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
I suspect this is why my sister's CAT photos take up so much of my Fb news feed. I really like getting information from other property managers and learning what is happening in their area of the country!
By now, we all know the power of social media. Since its start in 2004 (yes, it's been around less than a decade), Facebook has gone from a simple way for Harvard students to keep up with other students' activities to a world-wide billion dollar social media sensation where people, groups, organizations and businesses interact with others online. Today's business-savvy real estate professional understands that utilizing the power of Facebook to connect with past, current and future clients is a must. Determining the perfect content to post as well as how often to add a post is a balancing act. You don't want to get lost in the shuffle of other Facebook posts.
When you log in to your Facebook account, the first thing you see is your newsfeed. This shows postings from your friends as well as the pages you "like". What you may not know is that this newsfeed doesn't necessarily show every post from every friend as it happens. This makes sense when you consider that many people have several hundred on up to a few thousand "friends". That's a lot of posts. Facebook has tried to streamline posts by using an algorithm called EdgeRank to determine whether certain posts from your friends are worth adding to your newsfeed. To break it down, Facebook calls each post (whether that's a status update, photo, tag, video, event RSVP, fan page "like", etc) an "edge". By using how often you interact with your friends or they interact with you, the algorithm calculates how interested you might be by each "edge". If it has enough "weight" to it, it will show up on your newsfeed.
How do you get your Facebook page to show up on your fans' newsfeeds? More interaction. How do you get more interaction? Post more interesting content. Photos of listings are fine, but don't limit yourself. In fact, sometimes something as simple as a photo of your pet, the storefront of your favorite local coffee shop, happy buyers in front of their newly purchased home (with a tag to their Facebook pages, with their permission of course), a video (Carra Riley has some funny and informative videos she likes to share) or even a question like "What's your favorite holiday?" which only requires a quick answer can get responses from people you may not have even heard from before. The more responses you get, the better your EdgeRank and the more likely your post will show up in your fans' newsfeeds.
Don't get lost in the shuffle on Facebook. Strike a balance between strictly real estate-related business and fun interaction. Increase your EdgeRank and you'll increase your Facebook visibility. That gives you a better chance of having your name on someone's tongue when it comes time to buy or sell their home in your neighborhood.
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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.