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 your PC is bogged down with useless software and your desktop is jammed with icons and documents, then your PC is next to useless as a productivity tool. Even scarier is the increased likelihood that if you have lost track of your files, you could easily have sensitive personal information exposed without your knowledge.
Begin by emptying your trash, since these unwanted files are still taking up valuable space on your hard drive, then follow these tips for a cleaner, faster machine:
Organize software: Gather all your software disks and serial numbers, and back them up in two or three different locations. I keep all my software on the original CDs or DVDs, and I’ve also ripped copies, which I save in organized folders on external hard drives. (Ripping is the process of copying audio files, video files, or software to a hard disk.) This includes all your drivers, recent versions of browsers, antivirus and anti-spyware software, and any free applications you use.
Get Belarc Advisor: This free utility takes a snapshot of your entire system and generates a convenient list of everything that’s installed, including serial numbers. This helps you identify and eliminate bloat—programs with an excess of superfluous features that are unnecessary for users.
Remove old programs: If you have software that you haven’t used for at least a year, it is time to remove these programs from your PC as they are taking up space and could contribute to a slow down your PC.
Eliminate clutter and back up important files: Delete files that aren’t important to you and organize the files that you want to save into clearly labeled, easy to find folders.
Defrag: If you have a Windows machine, find “disk defragmentation” in your programs menu to start this process.
Upgrade your operating system: Upgrades usually offer new features that can help your machine run smoothly, and often include security patches that keep your computer protected from the latest threats.
Clear your cache: Clearing your browser’s cache of temporary files and cookies can free up a lot of space on your hard drive. Search online for specific instructions on how to clean your browser’s cache.
Do a reinstall: Adventurous and tech-savvy types can bypass all of the above and do a full reinstall. This means gathering all your installation CDs, software and files on external CDs or drives and then wiping the hard drive clean.
If you need help identifying problems with your computer, try McAfee TechCheck, a free diagnostic tool that quickly scans your PC to pinpoint possible problems with your operating system, network, applications, hardware, or peripherals.
If you want help maintaining your computer or have more serious issues, check out McAfee TechMasterservice, which can rescue an ailing PC or help you set up and optimize a new computer or smartphone. They can also help you set up, troubleshoot, and protect monitors, printers, and other peripherals as well as help you set up a home wireless network—all from the comfort of your home! And McAfee TechMaster is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
So before the summer rolls around, make sure you finish this last bit of spring cleaning.
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.