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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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
As a real estate agent, you should always be looking for ways to make it as easy as possible for your customers find your business on the internet. As much as we would all like to be number one on the search engine results page, this is an achievement that takes time, energy and talent.
Google is your best friend when it comes to marketing your business. They want to make it easy for your customers to find you. They want to offer you services to help your business. A simple search through Google's services and you will find countless applications - some of which are free, if not very reasonably priced.
I told you a few blogs back about creating a Google Profile. Now I want to tell you about Google tags. Adding a tag to your Google Places allows you to highlight information that you want your customers to see.
As a Real Estate Agent, you can use a Google tag to… 1) Highlight a coupon, a special deal, or a giveaway to promote your business 2) Feature a virtual tour video of one of your best listings, or another video you created for your business. 3) Include a link to a page on your website - the Buyer's page, Seller's page, or Bio page - whatever you think best highlights your business. 4) Highlight a photo of you, your office, or possibly an iconic picture of the community you represent
One thing to point out about Google Tags - they do not affect search result rankings; they only add more information to Google Places when it appears in the search results.
This does not, however, discount the benefits to Google tags. Tagging your business with these unique features is the best way to show potential clients what you think is most important about your business.
The other notable benefit is that you can track the effectiveness of your tag with the Google Places dashboard. The data will show how well your tag is performing, alongside how well your business listing is performing. This allows you to experiment with different tags to see which ones people respond to best. The tracking benefit alone is reason enough to sign up because tracking your customers is invaluable to finding out how successful your real estate marketing efforts are.
For more details on setting up Google tags, just watch the video below:
If this sounds like something you are interested in, simply ask your real estate virtual assistant to set it up for you. There is a 30 day free trial, so you can always try it, and if you don't like it, no expense was spared. After the 30 days, it is $25/month.
As far as Google goes, I encourage you to always be on the lookout for other features that this all-encompassing site offers. As the number one search engine in the country, I think it’s safe to say that they are a resource you want on your side.
Stacey Clarke Marketing & Copywriting Coordinator
The RealSupport, Inc. Team 1232 West Northwest Highway Palatine, IL 60067 Office: (847) 705-1655 Fax: (847) 589-8989 Info@RealSupportinc.com
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.