Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
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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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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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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
A picture is worth a thousand words and it certainly enhances a blog. Pictures get attention and help illustrate a point. Sometimes pictures have no point, but then some blogs are pointless too! :)
Before adding a picture, you need to know if it is protected by copyright. If it doesn't belong to you, you can but the rights to use it, or you can use your own photo. Using a photo that does not belong to you is stealing, plain and simple.
Where can you find pictures to purchase?
Doing a Google search for "royalty free photos" will yield many sources for photos. Please note, just because the photo is "royalty free" doesn't mean it is free. You will need to pay for the photo. You can buy a catalog of real estate photos, or a single photo. I like using
Most of the time, I prefer to use my own photos of sites in and around Denver, Colorado. I take tons of photos and have a collection of pictures from many places. So when possible I use my own stock. You can do the same.
Instructions for uploading Photos
I keep my photos on my hard drive in a folder called, "MY Pictures" Within that folder I have additional subfolders named after what ever the photo is about. When I use a photo in my Blog, I keep that photo in a folder named "blog pics" just so I can easily find it.
Once you have written your blog, you can add a photo. While in the blog composition box, you click on the tool bar at the top.
After clicking on the "picture of a tree" another dialog box will appear. It looks like this:
The red arrow above shows where you need to click, It will bring up a "search box" that looks like this:
The next step; click on the "Browse" button. Now you need to know where the photo is on your computer. Surf to the proper file.
My photo file looks like this:
When you find your photo, click on it. The file will then load into the "File Name" box. Click "open"
The picture file is then loaded into the "Upload box" that looks like this:
Once you click on the "Upload Photo" box, the next box you will see will be one that requires you to adjust the photo's attributes for positioning on the page. You will also give the photo a description (to aid impaired viewers & a title) Be sure to pay attention to BOTH tabs at the top. See the illustration below.
The Appearance tab looks like this:
The second tab is very important for placing your photo on the page. If you don't give the proper instructions, you end up with a mess.
Once this section is complete, click INSERT. In a few seconds (be patient) your photo will appear on your blog. If it doesn't work, keep practicing. Usually if it fails it's a user error. I know about that, trust me! :)
Colorado Licensed Broker
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
The Berkshire Group Realtors
3801 E. Florida Ave. Suite 400 Denver, Colorado, 80210 USA
Soapbox musings for and about Denver relocation and real estate.
Author Bio: Kristal Kraft is a Colorado Real Estate Broker specializing in relocation to and from the Denver Metro area. She is an amateur photographer, cyclist, golfer and enjoys traveling just for the fun of it!
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.