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!
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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
Voila! You've created a Blogging MASTERPIECE! You poured your heart and soul into creating a helpful and informative blog post. Then POOF! In the blink of an eye it disappears into the abyss, never to be viewed, not a comment to be had, unable to inform or help those many people you wished it would reach. Buried in it's youth under a heaping pile of blogs, blogs, blogs! It's off Page 1 in seconds, on page 2 in less than a minute, now Page 3 at just 2 minutes old. "Help! It's fallen and it can't get up!"
But, "WAIT!" you say, "It's too young to die! OMG! What can I do???" Your mind is racing! Heart is pounding, "PLEASE! Help me! Someone rescue my blog! Please!" Thoughts race through your head, what are some options???
"I could QUICKLY copy it! Then I will DELETE it! Yessssss! That should work! I'll just re-post it later when it's not so busy. Uggh!" No, that's a lame idea. ActiveRain is always ACTIVE!
"I know! I know! I'll call my friends and...and...and have 'em comment. Yes!" Ummm...no that's not what you want, you want it to be seen, and to help others, shucks your friends already know all the stuff you shared in the blog, they heard it yesterday at the office meeting.
"Gee...Where's it at now? Let me check,"... "BLOGS"...Click...page 1, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next, Click...next...PAGE 13!!!
"PAGE 13!!! You've GOT to be KIDDING! I just published it 5 minutes ago!"
Somebody PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, help!
What can we do to have a PRESENCE on Active Rain, and Get some ACTION on our posts? Besides this: Good Relevant Title Good Content Relevant TAGS Proper VISABILITY Post to Hyper-Local Pages JOIN and post to RELEVENT groups Choose a CATAGORY Choose MY OUTSIDE BLOG Allow others to Re-Blog
-I have left COMMENTS on LOTS of member's blog posts so maybe they will return the favor??? Also, I ALWAYS comment on a blog posted by EVERYONE that comments on mine, as a way of THANKING THEM. It helps us develop a relationship and get to know a little about each other.
-If I find that special post that members should see, I SUGGEST it for a feature. Then I always write "suggested" in my comment, hoping to catch the author's eye, so hopefully they read my blogs too??? (Notice "Suggest" is in bold? That is to plant that little subliminal hint in reader's minds, suggest, suggest, suggest...you are getting sleepy now, suggest suggest, suggest, when you wake, you will CLICK SUGGEST.)
-Just recently, I noticed MANY TOP RAINMAKERS were putting LINKS to their BLOGS in some of their posts, like this:
(I hope that works, because the above 7 blogs added together, ONLY have a TOTAL of 21 COMMENTS. They were buried on "page 13" within minutes of being posted and are now "Resting In Peace" unless someone searches for a keyword or TAG).
I have ONLY been a RainMaker for 11 days, I have worked my way up to #5 in my county out of 86, and up to #498 in Colorado out of 5,514. I leave TONS of comments on everybody's blogs, I earned my "Called Shot MASTER" badge by SUGGESTING great posts to be featured. Now I just need to learn how to get COMMENTS on my posts. That's why I'm asking my ActiveRain family for HELP. Please? Teach us Newbies what ya know!
Ambassadors, Rainmakers, Pro Bloggers, PLEASE HELP!!!
What can us Rookie Newbies do to have a PRESENCE on Active Rain, Get some ACTION on our posts, And NOT get Buried on pg-13?
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.