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
The new social network (even though it is two years old) that is creating all the rage and discussion is Pinterest and creating a brand with this social medium is now part of a new marketing strategy for many people and businesses. You will have to dedicate the time and follow the etiquette of the site to be able to market you and/or your brand to get it out to the public where it can be visible to new people. It can be used to build a reputation and drive traffic and can turn a business around overnight. Literally.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a pin-board social networking site that was launched in March of 2010. It has gained in popularity over the past year and now has over 4,000,000 daily visitors. Did you get that?4 Million! Though it has a large amount of daily visitors the site is still officially in its beta version, but a great way for many people to put out there who they are and what they do.
Build a Reputation with Pinterest
You want to be able to build your reputation on Pinterest to be able to start branding your name or the name of your company. You can do this by building relationships with people who have already established themselves on the site and have a following. The people, who have the more followers, pins, and re-pins, are those who have a better reputation on the site and you can interact with them and use their popularity to help market yourself on Pinterest. You can also do daily themes that promote other products in the industry you are targeting. It is important to avoid the temptation of self-promotion and remember that the site is about sharing ideas.
An example could be that if you’re a real estate agent you could promote other businesses related to yours, such as lawn maintenance, renovation companies, cabinet companies and many more, all the while your information is there to.
Put In the Time to Brand Your Name
You will need to invest the time to be able to brand your name. It will not happen overnight. If you check your email every day when you first get into the office, you can think of using Pinterest the same by giving yourself an allotted amount of time to spend promoting your business and your brand. You can offer up different types of daily pins to your customers. Some businesses offer deals that can only be found through the Pinterest site. The possibilities are limitless.
Target the Right Audience with Pinterest
While it may be tempting to pin everything that you come across that you deem interesting or useful, it is not as such for a business. It will serve more useful to be consistent and target and pin things that are related to the demographic that you are targeting using Pinterest.Since the majority of you reading this are involved in real estate in some way, shape or form, then you would pin real estate related matters.
Brand yourself and your business by pinning with Pinterest!
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.