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
AS the unofficial tech support person, I occasionally have the pleasure of being asked to help explain various "how to stuff" on AR. The following is an email I received awhile back...hope you find my response helpful.
"Hope all is going well for you. I was reading your blog on adding photos -- It is excellent. If you have a moment, I am having trouble finding out how to get the text to near or wrap around the photo. Can you point me in the right direction. Every time I upload a photo there is a lot of space and I don't know who to get the text next to or around the photo. Thanks and I look forward to reading more of your blogs."
Funny, I see blogs where the photo is surrounded by white space and the text doesn't wrap. I suspect the reason for that is in the way the photos are added. I've never tried to add photos that way, so I really don't know how or why that happens.
I know how I add photos and it looks OK, so I'll share my method.
First I write the blog, from start to finish, then I go back and add the photos. Take the cursor and place it where the photo where it should go.
The next step is one I have found is frequently forgotten. Many people haven't noticed there are actually TWO tabs on top of the photo insertion box. Both of these tabs need to be opened. NOT ALL of the settings are necessary, but some are:
Alignment & dimensions are both critical
Vertical and horizontal space are optional
Border can be used if you want a border around your photo
Class & Style are not features I use. In fact someone else will need to explain what they are. I haven't got a clue!
It is not necessary to set the vertical/horizontal space.
Setting the Alignment is very important. If it is not set the photo doesn't know where to go.
Playing around with the vertical/horizontal settings here is easy to do. As you change the number the example to the right will reflect the setting you use. This is great for people like me who get vertical and horizontal mixed up. :)
Once you have configured the settings in both tabs of the box you can input the photo. If it doesn't look right, you can "right click" on it and "cut" to remove it. Then start over. The biggest mistake I make is not setting the "alignment" for right or left.
When adding mulitple photos, I tend to look at the text and judge how much space (text) is needed for the photo to look good. Usually a paragraph or two will consume the area around a 300-400 pixel photo, Try it out and see how you like it. If it doesn't look good, cut the photo out and do it again.
Like most things this takes a little bit of practice. After a few tries you will be placing photos like a pro!
Kristal Kraft's Active Rain Toots
If you are having trouble with the various aspects of Active Rain Blogging I have written other tutorials. Perhaps you can find the answer you are looking for here;
DISCLAIMER~ I am not assoicated with the OFFICIAL ACTIVE RAIN Tech Support. I provide this information as a public service, occasionally I am rewarded by Active Rain via Genuis Bonus Points...points we all know are redeemable for ......
Colorado Licensed Broker
ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
CIPS - Certified International Property Specialist
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
The Berkshire Group Realtors
3801 E. Florida Ave. Suite 400 Denver, Colorado, 80210 USA
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.