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
Text Messages, Android Devices, and Gmail (iPhone too)
Anyone in business knows how important it is to document daily work activities including communication with customers, other agents, and other third party providers. When the world was all paper you quite naturally have a paper trail. Later Fax machines increased the speed of business and still left a paper trail.
With the speed of the Internet nearly everything is in email. While email is not a paper trail, it does leave an electronic trail.
Smart-phones and other devices has everyone communicating, more or less, with text messages. Text messages are very efficient and liked by many. But what about the electronic/paper trail? Well one does exist but to gain the cooperation of your cell phone provider you will need a subpoena.
There is an answer for Android and i-Phones. In the respective market place you will find apps that allow you to copy, move, and save text messages to your laptop, generally manual backup applications.
If you have an Android device and use Gmail there is even a better solution. You should check out SMS Backup+. Backup+ is AUTOMATIC. You do nothing day-in-day-out. Backup+ automatically backs up all your SMS, MMS, and (telephone) CALL LOG to Gmail Labels (folders.) And, if you use Outlook with Google App Sync all this is downloaded to your Outlook too.
Optionally you can have the call log load your calls into your calendar so on any given day you can see who you called, who called you, missed calls, length of call, and at what time of day right in your calendar. You can also, optionally, backup your contacts but this is redundant if you use Gmail.
In Gmail I chose to create a new calendar called "Call Log" and all my calls are backed up to that calendar. Then in Gmail and Outlook I can switch viewing that calendar on or off or overlay it with my regular calendar as needed.
SMS messages age in a "folder" (label) called SMS. With the power of Google search within Gmail you can find just about anything stored in its database.
Gmail is available for i-Devices, I don’t know if SMS Backup+ is.
Give it a try!
Disclaimer: I have no relationship with the companies or producers of any of the products mentioned except that I use them all save for the i_Devices.
Author Bio: Bob Pisa moved to the Naples area after spending 30 years in the Boston area. He was raised in the metro-NYC area and
graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY) in 1974. His career has been primarily in high-technology
manufacturing and enterprise software for multi-national companies. Bob was also a successful small business entrepreneur and
ultimately sold his start up business after six years of operation to a major corporation. He is the former Vice President for the Grandezza
Master Homeowner's Association (two terms) and former President of the Santa Lucia Homeowner's Association (three terms.) Bob attained
his real estate license in 2005, and is working in commercial and residential real estate. He is a member of Naples Area Board of Realtors®,
NAR, and Florida REALTORS.
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.