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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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 regularly read the GeekEstate Blog, written by a team of authors and contributors. A recent post, How to Get Started in Real Estate, presents a list of items that new agents should keep in mind to be successful:
What to Expect.
Treat real estate as a profession, not a hobby Focus on both leads and listings, buyers and sellers Put in the hours Remember that you are an entrepreneur Be open to clients and opportunities at all times Measure and evaluate your performance Set concrete, time-specific goals for improvement areas Research trends, practices, and conventions in your local market Know that you may work weekends Have some savings to live on for the first 6 months Be a cheerleader for what you do Start prospecting and don’t stop Use a CRM Invest in your business and in your education Consider a real estate coach Do the stuff no one else wants to do Work harder than your competition
Build Your Network
Get involved in your community Join your local realtor’s association Get to know public officials Volunteer Join a mastermind group Participate at your child’s school Join the board of an organization you care about Treat everyone you meet as a potential client Use a personal touch to stay connected with former clients Maintain a presence online Preserve your reputation by focusing on quality, not quantity Embrace your personality Promote causes and organizations you believe in Be friendly, but professional Build and keep up relationships with coworkers Seek mentors, share concerns Shadow and request feedback from more experienced agents Research and talk to top producers in your community/region
Setup a website to build your brand and drive leads Use a CRM to keep track of clients, listings, and leads Consider syndicating your listings for greater reach Consider Craigslist to get buyers and sellers Become a master of lead generation Learn how to do SEO Think in terms of building good systems so you can focus on creating relationship and closing deals Set up your profile on the major social media sites Educate yourself with books and blogs Take classes and talk to more experienced tech users Attend conferences to keep abreast of emerging trends Recruit experts to help you build your technology portfolio Market yourself with social media and networks Get comfortable with smartphones, mobile technology Use video Don’t be a Luddite!
Choose Your Broker Wisely
Research company earnings Research company clients; compare to your preferred niche Research company, agent reputations Compare franchise agencies with local/family-owned in your area
Interview brokers regarding: 1. Commission splits 2. Technology and administrative support 3. Marketing/advertising budgets 4. Training and education programs Interview other agents regarding: 1. General satisfaction 2. Company culture 3. Management styles 4. Future plans
Do you agree with this list?What would you add to it?
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.