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
The cursor blinks at a maddening pace. As a real estate agent, you promised you'd blog once a week to attract more people to the site, but your mind is blank. Your palms begin to sweat. Forget it. You turn the screen off and walk away, thus losing your established readership in the process because you couldn't think of a single thing to say in your scheduled post.
You know that regular postings are the key to a successful real estate blog, but who can come up with something to say every single week or twice a week if you post that frequently?
These ideas may help . . .
Neighborhoods in your area are a great topic. Describe the average age of the home owners in the area, attractions nearby, schools, types of houses, and the general market price for the area.
The nuances of buying real estate is a fairly common topic, but one potential buyers crave information about. Talk about homeowner's insurance, the closing process, offers and counter-offers, and finding the right house are all perfect topics to attract buyers in your area to the blog.
Area photos + posts = Reader Gold! People who aren't necessarily a part of your area may look for attractions that don't get mentioned by the Chamber of Commerce or AOL city guide. Grab your digital camera or picture phone, and shoot a few of the lesser known attractions nearby for potential homeowners. Then let them know what's great about it. From the perfect playground in your area to the best place to get fried dill pickles, potential homeowners crave information they can't get anywhere else, and nothing offers more info than a good photo.
City Council news is important for both buyers and sellers. Try to attend city council meetings, and blog about the relevant bits for buyers and sellers. They may begin to turn to you for up-to-date news about the area.
Remember, anything you post should stay with your initial blog goals. If you're trying to attract potential customers, don't spend hours of posting time chatting about topics that won't accomplish that goal. Stick with what your readers will want to hear.
Remember, if you want help setting your blog up or you need someone to take over the posting schedule to free up some of your time, take a moment to contact James Colucci Enterprises. From great blog posts to direct mail flyers and postcards, we're here for all of your real estate marketing needs.
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.