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
Often during the course of the day, I'll do something on the computer
where I'll think "that's really cool, there's probably a lot of people
that don't know you can do that!" I have a Facebook Page called Craig's Classroom
where I often post these tips and you can follow if you are interested. Meanwhile, my favorite tips are often too small in
themselves to create a whole article on. I decided to start this blog series where I compile 5 tips at a time. Here is the
Part 2 of this series. (see bottom for links to Part 1 of series)
When viewing PDF files in Acrobat
Ctrl+0 is Zoom to whole page Ctrl+1 is Zoom to 100% Ctrl+2 is Zoom to fit Width of Page
Some programs you use "once in a while"
need to find it, click the windows button
then type a FEW characters
it will quickly pop up list of matches -
e.g. type cal for calculator and then click
(new in Windows Vista and higher)
There are different flight tracking sites www.flightaware.com is my favorite
don't head to the airport til you know what time
the flight is ACTUALLY arriving
(cool too to zoom in on map and see where they are and what altitude,
Did you know you can download
the free kindle app for your smartphone?
on your phone's browser go to these pages blackberry
www.amazon.com/kindlebb android phone
www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid iPhone/iPad - use App Store icon - search kindle
many classics e-books are even free!
other new titles typ up to $9.99
Do you ever have a web page that you
really want to read but need to "do later"
what I do is drag the icon from the browser to my desktop for a shortcut to go back later
when read the article later, delete the shortcut
If you missed
Part 1 of this series, you can click that link to see it.
If you learned something new, leave me a comment!
tell me which numbers above you didn't already know and plan to use!
About the Author
Craig Daniels is a Technology Manager residing in NYC who specializes in applied technologies in the fields of Architecture and Real Estate. Craig focuses on finding the best uses of tech as can be used to help a business be more successful. He is keen on always seeing the perspective and viewpoint of his audience and he tailors his teaching to be easily understood. He teaches by means of this blog, online courses and webinars, as well as one-on-one remote sessions with persons located throughout the country and beyond.
craig's classroom blog is a place to come for short technology lessons - here on ActiveRain I focus on technologies for real estate professionals - please subscribe if you want to catch future posts! :)
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.