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
Over the past few months, Facebook has gone to great lengths to make their Pages feature for businesses separate from personal profiles. As a result, you have to go to a separate help center for your page, create a separate URL for it, and like business pages and add applications while under the login of your Facebook business page. It can get confusing, knowing where to go on Facebook to get exactly what you need for your page, and to make sure that you stay on top of all the new features the site seems to add every few months. Social media is ever-changing, and it’s hard even for social media specialists to keep up with the latest trends. That’s why Facebook has created the brand-new “Resources” feature! Now, you can access everything you need, from Facebook ads to the Twitter application to help guides, all in one place. It makes it much easier for busy real estate agents like you to stay on top of what’s happening in the world of Facebook Pages.
In order to access this awesome new feature, you need to log in to your Facebook account, and then go to your Facebook business page by clicking the “Account” drop-down menu, selecting “Use Facebook as Page”, and clicking on the link to your page. Once you’re on the page, you need to click the “Edit Page” button in the upper right hand corner of the page, and you will be taken to your page’s back-end. You will see a sidebar menu, and there will be an icon of an orange flag that says “Resources” next to it. Click on that, and you will see a list of eleven links that will be key resources for your social media marketing success. Here are just a few of the highlights:
The “Best Practice Guides to Make Your Page Engaging” gives you links to every how-to guide for Facebook pages, from how to create a page to how to add applications and create groups. They also give you a guide to Facebook Insights, or your page’s analytics, and also give you tips on how to customize your Facebook presence, examples of how others are building their presence, and even how to post photos and videos. It’s a great resource to use if you need some new ideas or want to add something new to your page.
You can access popular features, such as the Twitter application and the page where you can create a custom URL. Many Facebook business page users feed their Facebook page to Twitter and create a custom URL for their profile once they hit 25 fans. Before this trusty resources page, you had to know the separate URLs for both of these features on Facebook. Now, all you need to do is head to your “Resources” page, and you can access both right from there. It will save you time and make things much easier.
It tells you how to send updates to all of your fans. Are you sending inbox message updates to your fans? Doing so once in awhile can be effective, and it’s a great way to give your fans special updates and promotions. You can use your “Resources” page to send updates quickly, without searching your page’s back-end and marketing features.
Making your Facebook presence easier to maintain is what the Resources tab has to offer. When you have a hard enough time navigating the site as it is, this is another feature that Facebook has added that actually helps you find what you need in order to build your presence faster.
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.