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
OK I'm not complaining, its really nice to be noticed but I'm just another blogger...really!
There isn't a day that goes by that I'm an not asked for some kind of blogging help. Not so much about finding a voice but more about the "how do I do this" type thing.
Tonight I came home to this message:
I hope you can help me. You see, I am new to AR and I am trying to figure out how to (I know this is going to sound stupid) get my blog that I have readied in Word to paste (in its entirety) to my AR blog. I keep losing the clipart. I know this isn't rocket science and I have been able to insert pictures just fine but I cannot for the life of me get this to go. It just shows text with no clip art. PLEEEAAASSSEEE Help.
Thank you. You came highly referred.
My response was:
What you are trying to do will never work. You can compost text in Word but you will need to add the clip art images separately in AR. OR you can sign up for writely.com (it's free and offered by Google). There you can compose online just like you do in Word. When done you cut and paste the whole thing into your blog on AR.
Hope this helps!
Later (11:30 p.m.) this one comes in:
A while back you mentioned that I should post one of my blogs on localism but I'm not sure how to do it, I did log in but still cannot find where to add the post. If you have a chance to help me out I would appreciate it =) I have so much to learn here!!
Posting to Localism is done in Active Rain. Just compose your post, when done, check the appropriate boxes, starting with CONSUMERS. (It's a little hard to see, but once you check off this box the rest of the boxes (circles actually) will appear. You don't have to check these if they are not relevant. BUT it is a good idea to catagorize your blog to an area if it is specific to that area. (see my handy illustration.)
You must go to step two toi finish the job...
At the bottom of the page you will need to choose your state, it looks like this: Go as deep in choices as your post is relevant. Easy yes?
Learning new things is challenging, I always admire folks who refuse to be satisfied with status quo and continue to expand their horizons by learning something new. I welcome the opportunity to share what I have learned, sharing is fun. It even gets better when the person you have taught starts teaching others.
Pass it on.
P.S. I have a list of "how to do this and that" on my Active Rain Profile. If you are questioning how to do something, check it out. Maybe it was discussed before...
P.S. Active Rain has yet to put me on the payroll. I am however logging my hours and plan to redeem them for more points, shoes and perhaps a cup of Chai Tea from Starbucks (of course).
Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, ePRO, PMN, PNG The Berkshire Group, REALTORS 3801 E. Florida Ave., Suite 400 Denver, Colorado 80210 720-279-4599 ~ direct 303-953-5362 ~ fax
Selling Colorado Since 1984, Serving the Following Areas:
Soapbox musings for and about Denver relocation and real estate.
Author Bio: Kristal Kraft is a Colorado Real Estate Broker specializing in relocation to and from the Denver Metro area. She is an amateur photographer, cyclist, golfer and enjoys traveling just for the fun of it!
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.