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
The more that I am trying to get involved with newbies and making it a point to help people out, the more I see a need for a tour guide. With that said, I would like to take a few minutes to welcome the 4231 newbies that have joined over the last 30 days. Just imagine where we will be by the end of the year if we continue to grow at that pace. Now, I know that a lot of people come in here and the first thing that they do is get overwhelmed. So, lets get right to it.
Creation of a profile: I think that the first and foremost thing that everyone should do is to create a profile. This does not mean answering a few questions and diving in. Put some meat into it and get a picture of yourself up there as quick as possible. The last thing that you want is for people to think that you are a primate. So many times I see that people have just put in the basic information and left the rest blank. To access your profile, you can go to My Home and click on the edit. Once you have filled out the About Us, Areas of Expertise, and Testimonials, then it is time to move on to the next area.
Post a Blog: I noticed that when I am scanning all the newbies, I notice that only a handful of them actually tackle blogging the first or second day on here. All I can say is do not be scared. Make the first blog simple and announce yourself. It is simple to throw 50 to 75 words into a blog and tell everyone in the world that this is your first day here and you are anxious to meet new people. You will be surprised to see what comes out of the woodwork. Once again, you can got to post a blog directly from your My Home page by clicking on the POST link right beside the words My Blog.
Surf and Comment on other Blogs: Once you have posted your own blog, it is time to go out and read other blogs. Now, there are 2 ways to do this. We will also go over how to comment on a blog. Lets look at the 2 ways that you can surf blogs. First, is the easiest. In the upper right hand corner you will find a link that says BLOGS and if you were to click on this, it would take you to the most recent blogs as well as any blogs that you subscribed to. The second path is by going though the groups link right next to the blogs link in the upper right hand corner. In this, you can find groups that you will enjoy and read blogs there.
Subscribing to Blogs or Groups: The next thing in line is to subscribe to peoples blogs that you enjoy and joining groups that you can relate to. I have seen many people in the past subscribe to a number of groups and never "step foot" into one of them. It is important that you do not flood yourself in the beginning.
Invite Others: This is something that we all could stand practicing more of. It is important to grow our membership and we do that by spreading the word. People like you and me need to get out and tell all of our friends, family, and co-workers about this site and then our business partners. We want to grow it with people that are just as enthusiastic as you are. The Invite button is located on the lower left hand of your My Home page. If the invitation is accepted, then you can earn bonus points as well.
Linking to ActiveRain: Another great tool that ActiveRain allows is linking. If you have a website that you own, or one that you have a lot of traffic on, you can create a link on it and AR will give you bonus points for this. It will also give you exposure for your ActiveRain account and can lead to business leads or referrals.
Now, with this tutorial, I hope that it gives you some type of path for your first couple of days to follow. I am always willing to help anyone. All you need to do is ask. If I do not know the answer, I will make one up. Just kidding. I will direct you to someone that can help. Thanks for taking the time to read and good luck.
If you are in the market to purchase a home or even refinance an existing loan and you want a loanofficer that will walk with you every step of the way, then contact Danny or Rich of the Thornton Team at Home America Mortgage today. We can have you pre-approval in as little as 4 hours. You can visit our website or send an email to email@example.com or call us @ 865-951-0522.
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.