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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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
If I built it...Shouldn't they come?? Uhhhh...Sorry, but this isnt the Field of Dreams...The honest answer.....No, not really. And even if they do, they probably won't stay for long.
In this world of instant gratification and the ability to get exactly what you want at any point in time, simply having a website is no guarantee that anyone will see it...and there is no guarantee that anyone that does see it will become a lead without being able to get them "hooked".
Now, Im not a techie website building type of guy, but I have seen a metric ton of real estate websites and I know what works...and I know what doesn't work. (And if you have not yet read that post, you need to!!)
The fact of the matter is, according to some industry experts, the average viewer sees a website for a total of 5 seconds before deciding of they are going to stay or leave. If you dont have something there to keep thier attention or offer them something, they are gone.
So, how do you keep them there? There are 5 questions you can ask yourself about your site that can help you immensely when it comes to traffic and leads capture...
What am I doing to drive traffic to my site? Do you put your website on your business cards, literature, listing ads,? What about optimizing your content of search engine optimization (SEO)? Have you listed your website with local business directories? Do you post your listings online on outside sites?
Do I have a reason for people to stay on my site? Do you regularly update the content of your site? Is that information useful in some way? Do you know what pages of your site are viewed more than others?
Do I require interaction? Are you asking your visitors to "click here for more information"? Are you asking them to sign up for email alerts on new listings or special offers?
Is it easy to contact me from my site? Is your contact info on every page? Are the forms that you use for future contact simple and easy to fill out?
Is it easy to upgrade or maintain? Do you require a site administrator to do updates, or can you do that on your own without spending hours on end getting it just right?
Bottom line - No website traffic = No leads. There are other ways of driving traffic to your site - either through SEO optimization tools and fresh content to PPC ad campaigns. But, even with those in place, if your site isn't designed properly, all the money in the world isn't going to help your site get leads.
If you would like more information on getting buyers for your listings, please contact Clint at 406-329-7652 or 800-977-7058 and the team at www.recr.com will be happy to help!
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.