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
Again, if you don't know about Localism our consumer portal which is under development you can read more here. As promised we are pushing new features every couple days to get us to an official launch in a few months. This morning we released an update allowing members to add communities/neighborhoods/urban villages, or whatever they are called in your city.
One frustration I've often heard from consumers or agents a like about real estate sites is the information stops at the city level. Almost all cities are broken down into smaller regions which often don't have standardized names or boundaries. This makes it very hard particularly for someone relocating to determine where Kelsey Creek is in Bellevue, or find information in that area of the city. We've added a simple interface which will allow our members to add these regions within cities as well as place them on a map which will allow us to display more useful information to very soon. You can already upload photos to the neighborhoods and you will soon be able to add blog posts to them, and also list your profile in them.
To add neighborhoods on Localism.com login using your ActiveRain username and password, navigate to a city and you will see a link on the left hand side of the screen.
Once you choose to add a neighborhood you will be prompted to enter a name and also place a marker on the map representing the approximate center point of the neighborhood within the city. You will probably have to zoom in using the +- controls to more precisely place the location. By adding this centerpoint this will allow us to begin displaying maps of the neighborhoods within a city, which will greatly assist consumers and real estate professionals alike.
Please comment on this post if you have any questions.
Update: Oh, I forgot to mention, we will give out points for adding these neighborhoods, though point distribution is not yet automated.
Update: Points scored on communities are being adjusted right now. However please know that adding these neighborhoods and their locations is very beneficial to the community.
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.