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
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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
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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.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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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
Hey, You Are Damaging My Brand. I attended a fabulous webinar sponsored by Kristina Wise featuring author and branding specialist Bill Leider. In his book, Brand Delusions, Bill Leider focuses on the varied aspects that can make our brands better or damage our brands.
He shared some of the principles on branding in the real estate business and how important it is to an agent and the agent’s reputation.
As real estate agents, or frankly any other business person, developing and establishing a brand is being done even though we may not realize it. Having a good brand and image is what we strive for and there are influences out there that are undermining our brand and damaging it.
He says the brand is established by the whole experience the client has with us. So we alone are not the one creating our own brand. There are other influences. If the client meets a rude receptionist in our office, that damages our brand. If someone on our team fails to convey a willing and helpful attitude it affects our brand. If we habitually run late it will affect our brand. If we are lax on returning calls or fail to communicate enough with our client it affects our brand. The experience can be tainted all the way through the transaction with people and situations that affect our brand in a negative way.
Whether you know it or not, you have a brand and have been conveying that brand to the public.
So what are we to do about it?
Evaluate the whole process. First start with looking at yourself. Are you conveying the right attitude and competence to the client? Are your team members on board and do they have the same standard of professionalism as you? Are others in your office reflecting a less than professional image and does the client sees it? Is the company image lifting you up or tearing down your personal brand? Remember, image and brand are very similar and as my mother said, “You are affected by who you hang out with.”
Hey, You Are Damaging My Brand. Look around. You have a brand whether it is good, bad or mediocre. Most of us want a good brand and we have the power to make that happen.
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.