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
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
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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.
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.
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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
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
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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
I started here at Active Rain since the end of January of this year. That was my introduction to the world of social networking and blogging. Active Rain was all I knew and still have plenty to learn.
I have tried to get everyone I know on Active Rain, some have embraced it, others don't get it. As I have been here on AR I have met some really fun, smart people. I now look at the business of Real Estate in a totally different way since I have come to Active Rain.
So, you know how you read about all the new social networks everyone is on and which site is the best and how to flip this and tweet that and all the other cool Internet stuff you can do in a day without getting in trouble? As I have read all of the "how to "posts, I dutifully run out and get or sign up for any and everything I can. I hope I get back to selling homes soon. No, not really ;0)
Anyway, I signed up for Twitter months ago and went to it and just didn't get it. Follow people, huh? What is that? I just didn't get it so I didn't go back. THEN, I decide I need a fancy pants blog so I go over to the Real Estate Tomato and sign myself right up over there and let them do their magic. They are really great, there is a lot of training that goes with their blogs and I think that is the key to the success of their sites and bloggers.
I have been training with Justin Smith, the best you could ask for, and I meet with him about once a week or so. One of Justin's suggestions was to submit and article to the Carnival of Real Estate - Okay, I am thinking how can all these sites be out there and wow do these folks all have a lot to say. He told me bloggers will submit an article to be judged by guest judges in the industry and I could try it if I would like. It has been awhile since he told me that but has been in the back of my mind to give it a whirl.
So Kathy McGraw and Nannette Saunders (twitter queen live and in color) have been following each other on Twitter and I have sworn I needed to get over to Twitter, so last night I did. I found a bunch of you and now I sort of get it. It wasn't so hard? I find that it is interesting if you follow someone, they are pretty much going to follow you back, unless you are internet/social media/ head hancho blogger God of the world, then they don't seem to bother.**
Okay, so here is where it gets freaky. I go on Twitter and follow all these folks, then some Virginia agents start following me. We banter back and forth and I am all hooked up with the Virginia Twitter something snazzy named group. Well while I am going back and forth on Twitter, I am working on my outside blog, MovinMaryland.com, I decide to link one of my articles to CoRE.
Not 20 minutes later the person I made friends with VABuzz is who is the judge for the CoRE articles this week? Isn't that funny, and amazing? Think that helps my chances? Nah, poet I am not.
Anyway, I just think that is such a coincidence? They always say that you stuff is on Google forever so mind your manners, but you never know who you might accidently run into along the way? So doubly mind your manners while you are out there in the cyberworld.
***Update: I will say Jeff Turner came right over and introduced himself and is a total class act to new folks like me. Thanks Jeff.
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.