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
What do you want!? I talked with a client the other day about ActiveRain and they couldn't figure out why all the fluffy posts get tons of comments and the solid facts get passed by. "What's the Deal?"
I think it's all in the delivery.
Well, maybe that's not entirely true either because I personally read a lot of SEO blogs that are nothing but content. Very little fluff; i.e. graphics, bullets or comic relief. And yet I walk away with more knowledge than when I started the post.
But then again, you can get a post on here that's simply a flower, or funny cat and get 50 comments without blinking! There are several people on here that write easy to read posts, quips and quick rants that we know we can get in and get out and on with our day. We may or may not leave a comment but we know this post from this person is going to be a quick laugh.
Are you looking for comments?
Commenters are your avenue to subscribers. More subscribers = more comments and better exposure on your blogs as you go. So is it better to hit them with humor before the facts? Or solidify your expertise with the facts and throw in the fluff every so often?
I personally feel it's the balance. I recently talked about this balance in advertising and how it's a juggling act at all times between advertising and keeping up with current clients.
I think this is somewhat the same. We must draw our readers in with humor, wit, and facts on a regular basis. Obviously there is hundreds of folks on AR every day and you must try and appeal to the majority of them with a variety of blogs.
Are you trying to advertise to ActiveRain or to your clients? Both? Then you must find the balance.
Is it OK to throw in a members only rant once in a while? Probably if you are trying to appeal to the industry side of your peers. Is it OK to throw in a funny video or picture once in a while? Sure if you want to appeal to those read and dash type of blog readers. Is it OK to give a well-thought out map of facts about your area, market, listings and business? Absolutely! These are where true clients come from.
We want to know you're human and have a softer side, yet we want to know the facts when we get down to it.
Can I use this information in my business or my life?
Would I trust this person with my finances or buy something from them?
Am I generally interested in this person's expertise and knowledge and do I want to know more from them?
Would I share this information with someone else?
These are valuable questions when writing a blog, article, website page or post. Google's Panda update that switched over in full in July is looking for this type of content. Stay up with it... whether you are funny or factual or a little bit of both.
Tammy Emineth is an expert in custom content and original articles for blogs, website, press releases and more. Contact me anytime and feel free to subscribe to this blog to stay up to date on my latest blogs and informative information. Email me or contact me for Real Estate Website Marketing and SEO Content Writing.
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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.