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
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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
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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
Others are skeptical, but I am not. I sit speechless in awe of how simple ActiveRain is making it to deliver one's message as an expert in a market area. Over and over again, I found that the number one factor my clients considered in their choice to work with me was my ability to demostrate my expertise to them . This had to do with how much I devoted myself to researching for their ideal homes, how familiar I made myself with the market, and how well I conducted myself ethically and professionally. Localism is great because it allows me as an agent to get that expertise out to the consumer directly and en masse, instead of having to spend time on formalities to finally meet them and "prove" my expertise in person. As the originator of the expertise, I am the source of meeting their needs. Why at that point would they choose to work with someone else?
(Disclosure: I'm the wife of one of the owners (of ActiveRain) and have off and on thought of leaving the real estate field. Until recently when I started to understand the significance of Localism, and the way ActiveRain works seamlessly with it, taking regular blog posts geared toward the consumer and showcasing the realtor's intimate knowledge within a certain market area. It is what I have always wanted... and I am more excited now than I have ever been about real estate in my whole career.)
Because of Localism's structure, within a short time, it will ensure the number one, two, or three, spot in search engine rankings throughout the US. It will carry far greater power than an individual blog, solely because the strategy behind it's system and how the search engine optimization is done will surpass the reach of a lonely blog. Clients searching for my market area will come across article after acrticle as well as picture after picture of evidence of my expertise. What's best? It will be free for me. I won't have to spend any more money marketing myself unless I choose to. And like things that become stable and a part of life, and with which soon people no longer remember how to live without, both ActiveRain and Localism will be so embedded in the consumer's mind that life without the internet and our currently changing markets will seem foreign to us. We will have adapted, and thriving.
We need to make ourselves purveyors of expertise. No matter the medium, we are an integral part to buying and selling homes. We should not compare ourselves with our neighbor who may close three transactions a year and does not work in the field full time. They are far more common than the image of the regular "punch it out like clockwork" realtor who we fear will plow us down.
[note: Part 1 addresses my experience with non-traditional mediums of real estate as the primary source of my business, and Part 3 explains how Localism.com alleviates my biggest complaint with real estate. These two sections are the background for why I feel Localism is so amazing!]
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.