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
If you are a blogger or a social marketer you are aware of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a professional social media platform. In March 2011, LinkedIn's membership grew to 100,000,000 and they claim that membership expands by 1 Million each week.
So where do you rank in the LinkedIn membership stats? If you are curious you can click on your Profile page and go to View Profile. Look up at the URL in your browser and there will be some words and then a number. That's you.
I am ranked at 34,787,990. Certainly not first to jump on this social platform bandwagon but well before the halfway point now.
After you completed your profile and started to look for others to network with, did you join any groups? Did you start any groups? Did you give or ask for any recommendations?
When I first started it was pretty quiet in my networking circle. LinkedIn was still fairly new and hadn't caught on yet with REALTORS® and others in my sphere of influence here in Canada.
In January 2009 I started a group called RE/MAX Canada. I have to admit it started out VERY SLOWLY. Once in awhile I'd get a notification that someone wanted to be a member of the group. As of 3 months ago we had 70 RE/MAX agents in the group. Although the name is RE/MAX Canada any RE/MAX agent worldwide is welcome to join. One month ago membership jumped to 110.
As of today we have 214 members in the RE/MAX Canada Group. Not a huge number but it is the recent growth that impresses me. Obviously more and more agents are joining LinkedIn and looking for groups to join.
Now that the group is growing and I'm the administrator (or owner, as LinkedIn refers the administrator as) I figured it is time to be a little more active with the group.
I have started posting interesting articles and links that I feel may be pertinent to the agents in the group. More people are starting to introduce themselves and leave comments. We have RE/MAXERS from all over Canada, the U.S., South America and Europe joining.
People are finding the group so that is great. And now that I've taken the RE/MAX Canada name, no one else can lay claim to it. Obviously LinkedIn is growing rapidly and good group names will be going fast.
If you are thinking of creating a group of your own, hurry and lay claim to a name before it is gone. If you don't want to start a group, look to see what groups already exist that you may be interested in joining. Then contribute or make comments to keep the group active and vibrant.
Yes, it is just another networking tool but LinkedIn is a professional site and very well respected. Many members are posting their resumes and finding great jobs via LinkedIn. Not only will you find your colleagues on LinkedIn but your clients, friends, and many members of your sphere of influence.
In my opinion this social media platform is a winner.
If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Oakville, Ontario area, please check out my websites below for information and advice. Then contact me for professional help with all your real estate needs.
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.