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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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
Twice a month (if not more) I speak with REALTORS® at local boards and MLSs about using social media networks effectively - one major question I get is "WHAT DO I BLOG ABOUT!". So I've complied a quick list for you. My suggestion would be to export this list into a word doc. and create sub categories under each applicable topic.What I mean by that:
Topic (from below) - Land Lord or Tenant Issues
Sub categories for multiple blog posts: Process of Approving a Tenant (credit check etc.), What Signing a Lease Entails, Explain Broker Fees
Blogging Topics for Real Estate Professionals
Architecture or housing styles in your area
Market statistics for your area, including average prices and absorption rates
10 most common code violations found by local inspectors
Pet friendly housing
Top 10 lists
Renting vs. buying
A lender who did a great job
Things that go wrong with real estate sales
Home owners insurance
Gardening and landscaping
Your city council
A new development
Real estate industry news - with your own unique commentary
Consumer hoaxes and scams
First time home buyer programs
Home energy conservation
Final walk through
Equity stripping scams
Transportation & Parking
Churches/Houses of worship
The home buying process
The home selling process
Moving with children
Moving with pets
Places to eat
Places to shop
Commentary on local news stories
Commentary on local public policy
Land lord or tenant issues
How to sell a house
How not to sell a house
Active listings/New listings
Trends in kitchen design
Area events for children
The local zoo
Where to play golf
Women home buyers
Advice for FSBO's
Types of mortgages
Home owners associations
Fair housing issues
List of community resource links
Explain Good Faith Estimate
Tips on organizing a garage sale
Cost-of-living comparison for different cities or neighborhoods in your local market (side by side comparison)
Bargain hunter's guide (lunch for under $10, furniture outlets, clothing store sales, cheapest gas stations)
Go through your email, is there a question or comment from one of your clients that can be made into a post?
I hope this helps! Create a content grid with these topics and you'll ALWAYS have something to blog about. Don't know what a content grid is - just ask! We're happy to help.
By popular demand if you want a content grid go here http://readvantage.com/design/quote.cfm and fill out your contact information and say I want the Active Rain Content Grid and I will email one over to you.
RE/Advantage specializes in Real Estate web site design and Internet technology. We have been working with the Real Estate Industry for over 10 years so we understand what makes a site work for you and your buyers and sellers. After all we have been developing real estate web sites, Internet tools and marketing strategies since 1997. No one provides a more comprehensive, well-thought-out site and tool set for your Internet presence. We provide you with not only the tools to manage and customize your site, but the peace of mind that comes from knowing we are here to help if you need us.
Everything Internet. This blog is all about how REALTORS can leverage the Internet. Stop in and see my posts on how you can fine tun your website, get SEO tips, or just ask me a question. I'll listen and always give you an answer.
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.