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
Penterest can be seductive. Did you know that it was only launched in 2010 but is already growing rapidly - a meteroic rise from 4.9 million unique visitors in Nov 2011 to 11.7 million in January to 17.8 million visitors in June of 2012.
Pinterest is now the third most popular social media after Facebook and Twitter. One source indicates it is driving more traffic to websites than blogs, YouTube, Google+ and Linkedin combined.
As REALTORS we need to pay attention to this growth because the growth is not being driven by the usual crowd of male geeks. Sixty-eight percent of users are women and over half of these users ar over 35! Isn't that our primary buyer profile?
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is an online bullentin board that allows users to collect images from souces as they search the Internet and post them to their board or boards. Imagine creating a board of fashion ideas, wedding planning ideas and home design and you begin to understand how users are using the service. Put ideas on your board as you find them, re-pin from other boards, have frinds and families help you with pinning. The benefit, great ideas are all in one place to view - without all the distraction of searching for content on a website.
You can have multiple boards for specific categories and when you pin to your board your followers can see it, they can like, comment and re-pin it to their own boards. Like YouTube and Facebook, content can go viral, giving one a huge audience. A cool feature, you can post images from your own library, add a message and as you post it, automatically post it to Twitter at a click of a button.
How can we as REALTORS use this service?
Think of your Pinterest boards as your viral catalog of services, not just one more way to display listings. Look at the categories offered by Pinterest, this becomes the theme (key word) around which you need to pin.
For example, you can begin to post blog articles about "Cool things Children do in Newport Beach" to a board on Kids, and link images from your blog article to the pin. People seeking out information on neighborhoods and find you as a "Neighborhood Expert", will be captured by the image and your brief message and find a link back to your blog site. And --- it is a targeted audience. We are still exploring but hope to find the magic combination.
Be creative, talk about the architecture of the homes in your listings, parks and walking trails in your community for Health and Fittness. Keep me posted on your results.
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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.