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
I wrote several consumer blogs last week and SEO'd them according to Active Rain recommendations and the results were nothing short of amazing. Each blog got to the first page of Google within 24 hours and a couple of them are in the top spot. Imagine my surprise when that happened, because everything Active Rain taught me to do was contrary to what I have been taught in the past by the "experts".
Well, to make it even more amazing, my Homepath Mortgage in Atlanta, GA blog that I wrote and posted to my outside blog last Wednesday got an inquisitive buyer to call me two days later. He called to get some more information about the Homepath program and asked for some particular details. We had a pleasant conversation, he thanked for my time and exclaimed he would call me when he is ready to move forward. That conversation was last Friday afternoon and I though very little of it. It is now Monday morning and I checked my voicemails to find two messages from him. By the time I was ready to call him (about 15 minutes) I got an email from him asking me to contact him.
I called him back and he told me he found a property over the weekend and he is ready to make an offer on it. His next question was what does he need to do and what do I need from him in order to get him pre-approved? Needless to say I was thrilled. I asked him all the pertinent information to determine what documentation I need from him. After the initial questioning, I determined what I need from him and gave him the list as well as emailed to have as a checklist. He will be getting me the documentation by the end of the day and I will get him the pre-approval tomorrow, assuming he qualifies.
I don't whether or not he will qualify or the deal will actually go through, but jut the fact that he called me from a blog I just posted less than a week ago is nothing short of amazing to me. To make it more interesting, he works for a local credit union and his mother is an underwriter for the same credit union. How wild is that? I've done mortgages for bank employees before, but they usually came as a referral, not cold off the internet.
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.