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
We'll be blunt, some Rainers have forgotten their Sandbox 101 training. We firmly believe in free speech rights, but just because you CAN express your opinion, doesn't mean you SHOULD express your opinion.
Sometimes silence is the appropriate response.
Sometimes a private email is the right response.
Sometimes writing your own blog post is the right response.
But rarely is undercutting the author on their own PUBLIC, CONSUMER ORIENTED post the right response!!
And that's two key phrases: PUBLIC POST and CONSUMER ORIENTED.
If the author is directing their post TO THE CONSUMER, and NOT to the Active Rain community, do you think they want your opinion that basically states that you think they're full of "it", to use the polite term?? Of course not!
There is no unalienable right to state your opinion and have it stay on the author's post. Your right to free speech ends when it interferes with the author's business. Don't be surprised nor offended if your comment goes POOF. Their blog, their rules, no whining. If you feel strongly enough about the topic, GO WRITE YOUR OWN POST!
The premise of the author's post got you stirred up? First of all, is what you're riled up about what the author ACTUALLY stated, or what YOU read between the lines and inferred? Way too often we see comments with a disconnect from the subject matter of the actual post. Don't infer and interpret. Read the post. The WHOLE post. Then read it again. Does it still say what you think it did?
Is the post rife with misspelling?? That's easy, on the right side bar there's an Email Me link. Use it. Yes, the captchas can sometimes be a pain in the butt, but pointing out someone's spelling deficiencies? Maybe the author is targeting the "Me kan't spull eyethur" niche :) And I'll by no means claim perfection in spelling, even WITH spell check engaged! Spell check DOES NOT check the title bar, and those homonym pairs are/our, there/their, etc. regularly get flip flopped first thing in the morning when operating on a caffeine deficit. And personally we appreciate when one of our AR friends drops us a quick email pointing out an error we need to correkt correct.
We could say a bit more on the topic, but bottom line is: RESPECT YOUR FELLOW BLOGGERS! If it's a public, consumer oriented post and they have not EXPRESSLY requested your opinion, it may be time to push the keyboard away.
And don't forget, your comments just may be out there FOREVER, so choose your words wisely Grasshopper (if you're a certain age you'll get it, and if not, search the TV Series Kung Fu on YouTube).
This post is NOT consumer oriented, so feel free to post your comments. And obviously a Members Only post is more wide open for dissent, but still needs to be kept civil. No questioning the author's heritage or intelligence is needed to make your point. (Unless they start talking about commissions and violating Sherman!!).
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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.