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
Not being the computer person so many on this site are, I am not the collage creator that I should be. But a collage is a collection or combination of various things.
ActiveRain is a collection or combination of various things. Its composition is of similarities and differences. This composition is symbiotic, with each component contributing to and benefiting from the whole.
NOW, THAT SOUNDS ESOTERIC AND MEDICINAL, DOESN'T IT!? I don't mean it to be. Here is what I think...
Look at this representation of what goes on every day on the AR site:
What is going on here? It is a beehive of shopping! And buying and selling!
A few of us open shop every day. We put our wares out there for all to see. There is busy-ness with each ware offered. Many stop by to see what he have put out for consumption. Some will comment. And with those who do, the reward is interaction. Everyone stops when they have interest in what is offered, no matter the ware. There are many groups designed to have even more interaction among those with similar interests.
There is a lot going on! Too much for anyone to see it all. The showroom is too huge! No one has that much time. There are people we have met often, and others we will never meet! It is truly the largest shopping mall any of us has ever seen.
Some of the wares are serious and some silly. Some are personally fashioned and some less so. Some of the wares are instructional. Some are informational. Some are behind closed doors and intended for "Members Only!" But we are encouraged to express ourselves and we do! Sometimes philosophically, and other times artistically, even with photo art! And people stop by our little corner of the showroom to see what we have! What we have to offer is the thing called BLOG.
And the ActiveRain showroom?
THE ACTIVERAIN SHOWROOM IS THE MOST ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF WARES WITH SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES PERHAPS ON THE INTERNET. BUT EACH PERSON IS ALSO OFFERING A PIECE OF THEMSELF. AND WHEN OPENING THAT PIECE OTHERS DEVELOP ATTACHMENTS. THOSE ATTACHMENTS DEVELOP INTO REGULAR INTERACTION THAT SOMETIMES EXTENDS BEYOND THE SITE!
-----> I often receive phone calls from AR members. I often make phone calls to AR members. We speak to each other as friends.
-----> I have done business with AR members. AR members have done business with me.
-----> When I have met AR members for the first time, we meet with more personal understanding than others who truly meet for the first time! We have connections! We have, albeit "cyber" and distant, a relationship that can then blossom a little further.
-----> We have been known to get together in a group from time to time! It is always for learning, but also for fun. And we do both.
-----> I have often thought I could drive across the country, staying in the homes of AR members I know for a night without having to use a hotel!
-----> Because of the power of the AR site, my website has gotten more and more exposure as I have contributed my wares to the group. I get calls all the time from people asking for my help, often from people I do not know and who are not even on the ActiveRain site! But they have found me on the net.
-----> But most of all, that exposure has made me money as business has flowed my way as others, members or not of ActiveRain, have read what I have to say and felt my information and knowledge was worthy of hire.
THE BUSINESS OF BUSINESS, AFTER ALL, IS BUSINESS!
I AM GLAD TO BE A MEMBER OF SUCH AN ORGANIZATION. IT HAS HELPED MY BUSINESS, AND MY COMPLETE PERSON, TO DEVELOP IN WAYS I HAD PREVIOUSLY NOT IMAGINED WOULD HAPPEN.
One of my favorite quotes is a thought Michelangelo had at the age of 87. He died at 93. His quote regarding that thought is simple:
I AM STILL LEARNING.
And I am. I have seen his resume! It is impressive! Would that my resume would extend to and through so much! Likely not. But my resume is changing all the time as I learn and grow and become.
Thank you for helping me toward that end ActiveRain.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia
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.