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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Find answers to most FAQ's
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
Bloggers were originally journalists. Back in the 1990s, blogs began as online diaries and eventually morphed to provide a forum for businesses to show off their stuff.
By 1999, when the term "blog" was first used, blogging was gaining in popularity. Political blogs emerged a few years later and how-to manuals began to appear. Suddenly, blogging was a a legitimate way to get a message across to a large variety of people.
By 2005, blogs were being compiled into digests and published in newspapers and on websites.
Then in 2009, Julie and Julia became the first major motion picture that was a direct result of a blog.
But, aside from journalism, very few academics really embraced the blog culture.
Maxime Larive wrote a blog while pursuing his Ph.D. in International Relations and European Studies at the University of Miami. He says that his blog was instrumental in achieving his doctorate degree for several reasons:
Rather than detract from his time working on his doctorate, Larive found that blogging improved the quantity and quality of his scholarly writing.
Blogging gave Larive a quick feeling of accomplishment since blogging usually requires only a small amount of writing and a relatively short amount of time, as compared to writing a dissertation. Confidence boosts helped him get through the tougher writing tasks more easily.
Larive says that blogging put him in contact with a global audience and that the networking he gained from blogging wasn't available to him any other way.
Blogging on an already established blog is a quicker and easier way to get your ideas circulated to a larger audience, resulting in more feedback and more critical appreciation for your ideas.
Increased critical feedback for his writing helped make him a better writer and thinker, Larive claims.
The next time you're tempted to discard your blog as unimportant, step back and think about what Larive says.
And then go write.
~ Wayne & Jean
Union County, NJ - a great place to live and work!
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.