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
Wow! Sixth Issue of my weekly newsletter. I've been getting great feedback and so glad that you are all enjoying it.
I've got my radar up all week for interesting stories. I monitor twitter, RSS, FB, and now Google+!
Don't worry you don't have to digest it all in one setting. Pick the interesting links, come back for more later
if you need more time :) Here's previous issues in case you missed... Issue 1 ::
Issue 2 ::
Issue 3 ::
Issue 4 ::
Social Media Wars
Google+, in case you've been in a cave, is going full steam ahead. It's like Facebook but different in several significant ways.
Many ARs (since you guys are so techy) are in and learning the ropes. Meanwhile, Facebook promoted their self-titled "awesome" release this week:
You can now do (Skype)
video calls within Facebook. If you've done your first FB vid call, share it in the comments. Like?
We had another great webinar yesterday on making your blog posts appearance more interesting. Be sure to
sign up for future webinar notiifcations,
if you want to catch future ones (I'm covering all sorts of themes). I will record the classes at some point soon as I know it is hard for everyone
to attend at the time that works for me.
Meanwhile, the interaction of the live sessions I do like very much. Getting to know you guys better in class!
Inman is travelling around the country in a 24 city tour with its
Agent Reboot program. Matthew Coates attended the one in Denver and he just posted
an article with
26 takeaways that he had from it. Take a look and consider attending when it gets close to you too.
And if you can't attend, well I'm sure you pick up a few good things
from Matthew's post. Go over and look and leave him a comment! :)
Google+ is making quite a splash in the tech world. At the end of the week invites were opened up again so we had a whole bunch of new signups.
Social Media Examiner again comes through with an excellent article,
Getting Started in Google+. If you are a G+ newbie, check it out! :)
I'll keep mentioning it because I want you to be thinking about your web presence on a mobile device. I've talked about
how QR codes should land on a page that is mobile optimized. That means
NO pinch to zoom so you can read it! The discussion in this
Robert Scoble video interview I thought was interesting for the
service. I'm not endorsing them per-se as I have NOT used it.
However the DISCUSSION is a valid one for all of us to consider.
Mountain of Agents
Reviews on the internet are very important these days. Buying something? How many reviews did it get? how many stars?
If I'm an average person looking for a roofing contractor, dentist, or Realtor, don't you think I'm going to look for reviews.
There are several different sites that you should consider parking your profile page so you have a chance to be found.
Mountain of Agents
is one I've recently discovered and you should check it out. I'll be writing a longer post on it soon.
A recent newsletter, I highlighted
Photosynth app for iPhone. It is a very cool app that automatically stitch together a series of photos
into a dynamic virtual experience. Once posted, you can use your mouse to pan around a scene in 360 degrees.
Wende Schoof tested this for
me and she posted a sample to share. I have all sorts of ideas for using this in RE Presentations!
Ok - tired of working all the time? - want a 15 minute diversion? This is a feel-good short film that I discovered via a tweet this
week that somebody shared. I added it to my youtube favorites and thought I'd share it.
Thanks for joining me in another issue of my Craig's Week in Tech
About the Author
Craig Daniels is a Technology Manager residing in NYC who specializes in applied technologies in the fields of Architecture and Real Estate. Craig focuses on finding the best uses of tech as can be used to help a business be more successful. He is keen on always seeing the perspective and viewpoint of his audience and he tailors his teaching to be easily understood. He teaches by means of this blog, online courses and webinars, as well as one-on-one remote sessions with persons located throughout the country and beyond.
craig's classroom blog is a place to come for short technology lessons - here on ActiveRain I focus on technologies for real estate professionals - please subscribe if you want to catch future posts! :)
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.