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!
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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
In real estate, personal computing, and life in general we all seem to be operating on complete information overload. If you think about it, the amount of flow of information continues to increase. Do you ever feel
"MY HEAD CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE AND MIGHT EXPLODE?"
I have felt that way, but I am getting over it lately. I am learning better to roll with multi-tasking.
I can stay almost perpetually connected anywhere, anytime to information via wireless connections and various communication and computing devices that can connect to those waves in the air. I sometimes think this is good for editing, creating, deleting emails, blogs, and all sorts of communication.
I still find the phone the best to reach out and "really" touch someone even though if you encounter voice mail and leave a polite, clearly worded and brief voice mail with your number TWICE, no one seems to return your call anyway. You have to call them back. This is cause THEY are so busy!
The fast twenty something texters around me amaze me. I can text on a PDA keyboard with two thumbs but I think many grew up with this and are very fast at this craft from so much practice.
I do disconnect at dinners, at fitness centers, at runs through the park, at movie theaters, and most important of all in my "moments" one on one with YOU. If you called me on the phone I don't care if email was popping up all around me and another phone was ringing, I would ignore all of them to be with you. You definitely need to do this in "person." Remember to very much live in the present and "be" with the one right in front of you.
Another tip is to make your vehicle a quiet oasis phone booth. Pull off the road rather than driving and then talk on the phone or use your laptop with the air conditioner running. This is such a helpful hint that has worked for me in staying out in the field. The parking the vehicle is critical cause you can concentrate better and it is the safe thing to do.
The world of information overload I am afraid is here to stay with us forevermore in this future we have created for ourselves, but we have to live in the present. Don't let the multi-tasking drive you crazy or make your head explode. People are still the most important. Give them your time. Give them some undivided attention. You can't hug them hanging on to your laptop. Do not have your cell phone go off at the Mexican restaurant while they are talking to you at lunch. That's what they made the silent mode for. Give them your love.
And don't forget the power of the phone in addition to your face to face meetings. A "short" message to someone goes a long way to letting others know you are still in the loop of their world. Give yourself permission to be unplugged as well. Life will go on. Trust me. People will appreciate YOU being there "fully" for THEM.
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.