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
ActiveRain Blog Posts: The Top 10 of 2011 - Pro to Consumer Edition
We had such a good time at our earlier Pro to Pro awards ceremony, and now it's time for the Pro to Consumer edition. I hope we don't see any outfit repeats as that would just be the disaster of the year! Keep it fresh ladies and gents and you're sure to dazzle your fans!
The following 10 posts were not necessarily written in 2011 but they do have the most pageviews from January 1st to December 31st of 2011. It's important to realize the power that one post can possess for years to come. Like a Chanel suit...it never goes out of style!
We couldn't get Billy Crystal to host this year as he is busy filming City Slickers 4 so AR will just have to do. Everyone please be seated, the awards show is about to begin. Quiet in the back (you know who you are)!
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Top 10 Pro to Consumer pageviews of 2011!
With more and more families living with multiple generations under one roof this information is heavily searched upon. Tip-toeing through the living room to get to the kitchen so as to not wake grandma must get old and people want to add more space. Penny talks about everything from budget to resale value.
Why wouldn't we counter? The title grabs those curious minds and clearly outlines the 5 reasons. Bolding, photos and clear paragraphs are a great outline for any post and tend to keep the reader engaged. Tni knows what she's doing here; catchy title, nice flow of the blog and great information.
In one instant, Bruce teaches us how to tell if a condo is VA approved or not. Few tasks are short and sweet in the world of real estate so it's refreshing to find one that is. Written in 2007, this post continues to receive view after view.
Herb does a wonderful job of playing teacher here. In order to keep your interested buyers engaged, he reminds us to put aside our emotions and focus on the facts when responding to low offers. Reminding the owners of the home to focus on the facts is crucial; a tough market makes for emotional sellers.
This post is for agents and consumers alike. Not only is Jeff sharing with us his vast knowledge of important pre-listing kit tools but he does it in a way that educates agents as well as sellers. Now when an agent comes to a listing appointment, the sellers know what to look for in order to find a valuable rep.
The CHIP program was new in 2009 as Cheryl points out. Loan limitations and requirements are clearly layed out for potential parties. She even includes links to see if the property is located in a HUD area or not. Consumers can do the simple math to see if they qualify before getting excited. I wonder who they're going to use as an agent in Concord after reading this post?
Job opportunities constantly keep people moving and Austin is one of them. This manuscript if you will, is jam-packed full of information for everything Austin. Clearly an expert on the subject, Jason freely lets us inside his head and provides new Austiners with imperative information. Family fun stuff, place to eat, schools...you name it, it's included. Written in 2008, Jason alerts us that this post is a work in progress and he intends to update it often.
With the unfortunate market of some, it's not surprising that a post like this comes in at #2. Consumers most likely have never written a letter of this kind and scour Google for a good example and in comes Rosemary. Excellent title, and she's providing exactly what her title promises. Hopefully her phone rings with interested parties in her area to get the job done!
May I have the envelope please? *deep breath* And now, the winner of the most pageviews for Pro to Consumer 2011 is......
What a wonderful, time appropriate, hyper local post. Not only is Michele proving she is the mayor of her city, the go-to-gal for everything Brooklyn but she does it in a way that captures clicks. Her title promises readers important information. If you blog about your area, current and timely happenings are sure to get maximum exposure.
Thank you everyone for coming tonight, the talent in this room is just overwhelming! Big shout out to the tables hooting and hollering for their colleagues!! Yeah, whoop whoop!! We have one more awards show coming next week, the Just for Fun edition is sure to bring a smile. Have a great night, love each other and we'll see you next time!
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.