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
Know your target audience. Chances are your primary target audience is Buyers and Sellers. Ponder this for a moment. If you have other audiences, make sure you take them into consideration.
Make a good GREAT first impression. If I'm a prospect, you only have a split second to catch my eye before I "bounce" back to Google or Farmville. Use that split second wisely. Don't have a junky looking website. Keep it clean and consistent. Make it inviting so I can dive in and get comfortable with giving you my contact information.
Make sure your website is useful to your target audience. Ok, so I'm a buyer or seller prospect. And your website caught my eye. Now make sure your website is actually useful to me. Go through your website with your prospect hat on and think about what improvements you can make. Do this for each target audience profile.
Your website must be easy to use. Don't make visitors crazy with too many options. Eliminate content that distracts people from interacting and inquiring. For example, how easy is it for me to find your phone number or fill in a form so I can contact you to list my property?
Your website should be unique. Think about it. How will google know how special you are if you have the same website content that everyone else has? It's easy to make your website unique. Describe your service (farm) areas. Talk about your qualifications. Address topics that you know today's buyers and sellers have questions about.
Smile! People respond to human faces. They can't help it. Put that instinct to work for you. You don't have to have drop-dead model good looks. Just please make sure that you're are smiling (and looking professional) in your picture.
Use good grammar and spell check your work. If this is a difficult area for you, find someone who can help you. It's that important.
Make it easy on the eyes. Use a white (or light color) background for text areas. Try to keep your fonts and text styles consistent, and highlight where necessary. Don't get wild with font sizes and colors just because you can. More people have vision impairments than you might expect.
Pay attention to the page headings. The text headings (the big words at the top of your pages) should tell visitors what the pages contain. Don't jam them full of key words to the point that they are useless. Search engines and humans read these headings, so use them wisely.
Choose a great domain name. A great domain name (website address) can be life-changing. Click here to see my short and sweet tips for choosing real estate domain names.
I hope you found this blog post helpful!
Did you find these tips useful? Do they apply to your unique situation?
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.