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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
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
Drum roll please . . . . . . . . . . . ba-dump! I made it! This post pushes me over 200,000 points. Yea! I'd like to thank the academy, my parents, the dog who has patiently waited for breakfast while I blogged, my wife who is sleeping and doesn't care that I'm blogging, all of my English teachers who wrote, "Mike could do better. He isn't applying himself, but if he ever does . . .", the AR gods who have featured my blogs and bumped me up in points, the wonderful AR readers who also added to my points by commenting and re-blogging and suggesting my posts, and . . . . . .
In all sincerity, blogging not only has been fun, it has opened so many new avenues for me that I'm literally awestruck. My wife tried for years to get me to blog, but I always said I didn't have time. She set up a WordPress site for me and it still sits dormant. Active Rain was a better start for me since it is more interactive. Let give you a list of some of the benefits I've received since March 2011:
Multiple client contacts due to local posts - 5
Referrals from other AR members - 3
Members who have contacted me for advice - 12
Members who have contacted me with advice - 10
Interviews with national real estate related companies - 2
Requests from other online media to re-post my blogs - 3
Requests from local media to re-publish my blogs - 1
Requests from news media for me to write a regular column - 1
Contacts from banks asking for my opinion after reading my posts - 3
Contacts from major US companies asking for my opinion after reading my posts - 2
Customers who found me through the Internet, mostly AR - 2
A participant to our 12 Hour Pedal for the Cure - 1 - Andrea Bedard
Friends made through AR - a lot - priceless
Thank you to all who read my blog, subscribe and leave encouraging comments. Also, thanks to all who have emailed with advice, notice of boo-boos in my blogs, and ideas that would make my blog more attractive and readable. And, thanks for those who have called and shared their lives with me. You all ROCK!
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.