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
If you haven’t heard all the hubbub, Pinterest is the new big thing in social media. This new platform is not only a way to stay social, but also a way to share your interests with an entire community with thousands of participants. From food to sports to interior design and real estate, Pinterest allows you to showcase your work and the work of others with just a short caption and a click of a button. Still confused? Don’t worry, it took me about three weeks to understand what it’s all about (that was after the two weeks I waited for a Facebook invite to join the network!) but now I am a Pinterest fiend.
While the social network is mainly used for personal enjoyment, the concept of using it to build a brand is quickly catching on. As your real estate virtual assistants, we have created accounts and began experimenting to share the news with you. Whether you’ve been on Pinterest since its debut or you’re hearing about it for the first time, there are plenty of ways to enhance your business model with the use of this new tool.
Identify Yourself: Just like you would choose a custom Facebook URL or a unique Twitter handle for your business, secure a Pinterest username. For bigger companies, some people have already created names and are using logos that they have no affiliation with. If your brand isn’t something as big as Google, Target or Maratha Stewart, there’s a good chance you will be able to reserve your desired handle. Even if you don’t plan to start using Pinterest right away, take 60 seconds to register, so when you start implementing it into your schedule you’re ready to go. You can even use the pictures and information from your current Facebook and Twitter pages to populate your profile.
Use Hashtags: If you’re already using Pinterest, did you know that you can also use hashtags? Just like Twitter, Pinterest allows you to mark keywords with the infamous number sign, making your pins more likely to show up in a search. The hashtags will also roll over if your pin is shared or re-pinned by another user.
Color and Style: Last week we discussed how your color scheme affects your brand. The same concept transitions into Pinterest. Bring your brand to life by incorporating your color and style into your profile. You’ve already got great property photos to show off, so make sure your overall presence reflects that same flair.
Pin It: Pinterest provides every member an option to add a “pin it” button to the top toolbar in their web browser. Moreover, you can also add this button to your company website! Just like you have a button for Facebook, Twitter and your blog, you can also have a “pin it” button so your clients or website viewers can pin your listings to their own Pinterest account. Don’t worry, you will still get credit. Every time something gets pinned, it always shows the website that the picture originally came from.
Over the past couple of months, we have had several clients ask us if Pinterest is a good thing to incorporate into theirsocial networking strategy. We tell them yes. It is a great way to showcase properties and give your clients (and potential) clients a sense of who you are, what you specialize in, and how you can help them visualize and obtain their dream home. If you have any questions on how to get started, or if you need assisting with social media, blogging or listing marketing, feel free to contact us anytime!
Have an awesome day!
Lauren Wille Marketing Coordinator
The RealSupport, Inc. Team 1232 West Northwest Highway Palatine, IL 60067 Office: (847) 705-1655 Fax: (847) 589-8989 Info@RealSupportinc.com
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.