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
Are you tuning into Rain Radio? Bob Stewart has started a weekly internet
radio show that features great content about ActiveRain and brings some
great guest speakers "to the mic". We started off with
Todd Clark and have
moved on to others like
Ben Kinney, and
Jay Thompson. What
you didn't know about this show! Well it's not too late. If you cannot tune into these
shows live, you can always download them afterward. They are being hosted on
a website called blogtalkradio.com and each of the shows are available in
mp3 download afterward. (PS - the Todd Clark interview was the first episode
and is the only one not available for download)
So there are a few ways to get the podcast downloaded.
One way is direct on the blogtalkradio website. If you go to the Rain Radio
www.blogtalkradio.com/activebob you will see the episodes listed with a
download button under each one
The other way to download would be to see the episodes listed in your
reader. Below you see my favorite which is google reader and the RSS feed
displayed. (the RSS feed URL is
www.blogtalkradio.com/activebob.rss) When I open one of the posts, there is a mp3 link that if I right
click it, I can "save target" and get the mp3 file. I like this method best.
I love RSS feeds because often it helps you get to the meat of the
information and not be distracted by all of the page ads flashing all about
you. You also see a nice NEAT list of all the posts and the ones you haven't
"read" are in bold which helps make them stand out. This is a great way to
not miss anything. If you want more information about USING RSS feeds see my
You Information Hungry - RSS Feeds Are For You"
I really have enjoyed all of the Rain Radio shows and
having the ability to download them and listen to them on my smartphone as a
podcast later is a great benefit. I hope that if you missed them live you
will check them out too! I believe they are being syndicated also to iTunes,
but having a blackberry, the above method is what I'm using.
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.