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!
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
OK, I have to admit I joined Active Rain based on a recommendation, have been here for a couple of months and frankly I just keep wondering... "What is the point"? I HATE writing with an absolute passion so I haven't gotten into the whole blogging thing like everyone else and can't understand how anyone else can find it so enjoyable that they would become addicted to it.
I keep reading that blogging is the thing to do to increase rankings, get recognition, etc., but I still just don't get it. I don't understand what I need points for, or why someone I don't know or ever even talked to added me as an associate, and if this is beneficial to me in some way that I'm not aware of. So, even though I enjoy reading (most of) the blogs (some of you seriously just need to get a life and get out of here) and have learned a lot about SEO and Google rankings I've been wondering if I'm just wasting my time coming here on a daily basis just to read blogs. I mean, seriously... how is reading blogs going to help me grow my business?
Then last Friday, I get an email from a businessman looking for bookkeeping services, in one of my emails to him I ask him how he managed to find me (he is in Kansas, I'm in Oklahoma). I was curious because I've only had my website up for about 2 months, and although I have managed to get on page one of Google in this short amount of time, that is only if you type in my actual company name, which obviously he wouldn't know. He told me he found me by typing in "quickbooks virtual assistant" on Google, so out of curiosity I went to Google and typed in these words, and you'll never guess what I found... my Active Rain profile (and only my active rain profile).
So, although I still don't really get it... THANK YOU to those of you who do, because it's working whether I get it or not. I enjoy reading your blogs and have spent hours implementing the SEO tips from Brad Carroll (I'm glad your back) and Riel the Traffic in Traffic guy, which totally work by the way, and luckily while I'm in the process of using these tips to bring traffic to my site potential clients are still able to find me through my profile on Active Rain.
Sorry, for the babbling, but that's what happens when I try to blog.
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.