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
Okay, so maybe you're relatively new to ActiveRain. You're still trying to figure things out, and you're wondering whether it's really worth your while to invest the time and money to participate on this network.
For some of you, you may have the benefit of being affiliated with a national brokerage. Your 'brand' has brokerage offices all over the country, affording you a built-in referral network already in place.
For the rest of us, our brokerages may be limited to regional or even local coverage. We don't have the benefit of having locations and potential referral partners throughout the country.
But regardless of where your license falls, for the most part, when it comes to recommending referrals, we're all just shooting in the blind. Even for those who utilize designation referral directories, like CRS (Council of Residential Specialists), or other similar networking groups, there is still a significant amount of 'unknown' when it comes to passing our valued clients onto relatively unknown agents/brokers.
Enter The Rain!
I began my involvement here on ActiveRain just shortly after they launched the platform back in June of 2006. We were a smaller, more intimate group back then, just a few hundred strong. But the relationships we developed were wonderfully deep and meaningful, and have, for the most part, remained incredibly strong.
I've had a very unique vantage from which to observe the growth and successes of ActiveRain. First, as a leading point scorer, enjoying a longstanding reign as the Top Featured member in my respective State, to becoming one of an elite core of volunteer moderators, then eventually being hired on as paid staff for ActiveRain.
One of the primary benefits of 'active' membership are the relationships that are forged with like-minded professionals. Many of these friendships have become almost like extended family, but without the annoying overstayed welcomes. Through our interaction of reading and commenting on each other's blogs, exchanging emails and occasional phone calls, we've become trusted and respected allies in life. It leads to the natural result - referral partnership.
Such was the case just this past week. I had recently become reunited on Facebook with an old friend of mine that I knew when I lived in Hawaii. He had interviewed with an employer in the Dallas TX area, and asked me if I could recommend a good agent to assist him in the home buying process there.
Well, as anyone who has been on ActiveRain for any length of time knows, when you mention the Dallas TX real estate market, the first name that pops into your head is Steve Shatsky of Prudential Texas Properties.
Steve has always been a huge source of encouragement and support for me, especially when I served in my capacity as a Community Manager for ActiveRain.
And so it was with great delight that I was able to finally return the favor, in some small measure, by giving him my friend's referral.
It thrills me that I can pass this referral onto Steve Shatsky. But it thrills me even further knowing that my valued friend is in the very capable hands of a highly respected professional.
And therein lies one of the primary benefits of participating on ActiveRain.
Providing Knowledgeable Empowerment and Relentless Representation of Real Estate Clients throughtout the Western Puget Sound, including all of Kitsap County WA, and portions of Mason, Pierce, and Jefferson Counties.
"Helping You to Successfully Achieve Your Next Adventure in Life!"
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.