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
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
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
I really love when somebody makes an appreciative comment. I like when
they tell me they been reading my other articles too! So I'm thinking,
"awesome, another subscriber!" But... I head over to my statistics page to
look at my new subscribers and the person is not there. Huh? Did I miss
something? Now I'm thinking that perhaps people are missing out by not
understanding how they will benefit by subscribing. Let's look at that
topic today. (if you are watching my picasa series, stay tuned, I'll be back
on that again tomorrow)
Anytime you come across a good blogger, you should subscribe to them. I
can't tell you how much I've learned over the past few years by subscribing
to some really great and knowledgeable people who share their knowledge on
the internet. The really amazing thing is that it is FREE to do it!
In ActiveRain, you've seen the "subscribe" button (it's over there >>>
underneath the person's picture on the right hand side) Once you do, they
will be in your subscriptions list. NOW WHAT?
Let's think of it in terms of Facebook. When you "friend" somebody, what
happens? Whatever they post goes into YOUR NEWS FEED so that
when you check in to FB you see what's new with all of your friends.
ActiveRain is similar then isn't it? The home page is a news feed of all the
featured posts. The second feed is when you click the blogs link. What you see at
that point is a feed of Everybody in AR, the newest posts.
(Be sure and check out the "newest posts" feed - you might discover the next
ActiveRain Star, be sure and click suggest button on articles that you
Now the other news feed, the one that you really cannot miss, is a news feed
of all the people that you are subscribed to. Initially, you see the people
you have subscribed to
listed on the blogs page, but...
this is NOT a news feed. It does show you in the order of the most recent
posts, but that is it. There are no articles titles or descriptions. If you
use this list, it is awkward, click in, click out, click in, click out. Give
up after a few.
If that is the case with you, then notice that the news feed view is MUCH
BETTER and changes everything. Just above the blog posts listing is a menu
of links. Choose the one that says "My Subscriptions"
In the figure below, you can see what your "Subscriptions News Feed" can
look like - notice that it shows the title and the first few lines of the
post. In this way, you
can grab your cup of morning coffee and quickly scan through all that's new
in your AR world and read the ones that interest you most.
If you have subscribed to my blog: THANK YOU.
As you know, for a blogger, this is very rewarding because you know
that all the effort you put out will get an audience.
If you are my subscribers list, watch out because I'm constantly
looking for examples to highlight a good point. I go to my subscribers list
to find good material. Also, I was thinking about upcoming articles where I feature
specific examples of good AR layouts and profile pages. I'll be going to my
subscribers list when I do that. Maybe you will be featured on an upcoming "craig's-list"
(hmm, maybe I have to name it something else, I think that name may be
taken!) Stay tuned!
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.