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
Junk mail is not only annoying, it's expensive, too! Did you know that over the course of
your lifetime you will spend up to 8 full months perusing junk mail, half of which you'll throw
away without ever even opening? It's true. Americans reportedly pay $370 million to haul
5.6 million tons of unrecycled junk mail to US landfills each year – that's 1.5 trees for each
American household, according to the Center for a New American Dream!
With this in mind, there are a few simple things you can do to significantly reduce the sheer
volume of junk mail you receive each year. While experts suggest that it's impossible to
stop all commercial mail, you may be able to slow it down by up to 90% by following the
Opt−out of Pre−approved/Pre−screened Credit Offers
Visit www.optoutprescreen.com (or call 1−888−567−8688) and follow the instructions for opting out of "firm" offers from
credit, insurance, and mortgage companies. These offers are the result of the major consumer credit reporting companies
selling your name and contact information whenever you apply for credit.
Register for the Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) Mail Preference Service
For $1, the DMA will add you to their do−not−mail file. Visit www.the−dma.org to register for this service. If you receive
mail for an ex−spouse or people who no longer live with you, you can add them to the list as well. If you receive junk mail
for deceased relatives, visit www.ims−dm.com/cgi/ddnc.php to remove their names.
Instruct Companies Not to Share Your Information
Whenever you purchase anything that comes through the mail, including magazine and newspaper subscriptions, be sure
check a box if you don't want your data shared with anyone else. If there is no such option, write it in yourself, clearly
expressing that you do not want your information shared with anyone. Follow this up with a phone call to let them know
before it's too late.
While completing these easy steps won't keep certain unwanted mail from filling up your mailbox – your bills, for instance
– the ratio of cards and letters you do want to receive versus those you don't will change significantly in just 30−60 days.
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.