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
There are a ton of great Twitter Tools that will make engaging and monitoring your social network so much easier! Some of them we’ve already talked about, like Hootsuite and Seesmic, but there are so many more! Real Estate Agents are understandably looking for ways to Maximize their content (SEO, adding links), here’s an overview of a few of my favorite Tools and Apps for Twitter that will do just that.
Stand Out From The Crowd
I thought the QR Code Follow Me Tshirt was a REALLY cool way to show folks that you are “into” Twitter – but the $36 price tag is a little much… (would you wear that to the gym?) Personalized Twitter Backgrounds, on the other hand are pretty easy to use, spiff up your Twitter Profile, and really do help you get noticed!
Make It Easy For Others To Engage!
TWEET MEME: This is the Twitter equivalent to the Facebook Like Button. It makes it easy for people who read a post to share that post on Twitter. You can easily add it to your blog, website, splash pages and anywhere else you want to make it easy for your visitors to share your content with their Twitter followers. I love to use the TweetMeme button myself whenever I find great content on the web to share with my Twitter followers, and I’m always disappointed (especially with news pages) that don’t have this available – you have the option of setting up the message for the person, in advance.
You’ll normally see the TweetMeme button at the top or bottom of a post - that’s the WordPress TweetMeme plugin. (In addition to the Facebook Like Button and TweetMeme Button, be sure to also add the LinkedIn Share button to your website, blog, opt-in pages, business page and splash pages).
Twitter Lists: You should be using lists on Facebook and Twitter to manage your social network. Easily build your own source of curated content by making a list of Twitter users in a certain field of expertise. Twitter allows up to 20 lists per account with up to 500 names in each list.
Remember that lists on Twitter can be public or private (on Facebook, you have to change your settings to make them private). Anyone can follow a public list. (See Twitter List instructions here). Creating lists also allows you to create your own paper or magazine using paper.li or MyTweetMag. These are free “newspapers” and “Magazine” created and published for you. You can set up a list for top news in Real Estate, to include Inman, Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com (be sure to add your own name!).
Listorious allows you to add your Twitter List to those created by others, and it allows you to be found under 6 different tags. GeoChirp mashes up Google Maps and Twitter to find what people close to where you are right that minute are saying (one of my Favorites!) … and Chirp City gives you a new way to VIEW what’s being said in your area and about your area.
Apps for Twitter
Mobile App for Twitter – I’ve tried many, many mobile apps to manage Twitter on my iPhone and keep coming back to Echofon. The app offers a variety of great features and is always synched with your online Twitter activity. Check and reply to saved searches, Twitter Lists, trending topics, @ mentions, Direct Mentions and more.
Echofon also offers desktop apps for Mac and Firefox. (Plus, a Facebook mobile app! However, I find Facebook’s own iPhone app works just fine.)
TweetDeck just announced that their app for the Android is ready! For those of you who use a Droid, this should be a great benefit!
If you have questions about your creating leads from your real estate blog, or how to get your Listing seen by more eyeballs – call Josh Harley, Fathom Realty, 214-228-0301. I”d love to help you, and learn more about what’s working in your market! Are you on Facebook and Twitter? Let’s Connect!
Josh Harley is a gadget/techno geek with a passion for creating new ways to improve his brokerage, Fathom Realty, by leveraging technology, social media and good old-fashioned sweat and hard work. He has an extensive background in Internet lead generation, lead management and lead conversion. This has led him to build a new real estate brokerage with a focus on technology and lead generation while redefining the role of a brokerage in this new era of real estate. Josh writes the real estate technology blog Fathom Cafe with a focus on teaching REALTORS how to utilize technology to increase their bottom line while working more efficiently.
Fathom Realty represents the future of the real estate brokerage. It is a hybrid brokerage model combining all of the tools, resources and professional branding of the "big brand" brokerage with a 100% agent commission model. Learn More
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.