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 like having three buttons on my mouse. I use the third button
time! Do you? If you use a Windows PC like me, then you too have three
buttons... (unless... how OLD is your computer?) The third button is also
known as the "wheel" on your wheel mouse. But it is more than a wheel.
you know you can click the wheel down as a third button?
My favorite use of the middle button (i.e. clicking down on the wheel) is
to open a
link on a webpage in a new tab. What's cool about having it open a new tab
is that you can go to the article and then easily come back to the page that
launched you there. Sure you could use the back button, but if you're like
me, one article takes you to another and another and you are several steps
away from a single back step by the time you are done.
Two sites where I often am clicking away with my middle button are
ActiveRain and Google. So you start your morning on the ActiveRain home
page? How many of those featured articles do you read? I start at the home
page and then "click, click, click, click, click" along with my middle
button on the articles there to create a reading list. Now I can start
reading the first article while the other pages are loading in the
background and when I'm ready to switch, they are
instantly ready having been already loaded for me (no
Google is the other place where my middle button gets used frequently.
Your Google search turns up a long list of results. On a
more difficult topic, which article is going to be the one you want? It's
going to take several click-throughs to find it. I click the page links with
my middle button so I can easily get back to my search results
Just as a side note, alternatively, you can Ctrl+Click a
link (clicking with the regular left button on the mouse) to also open a
link in a new tab. I have a hunch Macs do command+click or something like
that (and mac readers, please tell us if that is so)
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.