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
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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
Here's a "community tip" you may not be aware of regarding how to "SEARCH" Blogs. Active Rain is a huge wealth of members, knowledge and resources! There are so many Blog topics, ideas, instructions, do's and don'ts, opinions and posts of information, it really can be over-whelming. This post will show you how to maximize the "Search" options that are available to you on Active Rain.
When you click on the "SEARCH" feature from the menu bar above, you'll have 3 options and choices to search from. Profiles, Blogs, and Blog Comments. When you're searching Blogs, it ONLY searches for posts that contain the word or words somewhere within a post? It is NOT searching "keywords" or "Tags" as you may have thought.
I tried searching for a post I had written some time ago, and I use the words "Realtor Blues." I never found it in the hundreds of pages returned. That's because it pulled up every post on Active Rain that contained the word "Realtor" and the word "Blues." Be careful if you are searching for phrases, or multiple words together.
Let's say you are searching for "FSBO", it will actually find every post that contains the word or letters FSBO in it, but if you searched "For Sale By Owner" it will pull up every post that has any portion of all four of those words. I tried this on many searches, and had the same results every time.
What do you do if you wanted to find "Multiple Word Searches" or "Phrases" in a Blog post on Active Rain? For example: Open Houses, Short Sales, Buyers Needed, Activerain Help etc? You may get back a ton of posts that aren't really what you are looking for. I know I did....
I have a "New" way for you to "Search" Active Rain, and it works by searching "Keywords" placed in the "Tags" box at the bottom of each authors post. You'll love this! Try these two exercises, and see.
STEP 1: Click on the "Search" option in the menu bar at the top of this page. Open the pull-down box and change it from "Profiles" to "Blogs".
STEP 2: In the blank box just below it, type in the words "Realtor Blues" then click search. You'll see hundreds of post's that come up.
Unfortunately, you will not find the post I'm referring to unless you're willing to sift through hundreds of other posts.
ONLY 1 STEP: This time, go up to the address bar in your browser, and type this: http://activerain.com/blogs/tags/realtor blues press enter or click go, and watch what happens.
This will pull up ONLY the posts that have "Realtor Blues" in the "tags" for that post. Now you have TWO ways that you can search what you're looking for here on Active Rain, and they are both entirely different from each other. If you are looking for specific posts with multiple words or phrases, and you want to narrow down your search results, then I suggest using this search process. It's faster and it's a more targeted "Search!"
Just rememberthis URL: http://activerain.com/blogs/tags/ and then type in anything you want after tags/ This is a great new way to search Active Rain Blogs. VERY IMPORTANT TIP:Remember that Active Rain converts all "Keywords" or "Tags" to lower case. Always use lower case when searching with this method.
Now, try searching some of your posts this way, and see why having the right "keywords" in your "Tags" is so important. As the membership here grows, so will the posts! That could make it even more difficult to find what you're looking for here. Personally, this is the only way I like to search Active Rain Blogs anymore.
I know this is just a "SEARCH" tool, but it should save you some time and frustration! After all, aren't we always searching for something? LOL! I hope it helps you with your "Searches" as much as it's helped me!
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.