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
HOW TO KILL AN ACTIVERAIN RELATIONSHIP BEFORE IT BEGINS.
If a new member advertised themselves in a comment to your post, it simply means that they didn't read the ActiveRain Guidelines.
I did the same thing with the first few comments I made back in 2006. Some old Internet friends (RealTalk) politely pointed out to me the error of my ways. I didn't take offense.
TOTOH, a local real estate agent (competitor) advertised themselves in a comment to one of my posts. When I politely asked them to "kindly remove the link(s) to their web page" from their comment to my post, the response I got was that they "had every right to post whatever they wanted in their comment".
Needless to say, our relationship never blossomed.
Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, serving home buyers in MD and Northern Virginia.
Personal interaction. They say that if you don't occasionally ruffle some feathers, you're not doing it right. Well I must be doing it great, 'cause I sure ruffled some feathers yesterday.
I wrote a post about a newbie who'd done some self promotion on my blog. She didn't do it intentionally, she just didn't know. I tried to tell her about her faux pas, by noting the error in my comment, sending her a private e-mail, and writing that post... the post did contain a screen-shot of her comment, but anything personal had been blurred out to be illegible, but some felt that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
It was done with the best of intentions, but many felt that it was over the top, and that I'd unduly embarrassed the woman, and potentially scared off a newbie. In trying to offer a Netiquette Refresher, I seem to have broken that very Internet Ettiquette myself.
Surely not my intent. Merely in way of explaining my intent, I thought that showing the error, would be educational for other newbies. Instead, many felt it would scare newbies away, and made me out to be a heartless ogre, with a Napoleon complex... or something like that.
So, to the newbie that I unduly embarrassed... I humbly apologize. As I said in my private e-mail to you: I hope this doesn't scare you away from Active Rain. It's a great platform with a lot of wonderful people... you'll like it here, if you can get past my inhospitable welcome.
I considered, reposting her blurred-out photo... but I imagine that would ruffle more feathers, and would only reinflict the damage done, and that's the last thing I want to do. I've taken the other post down, at the strong suggestion of some, who've rightly pointed out that it was not well thought-out.
Do not copy the content of this blog, without first contacting the author for permission. Reblogging is allowed. All other use is strictly prohibited without express permission from me. This blog is tag-resistant... Do not tag me, I don't participate in tagging, no MeMe's don't even think about 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.