what you do know.
If All Else Fails
If you're still a little apprehensive, call on one of ActiveRain's designated Ambassadors. You'll recognize them by the AR badge with a star and the big ole word AMBASSADOR under their names. And if all else, fails you can call on me: Your Backdoor Ambassador (BTW that's code for: I don't have a star but I'm still willing to help). I'll be glad to help if I can. One thing about me; I can admit when I don't know something, but chances are if I don't have an answer, I can point you in the right direction.
Once again, welcome to ActiveRain. Don't forget to have fun.
Charita Cadenhead, Your Metropolitan Birmingham, Alabama Real Estate Broker of Choice
Got a question about Metropolitan Birmingham real estate? Just ask Charita. Need a good Realtor(R) to help you find a new home or sell the one you already own? Just shoot me an email. In need of a rental property? Subscribe to be notified whenever we list a new rental or home for sale.
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.