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
Last night I had this really great experience I wanted to share with you all. But, when I got home and logged on to my computer....NOTHING! The cable modem was down, again. I had the right to remain silent...and no choice but to exercise it.
So, this morning I took my rights into my own hands and stopped by the office of my local wireless provider (Alltel). I have had my eye on the Verizon wireless data card for some time now, but since my provider is Alltel I had yet to pick it up. Well, recently Alltel has added a highspeed data card to their product line as well and I saw this as my opportunity to break free from the shackles of coffee shop wireless hotspots. I chose the Kyocera Passport (pcmag's editor's choice winner). The card itself costs $99 plus $59/month for unlimited access. For those of you unfamiliar with EVDO, it is a high-speed network protocol used for wireless Internet data communications. Verizon led the way and currently Cingular, Sprint and Alltel are also offering the service. EVDO service now covers more than 60 major metropolitan areas across the U.S.
I now have unlimited highspeed wireless access anywhere my provider has coverage (which is my entire service area) and when I am outside their service area, they have agreements that allow me to access the Verizon or Cingular highspeed data networks. No longer will I pay premiums at hotels/airports for internet access. Now I can upload photos directly from the field, send and receive email from anywhere and even list homes on site. Of course, the only thing that really matters to me is being able to blog active/rain even when my cable modem is down.
Now....just what was that really great experience I wanted to share with you last night???? hmmm...
For more information on how to use today's technology to speed up your business, contact Michael Fournier at 704.533.2860. Michael is a lead broker on The Living Charlotte Team. To find out more, visit www.LivingCharlotte.com or www.KelliSheppe.com.
A continuing commentary on the reality of Realty. No Realtors were seriously harmed in the making of this blog, though several reported numbness in their extremities. We make no claim about potential side effects to readers. Readers of this blog have suffered from open minds, deeper friendships and generally being smarter. You are warned.
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.