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
Sign up for the Daily Drop so you don't miss out on AR's daily happenings
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
Welcome Active Rain New Members & Invited Guests - If you are looking to Active Rain as a place to get rich quick, or just score points, you're in the wrong spot. However, if you're looking to surround yourself with incredible knowledge, experienced professionals, worthy relationships, industry support, and marketing ideas to grow your business and better your Blogging skills, you've landed in the BEST spot on planet earth.
For months now, I have been welcoming "New Members" by adding links in your comments, and a welcome message to your "Very First Post" here on Active Rain. Now, I still welcome you, and just include a link to this post. :-)
As a new member to Active Rain, I'm inviting you to join me on a journey which will hopefully guide you through our Active Rain "Land and Community." I have spent numerous hours creating posts for other friends, members, and invited guests to help them speed up the "learning & success" process here. My advice, take your time, get yourself set-up properly, and then enjoy the many benefits and privileges of being an Active Rain Member.
Please understand that there are a ton of helpful posts by many members here on AR, and this is no substitute for all the great stuff you will find here. The intent of this post is to guide you through the set-up process, take you on a guided tour of some helpful and "Value-Added" posts and sites, simplify your learning curve, and minimize the time it takes to get you up and running with your Blog on Active Rain. Let's begin step by step....
This next post is a compilation, which will give you some great links, ideas, and resources to really kick-off your Blog, and possibly answer some of the many questions you may have at this point. The Bloggers Start-Up Kit is FREE for you to use and refer to when needed. You will find many of these links and this information posted there. Blogger Startup Kit
ADDING ASSOCIATES and SUBSCRIBING:
Adding associates and subscribing to their Blog is what keeps Active Rain alive and thriving. It's another big part of the relationship building process here. There are a couple things to know about when doing this. So You've Added Me as an Associate
BEING THE FEATURED AGENT ON ACTIVE RAIN:
You are now ready to go to the next level with your Active Rain Blogging experience! Many new members want to know how to get to the coveted "Featured Member" status in their geographic areas. There is an easy explanation of how to do this, and yes, it can be you. You will get out of this community as much, and even more than you put into it. Here's how. Do You Want to be the "Featured Member" in your Area
All of us started here just as you have, learning as we go, advancing by trial and error, and gathering data from others to try and be more successful in our attempt to grow business, build referrals, and establish relationships. Here's a post that will help you market your Blog more effectively, instead of just waiting for someone to hopefully find it by a Google "Keyword" search, or through osmosis and luck. Marketing and Farming Your Blog
There are over 3000 Groups here on Active Rain. This area is entirely up to you as far as which ones to join. I suggest you take an hour, look through them all, and determine which ones will benefit you most. As you create posts on Active Rain, you'll want to add them to "Topic Related" groups, so choose wisely. Please DO NOT add your posts to groups if they are not ON TOPIC for that group.
Here's a couple groups I recommend if you're new here, and looking for some places to hang out and learn while starting your adventure here. You can search ALL GROUPS, just click here. You can also create your own GROUP by CLICKING HERE, but please do a thorough SEARCH first, chances are, that group may already exist!
You may want to search for others you know here, maybe some specific topics, keywords, or even a particular Blog or post that may have the answers you're looking for. There are a few ways to do this more efficiently and more affectively. Finding What You Need - The Ultimate Search!
WHAT DOES "PAYING IT FORWARD" MEAN ON ACTIVE RAIN?
Paying it forward is a term you will see used frequently here on AR. It simply means to "Pay Forward" a kind deed or gesture to another member or person as you see fit. It's like paying the toll bridge fee for the person in the car behind you. They in turn pay for the person behind them, and so on, and so on. It's a great way to give back to a community that gives so much to you. It's OK to take from the "rain", but you must also be willing to give back, or "Pay it Forward" from time to time. Paying It Forward, Active Rain Style
FINALLY - You are ready to be cut loose and set FREE to roam around the Active Rain Country, but before you go, I've started an AR Birthday Calendar, so can you please click on the link below and enter your birthday?
It's not that we need to know how old you are, it's that when your birthday comes, we want to do something special for you. Members are important, and sharing that special day is just my way of having an excuse and good reason for "PARTY TIME" with you!! :-)
Good luck to you in all your endeavors here, I hope that you'll get as much out of this place as the rest of us members have. This truly is the one and only place that you'll find yourself coming back to, time and time again. To find other informative posts here, just search the keywords, "Active Rain Community Support", or just CLICK HERE!
Don't be overwhelmed, give yourself 2 weeks to get through this post, and all the links and information here! It took an entire year in the making! :-)
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.