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
Real Estate professional's online strategies vary, but one rule remains constant: If you only offer a blog and/or social media websites, your online credibility suffers.
Branding yourself as an individual is important, and offering valuable information to viewers helps, but the final step in gaining a true follower is directing visitors from your blog to your professional website, where there's valuable professional information they are searching for and web tools they want to use.
Don't get me wrong, your blog, glimpses of your personal life, and pics of you with your family are important parts of the equation, but in the end, online searchers want to trust that you are THE true professional they should choose to handle one of their largest purchases of their lifetime.
Let's say Vicky and Roy are first time home buyers. They are savvy online, so their first step is to Google for professionals in their area. They type in: "Sacramento Homes" start looking for their dream home and decide it's time to find their Real Estate professional or their loan officer. They will most likely type into their search engine "Sacramento Realtor" , "Sacramento mortgage company", well you get the picture. If you're lucky, they search your name and find your Facebook and ActiveRain. They feel like they've researched you pretty well, but where to go from here? Surely there's a professional website to go to and apply online, complete a form about what they're interested in, perhaps see today's interest rates, or see what homes you have listed...
Onto the best case scenario: They've found you online, visited your ActiveRain, read some of your blogs, saw some of your Facebook posts and photos of you at the lake with your family and oh what a cute dog that is~! They see that your blog and social sites link to your professional website, so they're directed there. The light bulb goes off. They feel confident that they've done their due diligence in researching you and deciding you are the one who can pull off the biggest purchase of their life. Boom! Phone call, email, application, whatever it is, they've decided together in their family room, it's you.
Marry your blog, social media and professional website together, link them up because the combination is much stronger than any one by itself. The combination is what gains you ultimate online credibility!
PS The more links TO your website, the better it will show up in searches.
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.