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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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
LEADS – They’re the lifeblood of just about every real estate marketing campaign, especially yours. And it hurts so bad when you’ve work so hard to convert one, to find out they’ve decided to take their business elsewhere.
Why have they left? Only you can find out, and only you can avoid it. Here are 3 mistakes often made that you should avoid so that your leads will pick up the phone and call you when they’re ready to make a move.
1. The Emails and Updates are Irrelevant
Are the emails, and Facebook and Twitter updates meeting your clients’ needs? Do you know their needs? Putting together a survey, or even asking your network what information they would like to see the most can provide you with some great insight into what you can use.
If you use a CRM application, which I highly recommend, make notes on things you learn about your clients. Schedule occasional alerts to send a single email to that lead about something they are interested or that you have in common – they’ll take note of your attention to detail and interest in them.
The point is, be strategic and targeted about what you are providing. Your leads will notice you!
3. Too Repetitive
Sending the same (or relatively the same) information will put anyone off. Switch up what you’re sending out.Events, attractions and ore things to do in your market area are always great ideas to include in the materials you are sending out. It doesn’t all have to be about real estate.
4. Lacking Personality & Insight
Avoid the canned newsletters. Do you really think that pre-written newsletter about how to steam clean carpets is going to leave a lasting impression about your service? I don’t see these types of correspondence a good way of making people feel like you are being attentive or that you really know what you’re talking about it. Sending these out would be more like saying “I really don’t have anything to write about, and I don’t care about your needs!” Tell your clients something they’re not going to find on their own, and do it with your own personal touch. It does have to be ground breaking news, or to die for insider tips, just something that shows them you are a real person and do know the community.
RealtyPlug is an online real estate marketing service that allows agents to add their listings and a property search to the Facebook page and websites and blogs. It also allows agents to distribute their listings to websites such as Zillow, Yahoo, Trulia, and Oodle.
Our blog focuses on social media and online marketing tips, tricks and trends to help real estate professionals. If there is ever a topic you'd like to hear about from us, just let us know. We'll be happy to share whatever insight we might have, and investigate anything new.
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.