Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
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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.
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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!
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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
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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
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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
If you haven't heard yet, Jerry Newman has challenged us seasoned bloggers to seek out AR Newbies and write a blog about them to introduce them to our subscribers, associates and the rest of the AR community.
I really think she’s going to be a great addition to our little community (yes folks, 200k+ is considered small in the scheme of blogging communities).
I loved this most recent post because it clearly illustrated what a “tough cookie” Cynthia is. We all know that so many people just simply don’t respect our chosen professions and so often don’t think of our jobs as a “real job” or think we are some kind of free service.
Hopefully, we have learned to deal with such disrespect and rudeness in our professional lives and on that note, I just want to advise the newbies here that the skills and characteristics they have acquired to deal with such situations in your personal and professional lives will come in very handy here in the rain.
ATTENTION NEWBIES: Every kind of person you meet in your personal and professional life, you will meet here in the rain too!
AR is simply a smaller version of society as a whole. There are a lot of really nice and incredible people here who you will enjoy getting to know.
Some you will become friends with, some you may even end up working with and still others that you will simply learn so much from because they are phenomenal bloggers and have established an incredible business from their blogging efforts.
On the flipside, there are also not so nice people here too! In any society or community there will always be “those” folks; you know the types, those who are just really unpleasant people to talk to or work with. You have your know-it-alls and the negative types and the whiners and the political militants and the religious fanatics.
You also have the “popular kids” and the little cliques that go along with that sort of group and some days, you’re going to swear that you feel like you’re back in high school with some of the bickering and squabbling that goes on here. SERIOUSLY!!!
Once again newbie AR bloggers, whatever type of person you come across in life, you will come across here in the rain. Just like life and work, there are certain methods we have all developed in dealing with all these various types of people and you are going to need to utilize those skills when “playing here in the rain”.
Just like in life, don’t let the difficult ones take the wind out of sails or rain on your parade or deter you from your course. Some days, the nonsense will get to you and you will need a break. My best advice: just try and ignore it and don’t let it get to you. I speak from experience when I say that.
Just try and surround yourself (through subscriptions & associations) with all the wonderful people here in the rain. Above all, HAVE FUN!!! If you're not having fun and making new friends then you're doing something wrong. LOL
On that note, I encourage everyone to stop by Cynthia’s blog and give her a warm and friendly AR welcome. I know you can folks, I see it here all the time in the rain.
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.