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
With this post, I officially hit my 1,00th blog post! I can hardly believe it? What on earth have I posted about 1,000 times? How did I have time to do this? How can I keep the pace up?
Those of you who are active bloggers understand the commitment and dedication it takes to post regularly. Finding new and fresh content takes some creativity and diligence. However, the rewards are wonderful!
When I began as a "Baby Blogger" on Active Rain just a few years ago, I had no idea of what I was getting myself in to. I have met so many wonderful friends and colleagues and of course have learned very valuable lessons on the art of blogging. Not to mention the referrals that I have received as a result of my blogging efforts.
The method to my blogging madness are simple:
Keeping my content real and easy to read.
Showing my personal side which allows others to get to know who you really are.
Keeping the content mixed up. Alternate market information, listings, sales, personal content and the most important for me - The Localism posts!
Staying consistent. I try to get those 10 posts in per week but don't stress if I miss a week.
Commenting and subscribing to others in the Rain.
Keeping my camera handy. This has really led to some interesting content for sure!
Bottom line, get busy and BLOG! I am so thankful for what I have learned here and I look forward to the next 1,000 posts and beyond! For those of you who subscribe to my wacky blog, a BIG THANK YOU! Love to you all!
"Have you fully lived today?"
Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®
Broker Associate - RE/MAX The Woodlands & Spring
26113 Oak Ridge Drive Suite D ~ The Woodlands, Texas 77380
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.