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
As the population continues to grow, more and more people will be clogging the highways during your commute. Rather than becoming increasingly frustrated and discouraged, why not use this time to do something productive? There are many ways you can achieve this, and here are some technologies to help you do it.
Have you ever been traveling along and suddenly had a great idea? Since it's generally not safe to jot down notes while driving, why not explore another option. Personal Digital Assistants and even some cell phones now offer voice memo functions. If you don't have an electronic memo capability, another solution is to put your office voice mail on auto dial and leave messages for yourself. Some drivers carry a micro cassette recorder in the car. It can be used for dictating letters to an assistant or simply creating audio memos. Don't forget to remove the tape and add it to your in box once you arrive, so you'll remember to act on it when your schedule permits.
If you have a cell phone and make calls while driving, are you using a headset? In some states it is now illegal not to do so. You should use a headset not only for safety's sake but to minimize your distractions while on a business call. If you obtain a cell phone and an earpiece that are Bluetooth enabled, you wont even need a wired connection with your handset. Many cell phones now offer voice recognition. This is a handy timesaver when you're driving that has safety benefits as well, even if you only program your phone for your most commonly called numbers.
Another productive way to use your drive time is to catch up on the day's news. Most cities have an affiliate of National Public Radio at the public end of the FM dial. NPR offers national, commercial-free broadcasts that report the news in far greater detail than you'll find on most commercial stations. NPR is also offering Podcasts, where you can download mp3 broadcasts of news and music programs produced by NPR affiliates across the country.
Podcasting has really taken off in popularity. iTunes alone offers over 20,000 podcasts which you may download for free. With twenty categories to browse through on their site alone, you're sure to find topics of interest to you. Once you've downloaded them into your iPod, you can use a car adaptor to play the audio files through your car's radio.
A final suggestion is to use your drive time to listen to audio books or enhance your professional development with informational audio CDs. There's a wide range of options available for download or purchase.
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.