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
Technology has allowed for a greater ease of portability and accessibility when it comes to the things we love. From smartphones, tablets, netbooks and so on its about convenience. Give me what I want when and where I want - and for the most part that is happening.
If your running a Wordpress based website (why you wouldn't be is beyound us?) then you can now convert it to be iPad friendly. Yes that's right ... you can be the coolest person in your circle. Just tell your friends, family and associates that your site is not only accessible on the iPad (even though all sites are) but that its an app!
You will need the assistance of Padpressed to pull of the magic trick. They provide the plugin that does the heavy lifting you will eventually get all the credit and adulation for.
In their word: PadPressed allows publishers to take their content and make it beautifully formatted for the iPad without the need to go through the app store. Right now PadPressed functions as a WordPress plugin that works with your existing theme to deliver the best browsing experience possible for your readers when accessed from an iPad.
Accelerometer Aware: PadPressed notices the orientation of a reader’s iPad. If a reader is holding the iPad in Portrait mode it displays an article as a single column. If a user rotates PadPressed into Landscape mode, the article automatically formats the columns of the article on the fly. CoverPad SwipePad
Touch Navigation: The most important aspect of PadPressed is its 100% design for the tablet touch experience. Each skin plays to a specific touch dynamic. SwipePad focuses on swiping to advance and a swipe featured slider. CoverPad focuses on using flip gestures to go from the cover page and from category to category. CoverPad SwipePad
Custom Home Icon: PadPressed allows your readers to add your publication to their iPad’s homescreen. PadPressed automagically uses your logo and makes the the icon instead of a simple screenshot. This helps give your publication the effect of feeling like a native application.
Built in Social Sharing: PadPressed comes with built in social sharing that functions just like the built in controls of a native iPad app. Readers will be able to share your content across Facebook, Twitter, Email, and Tumblr with one simple touch. CoverPad SwipePad.
Wordpress CMS Ready: PadPressed works with your existing CMS to deliver the tablet experience to readers. When your publication’s website is accessed by an iPad (and eventually other tablets), it is formatted using PadPressed. When it is accessed from a website, it is formatted like normal. PadPressed currently works with WordPress, but other CMS’ are in the works.
HTML 5 Caching: PadPressed uses HTML5 caching to make the loading off your app’s content speedy and fast when navigating through articles. This also reduces the load on your own server as the content is stored locally for future browsing. Full offline caching mode coming soon.
Custom Loading Screen: PadPressed lets your app have the feel of a native app including a custom loading screen. You can set an image to be used as the custom loading screen for readers that add your publication to their homepage. You will also be able to have your publication appear full screen and act as a stand (see video above)
Multiple Themes: PadPressed comes with two distinct themes right now SwipePad and CoverPad. SwipePad is focused on providing a unique blog/news feel while CoverPad replicates the feel of a traditional magazine with flipping+beautiful imagery. We plan on releasing more themes over time as well as opening up the plugin architecture to outside designers. Each theme can be (see video)
Back-End Options: PadPressed comes with a simple and easy to use administration panel to set up categories, logos, cover pages, and select styles. The whole mission of PadPressed is to make tablet publishing easier for content providers. Our back-end lives up to that mission while staying super simple. (video below)
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.