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
I had to re-blog Carie's post because I too have been given that Newbie Label. The question I'm still wondering is how long you stay a newbie. Let's face it there is the old stuff to learn and then the ever increasing new stuff. My only advice for myself is concentrate on one thing for a few days and slowly add to it. However, I do like the clicking thing...Thanks again to Carie, Patricia, and Kristin for their contribution to this post.
I've sure come a long way since uttering those words!You see, I knew absolutely nothing about ActiveRain until I heard of its existence at a networking luncheon. But, once I understood the difference between AcidRain and ActiveRain, I was on my way! Last week, I celebrated my 60-day anniversary on ActiveRain and as I reflect back on this awesome two-month journey, here's an account of what has helped me most to enhance my ActiveRain Newbie experience.
CLICK ON EVERYTHING IN SIGHT
Start clicking like crazy! Initially, I found the ActiveRain University tab and after taking the orientation class and watching a couple of tutorials, I went everywhere -- blogs, profiles, more blogs, contests, statistics, a list of all the states in the US -- basically anything that resembled a link. I was overwhelmed! Yet, just like pulling off a Bandaid, the anticipation and fear of the unknown is the worst part. Go for it! It won’t hurt for very long and you won't have to look back!
TAKE AS MUCH NEWBIE ADVICE AS YOU CAN GET
Remember, everyone started out at Square #1, so everybody here has been in our shoes before. They all know the agony and ecstasy of being an ActiveRain Newbie. Luckily, many seasoned Rainmakers have written posts which illustrate valuable steps for getting started, blogging, Newbie etiquette, you name it! Most recently, I read a blog by Patricia Kennedy that was chock full of great ideas. It's been reblogged a few times already, but in case you missed it, check it out here.P.S. I learned how to do this on ActiveRain :) And, for us Newbies, blogging can be scary! However, stumbling through the blogging process doesn't have to be so nervewracking. Kristin Moran recently wrote a nice blog about the stress of embarking on your blogging maiden voyage so check it out here. Oh ... and the search feature at the top of the page is my new BFF!
REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE
Or, at least send them a message. I’ve written messages to several ActiveRain members (you guys know who you are -- thank you!) requesting feedback and guidance after reading their blogs and profiles. I'm sure they remember how it felt to be the new kid on the block, and their willingness to share their experiences and expertise was very encouraging. Not to mention the emails I've written directly to ActiveRain about quirky things I didn't quite understand (Hey gang in Technical Support, how's it going?) And last night, I went to my local ActiveRain Meetup where I met some great folks who also offered valuable Newbie advice. So basically, everyone I have reached out to here has been extremely helpful and supportive. I'm grateful for the assistance I’ve received and hope to pay it forward someday as an ActiveRain Veteran.
OH YEAH ... THERE'S ALSO STUFF ABOUT REAL ESTATE
Undoubtedly, there is a wealth of information here pertaining to the real estate industry -- working with buyers and sellers, how to generate more leads, social media marketing, staging, and insightful ways to reach more clients and grow your business, just to name a few. However, there seems to be no shortage of valuable information on a wide variety of other interesting topics as well. Plus, a network of amazing people and the fortunate opportunity to connect with them. So, whatever the reasons for being here -- there is something for everyone. Just Get Out In The Rain ... and don't forget to have some fun!
P. Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA
We service all of Palm Beach County and S. Florida
513 N. Country Club Drive, Suite 200, Atlantis, FL 33462
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.