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
OK, I've struck GOLD! Yep, Pay Dirt! Anyone who knows me, knows how I feel about Widgets, Gadgets, and Watchamacallits. It's true, I'm somewhat OBSESSED!! I actually think I was the very first member to ever break ActiveRain with all my Blog sidebar widgets, at least that's what TLW would have you think. lol~
I really did crash my blog on ActiveRain with widgets....
One thing I have learned for sure is that widgets, as fun as they may be, MUST bring value to your readers, especially at the risk of slowing down or even locking up your Blog or website. When the providers of these widgets have problems or issues with their sites, you'll also have issues with yours. I've recently discovered while settling into my new position here at Zillow that this is not the case with these Real Estate and Mortgage Widgets.
The big question is which widgets are best for you, your blog, your websites, your readers and potential clients? Well that choice is yours and believe me, you have quite a choice and many options available. Real Estate, Mortgage, Maps, Loans, Polls etc. there's tons and they'll add value to your site and help generate new traffic plus keep existing readers coming back.
These are just a few I've found worth mentioning. They're really for those of you interested in adding a little spice and additional value for your readers and potential or existing clients. I'll be doing some training classes later this month showing you how to setup, select, and install or customize some of these Real Estate and Mortgage Widgets for your Blogs and websites.
When you add a Zillow Widget to your site or Blog sidebar, you'll also get Co-Branding which translates to FREE advertising for you. It's nice to be able to provide you with some extra tools that should bring you some additional traffic to your business, your sites, and add some value to your online readers, subscribers, clients, and potential future customers.
A Zwidget today keeps the competitors away!! (not sure that's true but at least it rhymes) I Love this particular widget below and the fact that it's inter-active on your Blog post or page:
In the days ahead, I'll also be sharing the value of an API, what it is, what it means to you, and what you could or should be doing to turn your Blog or site into a mini Real Estate Portal. Offering fresh relevant and provocative Real Estate content to keep your visitors and traffic coming back is one of the "KEY Secrets" to your online success.
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.