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
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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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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
Priced at $199 and $249 for the 8 GB and 16 GB models, respectively, the Google Nexus 7 is currently blowing the competition out of the water. It's only been out on the market a few months, but as of now, the Nexus 7 is probably the best thing that's happened to the tablet market.
At only 7 inches and 340 grams, this tiny tablet is considerably smaller and much lighter than the iPad, fitting easily into purses and briefcases. Plus, the Nexus 7 is fitted with scratch resistant glass made from Corning Incorporated, makers of the popular Gorilla Glass.
While the Nexus 7 boasts that it was "designed with gaming in mind" and built specifically for Google Play, there is potential that it can be used as a tool for business related activities and web browsing thanks to the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and the latest Android OS, Jelly Bean 4.1.1. The tablet also comes with 1 GB of RAM and either 8 or 16 GB of memory. A front facing camera and microphone make it ideal for videoconferencing and for Google Hangout.
For business purposes, you'd have to rely on cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive but once installed, you'd automatically lose about 2 GB of storage on your tablet. The Nexus 7 is also excellent for tracking and setting up appointments via Google Now, which can be compared to Apple's version of Siri as the program is speech focused. Another terrific selling point is the battery life; the Nexus' battery life is good for up to 9 hours and 300 hours of standby time. You also get a built in Bluetooth for headsets and keyboards.
There are a couple downsides to the Google Nexus 7, like the fact that there is no 3G coverage—yet. As of this writing, there are rumors floating around the web that Asus is working on mobile connectivity for the Google Nexus 7 so until those rumors are confirmed, you'd have to rely on Wi-Fi. The lack of storage options may be a turn off for some, but if you're using this device primarily for gaming and entertainment, it may not be an issue.
The Google Nexus 7 may not be perfect, but you can't beat the price. Would we use it for business? Unless Asus and Google can come up with mobile connectivity fast—like by Christmas of this year—and offer more apps that focus on business, organization and scheduling, we'll probably just stick with the Apple iPad for the time being. The massive amount of games, movies and entertainment options would be too distracting for us.
For those of you who do have a Google Nexus 7, tell us, have you used it for work or business?We want to know what you think and what your experience has been like using this tablet. Let us know in the comments below.
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.