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
Are you getting the most from your Active Rain Profile? Does it have the same information or content as your website? Did you cut and paste like many of us I know did? Is it a "Wall Of Words?" Here's an opportunity to make your AR Profile even "BETTER" than your website. You should put as much attention and love into your profile page as you do your posts, maybe more. Are you updating it with fresh content weekly, monthly or never at all? The truth is, the profile is the first place we all start as "New" members! The problem is, when we are new, we don't really quite know or understand how to set up our profile's to be in our best interests. I know what you're thinking, let's see if I'm right...
It's time to come around full circle, where we started, and maximize an area we may have all forgotten about. We get caught up in learning so much here, and trying to navigate our way around, I think we just simply forget. Your profile is YOU! It should be Inter-Active and not just static like a website. You should always be trying to put new and relative information there. In order to help you create the "Ultimate Profile" on Active Rain, I have done some extensive research over the past 2 weeks. Here are some ideas and tools you may be able to use for your profile page.
Take a look at some of these other profiles. I have, and think you should too. I suggest you don't stop here. Go See what others have done, and how they are using their profile page to maximize the value to their viewers and clients. Is your page all that it can be? Is it focused with rich and informative content about your area? Do you have links, graphics, maps and interactive widgets? What about MLS links, searches and Virtual Tours? The list could go on and on.
and there are so many more...but some need some love and attention...LOL! :-)
Once you go and update or modify your profile page, be sure to keep checking and back and updating it. DON'T forget about it. As your market changes and you change, so should your profile. You want to keep it updated and fresh. What kinds of things can you do to spice it up a bit? Here's just a couple things I noticed when looking at other profiles, and I looked at hundreds...
Give it color, add photos, create useful links, the design and look are important and simple is the key. Put some animation, but not too much. Don't be afraid to erase what you've done, it's OK! I think this might be a factor as to why we don't update them more often. Don't just cut, copy and paste from your website. Why duplicate? Be Creative and Realistic. Don't laugh, but Here's my Profile, I have been working on it a bit, but it still has quite a ways to go!!
This part is simple to complete, however, I often get asked, can I select more than one "Primary Market?" You only get one, but you can still sell Real Estate or do loans, or provide your services anywhere in the Country or World if you choose. I also do not suggest setting up 2 or 3 profiles in multiple areas. That has never worked for anyone on AR including myself. I tried it in the beginning, and it was a nightmare! TRUST ME, JUST DON'T DO IT!
There are three of these sections below available on your profile page. This is like having 3 Blogs on one page! The hardest part for most members is the HTML section. Here are 3 tips regarding HTML. 1. Learn It 2. Use it 3. Love it! I am no HTML expert, but I have learned a lot from other members. If you want to see any page on the net in HTML format, here's how. Using Firefox: Go up to "View" and select "Page Source". Using Explorer: Go up to "Page" and select "View Source." HTML code can be copied from one place and pasted into another, the same as you would a widget or stat counter.
Finally, create time and have patience building your Profile on Active Rain. See it through the eyes of your viewers, or customers. Think of what they want to see, and what they will find to be of value. Make your profile your "Best Blog" ever! It's always going to be a work in progress, so don't give up or get frustrated. Pay off comes in the long run, guaranteed! We should always autograph our work with the best quality possible! After all, this is YOUR "Profile!" Shouldn't it really be your Ultimate Masterpiece? :-)
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.