Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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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
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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.
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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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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've always been a numbers guy since I started in business. Feed me raw data and I can make sense of the market, business cycles and where things are heading. I love it. That's one of the reasons I really enjoy Dick Greenburg's market reports. He has great data in his reports, and he couples that with some pretty cool charts too. For someone like me, it's all I need to make decisions.
In March of 2011, I was a total blogging virgin. I had absolutely no idea of how or what to do, but the Active Rain site helped me get started and many of the seasoned bloggers emailed ideas that pushed me further along. It was great, but there was on thing missing. Data.
There was data missing that would help me know how to get the most out of my blogging efforts. So, I did an experiment with my AR blog to find out the reading and commenting habits of the community. I assumed that there would be some similarities with the buying/selling public. I won't go into detail on what I did or what I found, but I'd like to share some of the data I discovered.
RE Technologyposted a great blog this morning called,"Mastering your blog timing."In the blog, Dan Zarrella followed much of the study I did last year, but his research was done over a 2-3 year study. What I was trying to determine was:
What time of day to most readers read my blog?
What is the make up of the readers? Male? Female?
What day or days of the week are blogs most likely to be read?
When do blogs attract the most comments?
Is it necessary to blog daily? Or, will random submissions work as well? Remember, I was a total novice.
What I learned in my research was that blog readership comes in waves. On the East coast, blog reading starts around 6 am and stays strong until about 8 am, and then it drops off until around 10 am and that wave carries through 12 pm. The West coast follows the same pattern for its western bloggers, but for us on the East coast we see an uptick in readers at 9 am from West coast readers. In that way, eastern bloggers get to ride the wave of West coast bloggers coming online. There is also a rise in readership at around 11 pm on both coasts.
Zarrella's study also found that more women read blogs in the morning, and more men read at night. There is a dip in readership on the weekends, but readers are more likely to comment on the weekends.
The Zarrella study also found that you are more likely to receive the most weekday comments from 7 - 8 am. Most bloggers post their blogs between 8 - 9 am. His recommendation is to do your blog reading between 6 - 7 am to help get inspiration for your own blogging efforts. Monday is the most active blogging day. He also encourages daily blogging over random submissions. The more often you blog throughout the week the higher your rankings are likely to be.
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.