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!
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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
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed August 21st to be Senior Citizens Day. And considering the fact that from 1950 to 2000 the number of senior citizens (60+ as defined by the powers that be) tripled from 200 million to nearly 600 million, you young whippersnappers out there would do well to take heed and pay due respect to those silver-haired citizens who’ve paved the way for you.
Inasmuch as 60 is the new 40, then today’s seniors really are those 80+. In the past when 60 really was like 60, you would retire around 65, and spend the rest of your days babysitting your grandchildren; planning your yearly senior cruise with your friends; and playing golf and bridge.
With the economy being what it is and because we’re taking better care of our bodies, many seniors have continued working or reinvented themselves and are thriving in new careers.
More than 50% of seniors use the Internet.
In the last 5 years, the number of seniors who actively used the Internet has
increased by 55%. And seniors are spending more time on it.
The number of 65+ year old seniors on social networking and blog sites has
increased 53% in the last two years.
What does this mean? If you are marketing to this group, remember the above figures when you’re mapping out your marketing efforts.
And if you are inclined to think that seniors are “old”look again at who’s 60+:
Mark Harmon, Harrison Ford, Cheryl Tiegs, Sophia Loren, Meryl Streep, Susan aka Erica Kane Lucci, Cher, Jaclyn Smith, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton,
Jane Fonda, Diane Sawyer, Robert Redford, Richard Gere and the list goes on.
If you’re fortunate enough to have either or both of your parents or any other seniors in your life, try just for a day to think of them not as old and slow moving. Try not to think of them (us) as dinosaurs who don’t get the new technology.
Be patient with them because with any luck, someday you’ll be a senior as well.
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.