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
Every day we receive new ideas, suggestions and requests to make ActiveRain better from our lovely members and we take those little golden nuggets to the Round Table. With all hands on deck, we decide what is actually possible and what requests will make ActiveRain better. Some of your gems don't get too far but others make it all the way through to production.
Here's what we have in store for our release on Wednesday May 23rd. This release will not require us to take the site down so there won't be any outages for you to worry about.
We've had a Q&A board since shortly after our launch in 2006 but it was hidden and not given much love, from us, or from our members. In fact, almost every day some consumer would ask a question and often those questions would go whispering in the wind. Why? Mainly we didn't have the resources to focus on expanding the feature and getting it on the appropriate pages.
Today, we've breathed new life into the Q&A section and added it to the state pages for every state. If you go to the states menu on the top navigation bar and click on your state, you'll see the ability for anyone to ask a real estate related question.
For our members, providing answers is a great way to generate leads, gain exposure and build rapport with consumers in your market who need professional opinions. You're the professionals out there in the field each day and if you'd like to share your expertise then please by all means take a look at the Q&A. Notice a new addition in the blue bar?
If you click the Q&A link in the blue bar, you'll be able to answer any questions as well as look over recent questions and answers. In addition, on the left hand side of your 'my home' page is a new link that says 'New Questions' and let's you know how many unanswered questions there are from your state. You can click that link to check out all the unanswered questions. Or you can browse through all the questions on your state page, as I know consumers would love to get as many opinions as possible when asking for professional assistance.
It's not a first come first serve type of thing. Anyone can answer a question even if there have already been answers left for the question. Consumers are looking for awesome answers. I know as a community we are more than capable of providing them with awesome answers.
We hope that our members will keep this Q&A section focused on real estate related questions as opposed to asking questions about how to use some component of ActiveRain......but I suppose if someone decides to use it for that, our gracious members will probably help out with answers for those kind of questions as well.
When someone asks a question, we get their email address. When you answer a question, your answer is emailed to them along with a link to your profile on ActiveRain. This is another great way to demonstrate your expertise online. To that I would suggest that everyone stick to answering questions in a state for which you have a license.
We'd love to have you check it out and help us answer some of the hundreds of outstanding questions. There will surely be more to come in the future now that we've made it more readily accessible.
Ever been bummed about not being able to list your commercial or land listings? Or did you put in a perfectly valid address yet get kicked out because the system wouldn't identify it as one? Well it's been fixed! Previously the Listings Tool required each field completed in order to activate; well that didn't work for your land or commercial listings that didn't have beds or baths. As of today, the only field required to activate a listing is a City. You're still allowed 20 listings so go get 'em tiger!
We have some new faces working for AR. Check out our newly updated About page to see some familiar faces and some new ones too. I'm very proud to be a part of such a wonderful team and you should feel good knowing we've got the best of the best working hard to keep this wonderful platform rolling!
We made a few additional SEO updates that dealt mostly with some of the ways we displayed pages to search engines. Just some additional clean up as we head toward really putting our best foot forward to the Google monster. Nothing that impacts any of your content specifically. It had to do more with what happens when content is removed from ActiveRain or the search engines find a page that was eliminated.
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.