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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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!
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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
For anyone wishing to finally enter the 21st century of Document Imaging, Digital Documents, File Sharing, Electronic Records Management and all the cost-saving advantages that go along with... DOCUCHIVE would like to extend to you an invitation to our services and expertise.
At DOCUCHIVE, we provide you with all of the benefits of digital file management and secure archiving while allowing you to avoid the hassle and expense of having to create an in-house program. While anyone can implement an in-house Document Imaging & Records Management program - why would anyone want to? The task of Document Imaging is tedeous, time-consuming and a general pain-in-the-rear. Like office cleaning and many other outsourced duties, document imaging is a project that is more cost-effectively handled by trained personel who specialize exclusevely in this technology. There comes a point when Professionals need to stop the non-income producing multi-tasking and focus instead on the more important business at hand - NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT!
For all of the benefits and none of the hassles - outsource to DOCUCHIVE!
FOR THOSE OF YOU STILL WANTING TO GO IT ON YOUR OWN...I would like to provide a few essential and frequetly overlooked tips that should help you make your program as successful as possible.
DON'T treat the task of imaging as a "spare time" activity. Attention to detail is critical to producing accurate results and should never be left to chance. The old "garbage-in, garbage-out" could not be more applicable.
File pages need to be "prepared" prior to scanning. Corners need to be straightened, staples must be removed, torn or damaged pages should be replaced. These few steps will help you obtain a better capture with fewer multi-page feeds, jams or skew errors, reducing the amount of time needed to re-run failed capture attempts.
Just because the pages went through your scanner doesn't mean the the "capture" was a successful one. ALL PAGES of an imaged document need to be viewed and validated for accuracy, readability and reproduction qualities. If your imaged documents ever need by relied upon for legal defense or prosecution - minimum standards must be met in order to comply with legal statutes or precident.
Imaging equipment, especially less expensive models, is very high-maintenance and needs to be serviced frequently to provide for error-free imaging. Even with the more expensive equiptment used by companies like DOCUCHIVE, service and maintenance costs represent about 12% to 15% of every dollar of revenue. Read your manual and follow maintenance schedules religiously!!!
Now that your files are "imaged", a method of File Sharing needs to be implemented for your efforts to be most beneficial. Is a heirarchy of indexed files and folders going to be constructed for this purpose or would a database be more effective when fast retrieval is required? Local or Internet based access?
A final word about imaged files and file sharing. Your new digital files are now like any other digital file on your computer; data needs to be backed-up regularly and permissions need to be set to restrict access by unauthorized persons. If a file is accidently deleted or misfiled (yes, that can happen with certain types of digital filing system too), you will need a system to detect and correct this instance of lost or misplaced documents.
If files contain sensitive client information, protection systems need to be in compliance with various Government and Industry Regulations.
I hope everyone has found this information to be useful and beneficial. Thank you for allowing me this indulgence.
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.